Tag Archives: work

How to resign in style and make a graceful exit?

To give more face time to my beloved women of 4 generations, including myself [1], I decided to follow my mother advice to quit my job and to pause (perhaps exit) my career by the end of 2018. On 20180921 (my day off) at 8 pm, I made a skype call to California to consult […]

What are questions to ask friends or colleagues who quit?

People who come to the world, our school(s), workplaces and cities will eventually leave, including ourselves. On 20180831, Little Prince and I would meet with a nice Belgian gentleman who is moving back to UK in early Nov 2018. He learned it as a surprise too as he intended to stay for another 1-2 years. […]

How to collaborate?

We must collaborate. How to collaborate? always scout for opportunities [1] *** [1] Tseen Khoo shared that “One of the most successful coffee chats I’ve ever had resulted in a book contract with a good university publisher (for my re-jigged PhD), the possibility of being co-editor for a book series, and the cementing of a […]

Why children sweat more while sleeping?

In the early AM hours of 20180307, I wiped the sweat on Little Prince’s head, neck, shoulder and back. I also put a handkerchief as a barrier for his wet shirt and moved his position away from the wet pillow to another pillow. According to Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician, “it’s very common for children to […]

How to say no to extra work?

According to Julie Morgenstern, the author of Never Check E-Mail in the Morning, “at most organizations, companies are trying to make do with less, so there is more work to do than there is time to do it.” Boss(es) may give us extra work because we are better than our peers (能者多劳). s/he is trying […]

What have we learned from packing to live and work overseas?

I am thankful that I have had the opportunity to live, learn, and work at different cities, countries, and continents. When I move, I need to pack and unpack. The nomadic process allowed me to simplify my life, my things, and learned few lessons. I enjoy practicing a minimalist lifestyle. 3 sets of clothes for […]

What are our plans for autumn 2017?

I am thankful for the past seasons and hope for the best in the coming seasons. Here are our plans for autumn 2017: [daily] pray + sleep + eat + smile + exercise + learn [daily] brush the teeth of Little Prince + Little Princess [weekly] trim the fingernails of Little Prince + Little Princess […]