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 […]

I love all colors though I have preferences for the colors that I wear [1] and the places where I live [2]. On Father’s Day 2018 (20180617), the bright, bold and merry red made me feeling sad as Papa passed away 35 days ago. The idea to allow my children and myself to eat colorfully […]

On 20180617, Honey Panda and I were having different thoughts on which one was better for Little Princess: a crayon or a color pencil? Toddlers have to press hard to get bright color from crayons and parts of them fall off or break easily. Pencil tips may fall off and a 2 to 3 year […]

Statistically, one out of every two of us will get cancer or heart disease and die from it. However, I hope that it would only happen after we live a long fulfilling life [0]. Papa passed away due to metastatic lung adenocarcinoma in spite of exercising regularly and never smoking in his life. While there […]

While Summer 2018 presented tragic events to us (the sudden demise of Papa and my sister’s father-in-law), there were still things that we are thankful for. Our gratitude list for summer 2018: Home cooked meals limited to steaming and boiling. On 21080628, both Little Prince and Little Princess loved the beetroot carrot soup that I […]

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 […]

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 […]