Tag Archives: India

What is your checklist for flying?

I flew a lot in years 2009, 2010 (one of my flights made an emergency landing and I unexpectedly had the chance to visit the first Starbucks outlet), 2015, and 2017. As inspired by The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande, below is my ongoing checklist for flying. Buy the best (cheapest, direct-flight) tickets [1] Few […]

What are quick and easy soup recipes?

Since one of my former mentors (bosses) commented that my current assignment in Spring 2017 as “one hell of a lot of [insert any form of working e.g. presenting, reviewing, reading, attending meeting, etc]…:-(“, I must be smarter and more creative in supplying my body with nutrients. Like oatmeal [2], fenugreek (methi), sesame seed, water, […]

What can we learn from the Bhagavad Gita?

Since I was a child, I have heard of the Hindu epic Mahabharata, narrating two warring groups of cousins, the Kauravas and the Pandavas. One of the classic parts of Mahabharata is Bhagavad Gita [1]. At that time, I found the TV drama of Mahabharata too complex and contain too many conflicts for me to […]

What is your gratitude list for Summer 2016?

While “Schopenhauerian claim that our lives lack meaning because we are invariably dissatisfied; either we have not yet obtained what we seek, or we have obtained it and are bored,” I choose to embrace gratitude + creativity + productivity as ways of living. “What is good for us on a personal level, what’s going to […]

What are your unique dreams while sleeping?

Hormones and the changes of their levels can play great roles in our lives, for example pregnancy hormones can bring surprises. In my 2016 pregnancy, my sleeping dreams could be scary. Once in the first trimester, I dreamed being chased away by carnivorous animals in a zoo, perhaps as subconsciously inspired by Singapore Zoo where […]

How to build our tribe?

Our people are important, as I learned from a robotics talk by Vijay Kumar on 20160120. When the researcher controls one of the four drones, the rest follows and ensures equivalent distance. Think of leader-follower network. For big challenges, we need to work in TEAM, it stands for Together Everyone Achieve More, as I have […]

Who are your cherished mentors?

Dear Universe, thank you for 2015, a year of learning, teaching and sharing. I pray that 2016 will be a year in which all my dearest readers and I learn new things that can help transforming us into a kind, creative, productive, useful, healthy and beautiful human being. “Better than a thousand days of diligent […]