Tag Archives: adapt

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. […]

Why must we nurture gratitude?

We accept that life is unfair [1], but life still offers many joyful and beautiful things. *** [1] There are many things and events that have formed my perceptions about fairness. On 20180227 when I transferred my salary to another account not associated with the ATM card, I became aware that my employer pays us […]

What are our stories in autumn 2017?

This is part 1 of our autumn 2017 stories. On 20170813, I went for a medical test (a blood was drawn and I had to take a chest X-ray) for my work visa. Since their system has my fingerprints, I do not have to go for fingerprinting collection again. My sponsor paid for a fast […]

How do we use our tablets?

Since having her first and only tablet, my mother has used it extensively to keep in touch with her three children living in three different countries. She also used it to view her collection of photos of family members, especially grandchildren, and her (medical, financial, etc) documents. On 20170812, I found that my attempts to […]

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 be kind?

One of my prayers for both Little Prince and Little Princess is that they grow into kind people. Kindness, rooted in love (agape kind of love), is the quality of being friendly, generous, considerate and compassionate. “Kindness is ‘Pure Love’ expressed / experienced / realized ~ ‘Human Kindness’ defines the fate of Humankind.” ~ Jaime […]

What would you choose if you can only have either wealth or wisdom?

After an unproductive morning trying to identify an obstetrician whom I can have confidence in for safe delivery – a VBAC if possible [1], I learned about the lifestyle and perspectives of the second generation of the top 1% [2] wealthy from China via Al Jazeera, while enjoying my lunch [3] of black chicken soup […]