Tag Archives: work

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 to […]

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 […]

What are our stories in autumn 2017?

This is part 1 of our autumn 2017 stories. On 20170813, I went for a medical test (a blood was drawn and I had to take a chest X-ray) for my work visa. Since their system has my fingerprints, I do not have to go for fingerprinting collection again. My sponsor paid for a fast […]

What can we learn about focus from Daniel Goleman?

Focus is a word that I often told Little Prince in spring 2017, especially during meal time. He was relatively slow in eating, and in the mornings I often need to rush to work. It is not only him who needs to hone an essential skill of focusing, but also me. In summer 2017, I […]