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


Building my brand as the The Good Asian

July 31, 2012

It’s done! Welcome to my redesigned blog. Thanks to your help, I’ve got a new logo and theme blurb that might work. I’m also on a mission to self-publish a […]

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Missing mom

February 9, 2012

Today is the second anniversary of Mom’s death. Even though she was an impossible diva for most of her 92 years, she came around in the end. During her very […]

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Laughing at Asian parents — of course, this isn’t me!

January 27, 2012

We have to watch this together,” my daughter commanded. Her laptop was open to a YouTube video, “Shit Asian Dads Say.” For the next 2.54 minutes, we laughed like maniacs. […]

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Writing about my mom makes me cry

November 3, 2011

We’re up to Day 3 of National Novel Writing Month. I’m on it! Now that I’m actually writing 2,000 words of blah-blah a day, I understand why I resisted this […]

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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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What my daughter thinks of me

August 4, 2011

What’s your mom like? My daughter answers that question today as our guest blogger. Taken together, her photo essay and artist’s statement create an honest, profound reflection — which is […]

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Fear — and getting over it

July 28, 2011

I just¬†turned 55. And I am scared. The feeling reminds me of quarter-life angst except worse. After all, a half-life crisis involves twice as much emotional baggage. But thankfully, there’s […]

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