I seems like it was only yesterday that I was the Seattle Center ushering in the New Year as fireworks blasted off from the top of the Space Needle….and now it’s 2007 already? Time really does fly and it seems like 2006 had a turbo engine. What did you accomplish last year? Well…I finally found my path in life. As you all may know, for the past couple of years I’ve been going through life asking myself on what I want to do with my life. In 2006 I finally decided upon a major (Drama) to complete my BA at UW, which I’m due to complete in just 2 more quarters, that’s 20 weeks that’s…OMG…that’s just a few months! *Yuppie* :D I’ve also been firmly holding onto my dreams of entering the culinary world. Thus, after my BA is complete I’ll be entering a culinary arts college as soon as this coming September….well…at least that’s my plan for now.

With that being said, 2007 looks like it’s going be a landmark in the road map of my life’s journey. I know I’ll be entering cooking school in the very near future but the problem now is figuring out which school to go to. I love Seattle and would love to stay here. However, there aren’t many culinary schools here that I’m attracted to…there aren’t many culinary schools here at all. So I’m seriously considering Johnson and Wales or Le Cordon Blue. The hard part is those schools are all out of state schools…so I would have to move…leaving behind my family and friends and an absolutely love city. Furthermore, I’m still undecided if I want to be a chef or a pastry chef (I’m leaning towards pastry). On the other hand, I also wouldn’t mind working in the field of drama…drama is my major for a reason…I like it just as much as I like being in the kitchen. And….yeah, I’m currently working as a wedding florist and fashion designer…which I also love doing. So many choices! I’ll be happy with whatever density takes me but…I’ve always believed that the pilot of one’s life is one’s passion. Passion is the key to success. Thus, my destiny and success are in my hands. Although, there’s a slight overcast over my parade, I refuse to let it get to me. There’s too much to look forward to in my future and I do not have time to pause for a few drops of rain.

I’ll be graduating in a few months, and will be traveling to Asia. I’ll be walking the streets of Malaysia, Korea, and Vietnam…how fun will that be? :D Upon my arrival to the States, a page will turn and a new chapter will begin in my life…

Bring it on 2007…I’m ready for ya!!!

Happy New Year everyone…may 2007 be a happy, prosperous year for you and you family. May world peace finally come true…so that we can all share a world empty of hate while bursting at the seams with forgiveness and compassion for one another.

Comments (9)

On 10:09 AM , Anonymous said...

tt, Really nice reading your blog. I am so glad you have so many choices available, but as you say, take whatever path fate brings you to. But I am sure whatever choice you make will be the right one! Do keep us updated and have a good time in Asia. When are you going?

Tina

 
On 9:15 PM , Anonymous said...

Hey! we are really enjoy your recipes keep up the good work and good luck on everything you do have fun in asia.....hope you will have some nice recipes to share when u return.

 
On 9:57 PM , Lin said...

Hi tt, both of us seem to be working towards the path of Pastry Chef eh? I've also enrolled myself in the culinary arts here @ American River College and might be heading to Le Cordon Bleu in the future, what a coincidence!

My best wishes to whatever u will be undertaking and enjoy ur trip back in Asia :)

 
On 12:37 PM , BuddingCook said...

happy new years tt! seems like an exciting time for you. :) have fun. :D

 
On 12:18 PM , lilyng said...

tt

happy new year and best wishes

 
On 10:24 PM , Anonymous said...

you definitely need to proof read your article before posting.no offense.

 
On 10:44 PM , hoangtam/tt said...

thanks everyone.

Tina,
i'll be in asia around mid june.

anon,
on offense taken, Yeah... I know I need to proofread but then...this is just a personal blog...

 
On 7:19 AM , Beau Lotus said...

It is a pleasure reading your blog and knowing that unlike most young people, you have many choices to make in life and enjoy making every one of them :-).

The last time I was in Singapore, Fusion Cooking is just starting to become big, maybe on your coming travels in Asia, you could pop by and check it out.

Have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year and congratulations on graduating soon!

 
On 3:49 PM , Anonymous said...

hi tt,

I am very new to your website and find your receipe/your blog very interesting. I love to cook so please share more receipe with us. And I would love to hear from you.