Tag Archives: Chicago

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 have we learned from visits to hospitals?

On 20170626, after Little Princess vomited thrice starting at 8.30pm, we rushed her to the main hospital with children emergency, where most parents in the country we lived in summer 2017 have brought their sick children to see a doctor, especially when general practitioners had closed. In the moment of rush, I still remember to […]

How to sleep anywhere and anytime when we need to sleep?

On 20161210, I would have only less than three hours of sleep in 24 hrs. This challenge has prompted me to seriously learn how to sleep anywhere and anytime when we need to sleep. Before that, I have faced many sleeping challenges. In Summer 2007, my sister and I slept at the Bangkok airport while […]

What were your childhood dreams?

Dear Universe, thank you for allowing me to grow up with my childhood dreams. While I was a little child, I dreamed many dreams. What were your childhood dreams? Children can help us to re-discover our childhood dreams, through their innocence and curiosity. “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children […]

What can we learn from The Ecstasy of Influence by Jonathan Lethem?

In Summer 2016, I am grateful for the opportunities to read books to widen my horizons and improve my command of English. A book recommended by Austin Kleon is The Ecstasy of Influence by Jonathan Lethem, that I have wanted to read since 2015. To me, his words [1] were weaved with rich vocabularies, and […]

What are the required traits and skills of successful tech entrepreneurs?

Have you ever dreamed to be an entrepreneur? While my father used to discourage me from doing so, perhaps he thought that life of entrepreneurs are unstable, a summer in Switzerland had convinced me that I must give entrepreneurship a trial, if not multiple trials. After all, I was an entrepreneurial student who gave tuition […]