Monthly Archives: March 2012

The hair is always greener on the other side of the fence

Being Chinese, I’ve received countless compliments about how nice it must be to have pin-straight hair. Fair enough… I came of age in the flat-iron era, when every girl had a freaking ionic ceramic whatever Babyliss with which they enthusiastically straightened their curly/wavy/poofy/voluminous/mostly-straight-but-maybe-kind-of-textured hair into these swingy, horse-mane shags. Like, even the girls with mostly […]
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Living the dream

If you can forget for a moment that this is an extended commercial for Zara, you will see that this woman is living my dream life. Work in the city. Drop work at will to drive up to the country with a bag full of books. Sit outside your old converted barn-turned-cottage in the hills […]
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A few words about my dog Tucker

I’d never wanted a fluffy dog, but my mom decided to adopt Tucker from friends. And so, suddenly we had a five-year-old fluff-ball that looked like an Ewok. Or a Wookie. An Ewookie? A Wookiewok? I was horrified to discover on the mantle of the previous family’s home a framed photo of Tucker with long, […]
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