We had finally received the balikbayan box that my brother sent last week. It had the shawls and accessories that he promised me, clothes for the girls and the north face backpack that he’s been telling me to get for him when I went to Vietnam.

My cousin-in-law actually told me that Northface items are cheaper there when he learned that I was going to Vietnam last year. Too bad I didn’t have spare time to see around places. I was actually lucky enough to get to a tour with other nationals because of my boss’ generosity for shouldering the tour fee that the event has arranged for the participants. Otherwise I would have stayed in the hotel whole day before we headed home.

Anyway, I just noticed that my brother is so fond of Northface. Must be the quality and style huh?

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.