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



Ebook or Real book?

(Inspired by anh Lộc’s idea. So this short writing is dedicated to anh Lộc&Bu)

Nowaday people start to read book on digital equipment like iPhone, iPad or Kindle, and I tried it since I had iPhone. It’s really convenience when you only bring a tiny stuff and can read everywhere, At first I like it but then I realize that the feeling of holding an iPhone on hand is not as the same feeling as holding the real book, turn over each page, feeling the paper on your hand, and smelling the new paper…

I don’t know if I am a bookholic but just known that I like to read (and some of my friends said that I also love to write), this may explained why I have a small bookshelf in my room at each house I move in. Today I decide to turn back to my bookshelf, and here I found out there are some books that I collected since I was very young, around 14,15 years old.  I got a habit of collecting books, when I read a book and I like it I will try to save money to buy it so I can keep it for long on my shelf, and read it again whenever I want. I often read them again and again, some book I have read 4 or 5 times, and still feeling wonderful like reading the first time. They may not a famous or literary works but they are my favourite.

Whoa! Surprise! surprise! I found out a handwritten book on my shelf, seeing it that sent me back to my childhood phase. Around 25 years ago book is so expensive and as the age of around 15, 16 we didn’t have much money for buying book so I choose the way of borrow books then handwritten them. Unbelievable! How can I diligent and patience like this! I even also decorated it by some picture.





In these days everybody talk a lot about the world will end on Dec.21st. And I often hear people ask each other this question: “what will you do if the world end tomorrow?”

I wonder why you only think about what you will do if the world end, you live each day to make your life better so you already know what you should do to reach your purpose, you should live and do everything like tomorrow the world will end so then you won’t have to be regret.

Ok, my answer for your question – I will live like any normal day. I only scare if I died and leave my kids alone in this hell on earth, I don’t want they live here without me, greedy but yep, can’t without me, so if the world end, we can leave here together.

Teaching my daughter through a funny game.

My sister shows a toy to my daughter, she loves it and wanna have it immediately, but we need time to ship it here from USA. And I have and idea to take this chance to teach my 3 year old daughter about the value of having a reward.

I draw a picture of 10 plain flowers, then told her that each flower will represent for one day, if she is good have no mistake and noone in family complain about her she can color one flower and that flower will be called "red flower". But if her behavior is not good, the flower for that day will be colored in yellow, if the yellow flower is more than red flower she won't recieve a reward, vice versa if she earns more red flower the reward will be a toy that my sister showed her.


 But it's on theory, practically it's hard for me to give her a yellow flower. When I said I think I may give you yellow flower for today, her eyes moistened with tears then starting "i'm sorry mom, please don't give me yellow flower", sometimes she cries until I said "ok dear, I will only color one petal with yellow". So finally I decided one petal in yellow if she was a bit spoiled. Sometimes I let her colored the flower by herself and she said that she will colored it red, she thinks she deserve it for that day because she's obedient


Finally all flowers was colored and only one petal in yellow. And the toy comes here right on time for the reward. We had fun every night by choosing the colour to color the flowers and she learned the lesson about having a reward.