Tag Archives: Hong Kong

What is your gratitude list for summer 2018?

While Summer 2018 presented tragic events to us (the sudden demise of Papa and my sister’s father-in-law), there were still things that we are thankful for. Our gratitude list for summer 2018: Home cooked meals I accept that the home cooked meals prepared by me were limited to steaming and boiling. On 21080628, both Little […]

Why do our peers matter?

On 20180613, a former colleague shared how his application to volunteer at a primary school where he hopes his son (born in the same month and year as Little Prince) will attend, was rejected. The school has too many aspiring applicants! His main motivation of sending his son to a better primary school was that […]

What are the benefits and drawbacks of attending universities?

On 20180503, I learned from two senior faculty members that university grades must be a normal distribution, regardless of the class performance [1]. Otherwise, the instructor will be questioned. Therefore, for university students in the same course, it’s sadly a zero sum game. If our peers are hardworking and motivated, the competition gets more intense. […]

How to make the most of geoarbitrage?

I first learned about geoarbitrage from Tim Ferriss. The idea of earning expensive currency (e.g. USD) and spending relatively affordable one (e.g. CNY, IDR, INR) in a city and a country of lower costs, is fun! Arbitrage is a well understood financial concept where disparities between markets are leveraged to generate or broker a return. […]

How to use Facebook?

After I finished washing grapes (with a mixture of balsamic vinegar as we were running out of white vinegar) at ~12.30 am of 20180411, I suddenly missed and became curious of a friend so I checked the Facebook, then another friend and so on. In the end, I slept at 2 am plus but had […]

What are your plans after stopping lactation?

On 20180323, Honey Panda informed me that Little Prince prefers mother’s milk (even it’s thawed from the frozen ones and does not taste as good as the freshly pumped breastmilk) over milk powder of Aptamil 3. She drinks less milk than before, but thankfully she loves to eat diverse food though. Honey Panda mentioned that […]

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, […]