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Why are we constantly seeking a better life?

When Little Princess turned 10 months old, I decided to bring her on a bus ride to a shopping complex N to get my favorite chocolate cake for a celebration. The celebratory cake was considered cheap yet the taste was above average. I also wanted to print photos at 25 cents/4R but the shop was […]

What are you thankful for at work?

In summer 2017, I felt restless and a sense of learning and trying to do other things as my work. This is not to say that my current work has not been fulfilling, in fact it has allowed me to achieved some of my dreams since years and decades ago. In ubiquitous up-or-go systems, including […]

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 […]

How to create beautiful photographs through composition techniques?

On the eve of a Universal Children’s Day, I was very happy when I succeeded capturing the reflection of Little Princess while she was bathed by her maternal grandmother in a hotel in Middle East (Asia2016/20161119_0287*). While I believe that love and independence are among the best things that parents can give to their children, tangible […]

How to be independent?

As parents, one of my prayers for our children is that they will grow into independent people. At the most fundamental level, independent people are able to care for their food, clothing, accommodation, and travel [4], collectively termed as 衣食住行, which are the basic necessities of lives and termed as the physiological need by Abraham […]

How to encourage a toddler to learn numerical skills?

In Summer 2016, I observed that Little Prince finds learning numbers boring, but I have read that early mastery of numerical skills is essential as a foundation of future learning and earning. The maternal grandmother of Little Prince shared that I was keen to learn numbers, alphabets, and words as a toddler. She personally taught […]

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 […]