Tag Archives: Germany

What can we learn about visual intelligence from Amy Herman?

In summer 2017, in an unplanned manner, I encountered the work entitled Visual Intelligence by Amy E. Herman. It has been an entertaining and educating read accompanying my solitary meal experience. Everyone, from parents to physicians, needs to hone their observation skills, to be a better observer. There seems to be a correlation for those […]

What are simple ways to nurture creativity?

Creativity is a matter that has fascinated me, since I started my graduate study. Even in today’s 24/7, always-on world, we can blend work and rest together in ways that make us smarter, more creative, and happier. Surround ourselves with the creative and seek out creative environment/places [1]. Imagine ourselves as a tourist in our […]

What are the essentials to instill in our children?

Since I will have more opportunities to direct the growth of Little Prince from autumn 2017 (InShaAllah), I have brainstormed on what are essentials for him. “Grown men can learn from very little children, for the hearts of little children a pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show children many things that older people miss.” […]

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 […]

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) […]

Why is La Sagrada Familia magical to us?

La Sagrada Familia is the most visited monument in Barcelona, the second-most populous city in Spain. Its construction started in 1882 and has been ongoing for 135 years as of the year 2017. When its construction is completed (target 2026, i.e. a century after the death of Antoni Gaudi), La Sagrada Familia will be the […]

How to stay safe from pickpockets?

Some years ago, a friend [1] experienced a pickpocket while in Barcelona – a notorious pickpocket capital of the world, according to the Mail Online. To prepare for our trip to Barcelona in Spring 2017, I do my best that we will leave with positive impressions of Barcelona, particularly the magical La Sagrada Familia. Don’t […]