From the category archives:


Self. Portrait.

January 13, 2013 random

  I walk by this building plastered with “variations” of “The Son of Man” every morning on my way to work. I always wonder whether Rene Magritte would weep about his painting being used to advertise restaurants. Although he does not strike me as someone who is obsessed with the divide between high and low/pop arts. […]


Moms for D&D

December 2, 2012 no manual for parenting

Confession: I am married to a geek. I am probably biased because I am surrounded day in and day out by awesome people who would have been labeled as geeks and dorks, including the three men in my house, my coworkers, and our family friends, but I really do believe that geeks make the best […]


An Homage to Twinkies (now that it’s up for sale)

November 21, 2012 random

Not that Twinkie is on its death bed. If anything, the Twinkie brand is probably the winner in this sad story of labor struggle, failed business and the eventual undoing of the 18,500 underpaid, overworked factory workers. In the past week Twinkies have been the center of the public reminiscence because Hostess was said to file […]


You know Halloween is coming when your head keeps on hitting your desk…

October 19, 2012 random

    Thanks to Tom for sharing this with me. He gets me. I am going to take a break from my psychotic foaming over Halloween costumes. I am just going to let this picture quietly sink in…  You can see my past ranting here.


Machismo 2.0?

October 2, 2012 marketing at work

    This pictures says everything and more about Country Music in the 21th century, after Shania Twain, Jewel, Leann Rimes, and of course, Taylor Swift, after all the crossover frenzy, the “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” sung by every Carrie Bradshaw and her hipster buddies. I do confess: I know nothing about country […]


Wonder Woman

September 29, 2012 no manual for parenting

Warning: this post is probably just going to be me rambling on due to severe lack of sleep, even according to my standard…  These past two weeks have been the annual performance period at my company, the time when we have to write our own self ASSessments and to provide peer feedbacks for colleagues who […]


Crossing Something Off of My Bucket List Finally

August 3, 2012 random

Flying Global First on United. We are all giddy with excitement. Better than Disneyland. In the back of my mind though, I’m surprised even though I shouldn’t have by the opulence of it. Is this how the riches have been living, day on and day out? After downing two glasses of champaign that the smiling […]


That feeling of paper between your fingers

August 2, 2012 random

Books. I am talking about books here. Books made with paper (or if you are so inclined, dead trees). Although I do also love the feel and smell of new, crisp, uncirculated bills. I have been very happy with my Kindle (which I named Marvin) esp. when I was trudging through 1Q84 in all its 944-page […]


Why We Blog

July 29, 2012 random

He was a lonely ghost uttering a truth that nobody would ever hear. But so long as he uttered it, in some obscure way the continuity was not broken. It was not by making yourself heard but by staying sane that you carried on the human heritage.   George Orwell, 1984   Every once in a while, […]


Accomplishments Unlocked

June 16, 2012 random

Accomplishment Unlocked: My hair is the longest it’s ever been, and I finally get to fulfill my childhood dream of wearing pigtails anime-style. At the age of 40+ nonetheless. Yeah. This hair style is not going out of this house. In fact, this hair style is not seeing the daylight. Accomplishment Unlocked: Did not break […]