Category finance

How to stay safe from pickpockets?

Some years ago, a friend [1] experienced a pickpocket while in Barcelona – a notorious pickpocket capital of the world, according to the Mail Online. To prepare for our trip to Barcelona in Spring 2017, I do my best that we will leave with positive impressions of Barcelona, particularly the magical La Sagrada Familia. Don’t […]

How to earn more money?

On 20161125 while visiting a friendly colleague, I learned from him that his fellow colleagues who have worked for over 5 years did not get any raise in salary. On 20161128, a colleague who will move to Australia in 2017 shared with me that he has not been allowed to request for a promotion since […]

How to protect credit cards from smart thieves who do not physically touch or steal the cards?

On 20161126, the paternal grandfather of Little Prince and Little Princess sent us a video of how a cyber-security expert pretended asking for an innocent question (e.g. is there a Macy in this mall) while waving his tablet pouch (but there were RFID card readers inside the pouch!) Thankfully, he was not a digital pickpocket. […]

How to raise frugal children?

On 20161123, while I washed Little Princess’ 1st clothes that I bought for her and were chosen by her maternal granny, I thought of an idea to allow Little Prince to learn how to wash his own clothes with hotel shampoo, so that he will grow up as an independent and frugal boy and man. […]

How to transform our enemies?

On 20161121, I brought the most vulnerable members of society, a newborn and an eldery man over 65 years old, to demand [1]  my rightful money from a dominating company. An Executive Director met with us, hopefully face-to-face meeting (见面三分情) would be effective for us to regain our legitimate fund. On 20161123, I requested a […]

What can we learn from buying the chocolates to celebrate Little Princess?

In the third weekend of November 2016, we spent three evenings shopping for the chocolates to express our gratitude for the health of Little Princess and to celebrate with our friends, customers, colleagues and bosses [1]. In the first evening, LPMGF suggested that I come with LPMGM as the latter is more experienced in shopping […]

What is your checklist for deciding on a hotel?

While I have safely slept in hostels in several countries (e.g. Iceland, Japan, Switzerland), based on the advises I learned from others, in some countries (e.g. Indonesia, UAE, USA) for the safety, hygiene and/or value-for-money reasons. Essential criterias: safety + location [1] + budget-friendly Always consider alternatives (#pandaAlt) “Search 2-3 websites, and then check the […]