Category simplicity

What things do we really need?

On 20180527, after arrival from a heartbreaking multi-city journey of bidding farewell forever to the maternal grandfather of Little Prince and Little Princess, we found that our home at the birth city of both Little Prince and Little Princess too dusty. Consequently, Little Prince suffered from itchy eyes and itchy noses. He also sneezed non-stop. […]

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, […]

How to make the most of geoarbitrage?

I first learned about geoarbitrage from Tim Ferriss. The idea of earning expensive currency (e.g. USD) and spending relatively affordable one (e.g. CNY, IDR, INR) in a city and a country of lower costs, is fun! Arbitrage is a well understood financial concept where disparities between markets are leveraged to generate or broker a return. […]

How to dance?

On 20180314, Little Prince would have an audition for a talent show (a varsity show). He wanted to dance with the song Little Apple, which has been very popular in China. Previously, he had missed an audition on 20180124 for the 2018 International Day (20180201) due to being unwell, so we are determined to put […]

What are our stories in autumn 2017 (part 2)?

This is part 2 of our autumn 2017 stories. On 20170912, after meeting my clients in the morning, I rushed to pick Little Prince up. Thankfully, I was allowed to eat at his school cafetaria (hence I had energy to meet my afternoon clients). School food tends to be cheaper than restaurant, and healthier than […]

What are easy dishes to cook for children?

While cooking is not my main hobby, washing vegetables and cooking can be a form of meditation and prayers, providing nutritious meals for our loved ones. Since I am a busy working mother, I constantly ponder on how to cook easy yet healthy dishes for our little children, with our minimalist set of cookware. Some […]

What have we learned from packing to live and work overseas?

I am thankful that I have had the opportunity to live, learn, and work at different cities, countries, and continents. When I move, I need to pack and unpack. The nomadic process allowed me to simplify my life, my things, and learned few lessons. I enjoy practicing a minimalist lifestyle. 3 sets of clothes for […]