BrandyPham Blog

Karl by Numbers
April 18, 2009, 4:13 am
Filed under: Fashion

Elle Magazine.



Like a kid in a candy store…
April 16, 2009, 3:04 am
Filed under: Family Love, Fashion, Inspiration

Mama Pham always told me, “It doesn’t matter how much you get paid. As long as you wake up every morning happy and love what you do, then money and success will always come later.” 

Papa Pham, on the other hand, still secretly wishes I’d go back to school to become some sort of Doctor. Umm, yeah, that is never [ever] going to happen; but the man can dream, can’t he?! =D

Coco Avant Chanel
April 16, 2009, 2:12 am
Filed under: Fashion

Finally…. well, almost. Coco avant Chanel premiered in Paris and will hit theaters in France this month. The U.S. release date has not been confirmed but I’m so excited that it’s almost here!!  The trailer (even though it’s in French) is amazing =D I love that Audrey looks and captures the essence of Gabrielle Chanel and that the movie is in French. They couldn’t have cast a more perfect person for the role than Audrey Tautou. I can’t wait!!

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Heaven is a place on Earth
April 8, 2009, 3:17 am
Filed under: Blogroll, Inspiration

I got this mass e-mail from a friend of mine and in the subject line read: “Does such a heaven exist?  Brandy, you know a Googlee, is this true?!!” I immediately replied back to say, “yes, it does… it really does!!” Refer to the content below:

Do you think sometimes you work in the wrong place???!!! A sneak peek at GOOGLE headquarters –

Moving around: A slide allows quick access from different floors. There are also poles available… they are similar to the ones used in fire stations.


FOOD: Employees can eat all they want from a vast choice of food and drink.


Work Station: Each employee has at least two large screens. There are 4-6 ‘Zooglers’ per office.


INNOVATION: Large boards are available just about everywhere because ‘ideas don’t always come when seated in the office’ says one of Googles managers.


LEISURE: Pool tables, video games etc. are available in many areas.


Communication: On each floor, there are private cabin areas where employees can attend to personal affairs.


Technical Support: Problem with your computer?  No problem. Bring it to this area where drinks are  available while it is being fixed. 


Health: Professional masseurs (eusses) available. 


REST: This room provides massage chairs that you control … while you view relaxing aquariums!!!  


Ambiance: There are many books in this library, even some about programming!! My question is…

When do they work? 

How much do they pay employees to work there?  

But most importantly ……….  

Do they have any vacancies?

With that being said… Forget about pushing my kids to become doctors like old traditional Asian parents (like mine), shooooooot! When I have kids, I’ll teach them to say, “Mommy, when I grow up I want to work at GOOGLE like Uncle Rod!!!” I’ll teach them to accept nothing less than a Heaven like this because it truly does exist. LOL. The possibilities are absolutely ENDLESS! =D