Tag Archives: Korea

Why do our peers matter?

On 20180613, a former colleague shared how his application to volunteer at a primary school where he hopes his son (born in the same month and year as Little Prince) will attend, was rejected. The school has too many aspiring applicants! His main motivation of sending his son to a better primary school was that […]

What are our favorite mobile apps?

Our mobile phones have already replaced our alarm clock, calendar, camera, and watch; don’t let mobile phones replace our family. *** On 20180727, I put my Singtel prepaid card to the used Redmi Note 3 phone that Honey Panda no longer wanted as he had a new one. Suddenly, I lost almost $20 of balance! […]

How safe is general anesthesia in dental procedures for children?

Since two front teeth of Little Prince were broken at a tender age of one while playing with his Daddy, he teeth conditions exacerbated. The first time we brought him to a national dental facility N, the pediatric dentist recommended for a dental surgery, given his young age. In spring 2017, I brought him to […]

How to turn negativity into motivation?

It is okay if we have negative emotions [1], they tell us that things are not right. We could use the negative emotions to our advantages. Instead of sharing or advertising our negative feelings (not all people are empathetic), we could learn some strategies to make positive uses of them. *** Use our grief to […]

What are the essentials to instill in our children?

Towards the end of summer 2017, we received a flyer of a pre-school advertising its approach of engaging children in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, abbreviated as STEAM; it seemed that STEAM is the new trend, previously it was STEM. Although they missed the s for the mathematics in their flyer, I was impressed […]

What are you thankful for at work?

In summer 2017, I felt restless and a sense of learning and trying to do other things as my work. This is not to say that my current work has not been fulfilling, in fact it has allowed me to achieved some of my dreams since years and decades ago. In ubiquitous up-or-go systems, including […]

What can we learn from Sisters?

During our first trip to Scotland, I bought a novel entitled Sisters written by Danielle Steele for either 2 or 3 pounds from a charity shop. It was a bargain, but my father spent some efforts to carry our stuff (including the novel) especially in our dwelling in London [1]. In summer 2017, after my […]

What can we learn from the movie New Trial?

In the first half of 2017, I rarely watched movies. However, when I watched movies, I wanted to learn life lessons from them. One of the movies that I was fortunate to learn from was New Trial (2017). Based on Iksan murder case in 2000, New Trial (2017) depicts the story of Jo Hyun-woo whose […]

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) […]

How to sleep anywhere and anytime when we need to sleep?

On 20161210, I would have only less than three hours of sleep in 24 hrs. This challenge has prompted me to seriously learn how to sleep anywhere and anytime when we need to sleep. Before that, I have faced many sleeping challenges. In Summer 2007, my sister and I slept at the Bangkok airport while […]