Category Archive: Hong Kong

27 Jennifers and Other Name Tales

I’m sure many of you have seen the brilliant GIF infographic from Jezebel last week outlining the US’ most popular names for girls by state from 1960-2012.  I had a few main takeaways,… Continue reading

Why Blogger Meetups Are Like First Dates

It has been awhile, but this week I went on a first date.  Well, kind of sort of. I finally had the pleasure of meeting two fellow blogger friends, and, whom… Continue reading

America: Land of the Free, Home of Bland Fruit

If I were asked to pick out the quintessential American fruit, it would probably be the humble apple.  And despite growing up in Eastern Washington State—the epicenter of the global apple industry—it wasn’t… Continue reading


I comfortably call Seattle home now.  I’ll admit that I’ve had to reacquaint myself a bit after being away for more than fifteen years, but Seattle has certainly grown tremendously over the last… Continue reading

Unspoken Rules: A View from the Bottom

This is a difficult post, but I’m going out a limb today because for whatever reason, I’ve seen a few articles this week that got me to thinking about inequality, particularly in the… Continue reading

Love and Loathing During Chinese New Year

I love Chinese New Year (CNY).  I love it because well, yes I am Chinese.  But I have positive associations with CNY because it’s a holiday that has particular significance to me. I… Continue reading

Christmas Monstrosity

A year ago, I was headless-chicken-running around greater Seattle trying to gather whatever remaining Christmas decorations still available on the shelves.  Basically, I was on the hunt for plain colored glass or plastic… Continue reading

Voters, Fans, and Hong Kong: Post Election Thoughts

On Tuesday night, America re-elected President Obama to four more years in office. And like many of you, I stayed up to watch the “election night drama unfold” on the Big Boards of… Continue reading

Soup Snob

We’ve reverted to mean here in Seattle.  People are back in their sensible rain boots, Gore-Tex, puffy jackets, and fleece.  Runny noses, germs and Kleenex are making their rounds along with the Halloween… Continue reading

Mr. Eco and Road Rage, Seattle-Style

I’ve never liked to drive. Even though I’ve been driving for over 20 years, I’ve never been a comfortable driver. To clarify, I don’t hate cars and I have no problem riding as… Continue reading