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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 are our plans for 2019?

I love planning as it gives me hope for the future. Equally important, I must execute my plans, though sometimes they take longer that what I envisioned. However, without the plans, we may not have the executions at all. For all seasons: [daily] pray + sleep + eat + smile + exercise + learn + create/do [daily] brush the teeth of Little Prince + Little Princess [weekly] back-up […]

What can we learn from Joyce Meyer?

On 20180629, at room 1 of Home@S2011, I found a book that I often read during my PhD student days. The title is New Day, New You written by Joyce Meyer. I bought it a pence short of GBP 10. Unfortunately, it has turned yellowish and moldy! Therefore, I am going to donate it away for […]

What have we learned from decluttering in Summer 2018?

Clutters distract me from focusing on what truly matters. Yes, I admit that I am pretty sensitive. Clutters bombard me with excessive (visual, olfactory, etc) stimuli, i.e. overwhelm me, hence I prefer to be a minimalist. In addition, dust and mold that accummulate in a clutter space (home, office, etc) are exacerbating allergies and asthma, […]

How to find time for what matters most?

On 201711128, I felt very tired and had my rare late afternoon nap. I felt refreshed after that and managed to simultaneously watch a TED talk on time management and eat my dinner, as Little Prince was still sleeping. Each of us has 168 hours/week. If we work 40 hours/week, sleep 8 hours/night, we will […]

What are our plans for 2018?

One of the world’s longest living human planned a year in advance. This is a good habit that we can learn from as the act of planning itself will shape our daily choices and decisions. For all seasons: [daily] pray + sleep + eat + smile + exercise + learn + create/do [daily] brush the […]

How to learn and teach Mandarin to little children?

Since I think that Chinese characters are complex yet beautiful, Little Prince and Little Princess must learn and master Mandarin. In my attempts to teach Chinese language to Little Prince since autumn 2017, I have also learned and re-learned many new things, and re-discovered the beauty of Chinese Mandarin. Essential learning materials include: Hanyu Pinyin […]