Posted in December 2012

A Parent’s Loss

For the past 3 days, I’ve purposely avoided the news.  Sure, I’ve read about the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting through a few articles on CNN and NYTimes.com and seen the posts on my Facebook newsfeed, but I refused to watch any television reports.  Call it dysfunctional or what you may, but this is the way … Continue reading

The Christmas Song Game

When it comes to dumb random luck, I have none.  Zippo.  My husband, on the other hand, seems to have fairy gold dust sprinkled on his head on a regular basis or something because he’s one of those lucky people who always wins random big prizes (a free iPad, tickets to the Broadway musical Rent, … Continue reading

Famous footwear

Tonight as my daughter was brushing her teeth, she asked me, “Mommy, can I wear my boots to school tomorrow?” Puzzled, I replied, “What boots?  You don’t own boots.”     She whined, “Yes I DO.  I DO have boots.  I want to wear them tomorrow!!!” I thought about it for a bit and said, … Continue reading

Skinny Minnie

As an Asian woman, there is a strange fine line of what it means to look  well-nourished  versus being too porky.   It is not uncommon to have Asian mothers/grandmothers/aunties  constantly hovering and pressuring young women to “Eat more, you too skinny!”  but then in the next breath, exclaim  “Don’t eat so much sweets! Your … Continue reading