hi there,

I’m Dat, a twenty-something living in Ottawa, Canada (for now).

I might not believe in soulmates, but I do believe in soul friends. I began this blog in 2018 to recollect my childhood stories and share my passion in art, plant-based cuisine, minimalism, philosophy and photography. I’m a food stylist and photographer, who works with my phone & my Olympus camera to create everything on this blog.

This blog is a collection of stories that also happen to be random, unrelated, messy and sometimes challenging to understand due to its lack of coherence and clarity. I guess that maybe it is just my way of reminding myself that life is filled with constant struggles and chaos, but there’s always beauty in the mess.

All the photographs on this blog taken by me, except Saigon.

how it all started,

My first inspiration is from chi Ann Mai. She’s an amazing food stylist and photographer! Her recipes are amazing, and her sharing of art, plant-based cuisine and the Viet culture has inspired so much to embark on this beautiful journey. I’ve learnt so much from her and I’m very grateful for having this friendship. More of her work can be found here https://plantcrush.co/