Category productivity

How to resign in style and make a graceful exit?

To give more face time to my beloved women of 4 generations, including myself [1], I decided to follow my mother advice to quit my job and to pause (perhaps exit) my career by the end of 2018. On 20180921 (my day off) at 8 pm, I made a skype call to California to consult […]

What are questions to ask friends or colleagues who quit?

People who come to the world, our school(s), workplaces and cities will eventually leave, including ourselves. On 20180831, Little Prince and I would meet with a nice Belgian gentleman who is moving back to UK in early Nov 2018. He learned it as a surprise too as he intended to stay for another 1-2 years. […]

What are house chores that we appreciate others to assist us?

Mama taught me that time is one of the most important treasures that we have, hence if we can outsource some house chores (i.e. we exchange our money for someone else to help us do the house chores), that would be great. Some tasks that I appreciate others (e.g. a cleaning lady) assist us to […]

How to be competitive?

Today (20180423), is the 30th birthday of a beautiful junior who has studied economics in both Peking University (北大) and late my graduate school almamater, where she ranked first. I remember clearly how she humbly admitted that she did not even make into the top 10 in Beida. I cherished the moment when she attempted […]

How to use Facebook?

After I finished washing grapes (with a mixture of balsamic vinegar as we were running out of white vinegar) at ~12.30 am of 20180411, I suddenly missed and became curious of a friend so I checked the Facebook, then another friend and so on. In the end, I slept at 2 am plus but had […]

How to collaborate?

We must collaborate. How to collaborate? always scout for opportunities [1] *** [1] Tseen Khoo shared that “One of the most successful coffee chats I’ve ever had resulted in a book contract with a good university publisher (for my re-jigged PhD), the possibility of being co-editor for a book series, and the cementing of a […]

How to be innovative?

To innovate (创新) means to introduce new ideas, methods, products, etc. On 20180210, before Little Prince went to sleep, I shared with him an article about the M-Bot, a robot that aims to remove waste from water and protect marine habitats, designed by GEMS United Indian School grade 5 student Sainath Manikandan. Sainath’s robotic kit […]