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


In praise of the suburbs, or, why I’m never moving back to NYC

February 18, 2013

I never thought I’d lived to see the day when anyone would call my life in the suburbs a hot trend. But that’s what The New York Times is saying, […]

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5 ways to embrace the Year of the Snake

February 11, 2013

As we slither into the Year of the Snake, I have been dragged against my will into its call for reflection. The most enigmatic creature of the Chinese zodiac is […]

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5 reasons why “Beasts of the Southern Wild” inspires me as a parent — & daughter

January 14, 2013

I saw “Beasts of the Southern Wild” with my daughter and it had us both sobbing. We will probably weep again since I’ve ordered a copy of it on Amazon.com — […]

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5 ways to unplug from electronics & social media & reconnect with your life

January 7, 2013

My goal for the past two weeks was to unplug from social media. But the break from Facebook, Twitter and blogging turned into something bigger. I’m now reorganizing my life […]

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How to drink scotch like a real badass Asian

December 20, 2012

I’ve always enjoyed Johnnie Walker Red. As a kid in Chinatown, it was the liquor of choice served during most of the 10-course Chinese restaurant banquets that we attended. But […]

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“Trying” is a dirty word

December 10, 2012

After a few weeks of conducting a personal experiment, I am here to report my findings: “Trying” dooms my efforts to failure. “Trying” shows a lack of confidence. This discovery […]

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12 ways to know if you’re an entrepreneur

November 14, 2012

Those of you who know me have often heard me say that I don’t necessarily define “my people” by race, gender or even creed. Instead, I most closely identify most […]

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