Category Archives: Narcissism

You’re invited! (A post-layoff update)

Getting laid off comes with its own set of anxieties but once I let go of them, it was pretty alright. I’ve got almost a full-time schedule now as a freelance editor; I’m embarking on a four-week trip through Central America on Monday. Most exciting of all, I am putting together a solo photo show […]
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How I learned to stop worrying and love the layoff

I love my job at the Toronto Star. The elevator spiel — that I get paid to look at photos all day — really is the happy truth. Like, I got to make a video about a Lego man who went to space. But the Star, like all newspapers, is struggling. (They posted a 44 […]
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Where the wild things are

I’ve been working the Toronto Star for almost two years now, and I’ve finally written my first piece for them… a little essay about the joy of foraging for berries in the city. A pint of serviceberries is however you value an hour’s work. Grasp the branch with one hand, an open plastic bag looped […]
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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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