Tag Archives: Spain

Why is La Sagrada Familia magical to us?

La Sagrada Familia is the most visited monument in Barcelona, the second-most populous city in Spain. Its construction started in 1882 and has been ongoing for 135 years as of the year 2017. When its construction is completed (target 2026, i.e. a century after the death of Antoni Gaudi), La Sagrada Familia will be the […]

How to stay safe from pickpockets?

Some years ago, a friend [1] experienced a pickpocket while in Barcelona – a notorious pickpocket capital of the world, according to the Mail Online. To prepare for our trip to Barcelona in Spring 2017, I do my best that we will leave with positive impressions of Barcelona, particularly the magical La Sagrada Familia. Don’t […]

Why must we imagine?

Little children love to imagine. As grown-ups, we must not forget this natural talent, instead we must nurture our ability to imagine and support it with everything that we have experienced and learned, so that our pro-life, pro-advancement imaginations will be realizations. “Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.” ~ Jules Verne, […]

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 are our dream home?

Nomadic is an adjective to describe my family and me. *** While I was an undergraduate student, I moved room yearly, desiring the more expensive single room because of a traumatic experience with my first year room mate who often disturbed my night sleep during exam period. Between 2007 and 2009, I moved many times, […]

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 […]

Where are best places to invest in property?

Spain ~ 1 of my dream destinations. French Riviera ~ I visited there once to celebrate a birthday and met wonderful people including an artist, a friendly property investor (we both admire Frida Kahlo and Ruan Lingyu), a landlord and her children who helps in her guest houses. Tuscany in Italy Algarve in Portugal Manhattan […]