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My name is Le Thi Anh Tuyet, but you can call me An An. I live in Sapa, and I work as a receptionist in our family hotel. I'm on my way to training my mind through practicing the lessons at Dotchuoinon.com. Besides, I love studying the teachings of Jesus and the Buddha. Baking is one of my favorite hobbies.

White magnolia

Sapa corner

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

How are you doing? Are you magnolia lover?

A few days ago, I came across a kobus magnolia tree on a roadside. Kobus magnolia is a species of magnolia. In Japan people call it kobushi magnolia.

From a distance, the magnolia tree caught my eyes with graceful white flowers. The tree was about 3m tall. This kind of tree is unique. It only has white flowers blooming on the branches without any leaves. 

Đọc tiếp White magnolia

Do you wanna build a snowman

Dear Anh, Chị, 

“Do you wanna build a snowman” là một bài hát trong bộ phim hoạt hình Frozen (2013).

Bài hát là lời mời gọi dễ thương của cô em gái Anna với chị Elsa. Anna luôn muốn được chơi với chị. Nhưng không rõ tại sao, chị Elsa chỉ nhốt mình trong phòng. Dù rất muốn gần Anna, nhưng Elsa sợ sẽ làm hại em gái bởi khả năng phủ băng giá không kiểm soát của mình.

Elsa luôn bị nỗi sợ chi phối. Cho đến một ngày, khi Anna bị đóng băng vì cứu chị. Elsa mới nhận ra chỉ có “tình yêu thương chân thật” mới chữa lành được tất cả. 

Đọc tiếp Do you wanna build a snowman

What makes you happy?

Sapa Corner 

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

How’s it going? What makes you happy?

There are many things that make me happy. One of them is going for a walk around Sapa Lake. 

Sapa Lake is in downtown Sapa. It takes about 15 mins to walk around the lakefront. There is a small island in the lake that is home to many kinds of birds.  Đọc tiếp What makes you happy?

A barn swallow family

Sapa corner 

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

I hope you guys are doing well. 

Today, I’d love to share with you the life of a barn swallow family. 

Last year, there was a barn swallow couple staying with us in Sapa from March to June. The birds built their nest under the porch roof of our kitchen. They built the nest with mud and grass stems. 

When the barn swallow couple finished their work, the female laid six eggs. Every day, this couple rotated to brood the eggs. After one month, they welcomed six cute baby chicks into their family. Day by day, mom and dad picked up insects to feed their nestlings together.

Đọc tiếp A barn swallow family

Plum blossoms


Sapa corner

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

How are you doing? Have you ever seen the plum blossoms in Sapa?

When it comes to plum blossoms, people are often confused between plum blossoms and cherry blossoms, as these two kinds of flowers look quite similar.

However, it seems that plum blossoms usually bloom earlier in winter while the flowering time of cherry blossoms is in mid March. Besides, plum blossom petals have round tips,  unlike cherry blossoms with a notch at the tip of each petal. Đọc tiếp Plum blossoms

Christmas in Sapa

Sapa corner

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

Today is Christmas. I’m celebrating Christmas. How is Christmas celebrated where you live?

In Sapa, Christmas this year is quieter compared to previous years. Because of Coronavirus pandemic, there are no festival events, and not many visitors came here on Christmas Eve. However, I still feel the joyful Christmas atmosphere in every corner of Sapa.

These days in Sapa, the weather has been colder, the spruces on the streets have become gorgeous Christmas trees, and the Stone Church looks stunning in the night like a painting drawn by sketches of light. Almost everyone is relishing Christmas with joy and happiness. 

I love celebrating Christmas because it’s the time for me to send my gifts and best wishes to everyone. Christmas is also meaningful to me as it reminds me of the marvelous birth of Jesus. 

Merry Christmas to you all. 


An An  

P.S. I love to send you a Christmas letter from Sapa. Enjoy your Christmas Eve, Brothers and Sisters. 

Strange love

Dear Anh, Chị,

Bài hát “Strange love” do ca sĩ người Mỹ gốc Hàn – Karen O sáng tác và thể hiện. Karen O viết lời bài hát này dựa trên giai điệu bài “Love is strange” của Mickey & Sylvia. “Strange love” là bài hát cuối trong bộ phim hoạt hình đen trắng “Frankenweenie”. 

