Saturday, December 21, 2013

Friends' debt paid

I owed three friends quite a lot of money for one year. And today I returned it to them. Feeling happy. They did not charge me interest (of course not) so I decided to offer them a 'thank you' buffet lunch. As usual when we gather together, full of fun. I set my goal for next year is to pay my brother. Gradually, no more material debts.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Mum and daughters

Today my mum held a farewell party to see my third sister off. She is going back to Saigon next Wednesday and I don't know when her next visit to us is. After the party only mum and daughters and daughters-in-law spent time together chatting. I asked them to be in one photo together. My mum and my sisters are so simple and modest. Hard working life in the past and old age leave remarks on their appearance (my sisters have become grandmas). What I feel proud of my family is that we get on well together and my mom is always proud of us.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Driver's license

I got it in the end. :-) After about 10 lessons in 5 months and a difficult test in 25 th November I officially can drive a car in streets. Of course it will take more time and more practice to be confident in driving without the instructor.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Cry ...

"People cry, not because they are weak. It's because they have been strong for too long." 

When I got an injection in a hospital in London I cried like a child. They looked at me and wondered why an adult like me was crying when being injected.  So embarrassed. When seeing a sad romance film, I cry. When listening to a sad song, I also cry. When going past the places where I have nice past memories, cry. I often say I am weak. Other people say I am strong. Now I know I cry for both reasons: weak and strong. And perhaps another reason is that there are so many tears in my eyes. :-(.