清迈自由行

这个月,终于去了蓄谋已久的泰国!在穷游上定了五天四晚的清迈自由行,东航的航班,五星级住宿,全程感觉就一个字-很值~ 清迈虽然现在游人如织,但依旧是个可爱的小地方,值得在那里呆个四五天。说说我喜欢的个人体验(排名分先后:)

1、街头闲晃。清迈城也不是很大,景点很集中,交通很方便(很多双条车,30-60泰铢基本可以走遍清迈城实在找不到路就跳上一辆),这里人都多多少会一点英语或者中文,而且而且!百分之七十的游客都是中国人,随便问。我完全是个路痴,也不看地图,就是街边随便走走,看到什么进去瞎逛逛,直到走到无聊了,就跳上双条车,去一个想去的地方。有一次我晚上闲逛,就逛到了一个城墙旁边的夜市,全是小吃,然后又走了一段,发现一家马杀鸡店在搞活动,就花了199泰铢做了一个小时的泰式按摩,哈。这种在异地作为陌生人的感觉真的很不错,想迷路因为迷路会有好风景~

2、泰国的寺庙。我最喜欢的寺庙排序是清曼寺,因为当时去的时候是中午,寺庙就寥寥三四个人,能听到公鸡在打鸣(从他们身边路过,他们也不躲闪),能看到小狗在路中央睡觉,能看到鸽子在草坪上嬉戏,能看到我没见过的花花草草(终于看清了菠萝蜜树的样子),整个寺庙呈现出一种古朴静谧自然的感觉,感觉非常好,这才是我想象中的寺庙的感觉。其次是柴迪隆寺,也是傍晚的时候去的,坐在风蚀残缺的舍利塔边,依然能感觉到它的质朴庄严,与金碧辉煌的其它寺庙相比,很有别样风情。最后是帕辛寺、双龙寺和泰囧寺,没什么特别想说的。。
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宝宝喜爱的书单

上周和我之前的一个同事Michelle一起吃饭,谈了一中午的育儿经,主要是我听她讲:)她们家儿子特别喜欢读书,三岁的时候就开始学拼音,现在四岁,已经读过很多书了,以下是她发给我的她家宝宝喜爱的书单~

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我家宝宝四岁了,特别喜欢读书。这两天更新了一下我家宝宝几年来喜欢读的书,分享一下~~

四个月:
黑白卡片(含形状,动物等,帮助宝宝发育视觉)。宝宝会走以后还常常自己拿出来看,直到一岁半才渐渐不看了。

八个月:
只有图片的小布书(含形状,颜色,小动物,汽车等)。可以清洗,撕不烂。宝宝现在还偶尔自己拿出来复习一下。

一岁
认知卡片(生活中各种事物,比如水杯,台灯,肥皂盒等)。如果给宝宝读的时候你能对照实物,他会非常有兴趣。每次根据宝宝接受的情况只讲解一两张卡片。实物能帮助宝宝建立具体而不是抽象的概念,同时启蒙宝宝探索世界的方法和乐趣。宝宝现在会主动联系书本和实物呢。

一岁零三个月
婴儿画报精品故事书系列(蓝莓蓝,樱桃红,柠檬黄等一套),语言简单,朗朗上口,故事有趣,生活信息丰富。有半年是宝宝睡前必读故事。直到现在宝宝还会周期性地找出来自己读。

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Competent Communicator Project 4-An Unforgettable Holiday(How to Say it)

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I just came back from my 5-day vacation in Thailand. It was really a fantastic trip. I really enjoyed myself there. Frankly speaking, there is no single holiday or vacation that I don't like. But none of them can compare to the one I am going to talk about.

One and half years ago, when my son was born, I ended my carefree life and entered a new chapter - being a mom. And I started the longest holiday ever in my life- 5 months' maternity leave. I remembered for the first month after the baby was born. I had to stay in the house for the whole month, taking care of the new born crying all the time without knowing what he wants, I had to feed the little creature constantly. I had to change diapers for him from time to time. When the day ended and the night came, it became more hard. I slept very lightly as I have to be prepared to handle over the little creature whenever he woke up. Feed, sleep, change diaper, sleep. It seemed to be my new normal. I felt exhausted, wanting sleep more than anything in the world. Sleep deprivation had pushed me to the lowest of lows. While my friend, keeping posting of their exciting vacations on wechat, with the beautiful tour sites, the exotic food, the sunshine smiles..Meanwhile, my husband seemed to be able to do whatever he wanted whenever he wanted as usual. Me, on the other hand, seemed like a watchdog tied down inside the house by an invisible rope around my neck. I envied them. I felt like I was missed out. I felt like crying from inside. I felt that my life had gone, never to return. It was more painful than compared to any other problem before in my life. It seemed to be the worst holiday I ever had.

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焗饭-隔夜饭的洋出路

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今天才发现,原来焗饭的做法如此简单,和炒饭差不多嘛~只需三步,即可做出美味焗饭(步骤如下/如图,以培根焗饭为例)

1. 加黄油或者橄榄油,将原料炒熟。
常见焗饭原料(其实和意面差不多的):
培根蘑菇焗饭:洋葱丁、培根片、香菇丁、杏鲍菇丁
菠萝什锦焗饭:洋葱丁、培根丁、玉米粒、蘑菇丁、黄瓜丁、胡萝卜丁、菠萝丁
海鲜焗饭:洋葱丁、蒜末,虾、飞蛤
鸡肉焗饭:洋葱丁、鸡肉丁、土豆丁、胡萝卜丁
蕃茄肉酱焗饭:蕃茄丁,洋葱丁,猪肉末
辣白菜焗饭:辣白菜、培根丁、甜玉米粒、青椒丁
土豆泥焗饭:土豆泥、胡萝卜丁、青豆、青红彩椒丁、里脊肉丁(土豆泥做法:将土豆洗净去皮后切成小块,加水煮10分钟左右至熟透,然后捞出土豆加入食品料理机或者按压成泥,再加入盐跟胡椒粉拌)

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Competent Communicator Project 3-Layoff Lesson Learned(Get to the Point)

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If your job leaves you uninspired, and fragile; I feel you. If every morning you wrack your brain trying to come up with an excuse for not going to work; I feel you. If you question your value, overlook your intelligence, I really feel you. I’ve been there. In fact, I lived there, day in a day out, for the last 4 months. I just went through a massive layoff in my company. I've heard many smart people being asked to left the company. I've seen people with 15 years of experience getting laid off in this and can't find a better job for months. And for the ones in their 50s, there are the added worries about employers assuming they have out-of-date skills sets. Yup, it's a big ouch. The whole thing is just unfortunate.

But I do learn one valuable thing from the layoffs. It is very simple: Be prepared to be fired. Be prepared emotionally, technically and financially. I will give you three stories of my colleagues who were affected by this layoff.

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