I hope you’re all doing great, and my apologies for not posting anything for a while. I’ve been really busy in the past few months, and it all worked out:
This Fall I’m going to work as a marketing intern at Only Hearts, in New York. I’ll be moving to New York this August, until the end of January 2019 and I’m so excited!
Only Hearts is a lingerie and clothing brand, based in New York. Their pieces are worn by Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Kate Moss and Demi Lovato to name a few. Only Hearts offers a full range of lifestyle lingerie, sleep- and loungewear and it’s all about being sexy yet glamorous. I’m really looking forward to joining their marketing team!
Check out their Instagram here: @OnlyHearts1978
A must-have bucket list item: doing an internship in New York. Sometimes I don’t realize how blessed I am to get this opportunity and make this dream come true. It will be a period full of new experiences, meeting new people and living in an entirely new environment. Hopefully, this opportunity will give me the chance to improve myself, not only in knowledge but also mentally.
Obviously, I’m a little nervous about moving to an entirely different and huge city like New York. I’ve always lived in a pretty small and quiet town in the Netherlands, and now I’m about to move to ‘the city that never sleeps’.
If any of you are living (or have lived) in the US, please let me know if you have any tips, or if you want to share any experiences just comment below!
I was born in the Netherlands, my parents were born in Suriname but my ancestors were from India. But where is Suriname located and how did the Indians ever get to Suriname? That’s what I’m going to explain in this post.
What is Suriname?
Suriname is a small Caribbean country in South-America, right above Brasil. Suriname could be one of the few countries where different cultures live together, in peace. In fact, Suriname is the only country where a church, a mosque and synagogue are build next to each other.
Suriname is 4 times bigger than the Netherlands but its population is 28 times smaller than the population in the Netherlands, that’s because the majority of Suriname is covered with jungle (the Amazone). Most people live in the north, in particular Suriname’s capital: Paramaribo. Most of Suriname’s tourists are Dutch people but I think anyone in the world would love to see Suriname’s beauty. The mother tongue in Suriname is Dutch, which makes it easy for me (and many Dutch tourists) to communicate with the locals. But how comes the mother tongue in Suriname is Dutch?
Suriname has a fierce and long history which isn’t easy to explain to people who have never heard of the country before, but I’ll try to explain it as simple as I can:
The Dutch settled their colonies in Suriname and transported slaves from Africa to work on farms. As soon as they were declared free slaves, they fled into the
jungle. The Dutch had no one to work on their farms anymore, so they decided to transport people from India as ‘workers’. The Indians saw this as an opportunity to earn money for their family and return after a while, but none of this was true. The abolition of slavery in Suriname was declared in 1863, but many Indian workers failed to return to India. This is how hinduism started in Suriname.
In 2015, I made a 3-weeks road trip through Thailand with my parents. We visited the biggest cities like Bangkok and Phuket and the most beautiful beaches and islands. Honestly, at that moment I didn’t even want to go back home. I also made a short video of our trip.
Of course, we did a lot of shopping and one of the shopping malls we visited was Siam Paragon. Siam Paragon is one of the most expensive (but beautiful) shopping malls in Bangkok. It’s also one of the most popular malls in Thailand.
One of the things I bought at Siam Paragon is the the Clinique Sonic System. I bought this brush for way cheaper than I could in the Netherlands. At the time, the Clinique Sonic System cost €125 in The Netherlands. In Siam Paragon I could get it for 4200 Baht, but because of the discount I bought it for 3600 Baht (€95). I was also given an extra brush (€20). I have written a review about this brush, which you can find here: review about the Clinique Sonic System
I also bought the Bobbi Brown Luxury Brush set, including a soft beautycase and 9 brushes. Click here to read the full review.
“The right tools are just as important as the makeup itself.”- Bobbi Brown
Thailand is a beautiful country which lots of beautiful islands, beaches and nature which you won’t believe unless you see it.