How I Left My Twenties – I Got Engaged!

Thinking about the idea of leaving your twenties can also be scary. But, I got so happy to have finally celebrated my 30th birthday in one of the most romantic and beautiful places in the world. If you are following this blog, you must have seen the travel photo diaries I have shared about these destinations. You can find it here and here.

A lot of people were asking me how I feel about turning 30. But to me, I always say that I don’t feel anything. I actually felt kinda cool turning 30. Hihihi. I was never bothered about my age (at least to date. LOL)

Little did I know that leaving my twenties will lead to a new and exciting chapter in my life. I was completely oblivious that this will happen anytime soon. Especially not on the night of my birthday — but it did! Thomas asked me to spend the rest of his life together with me — and I graciously answered yes to that. 🙂

I just turned 30 in this photo – fresh AF. LOLI never imagined how he will propose to me and I couldn’t have thought of any better way than the way he simply did it. Short story of how it happened, we were getting dressed for my birthday dinner and I asked him to take a photo of me at our hotel room’s balcony after I finished fixing myself. When suddenly he just decided to take one photo and turned away to get something from his luggage. I was getting a little bit confused of what was going on — when he started by telling me he had to tell me something. He went on with a little speech (while there was a song playing in the background) and everything else was a blur when he got down on one knee and showed me this sparkly ring!

This is the memorable balcony.

One hot summer night – I don’t feel fresh AF anymore because of all the sun we went through in the morning. :)) Also, the only photo I had before I cried buckets. LOL.

Ready to take on the world for my birthday dinner!

We had a simple dinner at the Le Procope (which apparently is one of the oldest restaurant/cafe’s in Paris) for my birthday/engagement (still makes me melt even just by typing it) celebration.

We have been quietly celebrating this happy news with our closest family and friends because I was actually a little bit hesitant in sharing this little milestone in my life to a lot of people (took me a month to keep things private within our small circle). But I just wanted to share how I feel too. Maybe to let it sink in to me? (it still quite hasn’t sunk into me — I’m getting married???!!! (blushes)). After all, this blog is my home, a medium of expression. Home for my thoughts and experiences. 

I’m actually still sporting the ring on my middle finger since we haven’t had it resized yet.

I sometimes find myself spaced out in awe and disbelief. But, the following morning, we went to Disneyland and it somehow made things back to normal. Hahaha. I was a kid again! :))

Every Princess deserves a Prince and Castle!

How about you? How would/did you feel leaving your twenties?

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  1. Claud
    August 24, 2018 / 02:57

    ❤️❤️❤️ ☺️

  2. August 24, 2018 / 14:08

    You are so lucky, it’s the best way to leave twenties. i will sure keep this in mind, when i reach that stage.

  3. August 24, 2018 / 14:53

    Congrats for reaching 30s, I guess that is the peak of your lifetime. You think more wisely and act more maturely for sure.

  4. August 24, 2018 / 16:25

    Well Congratulations for entering the 30s. I don’t know what happens when people are in 30s. But I am pretty sure, now they have little more responsibility if they don’t have their own family to look after. Will remember some of these things once I reach 30s.

  5. August 24, 2018 / 17:56

    First of all congratulations for reaching to 30s. 30th birthdays are always the special one because they help you see how far you’ve come and how far you still have to go. You should not worry about leaving your 20s behind. The 30s bring with it a sense of security like you would have never experienced before. All the best

  6. Melissa
    August 24, 2018 / 18:48

    Congratulations on your engagement!! Exciting times!!

    • August 24, 2018 / 20:35

      True!! super exciting times. Thank you.

  7. August 24, 2018 / 19:40

    That is the best way to celebrate turning 30 and leaving your 20s behind! paris has always been on my bucket list of places to travel to! And Disney, wow, an added bonus!!

  8. Sarah Kasulke
    August 24, 2018 / 19:47

    what a beautiful way to propose! especially on a balcony like this it is gorgeous! Congrats to you two!

    • August 24, 2018 / 20:37

      Thank you so much! Still floating on a heart cloud.

  9. August 25, 2018 / 14:09

    I also got 30 this year and it’s been a total milestone for me. I started doing more things for myself like blogging and taking care of my look. I’m not engaged yet, but I’m so happy that your life will change even more. 🙂

    • Kam
      August 27, 2018 / 15:14

      Cheers to a whole new adventure that awaits you!

  10. August 25, 2018 / 19:46

    What a beautiful place and beautiful way to spend your 30th birthday – congratulations!!!! My husband and I took a pretty big step on my 30th birthday as well, deciding it was time to start trying for a baby! Just 4 years later we had THREE little rug rats running around LOL!

    • Kam
      August 27, 2018 / 15:15

      that’s so sweet! I could imagine how fun your household must be. 😀

  11. August 25, 2018 / 22:48

    You are going to love your 30s! I thought it was all over when I hit 30, but it’s a whole new and wonderful world! What an amazing place you were able to spend your 30th birthday in.

    • Kam
      August 27, 2018 / 15:16

      thank you so much for such kind words. 🙂 Looking forward to this new chapter in my life.

  12. August 26, 2018 / 05:58

    You will love your 30’s, it only gets better! I love your ring by the way.

    • Kam
      August 27, 2018 / 15:17

      thank you so much! xx

  13. Pauline Rojo
    August 26, 2018 / 11:04

    What an awesome way to enter another milestone of your life! I celebrate the same happiness as yours and Thomas. Remember that I always be here for you guys, despite the thousand miles we will be soon apart ❤️

    • Kam
      August 27, 2018 / 15:17

      huhuhu. Thank you ate! love you!

  14. GladysNava
    August 26, 2018 / 11:22

    I feel that you have a great enjoy there. I hope that I have same celabration birthday like this. Happiest Birthday to you dear.

    • Kam
      August 27, 2018 / 15:18

      thank you so much!! I did have a great time. 🙂

  15. August 26, 2018 / 21:58

    What a wonderful post! I hope you enjoy your 30’s, I wish you well. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Kam
      August 27, 2018 / 15:18


  16. August 27, 2018 / 00:11

    My 20’s were no where near as incredible as yours. I don’t really remember much about leaving my 20’s but I sure do leaving my 40’s.

    • Kam
      August 27, 2018 / 15:20

      I’m sure your 40’s are in a whole new kind of whirlwind!

  17. August 28, 2018 / 02:36

    I don’t think I thought much about leaving my 20’s. And that seems so long ago. I know when I hit 30 it just felt like any other day. For some reason turning 25 felt crazier.

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