Tag Archives: write

What can we learn from Joyce Meyer?

On 20180629, at room 1 of Home@S2011, I found a book that I often read during my PhD student days. The title is New Day, New You written by Joyce Meyer. I bought it a pence short of GBP 10. Unfortunately, it has turned yellowish and moldy! Therefore, I am going to donate it away for […]

What have we learned from decluttering in Summer 2018?

Clutters distract me from focusing on what truly matters. Yes, I admit that I am pretty sensitive. Clutters bombard me with excessive (visual, olfactory, etc) stimuli, i.e. overwhelm me, hence I prefer to be a minimalist. In addition, dust and mold that accummulate in a clutter space (home, office, etc) are exacerbating allergies and asthma, […]

How to protect us from hurtful words?

Words … There is one who speaks rashly, like a piercing sword; but the tongue of the wise brings healing. [Proverbs 12:8] Words that are hurtful to us, act an arrow that pierces our inner being. To protect us from hurtful words: Nurture our inner strength. We cannot control their words but we can control […]

How to learn and teach Mandarin to little children?

Since I think that Chinese characters are complex yet beautiful, Little Prince and Little Princess must learn and master Mandarin. In my attempts to teach Chinese language to Little Prince since autumn 2017, I have also learned and re-learned many new things, and re-discovered the beauty of Chinese Mandarin. Essential learning materials include: Hanyu Pinyin […]

Why must we draw?

In autumn 2017, while guiding and encouraging Little Prince to learn writing alphabets and strokes (汉字笔画), I realized that one needs to learn drawing too. I must remember to be patient and teach him in line with his ability (因材施教), which is growing as days pass. He has been slowly exposed to four different languages, […]

What are our favorite mobile apps?

Our mobile phones have already replaced our alarm clock, calendar, camera, and watch; don’t let mobile phones replace our family. *** On 20180727, I put my Singtel prepaid card to the used Redmi Note 3 phone that Honey Panda no longer wanted as he had a new one. Suddenly, I lost almost $20 of balance! […]

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 […]