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from the editor "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." — Nelson Mandela When was the last time you conquer your fear? This edition is all about courage. Jared Wolf from Crisis Text Line (USA) shares about bravery in asking for support. We also have the privilege to interview 5 amazing people. Sarah Stump (USA) was born missing her left arm. She is brave for trying new things, loving the way she was created and using her difference as a way to help others. Tessy Ojo is the CEO of the Princess Diana Award. She shows courage by making the 4

tough career decision wisely. Lee Wolfe Blum shows bravery by encouraging others through her own story and writing. Jaylen Arnold is the founder of Jaylen’s Challenge Foundation Inc. He is brave because he fights for what he believes in. Mara Dempsey is brave because she volunteers at Operation Smile and shares her story to others, even though she feels vulnerable. Don’t forget to also check out Andreja Vučajnk's printable, Desi Trisnawati’s delicious Korean custard bun, handmade gifts for kids & reader’s offer and many more. Happy reading!

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this edition’s contributors:

MIA SETYAWAN AUSTRALIA EDITOR & FOUNDER of KIDS NATION MAG kidsnationmag.com Mia is a mother of two boys and a business owner from Australia. She owns an award winning graphic design studio and print + stationery online shop. She also writes a lifestyle blog and volunteers at a local children program.

ELLEN STUMBO usa WRITER & FOUNDER OF DISABILITY MATTERS ELLENSTUMBO.COM Ellen Stumbo writes and speaks with gritty honesty and openness. Ellen’s writing has appeared on Focus on the Family, LifeWay, MomSense, Not Alone, Mamapedia and the Huffington Post. Ellen blogs at ellenstumbo.com and you can also find her on Twitter and Facebook.

dr. Tim Elmore usa founder & president of growing leaders growingleaders. com Tim is an international speaker, founder and president of Growing Leaders, an organization equipping today's young people to become the leaders of tomorrow. He is best-selling author of more than 30 books, including Generation iY: Our Last Chance to Save Their Future and the Habitudes® series.

Desi Trisnawati INDONESIA food artist & chef consultant inspirational-chef. com Desi is the winner of Masterchef Indonesia 2012 and the first female Masterchef Indonesia. She is the author of 20 Fun Recipes of Strong Heart and creator of the Indonesia's first culinary board game Cooking with Inspirational Chef Desi.


this edition’s contributors:

tessy ojo united kingdom ceo of the princess diana award www.diana-award. org.uk Tessy is CEO of the Princess Diana Award. Prior to joining the Diana Award, she worked in the Private Sector for over 10 years. She’s a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, has an MBA in Third Sector Management and a trustee of two charities. She is passionate about helping youngsters reach their full potential. Connect with her on Twitter. andreja vuČajnk slovenia founder of itsy bitsy fun www.itsybitsyfun. com Andreja is the creator of Itsy Bitsy Fun, a website that provides tons of free resources for kids such as educational worksheets, games, activities and craft projects. Connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.


Lee Wolfe Blum usa author, speaker & coach leewolfeblum.com Lee Wolfe Blum is a National Speaker, Author and Mental Health Practitioner working in the field of eating disorders and substance abuse. She has been featured in numerous publications such as The Huffington Post and Christianity Today.

jaylen arnold usa founder of Jaylen's Challenge jaylenschallenge. org Jaylen decided to make a bold stand after being bullied for having Tourette syndrome and autism. Over the past 10 years Jaylen has spoken to over 185,000 students, sharing his experiences of bullying. He was one of the winners of Legacy Award in memory of Princess Diana in 2017.

this edition’s contributors:

Jared wolf usa Media Manager crisis text line crisistextline.org

sarah stump usa speaker & creator imperfectly perfect sarahstump.com

Jared Wolf is the Media Manager at Crisis Text Line, where he manages digital marketing and content writing. Outside of work, his passions include stand-up comedy and playing the piano.

Sarah was born missing her left arm. She is a motivational speaker and is highly involved in the Miss America Organization. Sarah created and believes in her platform of Imperfectly Perfect, that everyone is created beautiful in their own way.

Mara Dempsey United States Volunteer Operation Smile operationsmile.org


Mara Dempsey is a Sophomore at Kellam High School in Virginia. She enjoys volunteering at Operation Smile and is a member of her high school’s Operation Smile club. She was born with a cleft lip. As an Operation Smile volunteer she shares her story to help educate people about the condition.

