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Parents like Amy Chua are the reason why Asian Americans like me are in therapy

January 8, 2011

All day long, people have been telling me about an article headlined: “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior.” And I’ve had enough! I’m posting my reaction so that I don’t have […]

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I am getting ahead by cutting costs

December 30, 2010

Soooo, I’m about to walk into 2011 with nearly $9,000 less in annual expenses. And even though I’m happy about this development, it also makes me feel rather pathetic. Since […]

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Dining tips: how to know which bread plate & glass are yours….old school social networking!

December 23, 2010

This post is in the practical advice category. It contains info that I wish I’d had as a young Chinatown ghetto nerd who was trying to figure out mainstream dining. […]

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How to take great news photos & get published – 9 tips from Chuck Zoeller of AP

December 2, 2010

If you want to be a photojournalist — or just wish your photos had a more exciting, newsy edge — meet Chuck Zoeller. For the past 24 years, he’s been […]

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Holiday season & divorce: 10 survival skills

November 25, 2010

It’s been a rocky, post-divorce decade of searching for new holiday traditions. But this morning, I actually woke up feeling HAPPY about Thanksgiving. Is this really me???! Up until now, […]

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Blogs, Twitter & Facebook for folks over 50

October 30, 2010

While I love having people over and feeding them, today was a first: my guests included a blogging couple. So we spent a good amount of time photographing the meal […]

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Reporting tip: if you’re new to covering NYC, check out Tribute WTC Visitor Center

October 13, 2010

One of the problems I face in training young reporters is that every year, they get younger. That means 9/11 ends up feeling more and more remote to them. But […]

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