I launched this blog in 2008. My mini-me.


Unity 2012 Convention in Las Vegas for journalists

August 2, 2012

LAS VEGAS — Being in this strange American city for a major journalism convention is a blast! What a great chance to schmooze, sunbathe and renew my passion for entrepreneurship. […]

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Branding my blog, shaping my identity!

July 17, 2012

Hmm, I think I’m finally done fighting with my parents. Hey, just because they’re dead doesn’t mean the battles go away! The difference is that as my own person, I’m […]

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5 reasons why you need to blog

May 15, 2012

Unfortunately, I know too many talented, smart people who are sitting home unemployed or underemployed. Oh, if only they would blog! Launching this website has made me quite marketable. In […]

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Sweet letters from my students: how to write conversationally

February 1, 2012

At colleges everywhere, the spring semester has sprung without me! But at least my former students are still around. Some even send nice notes that are great examples of ways […]

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I’m leaving teaching & returning to reporting

December 6, 2011

The good news is that I just landed a full-time journalism job! As for the bad news: I have given up all of my teaching gigs. At least, for now… […]

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How to write a novel in 30 days

October 18, 2011

November is National Novel Writing Month. And the celebration of this event is very specific: You must sit down and complete a 50,000-word fiction manuscript by Nov. 30. The idea […]

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Becoming more Asian and, more American

October 5, 2011

Tell me the truth — do I really have to spend the rest of my life wrestling with ethnic identity issues? Can’t I just be me? What the hell does […]

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