Về nội dung phim “Frankenweenie”

Bộ phim hoạt hình “Frankenweenie” kể về tình bạn đẹp giữa cậu bé Victor mê khoa học và chú chó cưng Sparky. Ngày nọ, Sparky không may bị chết vì một tai nạn giao thông. Victor đã khiến Sparky sống lại nhờ  một thí nghiệm khoa học có sử dụng tia chớp điện. 

Đọc tiếp Strange love

Sapa Church 

Sapa Church 1

Sapa corner

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

Today, I’d like to share with you a little bit about Sapa Church. 

Sapa Church stands in central Sapa. It was built in 1926 by the French. The church is called “Holy Rosary Church” here, but the correct translation of the Vietnamese name “Nhà thờ Đức mẹ Mân Côi” should be “Church of our Lady of Rosery”. Local people, however, are more familiar with the name “The Stone Church”, as it is built with stones.

Sapa Church has stained glass windows depicting the life of Jesus. Even though the church is quite small with its simple architecture, it has a history of nearly 100 years and has witnessed the ups and downs of the town. Đọc tiếp Sapa Church 

The spruces

Sapa corner

Happy Friday, Brothers and Sisters!

How are you doing?

Do you like pine trees? If yes, you definitely need to visit Sapa at least once.  There are many kinds of pines here. A mong them, spruce is most common and we can see it everywhere in Sapa.

The spruces have  conical shape. They are big, and their average height is between 10 and 20m. Each branch of a spruce has a lot of small needles. The needles are stiff, slender, pointy, and symmetrical on the branches.

The spruces 2

The spruce cones are soft and flaky. The cones look pretty and as tiny as jujubes. When the spruce needles and cones get old, their colours will turn from green to brown. This is also the time when the dried branches fall on the ground.

The spruces 3

Besides providing oxygen and beautifying Sapa, spruces are also home to many kinds of birds, especially sparrows. People also use  spruces for Christmas decoration.

I really love the spruces in Sapa as they are like our close friends who always stand firm and are there for us.

Wishing you all a fresh day!

An An

Long, long journey

Dear Anh, Chị, 

Bài hát “Long, long journey” được thể hiện bởi ca sĩ Enya. Mỗi lần nghe “Long, long journey”, em cảm thấy lòng mình nhẹ bẫng và có thêm niềm tin. Bài hát khiến em liên tưởng tới hành trình hiểu về trái tim mình. Con đường trở về với trái tim linh thiêng của chính mình đôi khi cũng gặp nhiều khó khăn và thử thách. Nhưng nếu mình giữ vững lòng tin và đi theo tiếng gọi con tim, thì mọi khó khăn không còn đáng sợ nữa. Vì mọi chuyện dù có khó đến mấy rồi cũng sẽ qua cả. Everything’s gonna be ok. 

Đọc tiếp Long, long journey

A trip to the Oolong tea hill

Sapa corner

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

How’s it going? What’s the weather like where you live?

Sapa is in winter. It has been cold, foggy, and rainy for nearly one month. But last Sunday, it was warm and nice, so I decided to get up early, and ride to the Oolong tea hill in the morning sun.

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When I came to the Oolong tea hill, and looked from above. The green of the Oolong tea hills, the pink of the cherry blossoms, the white of the clouds and fog, everything mixed perfectly to make a stunning landscape.

Đọc tiếp A trip to the Oolong tea hill

Fansipan – The highest mountain in Vietnam     

Sa Pa corner

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Today, I’d like to share with you a thing about Sapa that I’m so proud of. Can you guess what it is? It’s Mount Fansipan.

Known as the highest mountain in Vietnam, Mount Fansipan is 3.143 m above sea level. The mountain belongs to Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The reason why this mountain is named Fansipan is still unknown, but the name “Fansipan” is famous for many people who want to conquer the mountain.

Đọc tiếp Fansipan – The highest mountain in Vietnam     

Rainbows in Sapa

Sapa corner

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

How are you doing today?

When was the last time you saw a rainbow? A few weeks ago, I came across a rainbow on a beautiful day.  

I remember, when I was a little girl, I often wondered where the rainbows come from. Thanks to the physics lessons in high school, I’ve learned that a rainbow is formed when the sunlight shines through raindrops. Rainbows are the phenomenon of light dispersion. That’s what remains in my mind from physics classes. In simple words, when it’s sunny and rainy at the same time, rainbows might come out.

Đọc tiếp Rainbows in Sapa