Growing Up Fat in a Skinny Asian World

When you’re a child, all you want to be is like everyone else. You feel the pressure to fit in and be cool. You don’t want to be noticed for being different. As a little Asian girl, you feel the added societal pressure of being skinny and beautiful.  Growing up, I was not “like everyone else” or “beautiful”. I...

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5 Types of Quarter-Life Crises

Did the quarter-life crisis exist before our generation? If it did, it was probably not as prominent as it is now. Anyone else get those condescending head shakes and scoffs when you mention it? It really does exist! I believe it stems from the fact that Millennials, unlike our parents and generations before them, we grew up comfortably. When we...

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It’s an Accent! Not Your Excuse to be Rude

“I’m sorry?” the cashier says, clearly annoyed, for what seems like the hundredth time. The agitation on her face is obvious as two Chinese women try to explain their problem in heavily accented English. “THIS. IS. NOT. ON. SALE.” she yells at them loudly and slowly as if they were mentally handicapped, while rolling...

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Why Your Dream Job is Allowed to Suck

Writing is something that I need. I have so many thoughts swirling around in my head that I have to write them down in order to figure them out. If you’ve never had a conversation with me, you will have run into one or both of these things: My A.D.D – where I go off on tangents or ask you a few questions before you’re done...

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Millennials – Who are we?

Before I dive into what makes us who we are, let me just say these are just generalizations. Obviously no two people are exactly the same. But growing up in the same time frame and under the same circumstances, makes all Millennials more similar than those born in generations before us. You can claim all you want that this “does not apply to...

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Thankless Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has and always will be my favorite holiday. Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you how annoyingly excited I am when November hits. It is the perfect excuse to eat as many carbs, fats, and sugars as you want. You can then proceed to turn into the butterball you just ate and lay on the couch while watch football with no possible...

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