Welcome to this month’s Treasure Box! Recurring themes for May were Asian awesomeness (coinciding with Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!) and UC Davis excellence, for no particular reason. Incense box from Edo-period Japan. ♦ I’m always interested in badass women’s history, and my family’s from Myanmar, so I was doubly interested by this article by Charmaine… Continue reading Treasure Box: May 2017
Earlier this month, I did a post about the #AsianLitBingo challenge hosted by Reading (As)(i)an (Am)erican. I really enjoyed the challenge, so I just wanted to post how I did! BOOKS READ BY ASIAN AUTHORS FOR MAY: 8!!! (Lucky number in many Asian cultures!) BOOKS BY ASIAN AUTHORS W/ ASIAN MCS (i.e. books qualifying for the… Continue reading Recap Post: The #AsianLitBingo Reading Challenge!
Last week was nice. I ate out with various friends many times, including a lovely tea afternoon with my favorite professor and Her Campus gals. I had my last Her Campus meeting the next day, a dessert potluck on campus, and damn, I’m really going to miss these broads. I also attended two awesome Chinese cultural… Continue reading Life Update: 5/22 – 5/29
This week’s life update is a bit late because I wanted to wait to finish Samurai Jack. (It was emotional!) I managed to start revisions again this week! I’ve mapped out my big fight scene and laid out all the chronology for revisions and I can’t wait to dive into them. But the big highlight (besides Samurai… Continue reading Life Update: 5/14 – 5/21
Last week I reviewed FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS by Julie C. Dao, but I was also inspired to compile a playlist. Now, when making book playlists, I like to use songs that fit both sonically and lyrically. FOTL is an Asian-inspired fantasy, but I don’t listen to much Asian music and my Chinese is not very… Continue reading FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS: Book Playlist
May is Asian American Heritage Month, so I’m participating in the #AsianLitBingo reading challenge hosted by Reading (As)(i)an (Am)erica! (Note from Reading (As)(i)an (Am)erica: “May is technically designated as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. However, a number of Pasifika activists and friends of mine have stated that lumping together Asian Americans with Pacific Islanders results in… Continue reading The #AsianLitBingo Challenge!
This week was pretty eventful. I had a few midterms, got papers back, did volunteer tabling at events, and applied for postgrad plans–hopefully I can say more about that soon, but yeah, eventful. This weekend was pretty nice. On Friday, I stopped by the Whole Earth Festival and bought some cool things, like pesto fries, handmade jewelry (including… Continue reading Life Update: 5/7 – 5/13/17