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


Why I’m not cranky this Thanksgiving

November 24, 2011

Even though I can be grouchy around the holidays (’tis a hellish season to be single), you won’t hear any complaints from me right now. Instead, I am feeling reasonably […]

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The garden of life needs good people and ideas

November 1, 2011

Thought for the day: Friendships are like gardens. Every once in a while, they have to be weeded and pruned. Sometimes, a drastic redesign is necessary.  This marvelous wisdom was […]

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3 great writing tips that transform my students

October 25, 2011

I have a ton of writing tips. But for students in a hurry, three essentials always work. Together, they constitute a crash course in cleaning up how they express themselves. […]

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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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Why you need a Mac

October 3, 2011

For most of my life, I’ve been a computer idiot. Even the act of emailing threw me into despair. Then around 2006, I dumped the PC and switched to a […]

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Guess who won the $50 gift card giveaway ;)

September 28, 2011

  And the winners are…quite fitting for this blog contest. They’re two people who only know me because they somehow found my blog online. Yay — let’s hear it for […]

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What it’s like to work at Etsy

September 22, 2011

Have you ever heard of Etsy? After a tour of the company’s corporate headquarters in Brooklyn, I have much more hope that great jobs are possible — if we can […]

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