Category creativity

How to be innovative?

To innovate (创新) means to introduce new ideas, methods, products, etc. On 20180210, before Little Prince went to sleep, I shared with him an article about the M-Bot, a robot that aims to remove waste from water and protect marine habitats, designed by GEMS United Indian School grade 5 student Sainath Manikandan. Sainath’s robotic kit […]

How to minimize our exposure to BPA?

On 20180201 at ~ 1am, due to tiredness, I wrongly switched my PowerPac mini slow cooker instead of my mobile phone charger. At 4.20 am, after being woken up by Little Prince who fell as he was trying to go to the toilet, I realized that a UniMom plastic milk bottle and the lid of […]

How to nurture curiosity?

While I am thankful for showers, especially warm water showers, they are not only relaxing but also learning opportunities. The more curious a child is, the more he learns. On 20180129, Little Prince enjoyed a floating boat toy (made of washed ex-mushroom packaging container filled in with water and hotel shampoo tubes: 1 was almost […]

Why must we draw?

In autumn 2017, while guiding and encouraging Little Prince to learn writing alphabets and strokes (汉字笔画), I realized that one needs to learn drawing too. I must remember to be patient and teach him in line with his ability (因材施教), which is growing as days pass. He has been slowly exposed to four different languages, […]

What are easy dishes to cook for children?

While cooking is not my main hobby, washing vegetables and cooking can be a form of meditation and prayers, providing nutritious meals for our loved ones. Since I am a busy working mother, I constantly ponder on how to cook easy yet healthy dishes for our little children, with our minimalist set of cookware. Some […]

How to choose a lunch box for children?

As a working mother who struggles to prepare healthy meals for myself, I have to prepare a lunch box for Little Prince starting autumn 2017. What containers are the best for children’s school meals? Plastic container [1] Pro: fall proof, light Con: may contain BPA absorb the odor of the food Metal tiffin [2] Con: […]

What are our stories in autumn 2017?

This is part 1 of our autumn 2017 stories. On 20170813, I went for a medical test (a blood was drawn and I had to take a chest X-ray) for my work visa. Since their system has my fingerprints, I do not have to go for fingerprinting collection again. My sponsor paid for a fast […]