Now, it’s nearly the end of 2023. I usually write something to wrap up the year by reviewing my year. […]

November 22, 2023

I have been swimming 3 times a week for about 2 years. Usually, I finish 1200 meters in 45 minutes […]

November 13, 2023

Learn to Appreciate: Embracing What We Take for Granted In our everyday lives, it’s easy to overlook the treasures that […]

November 7, 2023

Yesterday, I attended my son’s school opening ceremony at his new school. There was one speech that inspired me, and […]

October 29, 2023

Last weekend, I stayed in a hotel with a swimming pool in the backyard.  “Great.” I thought. I had brought […]

September 27, 2023

In recent years, I have been working full-time while also taking care of my child, and in my  spare time, […]

April 7, 2023
Time bank, goodbye 2022

You may think this is a time management blog, like I did before. I am aware that I have time […]

December 31, 2022

Today John had to revisit the dentist’s office after last week’s dental cleansing. John does not like visiting the dentist’s […]

December 23, 2022

During my workday, I used to open lots of new tabs because I needed different information for my work ( […]

November 27, 2022

This is the book my friend recommended to me after reading “Man’s Search for Meaning”. Dr. Viktor planted a seed […]

October 10, 2022
viktor frankl quote

Recently I read my 16th book in 2022, “Man’s Search for Meaning.” It was not an ordinary read for me. […]

July 30, 2022
no service signal

On July 8th, 2022, an ordinary working Friday, I received a message from my colleague in the morning. He gave […]

July 11, 2022

I have had my annual itemized goal since 2020. Since then, one of the items on my plan was to […]

May 15, 2022

As a mother, I have been a major companion for my son since my husband is always not around. One […]

May 9, 2022

Does quality determine quantity? Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t. I got lots of inspiration from piano learning. Here’s another […]

February 20, 2022

This Sunday is the date for me to submit my assignment for the piano class. I thought it was last […]

February 20, 2022

Today is December 28, almost the last day of 2021. I have been working from home for another year since […]

December 31, 2021

Our book club, formed by 5 members from the piano lessons, just finished reading a new book in December. The […]

December 29, 2021

A while ago, I talked with a personal coach from my previous company. It was my first time to have […]

October 31, 2021
After watching the "Squid Game"

The Squid Game has been popular on Netflix since its launch in September 2021. I watched the whole season in […]

October 31, 2021

I think people may shake their heads at first and disagree with me when they see the blog title. Everyone […]

August 22, 2021

 Last month, on Canada Day, I decided to bring John to Whistler with my friend’s family.  We had not been […]

August 2, 2021

Today is May 25 in 2021, and we started to work from home on March 17, 2020, because of COVID-19. […]

May 25, 2021

In recent years, digital marketers have heard about SEO again and again, but do you understand how it aligns with […]

April 25, 2021

Today is February 27, the fourth day since my grandma passed away. I know I need time to heal the […]

February 28, 2021

When I was a child, around 4 or 5 years old, I liked to sing. I loved to sing in […]

January 16, 2021

There are only a few last days in 2020, and, for the first time, I am counting down to a […]

December 27, 2020

I finished reading the book “Becoming” with my Carlton Book Club in September. I enjoyed the book “Becoming”; it is […]

October 25, 2020

Bomb! When I look at my Apple watch, it is 11 am already on this Saturday morning. I woke up […]

September 13, 2020

Lots of time, we may feel we are alone although we have our loved ones. We grieve in sadness alone, […]

June 15, 2020

Right now, we are experiencing a once in a lifetime worldwide crisis- the COVID-19 virus. Since the end of 2019, […]

April 7, 2020

Recently one old famous phrase popped up in my brain several times “A journey of a thousand miles must begin […]

March 11, 2020

Middle school, maybe some parents have the same feeling, yesterday your child was still clinched and relying on you, but […]

February 24, 2020

Recently I have been reading more books on parenting; as a teenager’s mom, I feel I need more intelligence to […]

