Fear, Spirits, Religion and Reason

April 20, 2008 / Culture, Opinion / 15 Comments

Disclaimer: This post is heavily religious and philosophical. If this is not your cup of tea, don’t drink it. If this is your cup of tea, please drink till the very end. If you are out to preach or contend, don’t bother. I’m a staunch agnostic theist. These are simply my beliefs . Note that…

Okonomiyaki: Japanese Pancake

April 10, 2008 / Culture, Daily Life / 31 Comments

I used to be one of those people who thought that Japanese people only eat sushi/udon/teriyaki *insert meat of choice* all day. So I always thought their food was…well, kind of bland. Then I was introduced to okonomiyaki, which is Japanese savory pancake of sorts. The pancake is fried with, among other things, cabbage, eggs…

How to Break Chopsticks Evenly

March 28, 2008 / Culture, Daily Life / 15 Comments

You go to an Asian restaurant. From the corner of your eye, you see the waiter bringing over that delicious food. You quickly pick up those wooden chopsticks and break them apart then….crap. It’s uneven. At least for me, I will be sulking for the rest of my meal. Not because I’m such a perfectionist….

Beauty Isn’t Worth Money, Honey

Here’s a surprise post from my 10-day hiatus. I was checking out Soompi forums this morning and stumbled upon this thread, which quoted a real advertisement from Craigslist where a “spectacularly beautiful” girl is looking for “guys who make 500k or more…for marriage only.” Basically she’s an honest gold digger. And I have to applaud…

Positive Love

February 28, 2008 / Culture / 9 Comments

Ever remember watching a friend hit a piñata or maybe pin the tail on the donkey? What did you say? Were you the one that shouted, “NO, NOT THERE!!!”? Or did you say “OVER HERE! CLOSER!!” instead? Aria (the cat), Alicia (the instructor) and Alice (green haired girl). I was watching ARIA the ORIGINATION today,…

Smallest Political Quiz EVER!

February 27, 2008 / Culture, Internet Memes / 12 Comments

While doing research for one of my papers, I came across a quiz that ranks one’s political orientation on 2 spectra: Liberal vs Conservative, and Libertarian vs Statist. It is apparently revered by many journals and newspapers as quite accurate. I think liberal and conservative need no explanation. 😉 As for the other scale, a…

Go, Go Clinton #2!

February 24, 2008 / Culture, Internet Memes, Opinion / 14 Comments

Tina Fey of Saturday Night Live explains why America should vote for Billary Clinton… I mean Hilary Clinton. Because bitch is the new black! Puhahaha! This is absolute hilarious. Unfortunately, the fact that Hilary is perceived as a bitch is inevitable. According to the New York Times, women (who want to be) in power are…