Tag Archives: awesomeness

wishing on a sky lantern in thailand

There’s so much I want to tell you about Krabi, Thailand — the beaches, the islands, the longtail boats, the thousands of carved wooden penises at Phranang Beach (don’t worry, my perverted little friends, I’ll come back to this later). But today, … Continue reading

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chinese men and their bags

In general, men in China seem to have a different attitude about bags than most American men do. For example, all men in China carry handbags for their ladies. And I do mean ALL men. I have yet to see a … Continue reading

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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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“the hunger games” in china (???)

My latest obsession, The Hunger Games, is opening all over the world this weekend, and some of us have been wondering if it will be released in China. I mean, considering the subject matter (totalitarian government, coup d’etat, youth revolt, … 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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(no) swiffers in china

Our apartment in China has white ceramic floors. Being Asians, we have dark hair. This is not an ideal combination. When we first arrived in Shenzhen, we searched high and low for a Swiffer or something similar with disposable dry cloths, but the closest … 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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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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