Teaching Kids How to Tie Their Shoes

Soon, my child… You We will undergo this grueling test.

(From my favourite parenting website, howtobeadad.com)



What I’ve learnt about smart people

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Gasp! Harvard kid discovered the secret of smart people!

…I have noticed one overarching theme among smart people: they ask questions. When someone explains something new to me, I’ll usually just nod my head like I know what they’re talking about. If I don’t understand something, I’ll just Google it later. After all, I don’t want this person to think I’m a moron. Smart people are different. If they don’t understand something, or even if they think they understand something, they’ll ask questions.

But I’m pretty sure that nodding along thing happens especially in customarily patriarchal, feudalistic Asia. Source? My own non-extensive personal experience, where I notice that Caucasians are more likely to ask tough questions than Asians.

Good reminder.


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Inner Ugly Shows

As a parent, I plan to teach my kids many things. And this will definitely be one of them.

From Roald Dahl’s The Twits

On a related note, if anyone’s looking to buy books online, the best site I’ve found so far is bookdepository.co.uk. Free shipping worldwide! Though some of my friends say the range is not as expansive as Amazon’s, the price difference is a big pull factor.