Oct 31, 2012  •  In NYC, Personal

Hurricane Sandy: The Aftermath

We were extremely fortunate in the wake of Sandy. While the vast majority of our friends who reside in the area lost electricity, water, or both (a big thanks to social media for keeping everyone updated), we made it through the hurricane without much of a fuss, and are happy to report that we, as well […]

Oct 28, 2012  •  In Aerin, Personal

On the Upside…

The house is clean, the decorations are up, the food is ready, and I’m about to go wash up and put on my hanbok. But the emails and text messages have been arriving since last night. “Our neighborhood has been evacuated…we’re so sorry but we won’t be able to make it to the party.” “They’re […]

Oct 26, 2012  •  In Asian, Entertainment, Funny, Korean, Personal, Reviews

90s Flashback [“Answer Me 1997”]

I have a new obsession. (And if you’re friends with me on Facebook, you probably already know what I’m talking about.) It is a Korean drama called 응답하라 1997, or Answer Me 1997. As the title suggests, the show revolves around a group of friends who graduated high school in 1997. The story unfolds through […]

Oct 23, 2012  •  In Aerin, Korean, Personal

Are You Effing Kidding Me?

So remember how we were planning on throwing a big celebration for Aerin’s dol? And how we had even booked a fancy schmancy banquet room for the party? Well, that went out the window…just ONE WEEK before the event.  👿 Allow me to explain. I had contacted numerous restaurants, caterers, and such in order to […]

Oct 15, 2012  •  In Aerin, Claire, Personal

In the Past Month… [Mega-Update on the Girls]

Claire’s 2nd Birthday: We celebrated Claire’s second birthday with a medium-sized bash at our place. The theme of the party? Kai-Lan, of course! And since I don’t have the time to do DIY projects these days, I enlisted the help of the lovely Miriam of LimoncelloSTYLE to create this fantastic banner: More pictures of the party to […]

Oct 12, 2012  •  In Motherhood, Personal, Relationships

Feeling Sexy as a Mom

As long-time readers can attest, I was a late bloomer. Bullies who teased me for being different, my extremely awkward teen years, and a mixture of social ineptitude and general naïveté — combined with a first boyfriend who would tell me things like, “You’d be hot if you lost some weight” — led to my having […]

Oct 11, 2012  •  In Claire, Cute, Funny, Motherhood, Personal

Pandy’s Puddle

There’s an episode of Ni Hao, Kai-Lan which revolves around Tolee’s relationship with his stuffed panda bear, Pandy. In this episode, titled “Pandy’s Puddle,” Tolee the koala bear is utterly devastated when Pandy falls into a muddy puddle, and as a result must be separated from its owner to take a spin in the washing machine. […]

Oct 3, 2012  •  In Art/Design, Giveaways, Home

Giveaway: Home Décor Items from Bedly!

Who wouldn’t want to live in a beautifully-decorated home? While many of us would like to think that we have a good eye for home décor, the truth of the matter is that not all of us do. Or, we may just not have the money, time, or resources to seek out the pieces we’d like […]