Tag Archives: awesome

BE STILL, MY BEATING HEART!

I just opened up my inbox to the world’s greatest email. Well, ok, I could think of a couple other messages that could make me happier, but this really is the best thing I’ve gotten in a long time. And … 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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i don’t understand it…

but I like it. I like it a lot. FYI: you can buy your own set of carlashes here. YOU’RE WELCOME.

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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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the power of threadless

When I was at BU, we read a very interesting case about Threadless, an innovative company in Chicago that uses an online community of artists  to create and vote on T-shirt designs. They call this kind of model crowdsourcing, and it’s pretty … Continue reading

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“ondolbang” in korea

one of my favorite childhood memories is of our family sitting together on the toasty floor, talking, laughing, and watching TV during cold winter nights. we would crawl around feeling for warm spots and beckon others to come sit: wave, tap … Continue reading

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shopping in seoul: part 1

seoul has a lot of famous department stores, like Lotte, Hyundai, Shinsegae, but they tend to be a little fancy. and by fancy, i mean expensive. hella expensive. i also find them a little annoying because most brands in women’s … Continue reading

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toilets in korea

toilets in korea are awesome. most public bathrooms are clean and beautiful and many even have bidets. i confess i have never actually used a bidet myself, but the most amazing thing about these bidets is that the seats are … Continue reading

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smart city: seoul

seoul is the smartest city i have ever been in. and by smart, i don’t mean that its people are intelligent (although, let’s be honest: korean peeps are pretty darn smart) — i mean that the city seems to make … Continue reading

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magic, magic, magic

Every time I go to a korean hair salon, I learn that they’ve invented some new, super techy-sounding perm. There’s regular perm, digital perm, magic perm, straight perm, roll-straight perm, air wave perm, thermal wave perm, blah blah blah. seriously, who can … Continue reading

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