Tag Archives: Dubai

What are our stories in autumn 2017 (part 2)?

This is part 2 of our autumn 2017 stories. On 20170912, after meeting my clients in the morning, I rushed to pick Little Prince up. Thankfully, I was allowed to eat at his school cafetaria (hence I had energy to meet my afternoon clients). School food tends to be cheaper than restaurant, and healthier than […]

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 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 nurture grit?

Albeit having relatively less experience than us, the young can always inspire us. Before Little Princess turned 9 months old, she could already cruised (walking while holding on to the edge of her play pen) – a milestone expected only from those age 9-10 months old. At the night of her 9-month birthday, she smiled […]

What are your favorite events?

Celebrations are always joyful. Since every day is a gift, why don’t we celebrate every day, every week, every month and every year? What are your favorite events? I am grateful for having celebrated many events in the past, they include New Year, Lunar New Year, Valentine‚Äôs Day, Easter, Christmas, Eid Al Adha, Eid Al […]

What are you grateful for in 2015?

My gratitude list in 2015: # a family especially papa mama and parents in-law who love and care for us and little prince who allows me to rediscover the wonder of our world # a loving mother who cooked for us (she spent hours to prepare kimchi), washed our clothes, cleaned our flat and gave […]