…because not all of us have our Peking ducks in a row

On the @#& Day of Christmas: Hallmark Holiday Rejects

As we barrel toward the Lord of the Rings of holidays, let’s remember the true meaning of Christmas – reindeer, pine trees, and candy canes set against a backdrop of … Continue reading

December 9, 2017 · 12 Comments

Hells Bell’s Palsy: The Symptoms of a Chinese Mother

Originally posted on lostnchina:
Let’s just say this is Annie before Bell’s Palsy. Bell’s palsy “is a form of facial paralysis resulting from a dysfunction of the …facial nerve… causing…

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

How to Deal With Talkative Passengers While Flying at 32,000 Feet

For those of you who claimed to have built life-changing friendships, been engaged or married, or reached an epiphany about red meat on a red-eye from San Francisco to New York, … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · 9 Comments

From My Heart to Your Gag Reflex: Worst Christmas Album Covers…for Now

Originally posted on lostnchina:
Most Benevolent LReader: I’ve been negligent in blogging this year, ’tis true, but what’s a woman with severe writer’s block to do? I’ve agonized and despaired…

December 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Utterly Unimportant Online Reviews

You know we live in a time that’s dangerously close to the Hello Kitty Apocalypse when random nobodies (ie. Me) can go online and spew effusive, angry, and grammatically-incorrect opinions about things we know little … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · 9 Comments

Mongolian Barbequed: Four Days & Three Nights in Mongolia with a Chinese Tour Group

It was with near-hysterical fervor that my employees and I had signed up for a four-day guided tour of Inner Mongolia leaving on May 1 – China’s Labor Day – one … Continue reading

May 30, 2015 · 16 Comments

The Sarcastic Woman’s Guide to Online Dating: Your Profile Picture

With Valentine’s Day approaching, those of us who are single will want to brush up their online dating profiles to attract the most worthy Romeo or Juliet.  (First posted May … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · 2 Comments