Category Archives: Holidays

“12 Days of Christmas” For Single and/or Casually Dating People

It’s tough to be single during the holidays. All the family, connection, and songs about “true love.” “True love” has not worked out for a lot of people. People like Romeo & Juliet, and Chris Brown & Rihanna.  I think at this … Continue reading

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I Know That Neighborhood…

Yesterday I went to a BBQ within biking distance of my apartment. I didn’t want to move my car from the coveted parking spot on the street on the annual Drink And Yell On The Beach Day (I don’t know … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Story

The message I got growing up about romantic love was if you want a man to love you be as Asian-woman-like as possible.  (At least the way Asian women are portrayed in the media…docile, submissive, flashing the occasional coy smile, … Continue reading

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2012…Geez, Enough Already…

I get it. Time passeth me by…. I spent the New Year weekend (after Saturday) allowing my hair to regain it’s natural oil balance (i.e., no shower). It’s great once you get past the homeless person phase. Unfortunately, I had … Continue reading

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Made With Love…

Good thing TSA doesn’t scan for corn husks. If so, the packet of frozen tamales my mom gave me would surely be gone. She also gave me a tin of homemade cookies. It doesn’t matter how much I tell my … Continue reading

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A Word On Gifts

Attention: Family….I love you, but you can stop sending me presents. I know you’re just being generous to the younger generation, but I’m going to be 40. I swear, I won’t feel slighted. Dad, in particularly, please…no more ethnic jewelry. … Continue reading

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Christmas #39: Mimosas And Mild Family Drama In The Southwest

My mother has an iron will. It could smooth the crease in my forehead (and I’m sure she’d oblige). Nothing will stop her from celebrating Christmas. Not even ten degree weather. I have to admire that kind of commitment. However, … Continue reading

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Do I Know You?

After TSA legally robbed me of my silk infusion hair oil (I guess the agent had a case of winter frizz), and I got on the plane, I found myself sitting across the aisle from the actress who read the … Continue reading

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Give To Random People

I think the holidays would be more fun if people gave gifts to people they never really see or talk to (and I don’t mean relatives). And I don’t mean strangers. I mean people we sort of bumped into for … Continue reading

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Holidays, PMS, And One Too Many Overpriced Cupcakes…

…can lead to a holiday depression. It sort of sneaks up on you. One minute I’m enjoying my cream cheese frosted red velvet, and the next I’ve got black mascara dripping down my face . (Sidenote: cupcake baking is the … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas Time, There’s No Need To Be Afraid…

I used to have this very bratty attitude about the holidays. Basically, it came down to something like this: Until everyone behaves how I would like them to, I refuse to enjoy presents, people, and amazing food. Occassionally, the sheer … Continue reading

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