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What is your gratitude list for summer 2018?

While Summer 2018 presented tragic events to us (the sudden demise of Papa and my sister’s father-in-law), there were still things that we are thankful for. Our gratitude list for summer 2018: Home cooked meals I accept that the home cooked meals prepared by me were limited to steaming and boiling. On 21080628, both Little […]

Why does the sun warm us up on earth but remains cold at higher altitudes?

In the early June 2018, Little Prince asked me an interesting question that I paraphrased. I am proud of his depth of question, in spite of his limited but growing vocabularies. He was pondering that the higher the altitude, the nearer it is to the sun, which is the source of heat energy. Asking questions, […]

What are the benefits and drawbacks of attending universities?

On 20180503, I learned from two senior faculty members that university grades must be a normal distribution, regardless of the class performance [1]. Otherwise, the instructor will be questioned. Therefore, for university students in the same course, it’s sadly a zero sum game. If our peers are hardworking and motivated, the competition gets more intense. […]

Which universities would you like to visit?

I always love visiting universities, they represent the sites where generations of students and learners have concentrated their minds and energy to learn and conceive new ideas, methodologies and innovations. Such places are simply magical! Which universities have you visited? I count and list these magical ivory towers, where I have admired, dreamed of becoming […]

How to collaborate?

We must collaborate. How to collaborate? always scout for opportunities [1] *** [1] Tseen Khoo shared that “One of the most successful coffee chats I’ve ever had resulted in a book contract with a good university publisher (for my re-jigged PhD), the possibility of being co-editor for a book series, and the cementing of a […]

How to survive and thrive in the future where AI and VR have become ubiquitous?

Artificial intelligence (AI). AI fosters real-time image and speech recognition. Virtual reality (VR) includes “both 360-degree graphics and videos such as those for Google Cardboard and augmented reality (AR) displays in which data is overlaid on a view of the outside world.” On 20180209, I read an article entitled Countdown to the Singularity (2018-2038) (see […]

How to nurture curiosity?

While I am thankful for showers, especially warm water showers, they are not only relaxing but also learning opportunities. The more curious a child is, the more he learns. On 20180129, Little Prince enjoyed a floating boat toy (made of washed ex-mushroom packaging container filled in with water and hotel shampoo tubes: 1 was almost […]