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  • Nhà

    Một buổi chiều thứ 7 đầu tháng 4, trời xanh mây trắng dịu dàng và nắng lấp lánh qua những tán lá. Hoa táo, hoa anh đào, hoa mận, hoa mộc lan nở bung trời. Gió mang hương hoa lẩn quất trong từng mái tóc, trong mỗi ngón tay. Những ngày đầu xuân xinh đẹp…

  • scent of autumn

    Autumn passes by like a swift sunbeam. Days get shorter to the point it is still night when you wake up. Still hangs in the blazing cold of a late afternoon rain the smell of fullness giving freely what the season has to offer. The muted grey skies and the pale skins. The starry nights…

  • An Introvert in Town

    I returned to Paris, seeking the peace and calm I could no longer find in Hanoi. But every morning, going down the tube station in Saint Lazare, all I can see is a vast sea of densely moving black silhouettes, and I am reminded that Paris, too, is a metropolis. That no matter how serene…

  • Goodbye, June

      I’ll remember this moment, when the day’s done and loneliness creeps in, when fear evades and uncertainty takes hostage. I’ll remember me sitting on a green bench, under lush leaves of a common horse chestnut tree, in a summer afternoon as bright as hope and as fine as youth. I’ll remember lavenders’ overwhelming scent…

  • “You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they perceive as your success. You don’t have to explain what you plan to do with your life. You don’t have to justify your education by demonstrating its financial rewards. You don’t have to maintain an impeccable credit score.You have to pay your own electric bill. You have to be kind. You have to find people who love you truly and love them back with the same truth. But that’s all.”  

    - Cheryl Strand

    Monday Musing

    “You don’t have to get a job that makes others feel comfortable about what they perceive as your success. You don’t have to explain

  • Magic of books

    There’s something holy in being surrounded by amazing books. You can feel the overwhelming, mighty power of their magic flowing out from the covers, down the shelves, woven in the air, softly touching you and then gently pouring into your heart, even before your actual reading them. Just by standing there, among them, you feel…

  • Về chuyện học ngoại ngữ

    Hồi còn học đại học, có bạn hỏi tôi là làm thế nào để học tiếng Anh. Tôi trả lời, tất cả các ngôn ngữ đều cần sự chăm chỉ. Để thực sự giỏi thì có lẽ cần thêm một chút năng khiếu, cũng như tiếng mẹ đẻ không phải ai cũng được 8, 9…