Brotopia by Emily Chang

Rising Up or Stepping Down: A Woman’s Professional Dilemma I had a pretty interesting experience at work today. Now, for the sake of privacy, I try to stay away from discussing work-related matters online, and this is sort of borderline between work and personal life. Today, I was part of a roundtable discussion between all the women in my company with regards to the issues … Continue reading Brotopia by Emily Chang

Book Review: Between You & Me by Mary Norris

I have a confession–I am unabashedly good with words. (You can’t tell, right?) I can spell just about anything even if I’ve only heard it once, even if I don’t know what it means. For as long as I can remember, I loved to read. And when I was a newbie to America learning English in middle school, I read a lot. I always had … Continue reading Book Review: Between You & Me by Mary Norris

Book Review: Farsighted by Steven Johnson

If there’s anything that I’ve learned from the past year or two of writing consistently and putting it out there for everyone to see, I learned that human beings can be quite snotty. All it takes is a single bad review or comment to really ruin a person’s day. It’s something I’ve had to accept–that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, as do I, … Continue reading Book Review: Farsighted by Steven Johnson

What does success look like? (from the New York Times)

In other words, the price of familial obligation As a prolific reader of any publication that contain the words “New York” I subscribe to a lot of newsletters from—you guessed it—the New York Times. One of them is called The Edit, a newsletter specifically for the “young” ones, written by recent college graduates about things that pertain to their world today. I may not be … Continue reading What does success look like? (from the New York Times)

Book Review: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Have you ever read a book that is so powerful and so enlightening because it opened up your eyes to a world that you’ve never been in and have no understanding of? This feeling doesn’t happen to me very often, but when it does…especially if it comes from a book, I am amazed because only a small number of books have done that for me. … Continue reading Book Review: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About–a review and other things

About a month ago, I read what was perhaps one of the most brave, honest and poignant books of the year called What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About edited by Michele Filgate. The title is long, but attractive to me nonetheless. And true to its form, it’s a collection of stories from a variety of writers about things that they’ve never discussed with … Continue reading What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About–a review and other things

A comparison of two Stephen King novels

Imagine the the first story–a middle class family moves to a small town in New England called Ludlow, Maine because the husband got a pretty good job. The house they move into is perfect–spacious and quiet, with nice neighbors around, and even a field where the kids can play. The only problem is–the house is situated next to a busy freeway, where trucks and cars … Continue reading A comparison of two Stephen King novels