Carey Casey is Chief Executive Officer of the Kansas City-based National Center for Fathering (NCF), a dynamic communicator and a compassionate ambassador. Carey serves on the White House Task Force on Fatherhood and Healthy Families.


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bravery in asking for

by: jared wolf


There’s bravery in admitting you don’t feel brave. When was the last time you asked someone else for help? It may have been help on your homework, help making a big decision, or help dealing with painful emotions. How did it feel asking for support? A lot of words might come to mind, but for most people, “brave” isn’t one of them.


he truth is, though, we all need support sometimes, and asking for it is a sign of courage. It shows that you know what you need and aren’t afraid to admit it. It’s never “wrong” or “bad” to feel something: all emotions are valid, because they’re real.

Even so, fear that you’ll be judged or that no one will understand is common. It’s perfectly normal to feel alone in what you’re dealing with, and to assume that no one has ever dealt with the same thing. But even though no one can know everything about your exact situation, they can understand the feelings that come with it. Everyone knows what it’s like to have feelings of loneliness, emptiness, or disappointment. You’re never completely alone if you remember that others have felt a version of what you’re feeling. When you’re in crisis, it can be hard to remember that you deserve to feel better. You always deserve that, and it’s always possible to get there. The wonderful thing about difficult feelings is that they don’t last forever. You may have heard the expression “This too shall pass.” Those words have served as a reminder to many that hard times do come to an end, that life is full of ups and downs, all of which you’ve survived so far. 9

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When you’re in one of those “downs,” remembering other times you’ve felt that way can go a long way. Specifically, what helped you those other times? How did it feel when it was over, and you felt okay again? Asking for support is one of the bravest and most important things you can do. It means you’re saying to the world, “My desire to be well is stronger than my fear will ever be.” That’s powerful, and something to be proud of.

If you’re in the United States and need support, Crisis Text Line has trained Crisis Counselors prepared to give free, confidential support 24/7 via text message or Facebook Messenger. The service is coming soon to other countries. If you are in crisis, Text HOME to 741741.


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COurage stories



sarah stump usa speaker & creator of imperfectly perfect sarahstump.com

What does courage mean to you? To me courage is waking up every morning, daring to be different and ready to embrace whatever might come at you. While we are all different in the world, it takes courage to embrace our differences, especially when you have an obvious one such as a missing limb, like me. Courage is being strong, to stand up for what you believe is right. It is taking that leap of faith to try something new, like the monkey bars — a simple task to so many kids but always a struggle to me. It is having faith to know that you were given this challenge for a reason, because God believed you were strong enough and he knew you would have the courage to be yourself in the midst of a chaotic society. We were all made to be courageous to lead a way and a path for our life but to also be brave enough to follow the path that was paved before us.

Tell us about a time when you chose to be courageous? I decided to rock climb during the freshman year of college. I was scared and had no idea what would happen. 12

But I took a leap of faith and I did it! My arm’s hurt at the end and my little arm was sore but I decided to be brave that day and try something new. Despite having one arm, I decided to be brave, love the way I was created and use my difference as a way to help others. Without courage I would not be Sarah.

who is Your "courage" hero? My dad has taught me to always be courageous and to always take leaps of faith. Whether that be in sports, everyday life, or in general. He has taught me to be myself, to love my differences, to try different things and to always get right back up and try again if I fail. My dad has taught me to have the mental strength I need and I believe that it has a lot to do with being courageous. He has always told me stories of his own life and I always saw courage never fear. He took a lot of leaps a faith but believed in God's purpose for his life. He has taught me that in life you must work extremely hard to achieve your dreams. That take courage.

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"be brave & love yourself!" sarah stump

What advice do you want to give to kids about being brave?

People around you do not get to decide who you are, they can judge you all they want but only you get to decide who you are.

Failure is a part of life, but you ARE NOT a failure. You are STRONG. We all fail at some points in our lives but God is standing next to us ready to grab our hand and lift us up. So, do not be afraid to fail. Get yourself back up and try harder next time. Trust God.

Loving yourself is a journey. There will be challenges and obstacles to face but it will all be worth it.

