Wednesday, 19 December 2012


I was racking my brain over some rather Dickensian subject matter.

Me: What was the name of that story with Scrooge and all the Christmas ghosts?

Sister: A Christmas Carol.

Me: Right, right.

Mom: Is that the movie with Bill Crosby?

Umm... not quite.

I can't tell if she was confusing Bill Murray for Bill Cosby or Sidney Crosby. Either way, she was way off.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Thoughts and Prayers

There is no way I can do another post before I express my deep sympathies for the community of Newton Connecticut.

I can't imagine what those families must be going through right now. Like many people out there, I've had this tragedy on my mind since the moment it broke news.

I hope that the families affected by this extreme act of violence can somehow take solace from all the people around the world who have them in their thoughts and prayers. I also hope that this terrible event ushers in a change for the better to help prevent this from ever happening again.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

The Chinese Martha Stewart

With the holidays nearing, my sister has been keeping herself busy with all things Christmassy. Out of everyone in our family she's definitely the most enthusiastic about Christmas and she's certainly the most likely of us to be on pinterest for such an occasion. I guess you could say she gives Martha Stewart a run for her money.

Earlier this week my family was out for dinner celebrating my brother's birthday. 

Colleen: Check out the Christmas Count-Down I downloaded for my phone.

Me: Uh huh.

Mom: Colleen's just a regular Marthur Steward, isn't she?

Everyone: Hahaha Marthur Steward?

Mom: None of you are allowed to name your kids Marthur! It's another name I can't say!

One more name blacklisted...

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

12/12/12 @ 12:12



I know... I'm lame.

The Last Perogy

Wow. So it's 12/12/12 today and I just realized yesterday that it would be the last of it's kind for this millennium. I'm sure that come January 1, 2101 they'll still call it 01/01/01, but it won't be as authentic as these past few years in the 2000s. I'm kind of sad/nostalgic over this whole thing for no discernible reason.

Anyways, to commemorate this "last" I thought I'd share this image of the last perogy in today's post.

My mom was getting too full, but being the good asian she is she decided to save her last perogy for later. My sister found it left out on the table and snapped a pic.

The last perogy of the millennium!

Now I will admit that I'm not one to throw food away, but this is bordering on ridiculous. It's ONE perogy! Are you telling me that you can't manage to eat ONE more perogy?

What I like about this picture is that my mom put the perogy in one of those ceramic chinese dipping sauce bowls. Another thing I like about this picture is that it totally exemplifies a fob's sheer aversion to throwing food away.

But who am I to judge? When I first started dating my gwai lo, I would always finish off his table scraps just because he was going to throw them away. It didn't matter how full I was. I just couldn't stand idly by while he was wasting perfectly good food!

Gwai los...

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Accidental Chinese Hipsters

This post is a shout out to the Accidental Chinese Hipsters blog. It pleases me greatly.

Check it out here: Accidental Chinese Hipsters

I'm trying to inject some love into the blogosphere. Not that I am a huge component of said sphere, but you can imagine if I were... GOOD-BYE day job HELLO measurable amounts of exposure!

For now I think I'll stick with my day job, but you can never have too much love in any case!


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Letters to John

My Sister was watching "Letters to Juliet" one day when it was being aired on TV. She was by herself but then my mom walked into the room...

Mom: *GASP*

My sister looked over at our mother to see what was so gasp-worthy.


Sister: Ummmm......

Hey at least the two movies she mixed up had the same actress in 'em. I think my mom likes Amanda Seyfried...

Tuesday, 4 December 2012


I hit 8888 pageviews today! My Chinese ancestors would be proud of me!

It may not be as huge of a number as other blogs whose authors know how to use twitter, and whose subject matter isn't totally racist... but I'll take it!

For you gwai los out there, 8 is the number of choice for most Chinese peeps, while the number 4 will make any legit Chinese person run for the hills! Since I'm not legit, I can live on the 4th floor of my apartment building without fearing for my life. Just don't tell my grandma!

Woot! Much better day than when I hit 4444 views.

General Concern

My mom called me the other day around dinner time. Surprisingly, she didn't ask "Where are you?". Although now that I think about it, it would have been the appropriate context for her to do so. She never asks when it's appropriate, so it's only appropriate that she didn't ask... nevermind.

Mom: Do you want to come to Chili's?

Me: No. I'm still at work.

Mom: Oh perfect! It's the Chili's right by your work! Want me to come get you?

Me: No I'm still working then I'm going out for coffee.

Mom: But your dad is at Chili's.

Me: Not really a selling feature.

Mom: Well where are you going?

Me: Starbucks.

Mom: How are you going to get there?

Me: I'm going to take the bus.

Mom: Which bus are you going to take?

Me: Why do you care?

Mom: Because I care!

Me: I'm not going to die!

Mom: Please don't die. I want to make sure you get there safely!

Me: It's called the internet. I look up where I need to be and when.

Mom: Ok be good.

Why do fobs always remind us fobspring to be good? What could we possibly be up to to warrant this life-long reminder?