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Benefits of being pregnant

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Growing life. Loving someone without being able to see him yet.
People are nicer to me. Parents give me nutritious food, Mom bought me new maternity wear. Boss is less demanding. Kind strangers give me a seat on public train.
I am allowed to eat more by my man. Normally, if we share food, he will eat 2/3 and I eat 1/3.
No longer afraid of cold. I used to be afraid of low temperature, when people wear 2 layers, I have to wear 3 layers.
Enlarged breasts. My bra size increases by n_now – n_before = 4, cup size increases by 2 alphabets.

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November 4, 2012 at 10:56 am

What is really important?

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A mentor of mine (Uncle Carlson) suggested that I asked myself EVERYDAY,
"What is really important to me?"

Many times I ignore what I have already had, yet desire so much things that I have not achieved or contributed.
This is not very good for my inner life because I am always feeling of LACK.
I started to write a gratitude list, the contents can be very simple but include things/people/acts that touch my heart.

So, what is really important to me (in May 2012)?
1. My life (Dad always warns me to be careful, e.g. when I go travel to watch out for traffic). As long as we are still alive, we can love, learn, laugh, and make others’ lives happier. I love my life. My life is my amusement, the most interesting drama I have watched.
2. My health (I need my good health to be able to live in fullfilling ways). This means I will eat well, rest well (not overwork though I have such a tendency), and spend time for my inner health. When people are healthy, people often take health for granted.
3. My dream. To kick start is the project T2 to change lives and touch hearts. This is not about me, but for others whom I care and love. I have been given a lot, it is time for me to give something to the world. I believe that my dream is God’s purpose for me in this life.
4. My family. Currently, my family comprises my man. Everyday (every morning after I wake up and every night before I sleep), I tell him that I love him, and I really mean so. Having withstanding my worries for the past decade, I strive to make my parents to be at peace about me, knowing that I am an independent person. Indeed, this year I celebrate half of lives living away from parents who love and protect us. I love and protect myself.

The followings can be important at some phases of my life:
1. education. I completed my formal education. I feel relieved, after years of being a humble student. I refer to humility in the sense that a student normally has no earning power, and now as a working adult I can earn a living. However, I still keep the humility in learning, to keep on learning from every possible individual. Now, I do not intend to pay for any tuition fee to get any degree, I would rather to use the available fund to provide bursaries / scholarships. Most importantly, my formal education has allowed me to believe that I CAN LEARN ANYTHING that I am interested and committed to, on my own, from anyone / any expert in the fields.
2. career. Once, I thought that my current job and career was what I want for my entire life, but everyone has the need to grow, no matter how much productivity, knowledge, income, and network that he or she has at this moment. In 2012, my boss and his boss do not impress me. I do not mean to be an ungrateful chap. They are kind towards me and have helped me, but years down the road, I do not want to be like them. Sadly, some people associate their worth to their career / job. When they lose their career / job, they lose their meanings of life.
3. money. Money is important, but not everything. I need money to eat, to have clothes, to have a shelter, and to travel (Chinese people called these 4 basic needs YiShiZhuXing). I believe that I will have enough money throughout my life, to support myself and my children (until they reach the age of 18). I also believe that I will have abundance of wealth that I can share with others.
4. friendship. All of us human beings are social animals, including the most introvert people whom I have ever encountered. I am grateful for my friends, they add color to my life. Most friends have been nice to me, few ones hurted me yet I learned from them not to do things that they did towards othes. I have many friends who confide in me. They believe in me because I do not gossip around, I am a good listener, and I can give effective advices / solutions (when they ask for). My list of friends goes beyond 4 digits, also thanks to my nomadic life. I am a friend of people from multiple corners of the world: North and South America, Asia, Middle East, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and a friend even went to visit Antarctica. One day, a friend of mine will be a traveller beyond the earth. I love my friends, irregardless of their socio economic status and their personalities. I believe that my friends comprise people of 16 personalities of BMTI indicators, though I have never really studied them in such a way. My approach was to understand them. I am helpful. No matter how, I am always available for my friends whom I can help best. If not, I would refer them to someone who is best to help them. Given the numerous friends I have, who can be awake at different timings as I do, I accept the fact that I cannot keep in touch with them very frequently. Most importantly, I pray for their well beings, happiness and health.

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May 20, 2012 at 6:54 am

Admirable work ethic

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In mid March 2012, I read a news entitled “Swiss voters reject 6 weeks paid vacation”.

It is not suprising to me.
More vacation will increase labour costs and risk the economy.

The Swiss has a special place in my life journey.
Being benefactors of parts of my learning experience, I can only be grateful to them.
Though 1 of my former bosses dislikes the Swiss for being self-sufficient, I still have POSITIVE impressions on the Swiss.
I admire your work ethic!

