Feb 28, 2007  •  In Career, Finance, Personal, Touching

Don to Earth

One of the many blogs I subscribe to is Get Rich Slowly, a personal finance site written by a man who was successfully able to dig himself out of major debt and want to help others do the same. Today, he posted a link to Don To Earth, a “blog written by a 93-year-old-man. There’s […]

Feb 22, 2007  •  In Gadgets, Geek, Reviews

Sony Ericsson M600i Review

When I first watched Casino Royale, I instantly became transfixed by the smartphone used by Vesper Lynd in the movie. Since I had been in the market for a new phone, I decided to bite the bullet and purchase an unlocked version from eBay. Being a gadget/techie geek, I had done some pretty extensive research before making the decision […]

Feb 20, 2007  •  In Books, Reviews

Thursday Next

Can I just say how much I love the Thursday Next books? I think this may be about the tenth time I started the series again, yet I still find something new and amusing every time. An excerpt from Wikipedia: Thursday Next is the protagonist in the series of novels by Jasper Fforde. Thursday is an agent with […]

Feb 17, 2007  •  In Finance, Korean, Personal

Koreans and The Man

In my last post, I talked about the Korean kye. Many people may wonder why I would not just deposit the money into a high-yielding savings account or stocks/bonds. The thing is, a kye is more about camaraderie, trust, and the sense of jung (one of the most difficult words to translate – loosely, it means […]

Feb 16, 2007  •  In Finance, Korean, Personal


When I first started working full-time my parents knew that I would have trouble saving without a rigid plan in place. And so they asked me to join a kye. The Korean kye, which means contract or bond, is a credit rotating system built on trust and honesty. It dates back hundreds of years when it was first used […]

Feb 13, 2007  •  In Personal, Shopping


Hi, my name is Jenny and I don’t like Victoria’s Secret. I think their bras and underwear are overpriced, ill-fitting, and over-hyped. I can see how the American public can be drawn to Vicky’s by their mass advertising and their gorgeous models. I mean, c’mon – how many guys do you know who don’t stop whatever they’re doing and absently […]

Feb 12, 2007  •  In Food, NYC, Reviews

BonChon Chicken

Last Wednesday, the NYTimes had an article about Korean-style friend chicken. The word soon spread and I read about it again and again on the Gothamist, Curbed, and other blogs I read regularly. I started salivating as soon as I read the article. See, my parents used to run a friend chicken place back when we […]

Feb 7, 2007  •  In Funny, Personal

Two Left Feet

A long time ago in a place far, far away, a kindergarten class decided to do a dance for an upcoming recital. The choreographer had the little girls in a formation with the tallest in the middle, gradually tapering down to the shortest at the ends. The girls practiced for weeks and weeks and looked forward to showcasing their talent. […]

Feb 4, 2007  •  In Personal, Relationships

The Other Arm

I’m not a very affectionate person. I don’t coo at babies. I feel uncomfortable when people stand or sit too close to me. I have trouble saying “I love you” even to my family. And I don’t like cuddling. Yes, that’s right. I’m a girl and I don’t like cuddling. Because I need my own […]