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What have we learned from decluttering in Summer 2018?

Clutters distract me from focusing on what truly matters. Some lessons that we learned from decluttering in Summer 2018: Papers are non-durable as they get moldy easily. Papers include books and boxes. Thus, do not store our items in paper-made boxes and card boards for a long term. This knowledge makes me sad as I […]

How to walk away from someone or something that is not right for us?

Sometimes, we encounter someone or something that is not right for us. For the sake of our sanity and serenity, we must walk away or minimize exposure to them. To walk away: nurture inner strength to keep calm. practice self-love breathe be firm on our decisions learn to accept some things are not going to […]

What can we learn about being mortal?

Few days before our father’s death, which we didn’t anticipate [1], I was browsing the New York Bestselling list. Similar to my father who writes a book about his passion, I aspire to be an author whose books are widely read and benefit many people. Then, I encountered a book entitled “Being Mortal: Medicine and […]

How to deal with anger?

Anger is one letter short of danger. From Ravi Chandra, I learned that, “among active and interactive users of Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, anger is more viral than happiness, sadness or disgust.” In spring 2018, while Little Prince has been sweet for most time, there have been moments that his actions made me […]

What to do when children talk back?

In the first week of May 2018, Little Prince, who has been docile but ambitious [1] for most time, talked back to me when I requested him to do some house chores. I wonder if this is a bad habit that he picked from his peers. According to Hannah Chow-Johnson, “children sometimes hear their friends […]

Why do our peers matter?

On 20180613, a former colleague shared how his application to volunteer at a primary school where he hopes his son (born in the same month and year as Little Prince) will attend, was rejected. The school has too many aspiring applicants! His main motivation of sending his son to a better primary school was that […]

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, […]