Also with the emerging technology in today’s generation, we tend to focus on our flaws rather than the positives. Be brave and love yourself. When you do that, you will have the ability to never fear or question who you are.

Start erasing the negative thoughts in your head and replace them with positive ones. Learn to love your curves, dimples, freckles, moles, scares, messy hair, one arm, one leg, learn to love YOU! Your flaws, your differences, your quirks make you unique. Dare to be different. You are imperfectly perfect as you are. Your difference doesn’t define you, it is a part of your story. 13

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"speak out. Do not suffer bullying in silence. there’s light at the end of the tunnel. This will not define you and will not break you. whatever you do, stay strong." tessy ojo


tessy ojo united kingdom ceo of the princess diana award www.diana-award.org.uk

What does courage mean to you? Courage is a word that we are very familiar with at The Diana Award because it not only describes one of the qualities of Diana, Princess of Wales but also describes the young people that we support: either from overcoming the traumatic effects of bullying, or stepping up to act as mentors to other vulnerable young people or simply taking action on a social issues in their communities. Courage for me means bucking the trend, standing up against the norm and the ability to rewrite scripts, despite your own pain. It is the ability to see beyond the now and realise that you have the power to make a difference, irrespective of what taking that stand might cost you. This is why at The Diana Award we are incredibly passionate about celebrating young people who defy the odd through their courageous acts.

Tell us about a time when you chose to be courageous? Courage for me takes various forms. It takes courage to dream big and see it happen. It takes courage to be innovative but I think one of the most courageous steps I took was making the decision to leave an incredibly

well secured job in the corporate world to move to the not-for-profit sector understanding that job security is not guaranteed. I am so glad I did because it was the best decision of my life.

Your "courage" hero is: I have a lot of courage heroes and will be impossible to choose one. I am inspired daily by the courage young people we support show daily. We recently awarded 20 young people from across the world, our special Legacy Award. These young people are the definition of courage. They are my heroes; along with all the other young people who get off their backside and help rewrite history every day. I salute them all!

In your role as the Diana Award CEO, you come across many stories about bullying. What advice do you want to give to kids about being brave? Bullying is never okay. If you're going through this, my advice is speak out. Do not suffer in silence. Tell someone. But also, I want to reassure you that there’s light at the end of the tunnel. This will not define you and will not break you. Find a peer you can speak to but whatever you do, stay strong. 15

jaylen arnold

What does courage mean to you? Courage to me is standing up, even when you're afraid, and fighting for what you believe in. It's speaking out when you know that you could get hate in return, but you do it anyway because you know there are others out there that need you.

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"Ban together ... Together you become a force that CANNOT be stopped."

jaylen arnold usa founder of Jaylen's Challenge foundation, inc. jaylenschallenge.org

Tell us about a time when you chose to be brave?

Why did you decide to become an anti-bullying ambassador?

I feel like creating my organization, Jaylen's Challenge Foundation, is my biggest act of bravery. I created it knowing that certain people would laugh, but I care too much about other people and helping them to let that stop me.

I became an Anti-Bullying Ambassador because there are way too many kids out there that go through life in a victimized way, and I think there's enough of that. Kids and grown people alike should never second guess themselves according to what other people say or do to them.

Your "courage" hero is: My living courage hero would have to be my mom. I can only imagine how scary it is being a first-time mother and figuring out that your son has a rare disability that was guaranteed to hinder the child's life. On top of that, she was a single parent for some time when I was 8 yrs old - WHILE also raising a second child. But she powered through and had belief that I could still grow like anyone else, and she was determined to let me safely live a semi-normal life. My non-living courage hero would have to be Princess Diana. In her short lifetime, she helped anyone and everyone that she could. She broke barriers and stereotypes for the hurt, lost, and lonely. I am so honored to be a part of carrying on that legacy.

I was bullied when I was 8 yrs old to the point of being placed on hospital homebound for a couple of months, because I couldn't function properly. I know what bullying can do to someone mentally and physically. It leaves scars for a lifetime.

What do you want to say to other kids about being brave and standing up against bullying? Don't suffer in silence, please. If you're scared, which is normal, that means that hundreds of others are scared too. Ban together, you guys. Together you become a force that CANNOT be stopped - and even if you only change a single person's life, it will all be worth it. I promise.