January 22, 2020

Last month, my son and his friends asked to watch the movie “Joker”, I accompanied them and we watched it […]

November 27, 2019

I had a chance to read the book Top 5 regrets of the dying last month. The author Bronnie Ware […]

September 17, 2019

This is the blog for my son –John. John started piano learning in Grade 1. Till now he has gone […]

August 12, 2019

For years, I have been proud of multitasking. I can cook 3 dishes in 30 minutes, I can have conference […]

August 5, 2019

This is the second blog after finishing reading “Atomic Habits”. In my last blog, I talked about the “Goal system, […]

May 20, 2019

Yesterday, May 18, which was a Saturday morning. I should have been very energetic and happy to begin my first […]

May 20, 2019

One day my friend posted an article on our Wechat group, and it said that on average people spend 4+ […]

May 3, 2019

Recently I have been reading a book called “Atomic Habits” by James Clear. I have not finished reading this book […]

March 17, 2019

After I subscribed to Robert Glazer’s Weekly Blog which is called “Friday Forward”, I always get inspired by the stories […]

February 19, 2019

Yesterday I had a meeting with John’s teacher Mrs.B (not using her real name for privacy) at school. Mrs. B […]

February 2, 2019

After 3+ months’ piano learning, I graduated from the beginner’s class last Sunday. Today Sunday, January 19, 2019, is another […]

January 20, 2019

Today is the 9th day of 2019. Several days ago, I went to my dentist to have a teeth cleaning. […]

January 9, 2019

It’s the last day of 2018. Every year end, I have several things to do, including review my last year […]

December 31, 2018

It’s been a while since I had a movie night with John. I would like to have some type of […]

December 31, 2018

I subscribed to Robert Glazer’s Friday Forward posts a few months back. Robert Glazer is the Founder & CEO of […]

December 27, 2018

One day I had lunch with my colleague W; he talked about a colleague V who is courageous. I asked […]

December 25, 2018

Last weekend for movie night with my son, we watched “Lee Chong Wei: Rise of the Legend.” The movie is […]

December 23, 2018

Self-motivation Last month, I attended a leadership training named “How to Manage Others”. There are generally four types of characteristics […]

December 16, 2018

Do you know what you don’t know? This morning I prepared a Chinese style breakfast, which I thought was a […]

October 12, 2018

Option B This summer I read another book, “Option B”, written by one of my favorite authors and famous female […]

September 23, 2018

10 things I learned from reading the book “Nevertheless, She Persisted” This summer I read several good books and one […]

September 23, 2018

After Watching “Homeless to Harvard” Last weekend was the traditional family movie time for John and myself. It was my […]

April 8, 2018

Say Something Nice Yesterday, Saturday was the traditional family home movie night with John. We take turns to decide which […]

March 10, 2018

Dad’s Anecdotes Dad is quite a plump and big guy. He is not willing to travel around as he is […]

January 23, 2018
the pursuit of happness

The Pursuit of Happiness Last weekend I watched an old movie “The Pursuit of Happyness” 2006, American biographical drama, with […]

November 14, 2017

Soft or strong? Most of my friends say I have become more independent and stronger. I know. There are lots […]

October 24, 2017

The Chinese TV episode The first half of my life just finished in the week of July 24 on Shanghai […]

August 1, 2017

My embarrassing stories In our daily lives, lots of people try to behave well to show their good sides in […]

March 23, 2017

The sky is the limit Recently I noticed that people sometimes set limits in their life, especially Asian people. Last […]

January 18, 2017
you don't know what you don't know

You don’t know what you don’t know Lots of time, people think they know what other people are thinking, especially […]

January 3, 2017

Tough Negotiator Recently I finished studying a “Business negotiation” program. I had the goal that after completing this lesson, I […]

January 1, 2017

Don’t wait! Too late! Just a few days into 2015, my mom told me that my grandpa had passed away. […]

October 28, 2016

Finally I am an MBA The names in the article are not real names to protect their privacy September 12, […]

