Tag Archives: Canada

How to prepare our children for the first day of kindergarten?

During the open campus day, I saw that there would be 22 classmates of Little Prince and we received a back-to-school checklist by Todd Parr. On the eve of Little Prince’s first day of kindergarten, as inspired by the checklist, I created a personalized checklist for him: be unique, it’s okay to be different be […]

What lessons that we would like to share with our children for them to live independently?

Since Little Prince and I would live together in our adventure in the desert, in addition to the essentials, I would like to share survival and practical lessons to allow him to be independent early in life. Do not reboil water because reboiling will cause “anything dissolved in the water (salts, contaminants) to be slightly […]

What is your checklist for flying?

I flew a lot in years 2009, 2010 (one of my flights made an emergency landing and I unexpectedly had the chance to visit the first Starbucks outlet), 2015, and 2017. As inspired by The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande, below is my ongoing checklist for flying. Buy the best (cheapest, direct-flight) tickets [1] Few […]

What are the future of our education?

We live in a world of change, not rapid but accelerating change. As a mother of little children, I often ponder on and attempt to predict on the future of our education, including the increasingly expensive tertiary education. In a series of attempts to financially and quantitatively rescue Paul Quinn College, textbooks have been substituted […]

What is your gratitude list for summer 2017?

For summer 2017, I am thankful for the followings: Little Prince and Little Princess. Both of them are growing happily and healthily into unique individuals. Spending precious moments with papa and mama, especially when Little Princess smiled to and danced for her maternal grandfather. At the eve of her 9 months-old birthday, Little Princess gave […]

What are the essentials to instill in our children?

Towards the end of summer 2017, we received a flyer of a pre-school advertising its approach of engaging children in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, abbreviated as STEAM; it seemed that STEAM is the new trend, previously it was STEM. Although they missed the s for the mathematics in their flyer, I was impressed […]

How to safely store our data?

On 20170515, I discovered that two of my Western Digital external hard disks could not be detected by my asus laptop [1]! Then, on 20170529, my engineer brother told me that the hard disk in his Mac book was spoilt and he lost his undergraduate data, but he did not care as he has a […]