Tag Archives: family

What have we learned from living with others?

Since I was 14 years old, I have lived away from my family due to a riot that changed our lives forever. In order to survive and pursue a better future, my parents sent me overseas to study two new languages (and new ways of thinkings). In the process, I became more independent and ambitious. […]

How to simultaneously raise a happy toddler and a happy preschooler?

In Summer 2018, I realized that I subconsciously copied what I have learned to my parents. For example, to increase the alertness of Little Prince in caring for Little Princess, I copied what Papa used to say to me when I was responsible for my sister and brother. “If something happens (e.g. disability), you must […]

What can we learn from the movie Paradox?

On our flight departing 20180322 and arriving 20180323, I watched the movie Paradox (杀破狼・贪狼), a 2017 film about telling the story about Lee, a widower and a police negotiator who traveled to Bangkok to search for his teenage daughter and is aided by local detectives. Some places are unsafe and best avoided. In the movie, […]

What can we learn from the movie Reset?

Fatal Countdown: Reset (逆时营救) was the last movie that I watched in 2017, at high altitude as watching movies has become a luxurious past time these days with increasing commitments and responsibilities. The story, set in 2025, is about Xia Tian, a determined single mother and a talented, high-flying scientist engaged in top-secret research, on […]

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 […]

How to choose a lunch box for children?

As a working mother who struggles to prepare healthy meals for myself, I have to prepare a lunch box for Little Prince starting autumn 2017. What containers are the best for children’s school meals? Plastic container [1] Pro: fall proof, light Con: may contain BPA absorb the odor of the food Metal tiffin [2] Con: […]

What are our stories in autumn 2017?

This is part 1 of our autumn 2017 stories. On 20170813, I went for a medical test (a blood was drawn and I had to take a chest X-ray) for my work visa. Since their system has my fingerprints, I do not have to go for fingerprinting collection again. My sponsor paid for a fast […]