Tag Archives: ask

What are questions to ask when looking for a nursery or a kindergarten?

In 2019Q3, I was hesitated to send Little Princess to a preschool because: I want to spend more time nurturing and loving her to compensate for the lost days, weeks, months and years for earning a living/saving and the career of her father. I want her immunity to grow stronger as I remember how Little […]

What can we learn about animal motions from David Hu of Gatech?

I wanted so much to attend the talk titled “How to Walk on Water and Climb Up Walls” by David Hu at the NYUAD, A6, Conference Center from 6:30 to 8:00 PM on 2081111, but we had been very tired and we would be busy today (20181112) and tomorrow. Perhaps, it’s a blessing in disguise […]

What questions have we asked our children and vice versa?

When I was young, I read an article about why many Jews are successful worldwide. A reason can be that Jewish parents ask their children “what questions did you ask at school?” In many traditional cultures, children are supposed to listen to and obey their parents and teachers. No questioning of the instructions given by […]

How to visit the cockpit of an airline?

Since Little Prince turned 4 years old, he has dreamed to be a pilot [1] and I am very thankful that we had several chances to visit the cockpit during some of our flights including: the first trans-ocean flight of Little Prince [2] the first flight to Europe of Little Prince; the pilots were so […]

What can we learn from Joyce Meyer?

On 20180629, at room 1 of Home@S2011, I found a book that I often read during my PhD student days. The title is New Day, New You written by Joyce Meyer. I bought it a pence short of GBP 10. Unfortunately, it has turned yellowish and moldy! Therefore, I am going to donate it away for […]

Why does the sun warm us up on earth but remains cold at higher altitudes?

In the early June 2018, Little Prince asked me an interesting question that I paraphrased. I am proud of his depth of question, in spite of his limited but growing vocabularies. He was pondering that the higher the altitude, the nearer it is to the sun, which is the source of heat energy. Asking questions, […]

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 nurture curiosity?

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 […]

How to deal with nosy people?

On 20161127, I was reluctant to arrange for a lunch together with a friendly, generous, yet nosy friend: A. However, since she has been very keen to meet Little Princess and she would be upset if I delay further, I gave in and arranged a meet-up with her. A is most likely to be an […]

How to lead and change people without giving offense or arousing resentment?

On 2016xxxx, I met with my first subordinate whose hiring was greatly contributed by me. While she was not our first choice due to the better technical competence of the other candidates, but fortune favored her. To effectively lead people, we must influence them positively: Begin with praise and honest appreciation. Indirectly show people’s mistakes, […]