Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
My blog title, Happy Lairs, reveals something about me and baking.
Lair is a resting place for a wild animal. Just like baking is the thing from which I find precious intervals in busy life. Engaging in baking, I ease my life, contemplate and enjoy every second of life, and know that I am doing something special for my own life. Something that smells good!
Oh I need to make clear that I am not a wild girl not giving a damn about rules and orders! But I do enjoy going wild with rock music. Besides, I love green, boundless forests and some gorgeous wild animals (deers, wolves, etc.) Plus, I would prefer things and people (and me, of course) to be as natural as possible.
I have already mentioned a bit about myself. What else can I tell about me? Well, maybe something basic about me and the fields that I care about. My name is Nga. I live in energetic Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. I am 22, graduating with the major of Marketing. Besides, I am eager to learn everything about Branding and Psychology. Moreover, I love to teach English as my part-time job.
Getting back to my blog title… Lair is pronounced pretty similarly to layer. Among various baked goods, I personally love pastries, especially CROISSANTS, with thousands of layers. And baking flaky croissants with delicate layers is one of remarkable milestones in my journey of becoming a good baker. I am still working on the dough to reach that milestone ;)
As I am serious about baking, I do care about learning techniques to get the right texture inside my baked goods. For me, seeing fine layers of my pastries (especially croissants) is true happiness because it tells me that I am moving toward my goal.
Since I am still on early stage of the journey, I have swallowed LOADS of failed cakes, breads, cookies and pastries! I would never throw them away because it is a waste of ingredients and I believe that I must eat them all to engrave my flaws, to fix them, and to bake better goods next time ;)
With this blog, I wish to capture and share my experiences during the journey of becoming a good baker. Joining the society of food bloggers, I am like a little fish in a big pond. I cannot wait to explore other food blogs that give me the urges to learn and to improve.
At last, I would like to thank you for stopping by my blog! Hope you enjoy reading it :)