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How to raise frugal children?

On 20161123, while I washed Little Princess’ 1st clothes that I bought for her and were chosen by her maternal granny, I thought of an idea to allow Little Prince to learn how to wash his own clothes with hotel shampoo, so that he will grow up as an independent and frugal boy and man. […]

What would you choose if you can only have either wealth or wisdom?

After an unproductive morning trying to identify an obstetrician whom I can have confidence in for safe delivery – a VBAC if possible [1], I learned about the lifestyle and perspectives of the second generation of the top 1% [2] wealthy from China via Al Jazeera, while enjoying my lunch [3] of black chicken soup […]

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 […]

What can we learn from The Godfather by Mario Puzo?

I have always wanted to read and watch The Godfather, but like many classics in my ever-growing reading list, I still need to work harder and smarter to absorb and digest lessons from them. The Godfather has been the favorite movie of the best friend of my Panama-born Godfather-alike. Yes, his daughter and I have […]

How to wisely view and use money as resources?

We came to this world bringing nothing (including money) but only ourselves. Similarly, we will leave this world bringing no money. However, during the journey, we require money as resources to exchange for almost everything. Our parents spent some money to deliver us, from the moment we were conceived until we were delivered. Some people, […]

What are self-actualizing characteristics?

Tonight (20150923), I feel a little hurt because a young man whom I just helped in the morning, complained a minor thing regarding my help. I do not have the obligation to help him, but I did so because he appeared to salvage his irresponsibility (of forgetting his tool of work) by seeking my help. […]

How to deal with our evolving aspirations?

When I was a graduate student, I thought that I could contribute meaningfully to the world. Very idealistic! Now, I only hope that our parents, my spouse and our next generations are healthy, safe and live peacefully. It seems that I become less ambitious as I grow older. Perhaps, the Universe has been very generous […]