Sep 16, 2014  •  In Information, Personal, Tutorials

In All Seriousness…

I dislike talking politics. I also tend to avoid hot-button issues of the international nature, because there are just so many damn perspectives to consider, and someone always gets screwed somehow. (Trust me, I know. I majored in International Studies at one of the top programs in the country.) But ISIS. Sigh. It’s an issue that […]

May 9, 2014  •  In Information, Korean, Tutorials

Learn to Read Korean in 15 Minutes

Life (mainly, my rugrats) has been keeping me busy. Man, are 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds difficult! I’m so drained these days that blogging has been the last thing on my mind. But when I came across this nifty comic the other day, I knew I wanted to share it with you. It won’t teach you Korean vocabulary or grammar, […]

Oct 18, 2013  •  In Funny, Information

What Each Country Leads the World In

Which country has the world’s highest rate of alcohol consumption?1 (I was surprised it wasn’t South Korea.) Social media use?2 How about “almost winning the World Cup”?3 Find the answers, and much more, in this revealing map by Doghouse Diaries. Yay, Koreans for being workaholics, and Americans for leading the world in Nobel Laureates and getting […]

May 23, 2013  •  In Beauty, Infographics, Information, Personal

When Did (Or Will) Your Looks Peak?

I came across an interesting infographic BuzzFeed published yesterday with the title “Men Believe Female Beauty Peaks At Age 29.” The infographic includes interesting age-related beauty factoids and survey results in addition to the obviously-designed-for-bait post title, so I thought it would be worth a mention here. As mentioned previously on this blog, I probably […]

Nov 29, 2012  •  In Books, Funny, Geek, Information, Personal, Web

Calvin and Hobbes Search Engine!

You guys, I discovered the best thing today… A Calvin and Hobbes search engine!!! Calvin and Hobbes remains my favorite comic strip despite the fact that it is no longer published. And as I have written in the past, one of my all-time favorite gifts from J is the Calvin and Hobbes Boxed Set. I can’t […]

Sep 27, 2012  •  In Art/Design, Information, Personal

We Are the Introverts

My late grandmother used to call me a lone wolf, and I always thought it was appropriate considering my overly introverted nature. However, I’m loving the monk seal reference in this comic by Grant Snider!   Via Incidental Comics. P.S. — For more on introverts — being one, understanding them, getting along with them, etc. […]

Aug 31, 2012  •  In Geek, Infographics, Information

Which Birth Dates Are Most Common?

Yesterday, I went to go visit a good friend who had just given birth to an adorable baby girl. As I held the newborn in my arms and chatted away with the proud (but tired) mom and dad, I couldn’t help but think about all the other women in my life who had given birth, […]

Feb 4, 2012  •  In Asian, Claire, Education, Geek, Information, Parenting

Why Chinese is Hard

Most of my readers know that we have been teaching Claire three languages since she was born. And at this point, at 16 months of age, she understands Cantonese Chinese the best, and more than half the words she speaks are Cantonese. I have no problem with this. I believe that Chinese — regardless of […]