I ♥♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ AFROPUNK

August 26, 2014 / 0 comments

I attended Afropunk this past weekend and fell in love with it. 

Fake Facebook: Allen Iverson is broke and begging for money

August 25, 2014 / 0 comments

Another day, another fake news story being shared out on Facebook. This time it’s a story about former NBA player Allen Iverson being broke and begging for quarters at Atlanta’s Lenox Mall.

Spike Lee vs. Michael Rapaport: The gentrification of New York City

August 24, 2014 / 0 comments

Gentrification is a complicated issue. It becomes even more complicated an issue when you’re brand new to a city like I am to New York.

Black culture is popular, black people are not

August 17, 2014 / 0 comments

I came across the following tweet today and thought that it makes a powerful statement on race in a succinct, clear manner; a reality check in eight words: “Black culture is popular, black people are not,”

On human empathy: How deeply do you care about complete strangers?

August 11, 2014 / 0 comments

I’ve been wanting to write something about the New York Times article, “The Dutch Mourn Flight 17’s Victims in Their Own Sober Way,” ever since I read it three weeks ago. The piece discussed how and why we mourn or empathize with certain events; how humans emotions are limited by the “distance” or “connection”

Erhu: What is that Chinese string instrument you saw in Chinatown called?

August 8, 2014 / 2 comments

You just visited Chinatown today and you saw old Chinese men sitting on the corner playing a traditional bowed instrument. So you’re wondering, what is that Chinese strong instrument you saw in Chinatown called?

You can’t lose a game that you’re not playing

June 8, 2014 / 0 comments

Something I have been thinking a lot about over the last several months is the idea that life is a game, one that’s been created for each one of us to compete against one another. 

25 Years Ago Today: The Tiananmen Square Massacre

June 4, 2014 / 0 comments

It’s the image that resonates years later. “Tank Man,” stood in front of a line of oncoming tanks headed toward Tiananmen Square on June 5th, 1989.

Here's to the chinese q-tip

The Chinese Earpick

May 31, 2014 / 2 comments

When I was young, my mom would periodically place me on the living room couch and pick my ear and remove earwax with an “earpick”.

Do You Remember? The New Dance Show

May 18, 2014 / 0 comments

If you were in Michigan during the late 1980s and early 1990s, then at some point you probably ran into “The New Dance Show” while flipping through your five TV channels

Did you know there’s a holiday called “Confederate Memorial Day”?

April 28, 2014 / 0 comments

Here’s an interesting holiday that I just found out about today: “Confederate Memorial Day” 

If you are visiting or live in New York City, you need to read this guide on etiquette

April 25, 2014 / 0 comments

Big Appled put out this awesome guide on NYC etiquette. There’s a lot of guidebooks and how-to’s for New York, but this one hits many of the right notes, goes deep, and in a humorous way. 

What’d you expect when you let Kenya bring a bullhorn to the RHOA reunion?

April 21, 2014 / 0 comments

Haha haha, HAHAHA I loved how Porsha dragged (drugged?) Kenya across the floor in tonight’s Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion. Yes, I did love it. 

The Fashion Stylingz of San Francisco’s Chinatown

April 17, 2014 / 0 comments

One of my favorite local sites, The Bold Italic, posted a story today about the fashion stylings of the Chinatown set in San Francisco. The author, Valerie Luu, wrote

Pikachu mad and not know how to reconcile

How bad feelings can turn you into a jaded asshole without you knowing it

April 12, 2014 / 0 comments

I don’t think I am a particularly happy or sad person, but an approach I’m always trying to tweak is balancing good feelings and bad ones, and treating them equally.

Fans defend racist “Indian” mascot in the face of Native American protest

April 8, 2014 / 0 comments

If there’s a photo that should change the minds of sports fans that want to keep their precious Indian mascots, this photo of a Native-American coldly staring at a fool supporting the Cleveland Indian’s Chief Wahoo just might be it. 

Sarah Slocum has a punchable face with or without Google Glass

March 27, 2014 / 0 comments

I know that a good chuck of the 14 of you that read this blog will be shocked and appalled by this post, but I feel strongly about this: Sarah Slocum has a really punchable face. 

Guy checks out woman’s ass and it’s cool until he find out it’s a man

March 3, 2014 / 1 comment

File under: why? I’ve always appreciated the way women compliment each other’s physical attributes without fear that their sexuality will be challenged, and if it is, they don’t care. It’s just built into the way women interact and it’s socially acceptable.

David Letterman vs. Leno, Madonna, Joaquin Phoenix

March 2, 2014 / 1 comment

I love David Letterman. Six months in New York and I just realized that I could watch the Late Show with David Letterman live.

Arthur Chu daily double on his way to Jeopardy record books

Arthur Chu is on the verge of Jeopardy history

February 26, 2014 / 14 comments

Influence what you can influence, Arthur. Smash that buzzer multiple times. Click it furiously by your microphone. ClickClickClickClick  

Deciphering the ‘Indian Head Nod’ or SE Asian side-to-side ‘Head Shake’

February 18, 2014 / 0 comments

India was easily the most challenging country I’ve ever visited. It was sensory overload and culturally, it was unlike any place I’ve ever experienced. One of the many cultural customs that my ex-boyfriend and I struggled with most were the non-verbal, side-to-side head nods

Chinese New Year Red Envelopes

Merry Chinese New Year Red Envelopes Holiday!

January 31, 2014 / 3 comments

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Kung Hei Fat Choy! Gong Hey Fat Choy! Gong Xi Fa Cai! 恭喜发财! Happy Chinese New Year! Happy Lunar New Year! #cny