Author Archives: happygreenpanda

What have I learned about myself in summer 2018?

A saying by Benjamin Franklin goes, “there are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” Following what I learned in summer 2017, some discoveries about myself in summer 2018: Plant-based meals with some portions of seafood and eggs are more suitable for me [1]. After I finish lactating, I plan […]

How to simultaneously raise a happy toddler and a happy preschooler?

In Summer 2018, I realized that I subconsciously copied what I have learned to my parents. For example, to increase the alertness of Little Prince in caring for Little Princess, I copied what Papa used to say to me when I was responsible for my sister and brother. “If something happens (e.g. disability), you must […]

How to eat colourfully?

I love all colors though I have preferences for the colors that I wear [1] and the places where I live [2]. On Father’s Day 2018 (20180617), the bright, bold and merry red made me feeling sad as Papa passed away 35 days ago. The idea to allow my children and myself to eat colorfully […]

What art materials are safe for children?

On 20180617, Honey Panda and I were having different thoughts on which one was better for Little Princess: a crayon or a color pencil? Toddlers have to press hard to get bright color from crayons and parts of them fall off or break easily. Pencil tips may fall off and a 2 to 3 year […]

How to prevent cancer?

Statistically, one out of every two of us will get cancer or heart disease and die from it. However, I hope that it would only happen after we live a long fulfilling life [0]. Papa passed away due to metastatic lung adenocarcinoma in spite of exercising regularly and never smoking in his life. While there […]

What is your gratitude list for summer 2018?

While Summer 2018 presented tragic events to us (the sudden demise of Papa and my sister’s father-in-law), there were still things that we are thankful for. Our gratitude list for summer 2018: Little Prince has been helping me to hang the clothes of tiny people (i.e. Little Princess and himself). He could do so since […]

What have we learned from decluttering in Summer 2018?

Clutters distract me from focusing on what truly matters. Some lessons that we learned from decluttering in Summer 2018: Papers are non-durable as they get moldy easily. Papers include books and boxes. Thus, do not store our items in paper-made boxes and card boards for a long term. This knowledge makes me sad as I […]