The lesson for me from this event is:
individual freedom comes with responsibility.
To have only freedom is disastrous to oneself.

Swiss Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga said taking 2 more weeks of vacation is not the best way to fight stress.
So what is the best way to fight stress?
I love to hear from you my Dear readers.

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March 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Tips: how to survive working with workaholic boss

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@~@ attach your progress / results as a draft at 6 pm, send at 12 midnight
@~@ start fill in performance appraisal form, constantly update it
@~@ focus on your main project, you need to be an EXPERT in an area

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August 30, 2011 at 9:10 am

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Miscellaneous 2011

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avoid rain water, can spread rat urine infected with leptospirosis, especially in crowded and developing cities.

Most back and shoulder aches stem from poor posture as most people spend most of their lives in front of a desk.
We need to get up and stretch ONCE EVERY HOUR to loosen the muscles and decompress our lower back.
Walk, not jog, at least 2x a week.
To keep stress, anger, and unforgiveness is worse than having a physical teacher.
Ref: a pilate teacher Alvin Giam

What to do when your hand is scalded?
Instead of putting ice or toothpaste (which will contract the skin and worsen the blister), dip into a cup of room temperature water.

How to treat acid reflux ?
make lifestyle changes
over-the-counter medication

Common symptoms of acid reflux:
burping, belching
sour / bitter taste in mouth
feel a burning sensation in throat / chest (heartburn)
cough at night
dry / sore throat
hoarseness in morning
worsening of asthma

Consequences of Long-Term acid reflux : oesophagitis, sricture, barrett’s oesophagus.

Certain food may worsen reflux, please avoid:
chocolates, sweet deserts, high fat / spicy foods, curry, citrus fruits, garlic, onion, tomatoes, tomato-based products.
beverages e.g. citrus juices (orange, lemon), alcohol, coffee, tea.

eat regular meals, small portions each time.
avoid eating 2-3 hours before sleep
lose weight if you are overweight
stop smoking
elevate head of your bed by 6-8 inches.
avoid stres
Ref: Andrea Rajnakova

Finance trends

Michael Hasenstab
fund manager. Templeton Global Bond Fund.
PhD in economics at Australian National University, Canberra.
honeymoon climbing Mt Kilimanjaro with wife Mary Ann
focus on sovereigns and forex, many other global funds buy gov, corporate, and supranational debt.

To Hasenstab, most developed markets are overly indebted and overleveraged, and they offer far more risk than return potential from their paltry interest rates.

In 2007, before the credit crisis, 70% of his portfolio was in mature markets. But then he realised the US financial crisis would spread globally. Solution? he shorted the euro, while buying currencies with current-account surpluses, including CHF and JPY. He boosted holdings in countries where he expected sizable rate cuts, among them Australia, NZ, Chile, South Korea, Mexico. Anticipating the flight to USD, he hedged most of his emerging-market currency exposure.

In finance, short selling (also known as shorting or going short) is the practice of selling assets, usually securities, that have been borrowed from a third party (usually a broker) with the intention of buying identical assets back at a later date to return to the lender. It is a form of reverse trading. The short seller hopes to profit from a decline in the price of the assets between the sale and the repurchase, as the seller will pay less to buy the assets than the seller received on selling them. Conversely, the short seller will incur a loss if the price of the assets rises.
Those who short, expect price to decrease.

Hasenstab believes that over the next few years, US rates will rise and JPY will fall.

Women beware!
If a couple takes taxi in Arab countries, guys go up 1st. Ladies come out 1st. Why? My mentor told me got cases where the ladies were kidnapped.

I love to read and learn from others.

From: 5 Life Lessons I Learned From Prawning (Prawning Tips Included)
1) Fat opportunities don’t come to you. You have to go to them.
2) People help those they like; therefore, be likeable.
3) Be willing to make changes, however unpleasant.
4) Observe what others are doing and MODEL them as best you can.

the risk of being run over by garbage trcuks / buried under the trash
health risks like tetanus
Let us remember the parable of the Good Samaritan

Summer 2011: I have never heard of U Mannheim (the Harvard of Germany), until I learned about CF, probably as young as my sister. See you soon.

Summer 2011: to be competititive, one needs to prepare visume (video resume).

Summer 2011: I had a writing course in a very cold room. Tips: you can use the heat of laptop to warm your hands.

