Tag Archives: Russia

How to raise frugal children?

On 20161123, while I washed Little Princess’ 1st clothes that I bought for her and were chosen by her maternal granny, I thought of an idea to allow Little Prince to learn how to wash his own clothes with hotel shampoo, so that he will grow up as an independent and frugal boy and man. […]

How to focus?

On 20160715, I am aware that HappyGreenPanda loves to do easy tasks that can be completed quickly and small projects [5], instead of big projects. However, big projects can often have tremendous effects on one’s success. Think of the analogy of the big rocks, gravel, and sand. On 20160806, after a night of fever and […]

What can we learn from Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda?

Having lived in California for an unforgettable summer, I am interested to learn from Journey to Ixtlan (1972) by Carlos Castaneda. I will also always remember the determination of my Mexican friend to visit me at San Diego, crossing the dangerous borders. He is indeed a traveller, having done the trans-Siberian rail journey, the longest […]

What can we learn from The Ecstasy of Influence by Jonathan Lethem?

In Summer 2016, I am grateful for the opportunities to read books to widen my horizons and improve my command of English. A book recommended by Austin Kleon is The Ecstasy of Influence by Jonathan Lethem, that I have wanted to read since 2015. To me, his words [1] were weaved with rich vocabularies, and […]

What is your dream family trip?

I grew up imagining the beauty and marvels of the world, from the majestic European architecture to the exotic animals in Africa, through expired travel brochures from the neighbouring travel office. Then, my first overseas one-way flight was out of necessity, to survive. Thankfully, I did not only survive but also thrive, that’s the beginning […]

Who are your cherished mentors?

Dear Universe, thank you for 2015, a year of learning, teaching and sharing. I pray that 2016 will be a year in which all my dearest readers and I learn new things that can help transforming us into a kind, creative, productive, useful, healthy and beautiful human being. “Better than a thousand days of diligent […]

What are your favorite events?

Celebrations are always joyful. Since every day is a gift, why don’t we celebrate every day, every week, every month and every year? What are your favorite events? I am grateful for having celebrated many events in the past, they include New Year, Lunar New Year, Valentine‚Äôs Day, Easter, Christmas, Eid Al Adha, Eid Al […]