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"Everyone has a different brave. Find your brave because Brave IS the New Beautiful!" lee wolfe blum


Lee Wolfe Blum usa author, speaker & coach leewolfeblum.com

What does courage mean to you? Courage means allowing my actions to match my values. It means being a person of integrity and not people pleasing, but instead asking God to lead my decisions. It means not being afraid to go against what everyone else is doing, and using my voice to stand up for what I feel is right and wrong. Courage is that thing that happens when I am so afraid and I step out in faith instead. And usually, when it is courage I know because my knees are shaking!

Tell us about a time when you chose to be courageous? When my first book was released, Table in the Darkness: A Healing Journey Through an Eating Disorder, I was terrified to put my most vulnerable parts of my life out into the world. I was so scared mostly of other people how they would judge me, look at me and criticize me. What I found was the OPPOSITE. So many women came out of the woodwork to share some of their deepest pains and hurts. Then I read this quote: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” Wendy Mass, The Candymakers

I realized everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about! As I began to ask about what people were struggling with and see how challenging life was for all of us, I began to see bravery all around me and I wanted to share that with others.

Your "courage" hero is: Bob Goff. Author of Love Does and a selfless missionary!

You wrote a book "Brave is the new beautiful". What advice do you want to give to kids about courage? Be curious about what you like and what you don’t like. Explore and try lots of things so you can find what you like to do and who you like to be. Everyone has a different brave. For some it is speaking in front of a crowd, for others it is being a part of a club or standing up against bullying. But find your own brave. Don’t let the world, other’s opinions or selfdoubt steal that from you. Bravery can feel very scary, do it anyway. Find your brave because Brave IS the New Beautiful!


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"Do what you believe in – whether big or small. " Mara Dempsey

Mara Dempsey United States Volunteer - Operation Smile operationsmile.org

What does courage mean to you? Courage means stepping out of your comfort zone. It’s when people do something they normally wouldn’t even in the face of fear or adversity. Taking a leap of faith is courageous.

Tell us about a time when you chose to be brave, in your role as an Operation Smile volunteer? I was born with a cleft lip which is a tear in the lip. The condition makes it hard for a person to eat and speak properly. Although I’ve had my cleft lip repaired — I feel brave when I tell my story about being born with the condition. It’s a sensitive topic for me and I feel vulnerable when I’m in front of people talking about it. You never know how people are going to respond. I hope my story educates and empowers those who hear it.

Your "courage" hero is: Outside of my parents – my courage hero is anyone who has the confidence and will to do what they believe in.

What do you want to say to kids about being brave? Do what you believe in – whether big or small. Have a positive impact and do not be afraid because you don’t want to regret missing out on an opportunity or experience.


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how to define courage for students by: dr. Tim Elmore


Courage has always been challenging to cultivate. We humans tend to shrink from doing what is difficult, unpopular or may garner enemies. However, it’s my belief that our society today makes displaying courage especially hard.


hat Exactly is Courage? Contrary to what myths and legends may communicate, courage isn’t superhuman. It actually can co-exist with fear and doesn’t remove our innate human weaknesses. We actually display it in everyday choices we make, but unfortunately, today’s world tends to safeguard kids from developing much of it — especially when it comes to the current demand for guarantees, safety rules, and risk-free policies from over-functioning parents. What’s more, kids who have grown up watching movies of knights slaying dragons or playing video games like Call of Duty (where the hero takes on fifty enemies) can get the wrong idea about courage and easily disqualify themselves as people who just don’t have any. When I teach leadership to students and list the fundamental qualities of a leader, courage always ranks at the top of what students believe they lack.

When we develop courage in students, we enable them to take appropriate risks, to take initiative and act — in short, to be a decision-maker and a responsibility-taker. If I were to break it down a bit further, I’d describe courage in five ways:

1. Courage is contagious. The good news is, just like fear can be"contagious, so can courage. When a student takes a stand on what is right, they often give permission to others to do the same. This is why leadership often begins with entrepreneurship.

2. Courage is initiating and doing what you are afraid of doing. As I said earlier, courage can co-exist with fear. In fact, it acts in spite of fear. You can’t build courage with mere lectures or theories. Like a muscle, courage only grows when we act. It requires that we run to the roar.