Employer: Our company place cleanliness as the highest value. Do you clean your shoes against the mat when you came in?
Job applicant: Yes, Sir.
Employer: Actually, there is no mat.
Moral of the story: honesty is the best policy

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August 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Vocation vacation

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Few days ago while dining with Dear, he said that he wanted to set up a company to help people find a job during their work leave. I wondered if there will be companies willing to hire such staff, they need to give them training and by the time they are capable to do their task, the staff has come to the end of their work leave. However, I found out about an entrepreneur Mr. Brian Kurth and his company (

Life begins at 40, or at least dream careers do. Brian’s clients are comfortable but restless in their 40s. This means they have unsatisfactory job and day-dreaming about what it would be like to do something different – work as a tour guide or a dog trainer.

About Brian Kurth:
(1) Holds degrees in political science, history and international relations from the University of Wisconsin and a masters degree in political science from Loyola University.
(2) Spent more than a decade in the corporate world in product marketing within the telecommunications industry with AT&T and Ameritech and then as the director of business development for a dot com startup.
(3) Created and launched VocationVacations in 2004, a one-of-a-kind career mentoring program offering professional and personal exploration.

A 20-year-old can be an intern, but people in their 40s has less opportunities.
Some companies like what Brian set up:
Transitions Abroad (provides short-term stints working overseas). (seasonal jobs in places like national parks, ski resorts, and theme parks).

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March 8, 2010 at 4:07 am

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U.S. educational programs

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Global Young Leaders Conference (
International Scholar Laureate Program (
National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (
National Youth Leadership Forum on Law (

Possibly, I could work as a tour leader / assistant for such programs, as I love to 1) meet the future leaders of tomorrow 2) learn and travel simultaneously.

International Scholar Laureate Program
2010 Program Pricing Diplomacy – China Tuition: $3,199 Optional Extension: $1,250. Length of program: ~ 12 days.
2010 Program Pricing Medicine – Australia Tuition: $3,299 Optional Extension: $1,450 ~ less than a week.
2010 Program Pricing Medicine – China Tuition: $3,199 Optional Extension: $1,250

International Scholar Laureate Program Delegation on Medicine Commonwealth of Australia Summer 2010 Sample Schedule
Day 1
G’day and Welcome to Australia!
Arrive in Sydney
Independent Exploration of Sydney
Program Orientation: Academic Expectations and Cultural Overview
Welcome Session and Dinner
Day 2
Understanding Australia’s Comprehensive Medical Environment
Comprehensive Look at Australia’s Health Care
Introducing Australia’s Medical System
Australia’s Bold Initiative: Principles of Universal Health Care
Q&A with Medical Professionals
Inside the Sydney Opera House: Cultural Center of the City
The Rocks: Site of the Original Sydney Town Settlement
Day 3
The Art and Science of Healing
Scope of Australian Health Care Facilities
Ward Tour at a Traditional Urban Hospital
Tour of Health Care Facility
Q&A with Doctors and Other Medical Staff
Day 4
Sensations of Sydney: Gem of the Pacific
Day of Independent Exploration: Your Day to Enjoy Sydney
Royal Botanic Gardens: Showcasing Sydney’s Natural Beauty
Sydney Harbour: Australia’s Vibrant Gem
Manly Beach: Thriving Harbour Community
Sydney Aquarium: Australia’s Aquatic Action
Taronga Zoo: Examining Australian Wildlife
Darling Harbour: Spectacular Waterfront District
Day 5
Medical Colleagues of the Future: Challenges & Opportunities
University Visit: Immersion and Social Interaction with Australian Medical Students
Medical Education Curriculum Overview
Career Preparation in Australia
Q&A with Faculty and Students
Dinner with Medical Students
Day 6
Beyond Hospital Walls: Caring for the Community
Welcome to the Land
Aboriginal Health and Medicine
Providing Medical Care in Non-Traditional Settings
Overcoming Cultural Barriers to Deliver Care
Australia Wildlife Walkabout Tour in Calga
Animals of the Outback Nation: Kangaroos, Koalas and Wallabies
Indigenous Medicine
Bush Walk
Farewell Dinner
Day 7
Depart Australia or Fly to Cairns for the Optional Extension
Optional Extension: Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef
Day 7
Cairns: Home of the Great Barrier Reef
Fly to Cairns
Afternoon at Leisure
Day 8
The Great Barrier Reef: Spectacular Gem of the Coral Sea
Sail to the Great Barrier Reef
Swimming, Snorkeling and Sun: Recess on the Reef at the Lower Isles Coral Island
Tropical Lunch
Day 9
Independent Exploration: Create Your Own Adventure!
Relax in Cairns
Beach Fun
Rainforest Tours
Island Day Trips
Aboriginal Culture Park
Day 10 Homeward Bound: Depart Australia

Global Young Leaders Conference (For 15-18 years old)
2010 China Sample Daily Schedule (For US students, this costs $5,390 and includes airfare to China from the designated gateway cities, housing, program materials, breakfasts, dinners and private motor coach transportation within and between Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai. If you excludes the US-China air-tickets for non-US students, it costs $4,390).
It is EXPENSIVE in my humble opinion. I also found that there are too many activities in a day, this may make a learning experience less fruitful due to overloaded information. Furthermore, there are too many touristic / sightseeing activities which can be done by any normal tourists. I expect something more, meeting the learders of host countries, etc.

