Tag Archives: Japan

What are our plans for summer 2017?

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” ― Yoko Ono Daily Goals: eat well + sleep enough (the basic needs that I did not enjoy sufficiently in Spring 2017 according to my beloved mother) […]

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 […]

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, […]

How to persevere?

On 20161209, after the first skype with Little Princess, I thought of the following: You don’t know how persevered you can be until you have no other choices but being persevered. One of Little Prince’s favorite story in Summer 2016 was XiaoWanDou, the little bean that persevered in a foreign land, continued to live regardless […]

How to create beautiful photographs through composition techniques?

On the eve of a Universal Children’s Day, I was very happy when I succeeded capturing the reflection of Little Princess while she was bathed by her maternal grandmother in a hotel in Middle East (Asia2016/20161119_0287*). While I believe that love and independence are among the best things that parents can give to their children, tangible […]

What is your checklist for deciding on a hotel?

While I have safely slept in hostels in several countries (e.g. Iceland, Japan, Switzerland), based on the advises I learned from others, in some countries (e.g. Indonesia, UAE, USA) for the safety, hygiene and/or value-for-money reasons. Essential criterias: safety + location [1] + budget-friendly Always consider alternatives (#pandaAlt) “Search 2-3 websites, and then check the […]

What do we like about Changi Airport of Singapore?

"The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life," Agnes Repplier. I could not remember how many times I have been to Changi Airport, one of the best airports worldwide, which was opened on 19810701. On 20160803, we reflect that we like the followings about Changi Airport: a free Singapore tour (2.5 […]