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The Cooking Chook does Chinese New Year – Spanky Chinese Almond Cookies

Chúc mừng năm mới! Happy New Year! Tomorrow (February 10) is Chinese New Year or Tết, as the Vietnamese call it. But, just before I launch into my usual spiel, I would like to say that I got absolutely spanked by baking attempting this recipe. I learnt two very important lessons:

  1. Never rush baking.
  2. Always go with your gut instinct.

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Patience and perserverance

GAMSATpa·tience (pshns)

noun

–  the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious

Today, after 159 days of waiting, I was notified that I was not successful in gaining an interview at a medical school I applied for. I have always wanted to be a Doctor, but I wasn’t ready for the commitment required to get into the undergraduate medicine course straight out of high school. When I graduated from University the first time with a science degree, I was sick of being a poor student and was ready to earn some money. Hence, my entry into the financial services industry.  Not long after finishing my first degree, I decided to start another degree that was more related to my employment but I wasn’t challenged by the content and, at that point, I was also unsatisfied with job. My heart lay with the sciences and until I was able to immerse myself in it every day, I wasn’t going to be happy. Read more…

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