Dedicate to my daughter – Chou

Since the doctor informed me that you have a sign of serious asthma. My sleep always link to your breathing rate and  the sound of your respiration. Each night laying next to you when you were sleeping deeply, I always hold you tight, look at your chest just to check your breathing rate. I woke up so many times during the night to saw myself putting my ear against your back to listen to the sound of your breath just for sure there are no strange sound, only be able to sigh with relief when knowing for sure you were sleeping well.

Knowing that there are many people who have experienced asthma at a young age, and still grow up healthy like any normal person, still swimming, still playing sports, nothing would stop them. The information is really worth and encouraging for me and you, baby! I believe my Chou will be unyielding to crush any obstacles of this disease.

Knowing this, and encouraging myself a lot, but I still sometimes seeing me to become weak and be overcome by fear. Whenever seeing you were stuffy, wheezed, I immediately forgot all knowledge that I just have been learnt and turned into panic-stricken, such as this moment when you are stuffy and a little bit wheezed.


Maybe everything was so new to me when beginning to learn about how keep you living safely with this disease. Mom will surely train to be strong to cope with challenging obstacles ahead that we would pass along together.

My lovely Chou, we will always side by side, please remember that I always beside you follow up each breathing rate, and your sound of breathing. I love you so much, my dearest Chou


Dành cho bé Chou của mẹ.

Từ giây phút bác sỹ báo cho mẹ biết con có dấu hiệu của bệnh suyễn khá nặng, giấc ngủ của mẹ dường như gắn liền theo mỗi nhịp thở, tiếng thở của con. Mỗi tối nằm bên con khi con đã chìm vào giấc ngủ mẹ cứ mãi ôm con, nhìn vào ngực con để kiểm tra nhịp thở của con, giấc ngủ của mẹ luôn chập chờn chỉ thấy mình tỉnh giấc và rồi áp tai vào lưng con, nghe tiếng thở của con, để rồi biết con đang có giấc ngủ bình yên, mẹ mới thấy lòng mình nhẹ nhõm.

Biết rằng có rất nhiều người cũng đã trải qua căn bệnh này lúc còn nhỏ, và vẫn lớn lên khỏe mạnh như bao người bình thường, vẫn bơi lội, vẫn chơi thể thao, không gì ngăn cản được họ. Những thông tin thật sự đáng giá và đầy khích lệ cho mẹ con mình con nhỉ! Mẹ tin Chou của mẹ cũng sẽ kiên cường đè bẹp mọi trở ngại của căn bệnh này con ha.

Nghĩ là thế, tự khích lệ mình là thế, vậy mà rồi mẹ vẫn thấy mình yếu đuối và sợ hãi, vẫn thấy mình lo âu một cách thái quá khi thấy con bắt đầu nghẹt mũi, thở khò khè, mẹ lại như quên hết tất cả mọi kiến thức vừa học được mà chỉ còn thấy mình lo sốt vó lên thôi. Như lúc này đây con ạ khi con đang nghẹt mũi và tiếng thở có một chút khò khè. Có lẽ mọi thứ còn quá mới mẻ với mẹ khi mới bắt đầu tìm hiểu về cách chăm sóc cho con được an toàn để sống chung khỏe mạnh với căn bệnh này. Mẹ chắc chắn sẽ tập quen dần để trở lại mạnh mẽ cùng con đương đầu với mọi trở ngại thách thức phía trước mà mẹ con mình sẽ cùng vượt qua.

Con yêu ơi, mẹ con mình sẽ cùng sát cánh bên nhau, hãy biết rằng mẹ luôn bên con theo dõi từng nhịp thở, tiếng thở của con. Mẹ yêu con rất nhiều, bé Chou của mẹ.





Dedicated to my special English teacher – My mom

Once upon a time, there were two twins sister who was sitting in the english class with their wide open eyes immersing in each fairy tail that was told by her English teach by her creative method to teach english.

