Tag Archives: Iceland

What is your checklist for deciding on a hotel?

While I have safely slept in hostels in several countries (e.g. Iceland, Japan, Switzerland), based on the advises I learned from others, in some countries (e.g. Indonesia, UAE, USA) for the safety, hygiene and/or value-for-money reasons. Essential criterias: safety + location [1] + budget-friendly Always consider alternatives (#pandaAlt) “Search 2-3 websites, and then check the […]

How to focus?

On 20160715, I am aware that HappyGreenPanda loves to do easy tasks that can be completed quickly and small projects [5], instead of big projects. However, big projects can often have tremendous effects on one’s success. Think of the analogy of the big rocks, gravel, and sand. On 20160806, after a night of fever and […]

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 determine one’s BMTI personality type?

Since we love and cherish our people (self, family, friends, colleagues, clients, mentors, mentees, tribe), we strive to understand them, and adapt our communication to suit their personality. We want to be polite to them, simply because we treasure everyone who crosses our life path. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (BMTI) describes four pairs of opposite […]

What are you grateful for in 2015?

My gratitude list in 2015: # a family especially papa mama and parents in-law who love and care for us and little prince who allows me to rediscover the wonder of our world # a loving mother who cooked for us (she spent hours to prepare kimchi), washed our clothes, cleaned our flat and gave […]

How to quickly download picasa albums?

We are approaching the end of year 2015, it’s time to reflect, count our blessings, declutter (donate/discard/recycle), back-up our stuff, and plan for the future. I decided to download our picasa albums as I realized that the picasa album URLs are not working on mobile phone/tablet (though it still works on laptop) since few days […]

How to minimize wasting our time and energy on social media like facebook and linkedin?

On 20151002, I felt that I wasted a precious an hour of my life on facebook and linkedin, I must be more disciplined. On 20151003, I also spent a time replying to the husband of a former’s colleague who inquired about a job at the company, city, country that I am in. There is information […]