To put it simply, courage is the ability to do what frightens you. It’s the willingness to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. 23

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3. Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. When we cling to what’s familiar or comfortable, we tend to eliminate risk. Unfortunately, risk is a prerequisite for courage. When we risk too little and rescue too quickly, we diminish a student’s chances to grow courage.

It was during my first 30 years that my parents, teachers, coaches and mentors pushed me to be courageous.

4. Courage is vision in action.

I remember experiencing a bad bicycle accident on a steep hill in San Diego when I was in high school. After my mom lovingly nursed me back to health, she and dad let me know that the quickest way to battle being overcome with fear was to get right back on that bike when I was able. And I did.

Anyone can catch a vision. In fact, anyone who’s ever taken a shower has probably gotten a good idea. Courage is what enables us to get out of the shower, dry off, and do something about that good idea.

I had a mentor who challenged me to join him and serve the homeless on the streets of San Diego. It was a scary time for me as a middle-class teen, but I did it. My courage muscle kept growing.

5. Courage takes the risk and seizes what is essential for growth.

During college, I worked with a youth group where we discussed the song lyrics of rock bands like KISS, Styx, Elton John and others. During those days, I ended up seeking out those musicians and talking to them about their lyrics and their impact on kids.

Healthy courage is always about forward movement and growth. Leaders always push teams toward progress. It involves risk and action. Once these are displayed, they become a model for others to follow.


I spoke with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Shaw, Dennis DeYoung, Ozzy Osborne, Elton John and others. It was frightening, but those risky ventures continued to grow my courage muscle. During the 1980’s, my employers gave me increasing responsibilities in areas I had no experience. I was scared — but as I assumed authority, my courage muscle expanded.

By this time, I learned that: fear and courage can co-exist … but courage must push me to do what I fear.

In 1990, I was in a small plane crash while in New Zealand. It was one of the most horrifying moments of my life — but in recovery, I was able to speak on a national news broadcast about what I had learned from the experience.


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Dear Mom of a Child With a Disability, I Celebrate You BY: ellen stumbo 30

Having a child with a disability can make life different from what other moms of typical children experience. Today, I want you to know you are not alone, and I want to celebrate you and the wonderful mother that you are.


see you in the middle of the day, tired after a long night with little sleep. Your hair pulled back in a ponytail and a stain on your shirt. You sacrifice so much for your child. You are beautiful. I see you at the doctor’s office, the specialist said there is nothing wrong with your child, all results came back negative. But you know that no matter what the results say, your child is experiencing discomfort. So you stand up to the doctor, shaking inside, holding back the tears, and you demand more tests until they figure out what is going on with your precious son. Your perseverance pushes the doctors to continue to explore what is causing your child so much pain. You are courageous. I see you at the therapy office programming your child’s speech device, entering phrases and words to help her communicate with others. You lean over to your spouse with a grin and push a button, I hear the computer’s voice say, “I farted.” You are funny.

I see you at the support group. New parents are visiting with their baby, they seem scared, nervous, and they are trying to deal with the diagnosis. You approach them, ask questions, affirm their feelings, and assure them it won’t always be easy, but it will be good. You are compassionate. I see you walking into the school for the third time this school year. A binder full of notes, lists, and goals. Your don’t feel your child’s team is following the IEP, and you won’t give up inclusion for your child. You will do whatever it takes to provide the services that your child needs. You are resilient. I see you at the hospital, a place you are too familiar with. Tubes, machines, tests, and specialists. Your child’s feeding tube is the least of your concerns. You are brave. I see you at the restaurant, with a menu in your hand. But the noise is too much for your child, the smells and unfamiliarity overwhelm him. Soon, he is yelling and screaming. While people stare, you exit the place and get into your car as quickly as you can. You are flexible.


I see you at church asking one of the new moms if you can bring her a meal on Tuesday afternoon. You have so much on your plate, but you also remember how hard the first few weeks are after a baby comes home. You are generous. I see you at social gatherings where well meaning people ask ignorant questions about your child or her disability, they make hurtful comments, or fail to recognize that your child is a child first. You don’t get angry, you don’t yell. Instead, you smile, answer their questions politely, and you educate them in a gentle manner and thank them for their concerns. You are gracious. I see you out there in the world, living a selfless life. You give so much, you feel so deeply, and you love so abundantly. You are admirable. These qualities you display are precious gifts you give to your child and to those around you, they don’t go unnoticed. Dear mama, today is your day, and I celebrate you!

