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A letter

Dear my friend,

How are you doing? How has your week been so far? I hope you’re still doing well.

I just found that you didn’t pass the exams this year. I’m sorry about this. Perhaps you might be sad and disappointed about yourself. It’s not a big deal, though, if you failed the exams. You tried your best and to me, you have still succeeded.

When one door closes, another door opens. There are still a lot of opportunities out there that are waiting for you. Now, it’s time to wipe your tears, take deep breaths, and be ready for new things.

Please remember that who fail the most, succeed the most. You’re bolder than you thought. And no matter who you are and how many mistakes you have made, I’m still here for you and support you.

May you be happy always.

With love, ❤

An An

P.S. You rock, my Dear

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Describe your favorite place on Earth.

What is your favorite place that you have been to and will never forget? For me, Hue is my favorite place of all time. It’s a beautiful and poetic city in Central Vietnam with a lot of cultural interests and hidden secrets.

Referring to Hue, I can say that Hue is like a muse. Why can I say that? As in my eyes, the beauty in Hue makes this city beautiful by itself. From the landscape and the historical places, to the cuisine and the most special thing of all, the Hue people.

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I remember, the first time I came to Hue. I fell in love with the sweet voice of the people here. They spoke Vietnamese with a unique voice. The voice was soft, warm, and as sweet as honey. At that time, to be honest, I even tried to ask them more questions, just to hear their voices. And then, Hue continued conquering me by the landscape, where green trees were adorned by red flowers, and a curved steam looked like the lissome hair of a beautiful woman. In addition, I also had a chance to visit some king’s tombs there with thrilling stories behind. Just because, many years ago, Hue was the capital of Vietnam for a long time. The stories about the kings and queens surprised me, because of their luxurious and wealthy life. Honestly, I wanted to know more about this place. However, I spent only two days in Hue and left her on a rainy day.

King Tu Duc’s Tomb

Overall, Hue will always be my favorite place on Earth. Since leaving that place, I haven’t returned. But I still remember Hue and I will definitely come back there one day to understand more about the beautiful and mysterious place.

– An An

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Do you use homemade medicine?

I am a big fan of homemade medicine. But it doesn’t mean I don’t use Western medicine. In the past, I used to use Western medicine each time I got cold and flu, stomach ache or headache. I also used antibiotics when I had a sore throat. The medicine was so effective and helped me get well very soon. I was dependent on antibiotics and Western medicine for a long time. I felt that they reduced my body resistance as I could become sick very easy.

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Since then, I have tried to use and make homemade medicine. I make a cup of honey and lemon tea for me every morning. I eat food which is made from pumpkins to avoid headaches. I wash my hair with boiled water from pomelo peels, lemongrass and green tea leaves to reduce hair loss. I love homemade medicine because it is natural and doesn’t have too much side effects. Anyway, I choose both of Western medicine and homemade medicine to protect my health.

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– An An

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If you could be any animal, what animal would you be and why?

Have you ever asked yourself if you could be an animal, what you would be? In my case, I would be an ant for some reasons.

My first reason is, when looking at an ant from the outside, it looks so small. Sometimes, I even can’t recognize it.  However, no matter how small an ant is, it’s still pretty in my eyes as it reminds me that I need to be humble with everyone.

An ant never goes alone for the following reason. They always work and support one another. If I stop an ant with my hand, somehow the ant will use its antenna to find its friends. It’s really nice to learn from ants about their attitude towards teamwork.

And the persistent character of ants is my last reason. Day by day, ants always work hard to look for food and bring it back to their nest. They work bit by bit in no rush.  

All the reasons above persuaded me to be an ant if I had a chance, as ants have many good characters for me to learn from, and I can apply them in life.

-An An