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What lessons that we would like to share with our children for them to live independently?

Since Little Prince and I would live together in our adventure in the desert, in addition to the essentials, I would like to share survival and practical lessons to allow him to be independent early in life. Do not reboil water because reboiling will cause “anything dissolved in the water (salts, contaminants) to be slightly […]

What are the essentials to instill in our children?

Towards the end of summer 2017, we received a flyer of a pre-school advertising its approach of engaging children in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, abbreviated as STEAM; it seemed that STEAM is the new trend, previously it was STEM. Although they missed the s for the mathematics in their flyer, I was impressed […]

How to be independent?

As parents, one of my prayers for our children is that they will grow into independent people. At the most fundamental level, independent people are able to care for their food, clothing, accommodation, and travel [4], collectively termed as 衣食住行, which are the basic necessities of lives and termed as the physiological need by Abraham […]

How to read for children?

In Summer 2016, at (nomadic) home, Little Prince and I have enjoyed many moments of reading together and recollecting our experience through visual memory (litonline photo albums, pictorial story books, etc), I am tremendously grateful to The Universe for loving us so much. May Little Prince, Little Princess and more children of others, especially whom […]

How not to forget where we put things?

It has been few days that Honey Panda could not find his internet banking tokens [1], and tonight (20160618) mother-in-law and I spent some time helped him searching for them. He has never found it and had to pay for replacement! This is an avoidable spending and against our frugality principle. To prevent forgetting where […]

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 […]

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 […]