Category Archives: obsession

I’m a Mommy Blogger Now. I’m Sorry.

Hello world, I’m back from the dead. During the past 3+ years, I moved to NJ, got a dog, had a baby, moved again, became a working mom, lost what little social life I had, etc., etc., etc. But I’ve … Continue reading

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chairman mao: total pop icon

I’ve been seeing these Oba-Mao/Chairman Obama T-shirts all around China and Hong Kong, and it turns out that they’ve been around for quite some time. I found an article from 2009 about how the government banned the sale of these … Continue reading

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pets that keep giving

The husband and I recently decided that we want to raise chickens. We never even talked about it, but we somehow agreed on it. I think a couple factors contributed to our decision. For him, it was hearing Alice Walker … Continue reading

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toilets in thailand

if you know me well, you know that i am absolutely obsessed with bathrooms. more specifically, i am obsessed with avoiding gross bathrooms, and sometimes i will hold it in (whatever *it* may be at that time) for hours until i … Continue reading

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an american consumer (in china)

i haven’t been writing much lately because… well, i haven’t been shopping very much. at least, i haven’t been shopping very much in china. i’ve been spending most of my time “window-shopping” — going through all my favorite american on-line … Continue reading

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retail therapy

i was having a bad day, so i bought this dress from Nordstrom.com. i know, i know, i have a serious problem. i’m trying, but it’s just so hard. i’m sorry. you don’t understand what it’s like  — sometimes i get this uncontrollable thirst for … Continue reading

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obsession: SKG Electric Stock Pot

living without a kitchen has made me a very happy woman for the most part, because there is 1. no cooking. 2. no cleaning. 3. (virtually) no grocery shopping 4. no rotting stuff in the fridge/garbage and 5. did i mention no … Continue reading

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how did i ever live without you?

if you’re east asian and you have an east asian mom, you’ve probably used /seen/smelled tiger balm at some point in your life. i don’t remember the last time i used it, i don’t remember what i used it for, … Continue reading

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a well-made dress from madewell

it’s been a gazillion degrees in Boston this week, so i have been hiding out indoors most days. we don’t have AC in our apartment, but if you turn on all the fans and sit very very still wearing nothing … Continue reading

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obsession: North Face Isabella Backpack

help me, i am obsessed with this backpack. i must have it. i don’t think i’ve ever fallen in love with a backpack before, and yet here i am, unable to get this purpley thing out of my mind. it … Continue reading

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