Jan 6, 2021

11.53pm It is the moment I started to write today’s diary. It’s quite late huh (or not :3 )

I woke up at 9.30pm, 30 minutes earlier than yesterday, a big achievement for me yayy, hope that I can come to the university on time on the examination day next week! I’ll try!

So, today is kinda a super super happy day cause I ate so many yummy dishes. My brunch commenced with a big meal as you can see in the photo. The special here is the homemade pate that sis Chi made by herself, so delish and Vietnameseeee.

Me and sis Chi had a plan to cook chicken curry but her sister came to make another yummy yummy yummy dish which is called Banh da cua in Vietnamese. While they were preparing the food, I went upstairs to study the lessons for my examination. It’s not too hard to obtain because I’ve already learnt it in the previous term, so it just takes time to recall the knowledge back. Besides, because my university is an applied sciences one which requires students to know how to apply the theories to reality, so I have to find some examples for each notion.

Ahh, forgot to tell you guys, we also had more guests today, who are the kids :))) sons of sis and brother of sis Chi. The 2 boys are the same age so they look really funny and cute when they play together. Cute but a bit scary  as well, cause kids are mischievous you know, so yah. But the most lovely thing that I noticed is all the kids I met in sis Chi’s family are affectionate and love their moms a lot. For example, when a son of sis Hang (sis of sis Chi) saw her standing on the floor to feed his cousin (another 3 year old boy), he said that “Mommy, sit”. He didn’t want his mom tired because of standing and he even tried to get the chair for her, with his little body. Furthermore, in another scene, son of sis Chi expressed his love to her by resigning a piece of beef when he saw his mom’s dish have less meat than him.

5.00pm I felt hungry haizzz after finishing a bowl of Banh da cua.

I continued my eating journey with 2 stuffed cream cakes and some spoons of ice-creammm – my love. It was really cold these days and I nearly decided to skip the workout program for today. However, I couldn’t do that, miss Chloe Ting, and her challenging, sweating programs so much. Although I was so sleepy and cold but I finally killed all of them, so proud of myself. After today, I had advice for myself that I should follow the program in a fixed schedule, when my body is getting used to it, cause whenever I started earlier or later, I usually felt tired. I don’t know whether you guys have ever met the same situation as me or not, but I think I’ll obey my body, listen to it dedicatedly.

9.00pm, completing the workout at nearly 8.00pm and having some food. I had a video call with my younger sister of VSNL – Vietnamese Association Students in the Netherlands, cause I had some issues with WordPress so I asked for her support. During an hour, I realised many cool things about the blog and some stupid things that I didn’t know about (they are all simple and present in front of my eyes, but I didn’t see, whyyy).

Yah, and I spent the remaining time of the day building my own website (my blog), so that is the reason why I started today’s diary so late. Nvm, I was satisfied with Jan 6.

Let’s go brush my teeth and skincare, I don’t want to have a toothache again. It was so tough, the worst thing was I couldn’t eat well, that was so heart-broken for a food lover like me. Thus, take care of your health and be happy!

Love you all and good night!

Jan 5, 2021

Hi ya, It’s me Annie. It’s nearly the end of the day, so I think It is such a perfect time to write a diary.

10.00am was the moment I woke up today. My biological time truly changed lol, I tried not to use an alarm for today to check whether I could come back to my daily routine before the Christmas break. Unfortunately, It seemed impossible :3 Nvm, I’m gonna take it back when the school starts in February.

Today, in preparation for the examination next week, I finished reviewing the English lessons. There are 15 units, at first I felt a bit silly that the university requires students to study this subject. However, It turns out that It is really necessary and the English exam is not a piece of cake to get a high score TT.TT

After synthesizing the English, It felt like my knowledge was recalled after the 2 week series “parties”, but I need to emphasize more, you know it, right?!! Examination is 80% different from what you are taught in class. Ah, before the English session, I was done with figuring out how to order clothes online. It was annoying when the app couldn’t connect directly with the bank account. Thus, I had to go to the website, suffered with Dutch because the laptop does not run the translation function, and finally, I nailed it. Thank god.

By the way, have you ever had a feeling that you forgot what you ordered cause you ordered too much :)))) I think I’ve been in that situation recently. I run out of skincare products and there are sales in clothing stores for the winter. Soo, yeah, you can predict the consequences.

