Think Piece Roundup: Marie Kondo and The Life‑Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I'm fascinated by America's current fixation with Marie Kondo. I've been familiar with the KonMari method for years now, from an old boss who eagerly anticipated getting their hands on the English translation of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up back in 2014. And though I had an inkling that Kondo's gentle, thoughtful approach to organization … Continue reading Think Piece Roundup: Marie Kondo and The Life‑Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Meows on Melrose: Cats, Coffee, and Even Co-Working at Crumbs & Whiskers

Alright, alright, I know a good chunk of you are only here for the cat photos, and I promise there’s cuteness to rival the content on r/CatTaps in just a moment. But first, a bit of background... You see, Crumbs & Whiskers founder Kanchan Singh reminds me a lot of myself—a young millennial woman who just loves cats. … Continue reading Meows on Melrose: Cats, Coffee, and Even Co-Working at Crumbs & Whiskers

Think Piece Roundup: Crazy Rich Asians

For the record: I loved the film adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel. I’m a self-professed romantic comedy junkie who frequently gets suckered into watching any movie even remotely resembling the genre. On top of that, I’m an Asian American constantly tip-toeing the line between being “too Asian” in some contexts and “not Asian enough” in others. … Continue reading Think Piece Roundup: Crazy Rich Asians