From the category archives:


Katy Perry as “Geisha” at AMA sparks a serious discussion on multiculturalism, political correctness, authenticity and appropriation.

November 25, 2013 random

Only in my dream. This post could also have been titled, “Why women of Asian descent, especially those with the ‘privilege’ of living in the West, are fucking tired of seeing images of Geisha representing US when so few of people that look like ME (if I were younger and needed a role model in pop […]



August 12, 2013 random

Quick recap because I know the Internet is dying to know what’s happening in my neck of the woods. Ok. Fine. Quick recap because I am sitting at the airport lounge waiting for my delayed flight to SFO, and I can’t think straight on less than 3-hour sleep. 1. I went to BlogHer. I went. […]



July 17, 2013 random

My co-worker once told me that my family should have a reality TV show because ridiculous things happen to us all the time. Actually, I admit: what he really meant was that we are a family of ridiculous inclination and we make ridiculous decisions and do ridiculous things. “Hilarity ensued.” I should have a plaque […]


I’ll cry if I want to…

July 11, 2013 random

It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to. A is for Advil I have been taking for my pounding headaches and sore throat. B is for Benadryl for watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose. C is for COLD as in WHY DO I HAVE TO COME DOWN WITH A BAD COLD ON MY […]


Fifty Minutes

May 24, 2013 random

The tornado touched down in Moore, OK on May 20. It stayed on the ground for approximately 50 minutes. I get my daily doses of news from the radio & mobile news summary during my 1.5-hour commute, each way. When you were simply listening to a narrative of what happened, it was hard to grasp […]


Fab, dahling.

April 6, 2013 random

I really should be writing a post about my 8-day, 6-night, 3-country, 2-train-ride, 1000+-photo caper in Europe. For now though, I just want to give a shoutout. You made my day. First with this real product called Ostrichpillow…     Then a great reminder for all…


Story of My Life

March 16, 2013 random

One of my 10-year-old’s favorite conversation starters with me is the fact that I have a Ph.D. in theatre (and from a very prestigious program and school too. Please allow me to brag. I kind of need a little bit ego booster lately. In addition, I am reading Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In and felt vindicated when she […]


“I have to tell you” & other poems

February 15, 2013 random

I have been prowling the streets of Poetry Foundation late at night, identifying victims. You could see this as an easy way out for a severe case of blogger’s block if you wish. But sometimes, brevity is gold, and Ms. Grossman masters it like a badass patron goddess.   I have to tell you by […]


I Hate Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2013 random

As much as I hate Mother’s Day, my own birthday, I hate Valentine’s Day more. To be completely honest, it is because these holidays set up expectations despite my resistance and I inevitably am disappointed. I am a Cancer so my natural reaction is to set up walls around myself when these days come around. […]


Random Randomness

January 16, 2013 random

I confess the reason why I took to Twitter so passionately was because I am the ultimate “idea man”. You know, like those people that go in front of movie studios execs to pitch movie ideas? (I learned of the movie industry from TV shows so YMMV) I have lots of one-liner ideas but that […]