Help! Cuteness is everywhere.

December 29, 2013 through the looking glass

I had the privilege of flying on one of Eva Airlines’ Hello Kitty planes today.   Everywhere you turn on the plane, you see signs of Hello Kitty: from the pins on the flight attendants’ uniforms, their pink aprons, the pillow covers, to the air freshener in the lavatory.   I started chuckling as I […]

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Already started…

December 29, 2013 random

My plan to eat nothing until I reach Taipei completely failed. Thanks to Asiana Airlines.  

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Flying home. Musing.

December 28, 2013 random

On ASIANA plane less than 5 minutes I’ve Already noticed vast differences. First of all: Flight attendants’ smiles & willingness to help. 3 flight attendants offered to help me with lifting my carry-on to the overhead bin despite the fact that I’m bigger than all 3 of them combined! They’re also all very young, thin […]

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The Ducks

December 25, 2013 imho is just a polite way to say I know you don't give a hoot what I think but I'm going to say it anyway

According to my computer it is December 26 already and therefore I guess it is safe to talk about why I STILL insist on not wishing strangers Marry Christmas in the U.S. unless I am absolutely certain that they celebrate Christmas: Because Christmas in the U.S. remains a religious holiday. One’d thought that Christians in […]

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Dear America… Never mind.

November 30, 2013 imho is just a polite way to say I know you don't give a hoot what I think but I'm going to say it anyway

    As a mom to a teenage boy, I’ve yet to step inside any Abercrombie & Fitch. (Let’s leave aside whether I meet the standards for the type of customers the jackassy CEO envisioned wearing his company’s clothes) I find the idea disconcerting to shop at a store that showcases relentlessly half-nekkid virile young men. “Hey, […]

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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 […]

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This is why

November 5, 2013 a picture is worth a thousand words

Yesterday I stepped on the soapbox and pontificated on why we need more feminism, now, even while some famous and influential female celebrities refuse to be identified as a feminist when asked point blank “Are you a feminist?” My cerebral writer and thinker friend Christine left a much more eloquent comment highlighting the significance of the […]

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I am a feminist. (With a necessary disclaimer)

November 4, 2013 imho is just a polite way to say I know you don't give a hoot what I think but I'm going to say it anyway

Jezebel collected statements from several famous (and influential and therefore powerful, and yes, many are influential simply because they’re famous. We could sit down and ponder on the curious progression from fame -> influence -> power in this Social Media age. Think Kim Whatshername. The fact you know who I am referring to without her […]

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Et tu, Brute?

September 1, 2013 therapy in session

I am in mourning. Yes, once again I am taking things that have absolutely nothing to do with me personally. Very personally. I was being naive. I just thought that geeks would be different. Brains over beauty, right? It is not even beauty per se. It’s youth that we are competing against. In the end, […]

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Whoosh!

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. […]

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