Apr 26, 2011  •  In Education, Funny, Parenting, Personal, Science

A Chemistry Kit with No Chemicals

Last night, The Daily What featured a children’s chemistry set called Chemistry 60 which boasts “60 fun activities with no chemicals.” Sadly enough, I was not surprised. You already know my thoughts on this matter. It’s actually a pretty clever marketing technique when you think about it. Because most children’s chemistry kits available to consumers today are quite […]

Apr 25, 2011  •  In Art/Design, Books, Cute, Education, Funny

That’s How!

When I was a little kid I used to dream up crazy characters and scenarios being acted out inside the wonderments of the world. Tiny artists residing inside cameras. A chorus of fairies inside musical instructions. Actors behind the boob tube. Isn’t a child’s imagination so much greater than real life? I was reminded of my innocent […]

Apr 11, 2011  •  In Education, Geek, Information, Personal

Harvard Entrance Exam from 1869

NYTimes’ “The Choice” blog has an interesting piece titled “Remembering When College Was a Buyer’s Bazaar” which contrasts university admissions policies and practices between the late 1800s to now. For example, did you know that top universities such as Harvard and Columbia used to advertise for students right up to opening day and offered entrance […]

Dec 3, 2010  •  In Art/Design, Baby, Cute, Education, Geek, Star Wars

A is for Ackbar

Graphic designer Brandon Peat created a series of Star Wars alphabet prints in order to decorate his son Tycho’s nursery. The result is magnificent to say the least! The prints have been compiled into a book titled A is for Ackbar, which can be purchased by donating a minimum of $15 to Tycho’s college fund. And […]

Aug 27, 2010  •  In Art/Design, Colors, Education, Science

Educational Chemistry Crayons

Want your child to get a head start on chemistry? Try these Educational Chemistry Crayons from Etsy seller QueInteresante: Children play and draw with crayons practically every day, so why not make the experience more educational? This listing is for a set of 48 Crayola crayons with labels so that while children are coloring, they […]

Jun 28, 2010  •  In Education, Personal

Everyone’s a Winner

My high school had a weighted GPA system that took into account the level of different classes. For example, receiving an ‘A’ in a regular class would count as 4.00 while receiving the same grade in an honors class would earn you a 4.33. An AP class would raise the average even higher with a […]

Mar 2, 2010  •  In Asian, Education, Korean, Personal

The Curse of the Model Minority

Last month, I came across an article titled “Do colleges redline Asian-Americans?” and I still haven’t been able to get it out of my mind. Do colleges really set a higher standard for Asian Americans? If this is true, as the article implies, the same must hold true for places of employment, no? When I […]

Mar 29, 2008  •  In Art/Design, Career, Education, Personal

National Portfolio Day

A few days ago, LifeClever posted an articled called Portfolio Day might make you cry, but it’s worth it. I suddenly had a flashback… As mentioned in my “About” page, I once was a very serious artist who was hell-bent on attending a good art program at one of the nation’s top art schools (RISD, […]

Aug 12, 2007  •  In Education, Geek, Personal

Science Labs

I’ll be the first to admit that I was never good at math and science. I never possessed the analytical, logical mind to excel in the subject; I much rather preferred social and language studies. I’m one of the few Asians I know who actually did better in the verbal portion of the SAT’s. Not […]