Tag Archives: China

What are our plans for summer 2017?

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” ― Yoko Ono Daily Goals: eat well + sleep enough (the basic needs that I did not enjoy sufficiently in Spring 2017 according to my beloved mother) […]

What must we know about plastic?

On 20170129, I was disappointed to notice that the newly purchased breastshields for the breast pump have discolored [1]. While pumping mother’s milk for Little Princess, the pump (and its essential accessories) and the milk are analogous to the goose and golden eggs. They are precious! I also realized that while living in the desert, […]

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 […]

How to persevere?

On 20161209, after the first skype with Little Princess, I thought of the following: You don’t know how persevered you can be until you have no other choices but being persevered. One of Little Prince’s favorite story in Summer 2016 was XiaoWanDou, the little bean that persevered in a foreign land, continued to live regardless […]

How to earn more money?

On 20161125 while visiting a friendly colleague, I learned from him that his fellow colleagues who have worked for over 5 years did not get any raise in salary. On 20161128, a colleague who will move to Australia in 2017 shared with me that he has not been allowed to request for a promotion since […]

Why must we collaborate?

On 20161128, a Little Princess’ adorer shared a simple game with me. Among three palms of three different game players, the unique one will win. Let say he collaborates with his wife and tells her that no matter what she was supposed to show palm up. Either he or his wife will surely win! The […]

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. […]