The Long Ballad 长歌行

October 7, 2021

Recommendation: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Long Ballad was a large production in 2021 featuring Dilraba Dilmurat, Leo Wu, Zhao Lusi and Liu Yuning. The story set in Tang Dynasty (626 A.D.). Princess ChangGe and Princess LeYan, cousins and best friends, were dragged into tragic historic events and became enemies. Zhao lusi played Princess LeYan. Unlike her other […]

Guess My Number

May 14, 2022

I wrote down a number on a piece of paper, “It’s a number between 1 and 100.” I asked my son, “Your job is to guess the number. Each time you make a guess, I can tell you whether it’s correct, or if your guess is higher or lower than my number. How many times […]


December 25, 2021

Love Better Than Immortality 天雷一部之春花秋月

October 7, 2021

Recommendation: ⭐⭐⭐ Show Title: Love Better Than Immortality Chinese Title: 天雷一部之春花秋月 Year: 2019 Episodes: 40 Full episodes on YouTube: (English Sub)

The Butterfly Effect

March 11, 2022

“Have you heard about the Butterfly Effect?” I asked my son. “What is it?” “You know weather is highly unpredictable, especially in the longer term, right? Weather forecast is reasonably accurate for the next few days, but it is not accurate at all to predict the weather a month later.” “Right, that’s why the weather […]


December 25, 2021

Please Feel at Ease Mr. Ling 一不小心捡到爱

October 7, 2021

Recommendation: ⭐⭐⭐ Show Title: Please Feel at Ease Mr. Ling Chinese Title: 一不小心捡到爱 Year: 2021 Episodes: 24 Full episodes on YouTube: (English Sub)

Why are manhole covers round?

January 15, 2022

I was jogging outside with my son on the street and we saw a manhole. I recalled this famous interview question first popularized by Microsoft in the early days and then adopted by other companies: Why are manhole covers round? So I asked my son. “Because it looks nice?” “It’s more than that. There is […]


December 25, 2021

Oh My Emperor 哦!我的皇帝陛下

October 7, 2021

Recommendation: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was Zhao Lusi’s first show as the female lead. She captured the attention of the audience with her unique sense of humor and charm. The show was a low budget production and you can see that throughout the show. But with Zhao Lusi’s performance, it was wildly popular. Show Title: Oh My […]