parenting

Whether to use parental control for a 10 year old

My daughter has her own laptop and for a while, I’ve told her that she can use up to 30 minutes of screen time on her laptop, my iPad or any electronic devices. Recently while chatting with a family friend, he mentioned that he believes we should embrace technology in schools and if used properly […]

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cate, coffee, parenting

No coffee for you Dad !!!

Kate and I got into an argument Monday morning, I think it was about wearing clothes or maybe I was slow in getting up in the morning. She wrote me a note “No Coffee For You Dad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” I asked her why I don’t get any coffee and she said K : “Because when you are […]

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parenting

Kate’s sunday conversations

Some random bits of conversation between Kate and me K: “Dad, are you going to die before me?” me: “uhhh, I think so.” K: “but not for a long long long long time right?” me: “I hope so.” K: “Dad, even when you are angry, you still love me right?” me: “I’ll always love you” […]

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parenting

Non Non Pas Moi

Kate’s drawing of me and her, after she translated my shirt from Paris . I had a big laugh when she wanted to write down what was on my shirt.

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parenting

Cate and Haircut

Getting a haircut with Kate is one of the more enjoyable moments. I usually wait too long before I take her, and she seems to enjoy herself there. Afterwards, she usually look very spiffy and then I get to give her a bath to wash out the hair, another one of my favorite things to […]

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yahoo

Top 5 memories of Kate before she heads to school

Kate’s going to school next week, sniff.. now on to the memories She loves listening to Jack Johnson’s Sexy Plexy when she falls asleep, I would have it on for her to calm her down.  When I was in Paris with her, we listened to that before she fell asleep.  That one song always brings me […]

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parenting

Cate and ice cream

This kid is hooked. She doesn’t get ice cream when she is with me. But when my sister, Liana is with us, somehow cate usually works in ice cream after a nice meal with veggies. Here is us enjoying a nice break from the heat at the local Loard’s ice cream parlor

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parenting

Saturday at the SF Ferry with Kate

I love Saturdays at the SF Ferry Building, afterwards, we hit the farmer’s market in Castro Valley for some live electric guitar. Food, coffee, flowers, live music, suntan, people :-) Life is good on Saturdays. Kate enjoying a piece of bread from The Acme Bread Company while running circles around me Kate and I take  […]

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parenting

Kate: the 2nd year: Languages

First I would like to thank craigslist for helping us find all of our French and Japanese babysitters. Kate is blessed with the gift of language early in her life.  Angie and I both speak Mandarin at home, and so Kate’s mother tongue is Mandarin. When she was 1 years old, we hired a babysitter […]

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parenting

Kate: the first year: diet

Angie took the red pill: She started reading the Super Baby Food book and she decided that we will be making all of Kate’s food ourselves. I was lazy and didn’t read the book but the basic principle was that you want lots of colors in the food you give your baby.  There are about […]

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travel

Kate: having fun traveling

It was not an easy trip for her.  Jet lag, grumpy parents, long walks during metro transfer, parents who want to walk thru Amsterdam without a stroller..  but I think she had a blast eating her way thru both Paris and Amsterdam.  

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parenting

Kate: a happy child

When someone asks me how Kate (my 4 year old) is doing, the first word that always come out of my mouth is ‘she is very happy’.  It’s pretty amazing that this kid is always happy. Very little gets her down.  When she and I get into our disagreements, it takes me half a day […]

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exercise, inspiration

Freedom Of Running

Google Map: My parents’ house to Dublin Bart I’ve been busy with the Y! News launch last week, have not updated my run log. Running really gives me a lot of freedom to go anywhere I want without having to drive or carry around a bike and helmet. I have very traditional chinese parents who […]

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