Yep my first english lessons was taught lively and attractive like that, always began with “Once upon a time there were a king and a queen…”, “One upon a time, there were a princess…”. My teacher is a very creative teacher, she had a very amazing method to make her class lively and attracted her student completely. She use a red board, and stick on it some pictures to illustrate for each scene of the story, each part ended for each class gave us a feeling of eager to continue to the next part, so most of us never want to miss the next class to know what was going to happen to the princess or the prince we love. I was going through many fairy story of Anderson by that impressive way. The sea princess (now we know was called Mermai the Little Mermaid), The Frog prince, Cinderella, The tin soldier….I remember all fairy story that she has taught us until now.

Once upon a time, there was a teacher who attracted student by her amazing teaching method like that. All students still remember all her wonderful lesson, still love her and respect her although times flies, althought life change so much. She is my first English teacher, she is my Mom.

Thank you for giving me such precious moment to be your best student mom. Thank for all. I love you.


Awaken Passion

*Note: This is a writing that I posted long time ago in Vietnamese with the title “Đánh thức đam mê”, today I would like to rewriting in English. Just for fun, just for my followers who can’t read Vietnamese and just for me to live back one more time with my passion 😉


Life with full of anxieties and responsibilities seems to wipe all my youth dreams and passionate. Sometimes when staying alone I often wonder to myself what is my presently passionate. Please with my own current life, together with hubby and my 2 angels,all the dreams, the passionate of the past seem to have been folded and hid into a certain corner. Then I, myself even forgot where I hid them.

Came across the show “Dancing with the Star”, the “You’re my everything” performed by Minh Hang gave me a feeling like there’s something have just been awakened inside me. I saw myself was performing on the stage, was immersed in the melody of the song, forgot myself just for the role of the performances. That’s exactly the feeling I once had each time I stepped on to the stage when I was a young girl, the time when I, a naive little girl dreaming to become a ballet dancer in the future. Right now all that feelings return very true inside me.

And I realized that I had once loved the limelight so much, I miss the feeling of happiness as being incarnation in each character, I miss the music, I miss my audience, I miss ….

Thank you for a fortuitous evening show, thank you all that gave me chance to live back in a few moment with the passion which I already forgotten of my youth bygone.


Here is the Vietnamese version https://christinequyen.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/danh-thc-dam-me/



A Happy ant-family

Mommy Mommy I just saw a big ant (red ant), and I think it must be Mom ant.

My 4 years old daughter – Chou ran toward me and took me to go with her to the big tree where she saw a big ant. Then she whispered: “Here is Mom ant, so where is Dad ant? Maybe he is at work”

Then she walked around the tree to find and saw other big ant, she shouted: “Ah, here is Dad ant”, at the same time she saw 2 little ants, pointed at them and said “they are brother and sister ants. This is a happy family”

Then added ” I also have my own happy family”


Moving from Posterous to WordPress.

Dear my friends,

With highly recommended from my friend, I have been happily using Posterous for a couple years, but due to Posterous is going to close on April.30th I need to find other website to move. And I choose WordPress, don’t know if it’s the best one but it’s my only choice. Also actually I’ve just started to learn how to use WordPress so please forgive or willing to teach me if I may have mistake on using. Anyway I still want to share with you my new page so then If you are still want to follow me just subcribe on my new address https://christinequyen.wordpress.com/

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Just wanted to do something for my day.

Mar.19th of 41 years ago, we was welcome to this life. My mom ought to suffer the extremely pains for bringing my sister and I into this world. Of course this date will be called “our birthday”. Former I used to think my birhtday is my own day, then when I gave birth my eldest daughter, I learned that my daughter’s birthday is also my birthday in some particular meaning, the day that was marked “unforgetable” because it’s the date I first announced to the world that I am starting to be called “Mom”. The day I went through a lots  tone of emotion for finally burst into tears with happiness for  first time hearing my daughter’s burst out crying. My mom definitely also spent such all emotions on the date I first come into her life.

Today is my birthday and  I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to my mom.

Dear Mom, thank you for each difficulty you suffered in 9months to carry us in your womb, for each pain you suffered to delivery us into this life, for tiredness but happy to take care of us since we were baby till adult, for supporting sometimes when we was very down, for cheering us on each happiness as well as each sorrow moment…thank you for all you did and do for us, Mom. All I want to say is I love you.

PS: Especially dedicate to my mom