Tag Archives: humble

Why is the world full of duality?

On a beautiful afternoon in Summer 2016, HappyGreenPanda (HGP) read a simplified story about the adventure of Robinson Crusoe to Little Prince [1]. Mommy: "Why is there a bad weather?" HGP: "So that you can cherish a good weather." Mommy: "Why are there bad guys" HGP: "So that you can appreciate good guys." On a […]

How to deal with envy?

A week before 20160724, I thought that I would attend more birthdays of Honey Panda’s friend’s son [1] than Little Prince’s birthdays, due to work restriction. Honestly, I felt sad and envious, but we can always convert negative emotions into positive forces. In contrast, Honey Panda has been around for all Little Prince’s birthdays hitherto. […]

What can we learn from Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda?

Having lived in California for an unforgettable summer, I am interested to learn from Journey to Ixtlan (1972) by Carlos Castaneda. I will also always remember the determination of my Mexican friend to visit me at San Diego, crossing the dangerous borders. He is indeed a traveller, having done the trans-Siberian rail journey, the longest […]

How to apply The Pareto Principle or 80/20 Rule?

The Pareto Principle, named after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto and promoted by Joseph M. Duran – a pioneer in quality management, is also known as the 80/20 Rule, the law of the vital few, and the principle of factor sparsity. The Pareto states that ~80% of the effects come from ~20% of the causes. It […]

What are the qualities of ideal Asian guys based on contemporary perspectives?

As a mother of a young man, I would like to know what qualities that women are looking for in Asian guys, given that women are increasingly educated, well-informed and having higher expectations. Sadly, the maternal uncle of our little prince, who is single, tall, and just completed his study in a top university with […]

How to be likeable?

It’s human nature to be likeable. People, from as young as toddlers, have done all sorts of things to be likable. I’m inspired by both the Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) and our Little Prince. The latter, though straightforwardly criticized honey panda for his naughty behavior, still said "but I like you." Adorable! We love […]

Why is humility essential?

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up. ~ Jesse Jackson 20150917 On 20151005, I felt that a colleague whom I lead did not respect me. She addressed another colleague of equal status / rank as me (just that he was 8 years older than me) by his title. On the other hand, […]