Category happiness

How to prepare for our Autumn 2019 trip to Europe?

When I prepared for my graduation trip for my parents, little did I know that it would be our first and last trio trip of Papa, Mama, and me. Since Spring 2019, I have started preparing for the Europe 2019 trip of Little Prince, his maternal grandmother, and me. I started with checking the schedule […]

How to peacefully parent strong-willed children?

The past few weeks of 20181109 have been difficult for me as Little Prince has been getting more defiant than ever. Then, Xmas Eve 2018 and the boxing day were turbulent for us as both of us were angry and upset, in spite of spending a relatively happy Xmas on 20181225. His whining was stressing […]

How to optimize our flight experience?

On 20181015, Little Prince and I have to move home and then go to the airport for our 11th flight this year! Since we have to fly often, let’s brainstorm ideas to make each flight safe, comfortable and memorable. Some ideas include: research + read Read up on the airline’s baggage restrictions so we can […]

How to visit the cockpit of an airline?

Since Little Prince turned 4 years old, he has dreamed to be a pilot [1] and I am very thankful that we had several chances to visit the cockpit during some of our flights including: the first trans-ocean flight of Little Prince [2] the first flight to Europe of Little Prince; the pilots were so […]

What can we learn from the movie Love in the 1980s?

On the eve of our Papa’s 67th birthday [1], I watched a movie entitled Love in the 1980s. It reminded me on the love between my parents. While I watched this slowly-paced movie in the early hours, later Little Prince watched it partially and I realized that Little Princess loved the greenery scene too. Some […]

What can we learn from the movie Cities in Love?

On the eve of 100th day anniversary of Papa passing away, I started watching the movie Cities in Love 恋爱中的城市. At Prague, a Chinese girl carried her father’s ashes to be scattered around the world in a bag that was later stolen by a gang of Chinese thieves. However, she recognized the Chinese young man […]

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 […]