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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 is your gratitude list for summer 2017?

For summer 2017, I am thankful for the followings: Little Prince and Little Princess. Both of them are growing happily and healthily into unique individuals. Spending precious moments with papa and mama, especially when Little Princess smiled to and danced for her maternal grandfather. At the eve of her 9 months-old birthday, Little Princess gave […]

What have I learned about myself in summer 2017?

I felt that I could do better in terms of productivity and creativity in the beginning of summer 2017. As of 20170606, I still have the remaining of summer 2017. It’s no use crying over spilled milk (复水难收), but I could focus on the upcoming days and weeks. Nevertheless, the past period of doing nothing […]

How to nurture a photographic memory?

On 20160814, Little Prince told us that he would like to participate in a story telling competition. Since then, we have practiced everyday [1] using his favorite story The panda’s world by Caroline Arnold. I realized that he sometimes forgot the next line [2], and I made him a 3×3 visual memory aid (visual summary), […]

What is your gratitude list for Summer 2016?

While “Schopenhauerian claim that our lives lack meaning because we are invariably dissatisfied; either we have not yet obtained what we seek, or we have obtained it and are bored,” I choose to embrace gratitude + creativity + productivity as ways of living. “What is good for us on a personal level, what’s going to […]

What can we learn from Inside Men?

Honey Panda and I tried to watch the 2015 Korean movie Inside Men (내부자들), but we had not succeeded until 20160519, when I managed to watch it at a high altitude above the sky. Well, our flight was delayed for 1 hr 15 minutes, due to the neighbouring air traffic limit, hence my supper was […]

What can we learn from The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince)?

The Little Prince has been one of my favorite books since I knew how to discover the wonders of the world from a bookstore in my childhood city. There were no public libraries and our parents could not afford to purchase story books for us. Thankfully, we could still read in bookstores, while being very […]