Tag Archives: Singapore

What lessons that we would like to share with our children for them to live independently?

Since Little Prince and I would live together in our adventure in the desert, in addition to the essentials, I would like to share survival and practical lessons to allow him to be independent early in life. Do not reboil water because reboiling will cause “anything dissolved in the water (salts, contaminants) to be slightly […]

How to choose a lunch box for children?

As a working mother who struggles to prepare healthy meals for myself, I have to prepare a lunch box for Little Prince starting autumn 2017. What containers are the best for children’s school meals? Plastic container [1] Pro: fall proof, light Con: may contain BPA absorb the odor of the food Metal tiffin [2] Con: […]

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 is your checklist for flying?

I flew a lot in years 2009, 2010 (one of my flights made an emergency landing and I unexpectedly had the chance to visit the first Starbucks outlet), 2015, and 2017. As inspired by The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande, below is my ongoing checklist for flying. Buy the best (cheapest, direct-flight) tickets [1] Few […]

How safe is general anesthesia in dental procedures for children?

Since two front teeth of Little Prince were broken at a tender age of one while playing with his Daddy, he teeth conditions exacerbated. The first time we brought him to a national dental facility N, the pediatric dentist recommended for a dental surgery, given his young age. In spring 2017, I brought him to […]

What are things to prepare for visits to a respiratory specialist?

On 20170717, it would be my first time [1] bringing papa to see a respiratory specialist at a government hospital at the birth country of both Little Prince and Little Princess, a developed country. Papa was previously hospitalized for a persistent cough and had four X-ray taken in four days. After he was discharged, he […]

What drugs are used for paediatric anaesthesia?

On 20170713, I brought Little Prince for a paediatric anaesthesia pre-surgery review and asked about drugs that are used for his surgical procedure. Anesthesia medicine may affect brain development in children, especially those under 3 – 4 years old, according to different studies in USA (including a FDA warning) and Singapore. More alarming, child deaths […]