Category Archives: travel

The grand tour

Another highlight of my trip: eating dim sum with my Aunt Rebecca. We ate shark’s fin soup while she laughed hysterically remembering the time that my mom and dad came to visit and drank milk with lunch, “just like baby!!!!!” … Continue reading

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Hong Kong wants you to know how clean it is.

Hong Kong and Singapore are two of the cleanest cities I’ve ever been in, but they also rival each other for the sheer number and topics covered when it comes to PSAs. Warnings about dengue fever are how I learned … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Superstar Tutors

A few weeks before I left on my recent trip to Asia, a friend told me about the superstar tutors of Hong Kong. (Then when I saw that Slate reported on it, I knew I was years behind the curve.) … Continue reading

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Collect skin

I was checking store locations for Giordano Concepts (and G2000 for Raymond’s slim man workwear) and came across this jaunty man in his U GUT I GUT t-shirt. And then I noticed the word bubbles behind him and thought … … Continue reading

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The effects of Hurricane Irene

Thanks, Irene, for delaying my Outnet shipment an ENTIRE DAY. Otherwise, it’s business as usual post-Irene. The subways were closed on the weekend, but unfortunately everything was back up and running on Monday morning. We were told to expect delays, … Continue reading

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Accidental Chinese Hipsters

I saw these old grannies and tourist groups so often in China that I forgot they’re funny. Check out the full site, Accidental Chinese Hipsters.

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Give me a head with HAIR.

This blog is about to be hijacked by beauty info, because I just got my Sasa order in and I can’t wait to talk about my Kiss Me Heroine Make mascara and remover! And BB cream and stem cell lotion! … Continue reading

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The Validity of Chinese Traditions

China’s a big country, so it makes sense that there would be variations in holiday traditions, but every New Year I feel like each of my friends has a different idea of how to celebrate the holiday. I just told … Continue reading

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A Little Help from My Friends

From Ian: I needed a good racist joke to cheer me up this morning. I don’t know where that image came from, so if anyone finds out, please link me so I can credit them! From Duane: via Gizmag I … Continue reading

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Street Scenes, International Version

Seen in Barcelona. Spaniards love Spongebob as much as we do, apparently. Taken by Rosa.

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