Category Archives: pet peeves

“The Hunger Games” poster in China

“The Hunger Games” was never released in China, but that has not kept the Chinese people from ripping off the movie poster. Prominently displayed all over Shenzhen are these ads for Suning, a major Chinese electronics retailer. Katniss and Peeta are … Continue reading

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I don’t mean to be judgey, but…

I don’t think little kids should be wearing high heels. Especially 2-inch platform T-strap sandals that are this ugly. Seriously, what the fug. Ok, ok, so maybe the ugliness of these shoes is irrelevant. What I mean is, two-inch platforms should not … Continue reading

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V-lines in asia

Every few years, there seems to be some new ridiculous trend in Korea that dictates what random, inorganic shape your body is supposed to resemble. For example: they say an ideal female body supposedly has an S-line profile, with large breasts … Continue reading

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bakery war in korea

When we used to live in Korea, we were regulars at a mom & pop bakery called Ewhadang (이화당). It was located near my brother’s primary school, and my bro, being the manipulative little imp that he was, would stop … Continue reading

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April Fool’s jokes make me cringe

This is just awkward. I think I’d prefer that they didn’t even try.

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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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first world problems

my friend at Sweet + Condensed sent me the link to this hilarious quick meme page, and i’ve been cracking up the past half hour. the sad fact is that i have actually complained loudly about 99% of the first … Continue reading

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pet peeve: salespeople in china

the single most annoying thing about shopping in china is the hovering salespeople. they don’t leave you alone, not for one second. as soon as you step into a store, they shadow you closely through every aisle, talking in chinese, asking questions, making … Continue reading

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pffft, took you long enough

oh, look, Neiman Marcus has finally decided to join the rest of the world by accepting Mastercards and Visas. well, it’s about time, isn’t it? i’m always a little irritated by these stubborn businesses that only accept American Express or cash … Continue reading

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chinese arcades

The Husband and i went to a mall last week where, basically, the only thing we could afford were some snacks from vending machines. seriously, this mall was ridiculous. i nearly had a heart attack when i went into some … Continue reading

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