Beijing – Hangzhou – Shanghai
Day One: Welcome to Beijing; Inside Beijing: China’s Many-Splendored Capital; Welcome Session and Dinner
Day Two: Artistic and Ancient Treasures; Leadership Group Meeting: Identifying Your Role in a Cross; Cultural Global Society; Leadership in a Global World: Cross Cultural; Communication Plenary; Beijing Zoo: On-site with China’s Iconic Pandas; Leadership Group Meeting: Chinese Culture and Etiquette-Applying Lessons Learned
Day Three: Out of Pages of History; Diplomatic Reflections, Contemporary Issues: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China; Lunch on Wangfujing Street; Monuments and Treasures of the Imperial Era: Tian’anmen Square: Monument to Mao; Forbidden City: Seat of Imperial Power; A Taste of Beijing: Traditional Peking Duck Dinner; Visit to the Olympic Green
Day Four: 4,500 Miles of Engineering Ingenuity; Leadership Group Meeting: Approaches to Conflict Resolution; International Organizations Site Exploration; Excursion to the Great Wall: Passing Through Badaling Gate and Hiking Along the Great Wall; Night Market on Wanfujing Street; Day Five Journey to Paradise on Earth; Air Transfer to Hangzhou: China’s Ancient Capital of Commerce and Culture; Hangzhou City Orientation; A Step Back in Time: Bucolic West Lake; Welcome Dinner
Day Six: A Peaceful Respite; Leadership Group Meeting: Simulation Meeting; Leadership Group Meeting: Looking Forward; Peaceful Reflection: Laughing Buddha at Ling Yin Temple; Bargaining and Exploration on Hangzhou’s Silk Street; Traditional Boat Excursion on Secluded West Lake
Day Seven: The Dragonhead of Asia: Shanghai; Guo’s Villa: Traditional Private Gardens of China’s Ancient Elite; Innovation and Technology in Action: High Speed Train Transfer to Shanghai; Shanghai City Orientation; European and Chinese Influences: Exploration of The Bund and Frenchtown
Nanjing Lu: Symbol of China’s Capitalism Boom; Shanghai Welcome Dinner
Day Eight: The 2010 World Expo: Urban Innovation; Shanghai World Expo: Exploring the World’s Many; Diverse Nations
Day Nine: Bustling Shanghai: A Celebration of Culture; International Youth Empowerment Closing Keynote Plenary; Final Meeting; Lunch at Yu Gardens and Exploration of Old Shanghai; Farewell Dinner; A Night of Spectacular Feats: Chinese Acrobatics Show
Day Ten: Farewell to China; Depart Shanghai International Airport or; Depart for Optional Add-On
Day Ten Hong Kong: China’s Cosmopolitan City; Air Transfer to Hong Kong; City Orientation; Hotel Check In; Welcome Dinner
Day Eleven: Asia’s Economic Powerhouse; The Politics of International Trade: Hong Kong’s Thriving; Business Community; Exploration of Kowloon Peninsula; Nathan Street; Jade Market; Open Top Bus Excursion and Laser Light Show at the Hong Kong Harbour
Day Twelve: Exploring the Former Colony; Morning Exploration of the Hong Kong Islands; Victoria Peak; Aberdeen Fishing Village; Cantonese Delight: Dim Sum Lunch Aboard the Famous Jumbo Boat Floating Restaurant; Afternoon Fun and Sun: Repulse Bay Hong Kong Bauhinia Farewell Dinner Cruise
Day Thirteen Homeward Bound
Depart Hong Kong International Airport
Optional Add-On Day
Day Ten Xi’an: The Ancient Capital of China; Opening Gate Ceremony: Great Tang Dynasty Hospitality; City Orientation; Cuisine Artistry: Dumpling Dinner
Day Eleven: Flint, Stone & Dynasties: Through the Portals of Discovery; Guardians of the Imperial Tomb: Excursion to the Amazing 8,000-Man Terra Cotta Army; Authentic Noodle Lunch at Museum; Ancient Cures: Traditional Chinese Medicine Herb Market; Perspectives on Youth in China: Elementary School Visit
Day Twelve Xi’an Exploration: China’s Many Cultural Influences; Rickshaw Ride on Xi’an’s Ancient City Wall; Great Mosque and Market Area: Center of Xi’an’s; Muslim Quarter; Big Wild Goose Pagoda

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January 10, 2010 at 11:47 pm

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