Tag Archives: UAE

How to eat colourfully?

I love all colors though I have preferences for the colors that I wear [1] and the places where I live [2]. On Father’s Day 2018 (20180617), the bright, bold and merry red made me feeling sad as Papa passed away 35 days ago. The idea to allow my children and myself to eat colorfully […]

What can we learn from a pencil?

On 20180704, Little Prince played with color pencils, imagining each unique color as a unique airplane. From a pencil, we can learn: We are capable of great things, as we let God’s hand through wise people to guide us. Like when a pencil is sharpened, it suffer pains, we too must learn to endure pains […]

What can we learn about being mortal?

Few days before our father’s death, which we didn’t anticipate [1], I was browsing the New York Bestselling list. Similar to my father who writes a book about his passion, I aspire to be an author whose books are widely read and benefit many people. Then, I encountered a book entitled “Being Mortal: Medicine and […]

What things do we really need?

On 20180527, after arrival from a heartbreaking multi-city journey of bidding farewell forever to the maternal grandfather of Little Prince and Little Princess, we found that our home at the birth city of both Little Prince and Little Princess too dusty. Consequently, Little Prince suffered from itchy eyes and itchy noses. He also sneezed non-stop. […]

Why do our peers matter?

On 20180613, a former colleague shared how his application to volunteer at a primary school where he hopes his son (born in the same month and year as Little Prince) will attend, was rejected. The school has too many aspiring applicants! His main motivation of sending his son to a better primary school was that […]

What are the benefits and drawbacks of attending universities?

On 20180503, I learned from two senior faculty members that university grades must be a normal distribution, regardless of the class performance [1]. Otherwise, the instructor will be questioned. Therefore, for university students in the same course, it’s sadly a zero sum game. If our peers are hardworking and motivated, the competition gets more intense. […]

How to make the most of geoarbitrage?

I first learned about geoarbitrage from Tim Ferriss. The idea of earning expensive currency (e.g. USD) and spending relatively affordable one (e.g. CNY, IDR, INR) in a city and a country of lower costs, is fun! Arbitrage is a well understood financial concept where disparities between markets are leveraged to generate or broker a return. […]