Tag Archives: learn

What are questions to ask when looking for a nursery or a kindergarten?

In 2019Q3, I was hesitated to send Little Princess to a preschool because: I want to spend more time nurturing and loving her to compensate for the lost days, weeks, months and years for earning a living/saving and the career of her father. I want her immunity to grow stronger as I remember how Little […]

What has Little Princess learned in 2019?

Sometimes, I am worried that Little Princess will not learn as much as her peers who attend a nursery. Herein, I have kept tracked of what she has learned. When time allows, I previewed what she would experience. To allow her to review, I often allow her to re-watch those videos she watched before. For […]

What can we learn from our mentors in 2019?

The beginning of 2019 will be the start of my first mini retirement. While there have been so many books that I want to read and movies that I want to watch, there are also (alive or dead) people whom I would like to learn from, either personally or through their work, I must remember […]

What questions have we asked our children and vice versa?

When I was young, I read an article about why many Jews are successful worldwide. A reason can be that Jewish parents ask their children “what questions did you ask at school?” In many traditional cultures, children are supposed to listen to and obey their parents and teachers. No questioning of the instructions given by […]

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. […]