Ice Cream - Spinach v. Mint Chocolate Chip
During my time in Washington, DC, almost everyone I met learned something important about me: I love ice cream. Mint Chocolate Chip to be precise. No dinner was complete without some Trader Joe’s MCC. It got to a point where my DC-parents feel incomplete without ice cream. Now that my Indy-mom has gotten a Vitamix, she wants to feed me spinach ice cream (“it’s pretty...
Computers in Schools
I recently learned that there was controversy in Zionsville. Zionsville? Zionsville. Indiana. A wholesome town. Apparently there are some parents that feel that use of computers is SO detrimental to their children that they want to remove them from school. How absurd is that? True, it gives you pause, and you may acknowledge the validity that technology can be unhealthy in our lives...
Peanut Allergies & Public Schooling
Source: Reuters A first grade student with a life-threatening peanut allergy has created controversy in her school. Her classmates are required to wash their hands before and after lunchtime and rinse their mouths to accommodate her disability (as defined by the American with Disabilities Act). Public schooling is a very interesting topic. Parents have been outraged (with rumors flying around...
One of Those Questions - Language
Is it better to know a little bit of many languages or one or two very well? There is no best answer to this question, but I’m at a point where I’m wondering if I should expand to more languages or brush up on the ones I already know. At this moment, I believe that I’m a beginner in every language but English. I guess my plan is to review each one for an entire month each. I...
Ideas for Google
One thing that Google does very well in their Maps application is combine multiple reviews from websites, such as Yelp and CitySearch. I think they can use this idea to make a similar concept for books as well. Their current focus on the Books is minimal, even though they have been working to document the Library of Congress (LOC). Much like Google Maps compiles multiple reviews from many...
Cook with ingredients you already have in your pantry!
Science & Education
In America, the SAT has three sections: Math, Critical Reading, and Writing. It has been this way for a long time, but there is now a model that has challenged this. I only heard this through a grapevine, but this is what I have learned: Dr. Michael Klentschy, Ph.D., a researcher and superintendent of the schools of El Centro School District in California has received many rewards on his work...
December 22, 2012
I am looking forward to this date after reading the article about impending doom as purported by the Mayan calendar on December 21, 2012.
In reality, we must begin to contemplate the teachings. Consider whether it is...– Dalai Lama, Unmistaken Child, 01:09:00
If you work and act properly in this country, you get respect, and if...– Selvin Cardenas on why he loves America “A Boom Behind Bars” Bloomberg Business Week March 21-March 27, 2011; pg. 81 My Point is this: this deceptively simple statement is one of the biggest reasons why I believe the USA is the best country in the world.
Feng Shui, Yin and Yang
Over the next few months, one of my goals is to have completely apply the “rules” of feng shui to my home. Considering that I have been living here a long, long time…there is a lot of work to be done (mainly, de-clutter). I’ve been reading and reading about the subject. Unfortunately, my knowledge of Chinese does not encompass that which is required to fully understand...
Re-Post Success & Fail
NOTE TO SELF: There are four successful ways to re-post an article: Elaborate Summarize Comment Get permission from author and one unsuccessful way to re-post an article: Re-post without permission from author
Another Blog Idea
Why is there no blog for Asian makeup?? I just want to look like the Korean models/actresses…help! :( Update: Apparently there is a moisturizer/SPF/foundation/(light) concealer taking Asia by storm called BB Cream. I can only find it on Amazon and YesStyle.com at the moment though (no American department stores yet).
Davos: Two Worlds, Ready Or Not →
A chronicle of the affair between Wall Street and Washington
If there was ONE website that I wish every single American (or at least, all my friends) used, I would want it to be Mint.com. I know that people (cough my parents) have issues with putting banking information online, and I can only hope and pray (and demand) that sophistication of banking online only continues to improve. From tracking investments, large transactions, and graphs indicating...
Morning News Website - Google (again?!) →
Although I check 50+ websites every morning, this is one of my favorite news websites. It’s incredible how many blogs just repost the news!
Investing & Natural Disasters
NOTE TO SELF: When there is a major disaster in an industrialized country, pull out stocks for at least 2 weeks before moving money again.
Here's a website idea
There is currently no place where I can write one review and send it to Urbanspoon, Yelp, Google Hotpot/Places, and my blog. Wouldn’t that be lovely?
But whatever the course may be, this time together is extraordinary.– Brad Pitt