Tag Archives: ask

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, […]

How to protect credit cards from smart thieves who do not physically touch or steal the cards?

On 20161126, the paternal grandfather of Little Prince and Little Princess sent us a video of how a cyber-security expert pretended asking for an innocent question (e.g. is there a Macy in this mall) while waving his tablet pouch (but there were RFID card readers inside the pouch!) Thankfully, he was not a digital pickpocket. […]

How to raise frugal children?

On 20161123, while I washed Little Princess’ 1st clothes that I bought for her and were chosen by her maternal granny, I thought of an idea to allow Little Prince to learn how to wash his own clothes with hotel shampoo, so that he will grow up as an independent and frugal boy and man. […]

What can we learn from buying the chocolates to celebrate Little Princess?

In the third weekend of November 2016, we spent three evenings shopping for the chocolates to express our gratitude for the health of Little Princess and to celebrate with our friends, customers, colleagues and bosses [1]. In the first evening, LPMGF suggested that I come with LPMGM as the latter is more experienced in shopping […]

Why must we not blindly believe in experts?

On 20161102, our family members saw the highest number of doctors for outpatient consultations. For my first appointment, I was disappointed that I spent less than 5 minutes sharing my problem with the specialist (he is polite, curious and works in a big clinic), but he did not even perform manual examination, and we had […]

What is your checklist for deciding on a hotel?

While I have safely slept in hostels in several countries (e.g. Iceland, Japan, Switzerland), based on the advises I learned from others, in some countries (e.g. Indonesia, UAE, USA) for the safety, hygiene and/or value-for-money reasons. Essential criterias: safety + location [1] + budget-friendly Always consider alternatives (#pandaAlt) “Search 2-3 websites, and then check the […]