Monthly Archives: May 2012

“Next of kin”

I’m at the age where the topic of marriage starts to occasionally creep into conversations. Among my friends, we all I know of friends or friends-of-friends who are married or engaged to be married. The conversation usually starts “but they’re … Continue reading

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Papillon

Studying for finals makes me want to do this. Despite the armed robberies and forcible touchings that have been reported around campus, my favorite time to run is late at night.

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In memory of Huang WenXuan

My grandmother was one of the most remarkable women I have had the honor of knowing. She came to the US from Shanghai when my mother had her first child, me. Both of my parents worked full-time to support my … Continue reading

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Genius lasts longer than beauty

I get my cynicism from Oscar Wilde. “It is a sad thing to think of, but there is no doubt thatĀ genius lasts longer than beauty. That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves. In … Continue reading

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