Ellen Stumbo is passionate about sharing the real – sometimes beautiful and sometimes ugly – aspects of faith, parenting, special needs, and adoption. Ellen blogs at ellenstumbo.com and you can also find her on Twitter and Facebook. 32


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The Best Part of Your Day BY: carey casey


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Before Little Eliot Hartman Mooney was born, his parents were told that he would likely die in the womb. And after he was born, doctors told his parents he would probably never live to see his first birthday. Eliot was born with Trisomy 18 syndrome, a rare condition characterized by an extra chromosome in the eighteenth position. Here’s a video tribute Eliot’s dad made for him. Be sure to keep reading, because Matt Mooney can teach dads everywhere a thing or two about love, bravery, and fatherhood.


It is hard to follow this video with any of my own words, so let me borrow some of Matt Mooney’s words …

“We loved learning how to best take care of you,” his dad said of the 90-minute feeding process that restarted every three hours. And of his six-hour shift starting at 11pm, Matt said, “The best part of my day has begun.” I think back on my earliest days as a father. I probably wasn’t the most involved, hands-on dad in the world then, but I managed to do my share of feeding my babies and rocking them to sleep. There were some long nights and some difficulties along the way. I would like to say that I felt blessed during those times. But I’m not sure this was always the case. Quite often, I felt tired, frustrated, at wit’s end … And through the years, my children have tested me in other ways. I have worried about the decisions my children make. On more occasions than I can count, I have spent hours on my knees in prayer on their behalf, pleading for their safety and seeking guidance about how to best take care of them.


In addition to all the joys and rewards along the way, being a dad also means feeling heartbreak, frustration, loss, sadness, fear, fatigue, confusion, and anger. But when your resolve is being tested, remember: This is the best part of the day. Sometimes we think there’s no good that can come from tests and challenges, but I know differently. Hard times often have a higher purpose, and then sometimes our perspective is off. Maybe we can start viewing the difficulties themselves as blessings, like Matt and his wife did.

Your children, no matter their age, are calling on you to rise to the occasion and learn to best take care of them. They need you to find the insight to meet their needs, whatever they are. Through their words or their actions — or perhaps through a situation of no one’s creation — children will test your courage. And though the pain might seem too much to carry at times, you will be a stronger person because of the ache of fatherhood, not in spite of it.

The National Center for Fathering (www.fathers.com) is a national nonprofit organization that offers innovative tools and resources that inspire and equip fathers to be more involved with their children in order to give each child a better future and to create a positive fathering legacy.

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KOREAN CUSTARD BUN BY: desi trisnawati





To make the custard:

250ml milk

Heat milk and butter in a saucepan until hot.

15g butter

In another bowl, whisk together sugar, egg yolk and flour.

50g sugar

Add a little bit of hot milk to egg mixture, whisk until well combined. Then pour it back into the saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly until thickened.

3 egg yolks, beaten 20gr all-purpose flour 1tsp vanilla essence

Remove from the heat, cover the custard with plastic wrap and chill.


To make the bun:

380g all-purpose flour

Combine all the ingredients then knead it until the dough is smooth and elastic.

5g salt 60g sugar 5g yeast 40g butter 60ml warm water 20ml cream

Place the dough in a bowl and cover with a damp tea towel, place in a warm place until the dough is doubled in size. Tip the dough out onto a clean surface and punch it down. Then divide the dough into several equal size pieces. Using a rolling pin, roll out one piece of dough until flattened and put custard in the center. Fold the dough over and press down the side to seal. Repeat with the remaining dough pieces. Set buns aside to rest and increased in size. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add a bit of butter. Put the buns into the pan and bake on both sides until golden brown and well cooked.

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student's submission by: edward Li (australia)

The drawing is about a circus. On the Circus Stage, there are a Circus decoration and a Lizard decoration, three boys are very brave performing difficult acts in front of two Angels.


student's submission by: timothy (ZOLtria) australia

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