1.00pm, I videocalled my family when having my brunch. Fortunately, all people are healthy, my mother has covered after an accident a few weeks ago. My younger sister had a 9 points on her poem about family, but most of the ideas were from my mom haha. She was also given a box of Milo – a cacao powder product in Vietnam. I’ll tell her to take a picture and update later for you guys ❤

Then, I continued to study with another subject, ahh remind me of the presentation before this Sunday, because It is also an assignment for passing the class. Studying a bit and I still could not resist my temptation from the online clothing apps, so I paid them a few visits :)))

5.30pm, I went to youtube and watched some reality shows from Vietnam. There is a show that really impressed me which is “Happy memories” (Ky uc vui ve). They do not have suspension scenes or tricks to dramatize the show. It simply helps people in all generations recall their dusty and lovely memories with the antique goods, celebrities that were famous and had a great impact in the past. Watching the shows makes me miss my family, my hometown a lot, I regret that I couldn’t have known about this program earlier.

6.00pm, I started to workout, my daily passion until more than 7.00pm, I took a shower whilst listening to my favorite lists of heartbreak Vietnamese songs. It is funny that people usually ask me whether I have problems in love so I choose to listen to these songs. Nahhh guys, it’s just my hobby. Although I’m an energetic and optimistic girl, I love hearing this type of music, sounds peculiar huh :3

9.00pm, finishing the meals and watching a show named The voice kids of Vietnam, It is quite awesome that the production have changed their layout, the stages and addition of a number of effects, which makes the visual more attractive. The competencies of the contestants are leveled up to, the kids have to perform a song within a rap. I think the production team is manipulating the waves of effects of the previous prominent show named “Rap Viet ” (Vietnamese Rap) to draw audiences’ attention. Nvw, the show is great to me! So proud of youu <3. After that, I went to my own room and finished the remaining lessons. At the same time, I found out that people on my instagram are playing “what my 2021 looks like”, and I got “get fit” yayyyyyyyy. It’s exactly one of my goals for this year, and the double jinx here is that my best friend had the same one. Double joys!

11.20pm, I don’t think writing a diary kills time very well, but it’s worth it for me to have time to reflect how I spent my day today. I think I’ll go to bed soon today right after completing my skincare routine :3 girly stuff haha.

Good night ❤ love you

The first Monday of the Year 2021

So, this is the first time I start to write a blog, although I have been nuturing this dream for many years.

8:10am this was the time I woke up. It was quite sleepy because my biological clock changed in the 2 weeks of Christmas break, when I put myself in a series of “parties” from Amsterdam to Rotterdam and Helix – a campus of HAN University. In that period, I usually went to bed at 6am and woke up at 11 or 12am. Insane right!!! There were 2 days that I just slept for 2-3 hours because I had classes and work in the morning.

A bit far from the topic :3 I started my first Monday quite soon ( in my perspective) and commencing the day with a goal in mind: creating my own blog, yayyy!

10:30am, I was struggling with getting acquaintanced with using the site of my blog and OMG, I forgot that I was gonna have a meeting at HAN at 11.00am. Not having eaten anything, I hurriedly changed my clothes and walked as fast as possible to the meeting point.

11:05am, I met my teammate – Mat, we work with each other in PR department of HAN4L Project. We discussed many stuffs about preparing for the project. It was so exciting because I was about to have my first extracurricular project with international; students in the Netherlands. After an hour, we changed the topic to our incoming examination at school, Mat shared me some helpful insights into the presentations of a subject. That’s super helpful tho :3 It was great to see you today, thank you Matt ❤

Before coming back home, I passed by the supermarkets to grab some good for my stomach :3 so dizzy oh no, I wouldn’t do that anymore.

Eating, relaxing then workout, this is one of the most favorite parts of my day. Nonetheless, the 11 lines haven’t shown up clearly but this activity makes me feel stronger and healthier, so, why not?!!

At the same time, my sub leader of a non-profit organization told me about the plan of filming a short video for the white Valentine, March 14. It was quite fun cause I love creating scripts and filming. I texted my younger brother at the old club in Vietnam for consultation and he did give me a bunch of useful ideas.

7.00pm remembering that I haven’t had dinner, I prepared a grilled salmon, smashed sweet potatoes with beans, fried carrots and mushrooms, so nutritious and yummy :3 Also didn’t forget to try “a few” scoop of ice-cream I bought in the afternoon, it’s worth it!

11.44pm it’s nearly at the end of the day when I typed this sentence. Actually, before that, I had a look at my portfolio for the subject at school. You have to admit with me that, It is more annoying with editing the format than creating the content. They just kept messy and jumped around the page. Nevermind, I nailed it yayyy! Last few moments of the day, I spent it for you – my blog, writing first words about my first Monday for the first blog.

Such a productive day huh :3 I will keep striving for excellence day by day, so more stories to tell you guys!

11:48pm Good night! Thanks for my enthusiasm in such a cold day.