While I am thankful for showers, especially warm water showers, they are not only relaxing but also learning opportunities. The more curious a child is, the more he learns. On 20180129, Little Prince enjoyed a floating boat toy (made of washed ex-mushroom packaging container filled in with water and hotel shampoo tubes: 1 was almost […]

After returning from his school on 20180129, Little Prince shared that a student in another KG1 class (where Sophia is) tore his the protective #fruitwrapper (#meshTube #fruitFoam) that I deployed to prevent his banana from bruises. Kids can be brutal! While we teach our children to be kind, other children may take advantage of them. “In the […]

When I studied overseas (living far away from my parents), I reminded myself daily to be polite (以礼待人) and humble (虚怀若谷), so that I could learn more things in a short amount of time. Being humble allows us to free ourselves from pride and prejudices. According to Clay Christensen of Harvard Business School, humble people […]

On 20180125, I received an email informing me that I need to do an additional work, in spite of I requested not to do in autumn 2017 and my direct boss agreed to it. These days in January 2018, I felt that I spent more waking hours working yet I was tired hence I could […]

To help our children stay safe: Remind our child/children that we love them and any form of abuse is never the victim’s fault. Bad people have been known to threaten children or coerce them into secrecy by making them fear the consequences of anger or loss of affection from their parents. Bad strangers may say: […]

On 20180123, I asked Dr T (an obstetrician/gynecologist) how to stop the production of mother’s milk naturally, without medication. It was my first (and perhaps last) consultation with her and she sounded unhappy that I was still producing mother’s milk for her thinking that I breastfed, but when I later explained that I pumped, she […]

The first time Little Prince learned about the folk tale Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves was through my childhood book with some lost pages, that mama kindly brought all the way in her flight. Alibaba was one of the tales in One Thousand and One Nights. On 20180123, the day when Little Prince vomited thrice in […]