Category Archive: Psychology

Procrastinator’s Dilemma

Happy Friday to you!  If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ll find that I’ve moved to publishing on Fridays now.  My goal starting out last year was to publish a post of between… 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

Takeaways from Weddings/Celebrations: Modern Arranged Marriages?

I’ve come to appreciate a new weekend routine: the real Sunday paper, particularly since I’ve re-kindled that simple pleasure of reading through the physical newspaper.  The sensation brings me back to childhood and… Continue reading

Minnovation

It’s been awhile! Like some of you, I’ve been having a hard time getting back into the swing of things post-holiday.  The good thing is that I’ve waited so long that I’ve already… Continue reading

On Gratitude

Well, we’re still here. Happy winter solstice to you! Today marks the end of days getting shorter. Psychologically, I’m just so looking forward to the four more (theoretical) minutes of daylight from today… 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

Just Admit You Were Popular

I’ve had this question on my mind for some time now—well, ever since I’ve mysteriously become an adult.  I’m curious about whatever happened to the popular kids in high school, especially since I… 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

Good vs. Popular?

Last week, some good friends generously treated DH and I to a double date at an intriguing restaurant north of Seattle called the Grouchy Chef.  It was a totally unique and new dining… 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