Tag Archives: Italy

Why is La Sagrada Familia magical to us?

La Sagrada Familia is the most visited monument in Barcelona, the second-most populous city in Spain. Its construction started in 1882 and has been ongoing for 135 years as of the year 2017. When its construction is completed (target 2026, i.e. a century after the death of Antoni Gaudi), La Sagrada Familia will be the […]

How to stay safe from pickpockets?

Some years ago, a friend [1] experienced a pickpocket while in Barcelona – a notorious pickpocket capital of the world, according to the Mail Online. To prepare for our trip to Barcelona in Spring 2017, I do my best that we will leave with positive impressions of Barcelona, particularly the magical La Sagrada Familia. Don’t […]

Why must we imagine?

Little children love to imagine. As grown-ups, we must not forget this natural talent, instead we must nurture our ability to imagine and support it with everything that we have experienced and learned, so that our pro-life, pro-advancement imaginations will be realizations. “Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.” ~ Jules Verne, […]

What are our dream home?

Nomadic is an adjective to describe my family and me. *** While I was an undergraduate student, I moved room yearly, desiring the more expensive single room because of a traumatic experience with my first year room mate who often disturbed my night sleep during exam period. Between 2007 and 2009, I moved many times, […]

Why must we understand credit?

According to Ray Dalio, whose lecture was recommended by Honey Panda, the three economy forces include productivity growth, short term debt cycle (5-8 years), long term debt cycle (50-75 years). In a nutshell: total spending = $ + credit price = total spending / total quantity [1] Central government: collects taxes + spend $ Central […]

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 […]