Tag Archives: Indonesia

What would you do if you married a psychopath?

On Valentine 2018, I gave my husband a box of chocolates, brought him to a nice restaurant, and served him sexually (including an activity that caused me to suffer from an infection in the past). After that, he started to verbally abused me. That’s fine he didn’t give me any gift, but I do not […]

Why did Ali Baba steal the robbers’ money?

The first time Little Prince learned about the folk tale Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves was through my childhood book with some lost pages, that mama kindly brought all the way in her flight. Alibaba was one of the tales in One Thousand and One Nights. On 20180123, the day when Little Prince vomited thrice in […]

What are our daily affirmations?

Affirmations are sayings that we believe to be true. The  Latin word affirmare originally means “to make steady, strengthen.” Affirmations help purify our thoughts and restructure the dynamic of our brains so that we truly begin to think nothing is impossible. Affirmations can bring serenity and hope to our lives. To me, affirmations are among […]

Why is it hard to forgive?

On 20180112, at Royal Rose Hotel, we sadly learned about Zainab Ansari of Kasur, Punjab, Pakistan. I could not imagine the pain that her parents went through, losing the beloved apple of their eyes. It also a reminder to us that human beings are capable of evil. When one encounters such a tragedy, it is […]

How to focus on flowers instead of flaws?

Many things are not perfect, we live in environments with flaws, but there are also flowers. It’s what we focus on that matter! In the evening of 20171205, I brought Little Prince to attend his first Christmas Tree Lighting Event at Beach Rotana. It was an unplanned visit which I decided upon learning that I […]

How to have happy and successful play dates?

As of 20171004, Little Prince has been to four different play dates (at three different families) in this autumn 2017 as planned. We look forward to more happy play dates that allow us to learn and make more friends. Little Prince enjoyed playing toys of his friends (especially given how minimalist we live), we also […]

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 […]