Tag Archives: reflect

What are our plans for autumn 2017?

I am thankful for the past seasons and hope for the best in the coming seasons. Here are our plans for autumn 2017: [daily] pray + sleep + eat + smile + exercise + learn [daily] brush the teeth of Little Prince + Little Princess [weekly] trim the fingernails of Little Prince + Little Princess […]

How to nurture a photographic memory?

On 20160814, Little Prince told us that he would like to participate in a story telling competition. Since then, we have practiced everyday [1] using his favorite story The panda’s world by Caroline Arnold. I realized that he sometimes forgot the next line [2], and I made him a 3×3 visual memory aid (visual summary), […]

What can we learn from the Bhagavad Gita?

Since I was a child, I have heard of the Hindu epic Mahabharata, narrating two warring groups of cousins, the Kauravas and the Pandavas. One of the classic parts of Mahabharata is Bhagavad Gita [1]. At that time, I found the TV drama of Mahabharata too complex and contain too many conflicts for me to […]

What is your gratitude list for Summer 2016?

While “Schopenhauerian claim that our lives lack meaning because we are invariably dissatisfied; either we have not yet obtained what we seek, or we have obtained it and are bored,” I choose to embrace gratitude + creativity + productivity as ways of living. “What is good for us on a personal level, what’s going to […]

What can we learn from The Godfather by Mario Puzo?

I have always wanted to read and watch The Godfather, but like many classics in my ever-growing reading list, I still need to work harder and smarter to absorb and digest lessons from them. The Godfather has been the favorite movie of the best friend of my Panama-born Godfather-alike. Yes, his daughter and I have […]

How to use Socratic questioning techniques?

What is Socratic questioning, a form of reflective inquiry? It is a systematic and disciplined questioning that (i) focuses on fundamental concepts, principles, theories, issues or problems and (ii) can be used to pursue thought in many directions and for many purposes. What are the benefits of Socratic questioning? to explore complex ideas to get […]

How to be likeable?

It’s human nature to be likeable. People, from as young as toddlers, have done all sorts of things to be likable. I’m inspired by both the Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) and our Little Prince. The latter, though straightforwardly criticized honey panda for his naughty behavior, still said "but I like you." Adorable! We love […]