Tag Archives: simplicity

What are easy dishes to cook for children?

While cooking is not my main hobby, washing vegetables and cooking can be a form of meditation and prayers, providing nutritious meals for our loved ones. Since I am a busy working mother, I constantly ponder on how to cook easy yet healthy dishes for our little children, with our minimalist set of cookware. Some […]

What have we learned from packing to live and work overseas?

I am thankful that I have had the opportunity to live, learn, and work at different cities, countries, and continents. When I move, I need to pack and unpack. The nomadic process allowed me to simplify my life, my things, and learned few lessons. I enjoy practicing a minimalist lifestyle. 3 sets of clothes for […]

What are our stories in autumn 2017?

This is part 1 of our autumn 2017 stories. On 20170813, I went for a medical test (a blood was drawn and I had to take a chest X-ray) for my work visa. Since their system has my fingerprints, I do not have to go for fingerprinting collection again. My sponsor paid for a fast […]

What have I learned about myself in summer 2017?

I felt that I could do better in terms of productivity and creativity in the beginning of summer 2017. As of 20170606, I still have the remaining of summer 2017. It’s no use crying over spilled milk (复水难收), but I could focus on the upcoming days and weeks. Nevertheless, the past period of doing nothing […]

What are quick and easy soup recipes?

Since one of my former mentors (bosses) commented that my current assignment in Spring 2017 as “one hell of a lot of [insert any form of working e.g. presenting, reviewing, reading, attending meeting, etc]…:-(“, I must be smarter and more creative in supplying my body with nutrients. Like oatmeal [2], fenugreek (methi), sesame seed, water, […]

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 create beautiful photographs through composition techniques?

On the eve of a Universal Children’s Day, I was very happy when I succeeded capturing the reflection of Little Princess while she was bathed by her maternal grandmother in a hotel in Middle East (Asia2016/20161119_0287*). While I believe that love and independence are among the best things that parents can give to their children, tangible […]

Why must we not blindly believe in experts?

On 20161102, our family members saw the highest number of doctors for outpatient consultations. For my first appointment, I was disappointed that I spent less than 5 minutes sharing my problem with the specialist (he is polite, curious and works in a big clinic), but he did not even perform manual examination, and we had […]

How to make big decisions?

Growing up, we need to make more big decisions that will bring different outcomes in our lives. Some decisions are difficult to make. In the week when Little Prince was discharged from his first hospitalization, I learned first hand about the risks of birth methods for Little Princess. On 20160809, a relative showed me photos […]

Why is the world full of duality?

On a beautiful afternoon in Summer 2016, HappyGreenPanda (HGP) read a simplified story about the adventure of Robinson Crusoe to Little Prince [1]. Mommy: "Why is there a bad weather?" HGP: "So that you can cherish a good weather." Mommy: "Why are there bad guys" HGP: "So that you can appreciate good guys." On a […]