Category gratitude

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 enjoyed happy swim moments at the residence of Little Prince’s maternal grandparents. Little Prince has been helping me to hang the […]

How to face life greatest adversities?

On the eve of my sister’s 28th birthday, I woke up at 5am plus to cook breakfast and lunch boxes for Little Prince and myself. Then, we headed to see the dentist who works from 7 am to 3pm, for the 2nd of 3 root canal treatments for Little Prince teeth K and L. Thankfully, […]

What are the benefits and drawbacks of attending universities?

On 20180503, I learned from two senior faculty members that university grades must be a normal distribution, regardless of the class performance [1]. Otherwise, the instructor will be questioned. Therefore, for university students in the same course, it’s sadly a zero sum game. If our peers are hardworking and motivated, the competition gets more intense. […]

Which universities would you like to visit?

I always love visiting universities, they represent the sites where generations of students and learners have concentrated their minds and energy to learn and conceive new ideas, methodologies and innovations. Such places are simply magical! Which universities have you visited? I count and list these magical ivory towers, where I have admired, dreamed of becoming […]

Why must we nurture gratitude?

We accept that life is unfair [1], but life still offers many joyful and beautiful things. *** [1] There are many things and events that have formed my perceptions about fairness. On 20180227 when I transferred my salary to another account not associated with the ATM card, I became aware that my employer pays us […]

What do we inherit from our parents?

We owe our parents for bringing us to this world and raising us, regardless we agree or not with their methods. We inherit the followings from our parents: physical attributes look [1] health fitness and risks of diseases [2] personality [3] conscientiousness (责任感). If one is high in conscientiousness, s/he plans for the future and […]

What do we like about Louvre Abu Dhabi?

We are thankful to Little Prince’s friend D and her mother for our first two visits to Louvre Abu Dhabi. D’s mama is an Art Club Member + 1 (it costs 472.5 AED for unlimited yearly access for the member and a guest). The membership also allows for free entrance to partner museums in France. […]