Why do I love baking?

I remember when I was a young child. I used to wish that my birthday was coming. Because 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! 🙂

A beautiful day!

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.

– An An

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.

WHO AM I?

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