My 1st knitted hat!

I have been trying to learn to knit for years but never success. So around Christmas time of 2018, I thought why not pick it up again? I know I need to start slow and be patient with it. Well! I am presenting to you my very 1st knitted hat, it has tons of mistakes, but I’m soooo sooo proud of it! My resilience finally paid off.

Pattern by #bhookedknitting with some modifications because apparently I can’t follow instructions lol. I did 2k, 2p instead of 1k, 1p like she taught.

Yarn: oatmeal heather, Serenity by Premier yarn. It’s a size 5 bulky and I used a size 11 circular needle.

Lotus flower blanket

This was inteded as a Christmas gift for my cousin who lives in NY. Well obviously I suck at time management so the blanket is not even halfway done yet, and I’m supposed to mail it out already. Sooooo I’m hoping to be done before Feb to mail it out before her birthday in March.

I’m using a whole cake of Pegasus (Mandala by Lion Brand) and some left-over yellow from previous project. You can find the pattern with steps by steps video instructions here.

Here I am about halfway through row 28.

I kinda… saved a life yesterday!

I had a patient who had just came back from surgery in the morning. When I came in to see him at the beginning of the shift, he was the same usual self, asking for pain meds, and there was no bleeding on his dressing. Around 11:30, he called me in because he felt like he was bleeding so I came in. He had bled and it soaked to the bedding linen. I reinforced the dressings, call the surgeon. He told me to do the same thing and gave orders for lab works. It kept bleeding, we keep changing and reinforcing the dressing. An hour and half passed and he was still bleeding so I called the surgeon and he came in to see the patient. Well, he took off the dressing and blood squirted everywhere, it squirted onto his scrubs, the bed, everything. So he ended holding pressure to this guy’s arm for like 45 mins. His blood pressure drops to the 80’s and I started his blood transfusion.

Sooo yeah, poor kid ended up transferring to ICU, I spent 2 hours at bedside with him before the transfer. It’s so crazy, happening so fast. But I’m glad that he’s getting higher level of care and praying that he’s doing ok.

Miss Earth 2018

Thật sự lâu rồi ko có theo dõi những cuộc thi Hoa Hậu nữa. Phần vì nhà có cable, phần vì ko có thời gian nữa. Nhưng hôm qua tình cờ biết được cô gái từ VN Nguyễn Phương Khánh vừa đăng quang Miss Earth 2018, mình thấy quá sức thuyết phục! Tuổi trẻ tài cao! Câu trả lời súc tích ngắn gọn. E gái quá tuyệt vời! Chúc mừng e!

Mình tạm dịch câu hỏi và trả lời ở đây nhé:

Câu hỏi: đối với thế hệ trẻ thì vấn đề nào là quan trọng nhất hiện giờ

Câu trả lời:

Xin chào tất cả mọi người, câu trả lời của tôi là vấn đề nghiêm trọng nhất cho thế hệ của chúng tôi là việc thiếu kiến thức. Chúng tôi có những công nghệ cao cấp nhưng mà không biết sử dụng một cách đúng chỗ và chỉ quan tâm đến chính chúng tôi mà thôi. Chúng tôi cần nên suy nghĩ và cảm nhận điều gì đang xảy ra với trái đất này. Một hành động nhỏ nhưng được nhân rộng bởi nhiều người thì sẽ thay đổi cả thế giới.

Xem video phỏng vấn ở đây, (bé Khánh là người cuối cùng trả lời)


I came back to Houston about a week ago. I stayed in NY for 2 weeks. Mom still has pain so she stayed a few more weeks because she has doctor appointments and so hopefully she’ll be able to join me in Houston in a few weeks. My house is a mess, I need to clean and vacuum but I’ve been so lazy! I’m hoping to finish this Statistics class soon so I can move on. It’s just been so long and boring. 😞 I’m glad to be home, Mimi misses me so she’s been following me every where I go. 😊


I was 15 when we moved to upstate New York, I was 31 when I moved to Houston. My home might be in Houston for now but my heart is in NY. I miss the seasons change, the crisp air, products from New York State apples and Stewarts ice cream and milk shakes.

Apples in Houston taste so different. They don’t have the juicy bites and the firmness that I’m used to. They’re just very different. Houston has pumpkin patches and fall decorations too but because we don’t have the crisp air, it just doesn’t feel the same. Also the air quality in upstate NY is so different, it’s refreshing and clean!

I had to come home emergent because my mom had some complications after her surgery. She’s doing ok now, but it was scary as heck. After 2 urgent care visits and 1 ER visit, they finally figured it out. She hasn’t had any pain since so hopefully this is it. I’m staying here for a couple more days and then I have to head back to work.

But anyway, here are some pictures that I took from my visit in NY.

I promise you pineapple poncho

I’ve been wanting to create a poncho but didn’t like a lot of the patterns out there. When I saw this “I promise you pineapple” shawl pattern, I had to make it. But as I was crocheting it, I realize that since the size is big enough I could make a poncho out of it so that’s exactly what I did.

Here are the pictures. For more info on how I make the poncho, you can find it on Ravelry.

Have a wonderful day! ❤️

Call the nurse

I’ve been watching this show Call the Midwife and I’ve never been crying and laughing so much at the same time. The 3rd episode of season 1, there was an old man, Joe Collette that reminded me so much of one of my patients when I was in my last semester of nursing school. Let just call him Tony. Like Mr Collette in the show, Tony was a lonely man in his 60-70’s, he had diabetes, had several ulcers on his one leg and the doctors were talking about amputating that leg as well because they couldn’t save it. Despite all that he had this warmest smile and was such a sweet and gentle soul. I only had him for that 8 hrs but he was so kind. Before I left, I told him good luck on his surgery and hope I will see him again. He said “Hope so too young lady but if I don’t make it I will pray for you and remember that I love you”. It broke my heart hearing it and I cried when I left his room. We moved on to the next rotation and I never heard from him again after that. I asked some of the nurses but they didn’t know what happened neither.

I hope that wherever he is, the angels are watching over him. I just wanted to write this down, so that I won’t forget him.

I believe that nobody should die alone but it’s so hard to be with somebody when you’re a nurse with tons of chartings and other patients to take care of.