Wednesday, July 27, 2016

End of Summer Holiday 2016

Summer holiday is going to be over. The new school year starts soon. Looking back the relaxing time I realised I had really wonderful time: two vacations in famous places in Vietnam, being with the cute cat and my son's IELTS result.

Vacation in Mui Ne: really wonderful seeing natural beauty here. The resort, seafood, the two famous sand dunes and the fairy stream are great :-). I was also impressed by the scenery along the road from my resort to the dunes. A large flat ground reminds me of a prairie in Europe or USA what I often see on TV.

Vacation with friends in Sam Son: always fun spending time with them. The resort is quite new and modern. We had a spectacular view of the sea and the resort from our rooms. Walking around the resort we took so many nice photos. 

The cat brings me a lot of happiness. She is sooooo cute and likes being around me. I took many photos of her but not all were good because she always moves. 

And my son decided to take his first IELTS. Although he has not achieved the target band which is required for his dream university in VN, it was not bad. Anyhow he know where he stands and has to strive more for his future. I hope this time next year I will be writing about his student-hood :-).

What I don't like about his summer is that it is too hot in Hanoi. The temperature is between 35 and 37 degrees. Sometimes I have to travel around noon and it is no fun at all. 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer holiday 2016

My official holiday is from 1 July to 7 August. That is why even we are not teaching these days we have to do other work: meetings, supervising exams and preparing teaching materials for the new school year.

I feel high mood to spend some days far away from Hanoi and without thinking about work. But before travelling, I am still busy as usual. Honestly, being busy is not bad all the time :-).

New family member

Yes, that's a cat. A gift from my friend. We call it Snow because she is as white as snow. Very naughty and active. Was born on 14 May. I have never had a cat like this, so it took me time to learn how to take care of the kitten and how to teach her to go to the litter box. Not easy at all. However, the cat has so many activities which makes me laugh. The flat suddenly becomes a nursery :-).

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A month holiday at home

A month break between two semesters is really a luxury gift for teachers. How to spend it smartly :-)? Well, for me, finish some missions as a vice, prepare some lessons as a teacher, earn some money as a mother, look after the flat as a home owner, take care of myself physically and spiritually as a woman, make a travel plan for Tet holiday as a tourist, do gardening as a garderner (even I do not not have a garden :-) and implement many other things as a normal person.

Friday, December 11, 2015

End of term 1

Semester 1 has ended. We have 4 weeks to relax before Semester 2. The department's leaders and assistants had a small party together. We had so many changes and challenges during the first half of the school year. However, we overcame them confidently and successfully because we work together and always support each other.

The restaurant was on the top floor of a hotel near my university with a spectacular view of the Red River. The food was fine and quite cheap. But what matters for me is to have really good time with friends and colleagues over the lunch.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Happy me!

Recently I have read an article "5 Unexpected Things Happy People Have in Their Homes". It listed a mess, a hobby, a hand-me-down, a plant and an almost-used-up luxury. After reading it, I realize that I am a happy person. :-) :-) :-)

Friday, October 16, 2015


Autumn is passing and winter is coming slowly to Hanoi. Cooler these days. Nice weather. Time to buy new plants for the flat. About one year ago I had the idea of putting plants in the flat. I spent a lot of money. Pity that the flat does not have much sunlight, so the plants do not live long. I try to maintain some green areas in our small flat, which is not easy at all. What I get in return is that I feel relaxed and peaceful whenever I am at home and the flat is lovelier.