Posted in Poetry

Little birds

I’ve been waiting for

The sound of little birds

The sound of freedom

The sound of healing.

Where are you now, birds?

The winter has gone

The spring has just come

Why don’t I see you?

By chance on a day

When I’m still asleep

The familiar sounds wake me up

Hey birds! You make my day. ❤

– An An

Posted in Gratitude journal

Happy Lunar New Year 2020!

25 th January 2020

Dear Phat,

Finally, I’ve made it to 2020. Because; today was the first day of the Lunar New year. I was so excited to celebrate it. In the morning, my family and I visited my grandma. She turns 103 years old this year. I’m glad to know she is still in good health, it makes me complete. After visiting my grandma, my family stopped by our relatives. It was great to see the happy smiles on their faces. You know, 2020 is the year of the rat. And, it’s also my year, as I was born in the year of the rat. So, I think and believe that I will have a meaningful and amazing year in 2020. My day ended by receiving a lot of lucky money. What a prosperous day, was’t it Phat? By the way, on this special day, I want to pray and wish everyone a wonderful year. ❤

Thanks for always being here, and listening to me,

I love you, Phat. ❤

An An

Posted in Poetry


Sad, sad, and so sad
When you’re not here for me.
Angry, angry, and so angry
When you leave me alone.
Miss, miss, and miss you so much
When you don’t meet and text me.
Jealous, jealous, and so jealous
When you play with your new sweethearts.
Letting go, letting go, and letting go
Because I don’t need sadness, anger, longing, or jealousy
Be peaceful, peaceful, and peaceful
For you and for me
Stay calm, calm, and calm
Whether you come or go.
I always believe, always love, and love forever
My God inside me.

An An

Posted in Poetry

The fall

Do you see the sun today?
The sun rises with warm sunbeams,
White clouds are drifting,
The birds fly in the blue sky.

Do you hear the birds singing in the trees?
Sparrows, nightingales, and I don’t know,
The sound of children from all over the streets,
The Mid-Autumn Festival is coming.

Do you smell the scent around here?
The flavor of ripe guava fruits,
The fragrance of Moon cakes from the kitchen,
Have you ever tasted this?

Walking on the roads,
Feeling the breeze,
Do you feel that autumn is coming?
Close your eyes, and you’ll see.

An An

Posted in Bếp bánh

Why do I love baking?

I remember when I was a young child. I used to wish that my birthday was coming. As I would receive many gifts from my friends and I would have a birthday cake. The birthday cakes in my birthday parties were decorated so impressively and they were so delicious. I wished I could make a birthday cake by myself. At that time, it seemed impossible because I needed to buy an oven, but it was so expensive and I didn’t have enough money to buy it. After many years, I decided to buy an oven at the end of 2017. That meant my dream came true. Since I bought the oven, I was so excited to learn about baking. I started to make the Choux pastry, and I was successful at the first time. But, the second time, I failed. I tried again and again to find out why I failed and how to solve my problems. After one month, when I could make the perfect Choux pastry, I started to make birthday cakes. That was the first time I knew how to make a birthday cake, I could make a sponge cake, chiffon cake or butter cake… and then decorate it.

Baking makes me feel calm, relaxed and happy because after I make it, I can share my joy with my family and my friends. With baking, I feel free to try new recipes, fail and try again until I can make it. Tasting something new that I make, makes me happy. That’s why I love baking very much.

Happy baking! 🙂

– An An

Posted in Poetry

A beautiful day!

I went out with Mother Earth.
As usual,
She gave me a lot of gifts:
The blue sky and white clouds,
The sound of birds in the trees,
Flowers blooming in a garden,
And tenderly,
She asked:
“My little daughter,
Do you see those weeds in the garden?
What do you think the weeds teach you in the garden of life?”
I thought for a while,
And then, I said:
“Dear Mom, like these weeds,
My friends and I are growing up and supporting one another.”
Mother Earth didn’t say anything;
She just smiled and rubbed my head.

– An An

Posted in Gratitude journal

What have I learned about the gifts of solitude?

Living in solitude was not easy for me even though, I still have my family and my friends. But sometimes, I feel lonely. And I know it’s ok to feel like that because when I’m alone, I can listen to my inner voice and find myself easier. I embrace my sorrows. And for me, those things are the gifts of solitude that I’ve learned so far. 

Posted in Gratitude journal

Thanks so much, 2019!

Dear Avalokiteshvara,

Thanks for your love.

Thanks for holding my hand.

Thanks for standing by me.

And, thanks for everything you’ve done for me.

My 2019 was amazing because of you. Because of new friends, new challenges, new beautiful things that you sent to me.

Love you too much, ❤

Bye bye, 2019.

Posted in Poetry


Who am I?
I am an ant.
I always go with my friends,
And never go alone.

Who am I?
I am a snail.
I crawl very slowly,
But I still keep going.

Who am I?
I am a bee.
I get up early,
And work hard every day.

Who am I?
I am a bird.
I spread my wings,
And learn to fly high in the blue sky.

So, who am I?
I’m just a little thing.
Please, don’t ask me who I am.
Cause, I accept me for whatever I am.

An An