Tag Archives: Singapore

How to make the most of business lounges?

Airport lounges are usually more comfortable than terminals [0]. In 2019 Q3, I hope to bring my Mama to business lounges on 20190919, in spite of flying on economy class, thanks to my frequent flyer program and the remaining miles [1]. To optimize a visit to any business lounge: remember that miles don’t last forever […]

What are questions to ask when opening a new bank account?

After having accounts with banks in several countries with different rules and regulations, I experienced surprise charges etc, hence it is a good idea to have a check list of questions to ask at least 2 bank staff [1].   Is there any charge for opening an account? If yes, how much? Is there any […]

How to make new and meaningful friendships?

On 20190107, our independence-loving Little Princess refused to hold hands with her brother after we went to pick Little Prince. She has loved to wear her own sandals with stripes, without any help. At home, she was a little angry at her just-trying-to-help big brother and suddenly made a phone-calling gesture uttering “Hello, Hello Police. […]

How to prepare for a simulator flight?

On 20181228, I received a surprise phone call that Little Prince will be able to experience a flight simulator with a pilot of at least 14 yrs of experience on 20181230! “Nothing compares to spending time with an experienced airline captain in a flight simulator.” To support his dream to be a pilot, I have […]

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 […]

How to peacefully parent strong-willed children?

The past few weeks of 20181109 have been difficult for me as Little Prince has been getting more defiant than ever. Then, Xmas Eve 2018 and the boxing day were turbulent for us as both of us were angry and upset, in spite of spending a relatively happy Xmas on 20181225. His whining was stressing […]

What is the gratitude list of our Europe 2018 trip?

In the beautiful autumn 2018, we endured long hours of multi-leg flights after I spent some $ for the airfare of Little Prince for us to have a memorable Europe 2018 trip. Herein is our gratitude list: The first autumn experience of Little Prince! Just few minutes after we boarded bus X9 from the Tegel […]

How to deal with flat feet?

Since Little Prince was little, I observed that he fell down often. Can it be due to his tiredness? flat feet? or both? On 20180918, I brought Little Prince to see a podiatrist who graduated from the University of Barcelona. The consultation costed me ~ USD 14, and it made me aware of potential risks […]

How to recover from allergies and rashes?

While we are thankful that we could avoid many days of summer in the desert, we had to arrive in Abu Dhabi on 20180825. It was heartbreaking for him and me to bid farewell to our Little Princess. Then, on 20180831, I started to develop skin rashes and had my last swim (after 6 late […]

How to visit the cockpit of an airline?

Since Little Prince turned 4 years old, he has dreamed to be a pilot [1] and I am very thankful that we had several chances to visit the cockpit during some of our flights including: the first trans-ocean flight of Little Prince [2] the first flight to Europe of Little Prince; the pilots were so […]