Tag Archives: USA

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 be and identify a good friend?

In summer 2018, during the wake of Papa, Mama shared with his friends that Papa was heartbroken that a friend of decades betrayed Papa. To quote Publilius Syrus, “prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.” In my childhood, I encountered few nasty experience as as result of interacting with children of my age. Since then, I […]

What have I learned about myself in summer 2018?

A saying by Benjamin Franklin goes, “there are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” Following what I learned in summer 2017, some discoveries about myself in summer 2018: Plant-based meals with some portions of seafood and eggs are more suitable for me [1]. After I finish lactating, I plan […]

What art materials are safe for children?

On 20180617, Honey Panda and I were having different thoughts on which one was better for Little Princess: a crayon or a color pencil? Toddlers have to press hard to get bright color from crayons and parts of them fall off or break easily. Pencil tips may fall off and a 2 to 3 year […]

What is your gratitude list for summer 2018?

While Summer 2018 presented tragic events to us (the sudden demise of Papa and my sister’s father-in-law), there were still things that we are thankful for. Our gratitude list for summer 2018: Home cooked meals I accept that the home cooked meals prepared by me were limited to steaming and boiling. On 21080628, both Little […]

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 […]

How to deal with anger?

Anger is one letter short of danger. From Ravi Chandra, I learned that, “among active and interactive users of Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, anger is more viral than happiness, sadness or disgust.” In spring 2018, while Little Prince has been sweet for most time, there have been moments that his actions made me […]