Tag Archives: India

How to sell in a flea market?

Since we will be moving between countries by the end of 2018, we need to declutter some stuff through selling, donating, giving away, recycling and just simply discarding (while we uttered “better things will come”). Honestly, I admire the salesmen and saleswomen as they often have to face rejections. “Failure will never overtake me if […]

What have I learned about myself in summer 2018?

A saying by Benjamin Franklin goes, “there are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” Following what I learned in summer 2017, some discoveries about myself in summer 2018: Plant-based meals with some portions of seafood and eggs are more suitable for me [1]. After I finish lactating, I plan […]

How to eat colourfully?

I love all colors though I have preferences for the colors that I wear [1] and the places where I live [2]. On Father’s Day 2018 (20180617), the bright, bold and merry red made me feeling sad as Papa passed away 35 days ago. The idea to allow my children and myself to eat colorfully […]

What can we learn about being mortal?

Few days before our father’s death, which we didn’t anticipate [1], I was browsing the New York Bestselling list. Similar to my father who writes a book about his passion, I aspire to be an author whose books are widely read and benefit many people. Then, I encountered a book entitled “Being Mortal: Medicine and […]

What things do we really need?

On 20180527, after arrival from a heartbreaking multi-city journey of bidding farewell forever to the maternal grandfather of Little Prince and Little Princess, we found that our home at the birth city of both Little Prince and Little Princess too dusty. Consequently, Little Prince suffered from itchy eyes and itchy noses. He also sneezed non-stop. […]

How to be innovative?

To innovate (创新) means to introduce new ideas, methods, products, etc. On 20180210, before Little Prince went to sleep, I shared with him an article about the M-Bot, a robot that aims to remove waste from water and protect marine habitats, designed by GEMS United Indian School grade 5 student Sainath Manikandan. Sainath’s robotic kit […]

How to survive and thrive in the future where AI and VR have become ubiquitous?

Artificial intelligence (AI). AI fosters real-time image and speech recognition. Virtual reality (VR) includes “both 360-degree graphics and videos such as those for Google Cardboard and augmented reality (AR) displays in which data is overlaid on a view of the outside world.” On 20180209, I read an article entitled Countdown to the Singularity (2018-2038) (see […]

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. If one has the luxury of choices, one could check the resources below: http://www.airlinequality.com which contains critical reviews. As of 20180413, Japan Airlines, Korean […]

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 […]