Category creativity

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 […]

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 […]

What can we learn from a pencil?

On 20180704, Little Prince played with color pencils, imagining each unique color as a unique airplane. From a pencil, we can learn: We are capable of great things, as we let God’s hand through wise people to guide us. Like when a pencil is sharpened, it suffer pains, we too must learn to endure pains […]

How to be competitive?

Today (20180423), is the 30th birthday of a beautiful junior who has studied economics in both Peking University (北大) and late my graduate school almamater, where she ranked first. I remember clearly how she humbly admitted that she did not even make into the top 10 in Beida. I cherished the moment when she attempted […]

How to become an astronaut?

One of my childhood dreams was to be an astronaut. To be an astronaut, one needs to have inner strength able to function under pressure able to function outside our comfort zone have a solid STEM background have participated in expeditions e.g. Antarctica [1] have done at least 50 hours of diving at 30 meters […]

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 […]