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What are our plans for summer 2017?

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” ― Yoko Ono Daily Goals: eat well + sleep enough (the basic needs that I did not enjoy sufficiently in Spring 2017 according to my beloved mother) […]

How to avoid pointless meetings?

“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be meetings.” —­Dave Barry, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author. In the morning of 20170426, I received an email asking me to attend a meeting that serves other’s […]

How to nurture passion in children?

On 20170419, I intended to watch at least a TED talk on parenting. However, both Little Prince and I ended up watching a TED talk by Julie Lythcott-Haims together on our cozy bed. It was his first TED talk and to my surprise, he shared that he wants to be like Julie to tell his […]

Why is La Sagrada Familia magical to us?

La Sagrada Familia is the most visited monument in Barcelona, the second-most populous city in Spain. Its construction started in 1882 and has been ongoing for 135 years as of the year 2017. When its construction is completed (target 2026, i.e. a century after the death of Antoni Gaudi), La Sagrada Familia will be the […]

How to teach efficiently?

Teaching is one of the best ways of learning, hence I greatly appreciate opportunities to teach, tutor and share my knowledge, which are learned from others. Teaching multiple courses simultaneously allow us to practice interleaving and spaced repetition, they are learning techniques that allow us to develop neural chunks [1] To teach effectively: make a […]

How to survive in a corporate world?

No matter where we work, there will surely be competitions. To survive in a corporate world: Be proactive [1] and more than willing. In tight times, attitude matters. Be humble. “Never make anyone feel bad for not picking things up or getting things done as efficiently as you do. Being brilliant never gave anyone the […]

Why must we keep calm?

Keeping our stress level low through meditation and keeping calm can prolong our lives by keeping higher levels of telomerase and longer telomeres, according to pilot studies by Elizabeth Blackburn (Liz). While pregnant with Little Prince, I had an opportunity to listen to a talk by Elizabeth Blackburn and have a photograph taken with her […]