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You’re Pretentious and I Want to Punch You in the Throat

Dictionary (dot) com lists the definition of the term pretentious as “making an exaggerated outward show” or simply being “ostentatious.” However, I prefer the definition on Urban Dictionary (dot) com – “Trying to sound intelligent by using long,…



I'm all ready for hitchhiking! Bad joke? Too soon? Oh, I'm glad I can still have a good disposition despite my misfortune. :)

Admit to a Kitchen Blunder and ER Visit

(NOTE: If you get squeamish about injuries, please stop reading.  It’s really not a hugely bad injury and there won’t be anything graphic about it here, but if stuff like this puts you off, you best stop reading now!) Just earlier this week, I was excited to use the new mandoline that Rene and I…



Make New Year’s Resolutions for 2011

What kind of unaccomplished lady would I be if I didn’t at least try to make New Year’s Resolution which I may or may not accomplish this year?  Okay, so I’m probably a few days late to the party (living up to my namesake a bit too much?), but here’s some of the resolutions I’ve…



Learn to Balance Work and Play

Wow, I have been so incredibly busy in the last few weeks.  First with work.  Then with lots of play.  And somewhere in there, I began to feel a major lack of balance in my life.

It all started a few weeks ago when my company received several gigs to work on.  It was mostly exciting…



The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

Admire The Birth of Venus Painting

I’ve been super swamped lately.  Lots of stuff happening (mostly working for clients and making the money), and unfortunately, not much time left for me to write posts here.  However, I’ve recently been very drawn to a classic piece of art and I wanted to take a short moment to write about this beautiful painting…



Visit My Hometown and Planning to Chill

I just returned from a 6 day trip to my hometown, and I can’t help but notice how I’m not used to being home now that I’m back in LA.  I consider LA my home now, but something weird happens to me when I make a journey back to Northern California, my hometown.

When I head…



Attend a Wake

Until just this past week, I’d only ever been to one funeral in my life.  It was for my grandfather, and I was about 3 or 4 years old at the time.  I don’t recall much from that experience, except that I had to wear all white (the tradition of Chinese funerals), and I had…



Walk an Elderly Lady Across the Street

It’s kind of fitting for this to be my first documented goal, because for as long as I can recall, I have had an illogical fear of the elderly.  I think the fear has to do with how I feel most elderly seem incapable of doing simple tasks, like walking across the street, and I…



The Unaccomplished Lady

Who is the Modern Accomplished Lady?

To begin my journey, I must first define what a modern accomplished lady is to me. She is well versed and accomplished in several different qualities including, but not limited to: Culture, Career, Health, Housekeeping, Fashion, Nurture, and Refinement. More specifically, each of these categories include:

CAREER, as it pertains to me, will include practical…

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