books, library, travel

Calgary Central Library

Wow, I had not expected this of Calgary, Canada. The new Central library is a must see for anyone who loves public libraries. The architecture from the outside and the curved ceilings outside draws you in. The large community spaces when you walk in Then taking a tour, I realized the incredible amount of details […]

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inspiration, travel

Visit With Passionate People

I was visiting this jewelry store in Rome by a very famous jewelry maker Diego Percossi Papi (exibition). The shop is tiny and I was a bit intimidated since the jewelry were all well over $1,000. I looked into the shop for a good 5 minutes until the owner/designer buzzed me in and told me […]

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parenting, paris, travel

Paris Trip Day 4 : Compromises (2008)

I’m usually not good at resolving conflicts. In the dating environment, I would just run away. At work, we’ll try to figure out the ‘right’ way and usually, the ‘right’ way wins. With Cate, usually, the only way that wins is to compromise Last night I was trying to convince Cate to fall asleep sooner […]

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badminton, inspiration, travel

Not Being Fair Is OK

I’m in Malaysia watching the 2008 Badminton Super Series (I’m an addict) I noticed that older women in Malaysia and Bangalore often would cut in front of lines to the bathroom. It almost seems like they think it’s their right. At first I was going to ask them to get in line, but then I […]

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travel

Paris here we come again

Kate and I are heading for Paris tomorrow afternoon. She is super excited about it. She tells me she is looking forward to time with only Dad and no one else. She is looking forward to the crepes, and going up to the Eifel Tower when we first get there. I admit that I thrive […]

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travel

Singapore Layover

(red sign says ‘Remember To Eat’) On my business trip to Bangalore, I got to stop over in Singapore for 7 hours. I think it was intentional of Singapore airlines.. To bring some tourism money to the country. First observations of this country is of course it’s clean, and modern. Then I noticed there are […]

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travel

San Francisco: Shoe Garden

I was playing tourist again in San Francisco and saw this Alamo Square Park Shoe Garden. It’s amazing how many little things I still have not seen in this greatest city (next to Paris) in the world. From sfgate.com: Alamo Square Park: One of the most photographed spots in San Francisco, thanks to the breathtaking […]

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