Not a lot of writers make me feel the way I do when I’m reading Didion. It’s like a fluttering, and I have to stop reading, take a breath. http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~zkurmus/html/didion.html
+ creativenonfiction.org/brevity/brev36/roxgay36.html + guernicamag.com/fiction/2662/epstein_5_15_11/ + conjunctions.com/webcon/field10.htm + youtube.com/watch?v=9h9G_UF0Bq0&feature=related + urbanphoto.net/blog/2011/04/28/the-mysterious-origins-of-hong-kong-cuisine/ (notes for myself) “We are red stars on maps protected beneath hard plastic in highway rest areas tired travelers touch to make sense of where they are.” “My brothers and I sat in the back of our 1974 Grand Prix, bare legs sticking to the leather seat, hot and irritable, […]
“china’s conscience” I came across this one night a couple weeks ago as I walked along the water to my favorite spot in Tung Chung. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Ai_Weiwei_street_art_campaign Also, these very fragrant flowers.
(In reference to an environment in which any one religion is, based on community standards, adopted in some manner by the state, even if the community actively asserts that individuals are absolutely free not to participate.) Agree or disagree? It reminded me of a conversation I once had with my Libertarian friend. He believes that […]
winter 2009 I’ve been missing my family. It’s becoming more and more rare for us to be all in the same house. On our first night together, after the newest generation is asleep in the crib upstairs, we will naturally congregate over snacks in one corner of the house, and we will talk: about our […]
literally, a tower of buns So the Cheung Chau Bun Scrambling Contest…very bizarre. I was, however, pretty excited by the special McVeggie the McDonald’s there had in honor of Buddha’s birthday. P.S. Some day I will finally write my Chinese New Year blog entry…
I love Bob’s Burgers. Especially Louise.
+ nymag.com/news/features/asian-americans-2011-5/ “More likely, the discrepancy in these numbers is a matter of unconscious bias… Subjects in a recently published psychological experiment consistently rated hypothetical employees with Caucasian-sounding names higher in leadership potential than identical ones with Asian names” “To become a leader requires taking personal initiative and thinking about how an organization can work differently. […]
張家界 Over Easter weekend, I traveled to the “Avatar Mountains” in Hunan province with a few childhood classmates of mine. The mountains left me breathless (partially due to a severe respiratory infection, but, also, the view was beautiful). Highlights: + Inexplicably scattered along our hike up the mountain were these large, heavy stone replicas of […]
i am, clearly, no longer a vegetarian Pulled-pork sandwich and “pork nuggets” (layers of melty fat + pork, somehow crispy on the outside). And the previous night’s dinner was my first encounter with Korean BBQ pork belly. I. love. pork.