10 years of friendship

Hi everyone! Today I have another photo session I’d like to share with you.

My friend Cindy and I have known each other for 10 years. Our friendship started when we both worked parttime for H&M. At that time we found out we had a lot in common. We went to the same university, followed the same programme of study, worked in the same branch after graduation. Now flash forward to now, Cindy has been living in Hong Kong for a couple of years now, but we are still best friends! Every now and then we will visit each other, whether it’s in HK or NL. So in order to celebrate our 10 years of friendship, Cindy and I decided to do a special photo session which stands for our friendship + Chinese roots.

As a child, I didn’t know much about my Chinese background. Growing up in NL, I was not interested in the Chinese culture, my Chinese was poor (though I was forced to take Chinese classes on Saturdays), I could barely communicate with my parents and family in Hong Kong. I didn’t even know there was a difference between Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese (yup, stupid me)! Can you tell how bad my Chinese knowledge was? The older I get, the more I realize how important it is to know the history of ancient China. Take it from me guys, it’s always good to know where your roots are.

And what better way to feel like a traditional Chinese woman than wearing a cheongsam? A cheongsam, also known as qipao is a traditional Chinese gown. Now wearing one can be quite challenging, especially for me who was 6 months postpartum at that time. A cheongsam hugs EVERY curve, every single detail of your body (I simply forgot this until I wore it, I know, how could I?!). To make a long story short: we enjoyed the shoot anyway!

Cheers to 10 years of friendship!

by Iris

Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Until next time,



  1. Hui December 13, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    Mooie vriendschap en mooie foto’s :)

    • Vivian Tse
      December 21, 2017 / 8:40 am

      Thanks meis!! Zie je de 30e eindelijk weer ;) xxx

      • Hui December 29, 2017 / 12:28 pm

        Jah!!! Tot morgen Vivian

    • Vivian Tse
      December 21, 2017 / 8:40 am

      Woohooooo let’s pop the champagne!! :)

    • Vivian Tse
      December 21, 2017 / 8:42 am

      Thank you so much Courtney! xx

  2. Vivian December 15, 2017 / 2:37 am

    Gorgeous photos! You both look so lovely in traditional dress! Loved reading your friendship story, so sweet~

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
    IG | @viviyunn_


  3. Racquel December 15, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    Lovely post, and congratulations on your friendship!


  4. Miki December 17, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    That’s amazing. It’s not easy keeping in touch with good friends. You both look so pretty in your dresses!


    • Vivian Tse
      December 21, 2017 / 10:26 am

      That’s very kind of you, thank you Miki! xx

  5. Carmen Jenny December 17, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    Aaw this is such a wonderful story of you two girls! Friendship is just the most precious thing in the world <3 xx, Carmen – http://carmitive.com

    • Vivian Tse
      December 21, 2017 / 10:27 am

      Thank you Angele! Happy Holidays xxx

    • Vivian Tse
      December 21, 2017 / 10:29 am

      Thank you so much Katherine! xx

    • Vivian Tse
      December 21, 2017 / 10:30 am

      Thank you so much Tina! xx

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