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,
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. Cause, I always believe, always love, and love forever My God inside me.
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.
Today, 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.
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.