9X Top Writer. Proud grad of CA public schools. Committed to justice & leadership development. Wife & mom of 2 girls & 2 big dogs. Love to eat almost everything

Feminist Asian American mom and wife who is a classic Type A and ESTJ. Loves to eat and is willing to travel for food.

Woman sits on log with her back to the camera as two teen girls walk toward the water’s edge.
This candid photo was taken by my husband last week as we watched our teen daughters explore the cove.

A fast walker, fast talker, and fast eater, I do everything too fast. It’s like I am always running out of time. I don’t know why I feel so compelled to be efficient and maximize my time.

I’ve tried to slow myself down — whether it’s trying to chew each…

The math doesn’t always add up the way you think it should.

Photo by Antoine Dautry on Unsplash

The other day, I received a surprising comment on my story, “Tesla is the Flashiest Player, But Audi Quietly Wins the Game.” There were already 25 comments before David Thomas-Jensen added his, so I knew the topic was a controversial one.

However, his comment caught me off guard. He stated:

My husband thought I had hit something or been sideswiped.

You can’t even open the front passenger door without it creaking noisily. The lining of the wheel well was also torn out. Photo by author.

As I was walking to my hybrid electric commuter car to drive home after a day in the office earlier today, my husband texted me and asked if I had crashed into something on Friday evening. I had been the last to drive our Honda Pilot, an extra car we…

We Asian Americans need to build trust and show respect first.

Photo by Womanizer Toys on Unsplash

I read Khadejah’s story, “Here’s Why The Relationship Between Black People And Asians is Complicated” and found myself thinking about it a lot. She raises several compelling points that I painfully acknowledge are true.

I kept thinking about her story and after leaving two comments, realized I still had more…

Cash gifts are common in some cultures but awkward in the U.S.

A cash gift in a red envelope is a common practice in Chinese culture. Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

With the unexpected slowdown in global shipping due to backlogs related to the pandemic, gift givers may be facing limited options when it comes to giving consumer goods as gifts this holiday season.

I’m already trying to identify some good holiday gifts to order now so I have something to…

Anna (she/her)

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