Category: Life

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Children and parents relationships in China – “Xiao”

This subject has been in my mind for a long time.  It’s such a big and thorny topic.  I’m not a psychologist or sociologist, and really not qualified to broach it.  But it’s so intriguing that I couldn’t keep my mouth shut either.  Here we are. Children and parents relationships exist everywhere.  Starting the days we were born, the relationships with our parents began.  It’s not a choice. ...

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Hello from China

I have been in China for 3+ weeks.  My mom is doing well.  I may live here for another 3 months.  That gives my mom time to get adjusted to the new life.  I’d like to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers after my father’s death.  Thank you, and that means a lot to me and my family. Today I like to share what this Chinese village...

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Dad, I miss you

October 2 seemed a normal day.  Around 8:30 PM Eastern time, right after dinner, I got a message from my brother, saying my dad was in critical condition.  That short message changed my life forever. I was baffled by the message: “What do you mean dad is in critical condition?  I talked to dad about a week ago on the phone.  He sounded just fine.” It turned out,...

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Less is more

I truly believe less is more. Some could argue that, less is less, and more is more.  That’s true, too, from a different perspective. In a more accurate way to say, less on A means more on B.  A and B are mutually exclusive, and there is no intersection (borrowing a math term).  Here are some examples: Less on spending means more on saving. Less on clutter means...

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Taking a break

Hey, everyone, I’m going to take a break from blogging. The football season just started.  As the weather gets cooler, it will be a great time enjoying the games. This blog has been going on for 10 months, much longer than I originally expected. All the topics I liked to talk about were pretty much covered. Here I would like to thank each of you for your time...

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Some thoughts after visiting the Air Force Museum

The National Museum of the US Air Force is located in Dayton, Ohio.  It’s about one hour away from where I live.  Having lived in Ohio for almost 20 years, I always thought about visiting the museum.  For some reason, it had not become a reality until lately. This summer, I went there not just once, but twice, thanks to my early retirement. I went to Dayton in...