October 14, 2016

  I have been asked by my friends how I manage my time, as it seems like it’s not easy […]

April 17, 2016

“You are so stupid; you haven’t done anything smart.” Have you been discouraged by someone like that in your life? […]

February 22, 2016

  John’s Series 13 – Stick with it Son! Parents may all have heard about that piano practicing helps develop […]

November 29, 2015

John’s Series 12 – What is love?   Last week John’s English teacher told us that John could not finish […]

November 7, 2015

  John’s series 11_ John’s first camping After John came to Vancouver 2 years ago, I heard several times from […]

November 1, 2015

Take a break! Every one of my friends says that I am too busy all the time. I am a […]

October 10, 2015

John’s series 10 _ Sometimes John does not hate shopping Sometimes I wish I could have a girl, who could […]

September 19, 2015

My family’s Traits This summer I went back to China for two weeks. During my stay in China, I visited […]

August 31, 2015

After reading Kaifu Lee’s book – Every Breath You Take Is a Step Towards Death Kaifu Lee – the founder […]

August 21, 2015

Say goodbye to my wisdom teeth August 8, 2015 was a special day for me .I had to say goodbye […]

August 15, 2015

John’s series 9– Never enough time to play! “Mom, who I am going to play with today?” It is usually […]

July 26, 2015

Mode A and mode B One day , a friend invited me to a toastmaster’s workshop. After the workshop, I […]

July 21, 2015

Don’t give up! Are you serious? Lots of times in life, whether we listen to the radio, watch movies or […]

May 7, 2015

Why Volunteer? I have two volunteers job including my full time job. I am now  the VP of Education for  […]

May 1, 2015

Don’t be trapped within your “comfort zone” Many people don’t like to leave their comfort zone, because the comfort zone […]

April 17, 2015

My Funny Valentine Before Valentine’s Day, recently I happened to read a well-known book called Men are from Mars, Women […]

March 20, 2015

A boy who is closer to being a teen John’s birthday is March 29,.He is going to be a 10-year-old […]

February 10, 2015

John’s series 7- Where is grandpa? On the first day of 2015, we sadly lost a dear family member – […]

February 5, 2015

New Canadian Today , December 5, 2014, is a milestone for me in my life. It is a big day […]

December 22, 2014

John’s series 6 – Mr. John’s Office John recently has a great interest in exploring what a workplace looks like. […]

December 13, 2014

SMILE All of us hope to look great or have a great appearance. We purchase the beautiful clothing or a […]

December 13, 2014

The Effective Salesperson Objectives: Learn a technique for selling an inexpensive product in a retail store.; Recognize a buyer’s thought […]

November 22, 2014

John’s series 5 – afraid of darkness John is a boy who is not as brave as the boys in […]

November 16, 2014

The Mother Gang  In Vancouver, lots of Chinese families live in a separation mode. The mode is that mothers and […]

July 9, 2014

Roller coaster memories A few years ago after I graduated from my university and just started to work for a […]

June 10, 2014

My mother’s joke My mom is a woman who is kind ,hospitable and outgoing. However, my father joked that she […]

June 10, 2014

John’s sleepover John had not had a sleepover experience in China. He only slept at his cousin’s home for a […]

May 29, 2014

A Special Conference Last week I had a chance to be invited to a special event :2014 Vancouver International Integrative […]

May 25, 2014

Never give up! Last Easter Holiday, my friends and I were planning to take our children to a beautiful park, […]

May 13, 2014

What are the most important things in your life? Have you noticed that people are becoming busier nowadays? We are […]

April 25, 2014

John’s Series 3: First ski trip to Whistler It’s a very exciting idea for kids from different families to travel […]

April 4, 2014

John’s series 2 :John’s little story :  What a soft-touch boy! John is going to turn 9 next month but […]

March 8, 2014

Chinese new year How many of you have ever celebrated or were invited to celebrate a Chinese New Year?  What […]

February 20, 2014