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through the looking glass

The Instagram Diary

August 9, 2012 through the looking glass

There you go… Oversharing on the road. p.s. Will continue until I get home and start the long winding road of unpacking and adjusting to time zone and crying myself to sleep because I don’t want to go back to work…   [instapress tag=”oversharingontheroad” piccount=”24″ size=”90″ effect=”fancybox” title=”1″ paging=”1″]

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I am not here

August 3, 2012 through the looking glass

No, really. Perhaps I am having too much faith in the universality of Internet access, and also in the lasting prowess of my cellphone battery. I am hoping that I could continue to overshare while traveling to/in Asia. I said Asia because I am going to be in Shanghai and then Taipei, and you know, I cannot say China […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Cliche

April 11, 2012 a picture is worth a thousand words

Pictures taken at Houhai Lake, Beijing. You can see the pictures I’ve been taking while in Beijing here on Instagram.

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It’s not what it’s cracked up to be.

April 10, 2012 random

I feel so naked without a working cellphone with me when I am out and about. Vulnerable. I did not know how dependent I have become, at least psychologically, on having instant access to the world. They changed the configuration of the plane: I was able to get a window seat in the Economy Plus […]

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Surviving Spring Break

March 31, 2012 no manual for parenting

Last week I mused about driving by myself with the kids to Mount Rushmore over spring break. 950 glorious miles. I am sorry if I let some of your down. That was just crazy talk. I was under duress: Spring break week happened to be performance review week at work. The boys seemed to be […]

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How to show your kid what the 80s is about. The hard way.

March 4, 2012 no manual for parenting

By taking them to the exhibit dedicated to the 1980s at Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, of course!   I am kidding on the square, seeing how this is a hard glance back at the 1980s with a critical eye: feminism, gender politics, race politics, AIDES, political upheavals in the Latin America, Disappeared, Reaganism, […]

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Splendid

February 7, 2012 through the looking glass

Today is the Lantern Festival. I completely forgot about it. It was only when I noticed the headline on The Atlantic, “Chinese Lantern Festival 2012” that I remembered. Today marks the end of the Chinese New Year. Looking through the beautiful photos, I wish I could say, “Yup. These remind me of home.”  Of my […]

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Going Home. Again.

December 26, 2011 through the looking glass

Waiting to get on a plane that will take me to Tokyo Narita, and then onto Taipei. I am making my annual solo trip back home so I can pack 359 days of homesickness, guilt and filial piety into a 3-day visit. (I will spend 3 days traveling due to time zone change and the […]

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Thanks for the Memories

October 23, 2011 through the looking glass

I saw Duran Duran’s live concert on Friday. I have been excited and nervous about this for several months now. When I announced to my boss and my coworker that I was one of the lucky people with tickets to the sold out show, they said, “That’s embarrassing.” I LOL’ed. “No. We mean it. Don’t […]

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Shoot

August 8, 2011 through the looking glass

A couple of weeks ago, I was in downtown Chicago with my family. We do that from time to time: using the hotel points we racked up from business trips for a weekend in downtown Chicago. A Staycation. (Sorry for using the stupid buzz word) After a most satisfying lunch at Berghoff where I was […]

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