I’m among a group of Chinese Americans at a Chinese restaurant for my mother’s birthday dinner. Seated next to us are a group of white couples. The Chinese waiter ask them if they would like “forks” but because of his accent, it sounds like the f-word. They burst out laughing in his face and don’t…
Thanks for the PX film tips! I should really try them out soon and post the results on my Tumblr :) I'll let you know when I buy some! x
HI! I really love what you’re doing with your blog, and had I heard sooner about the film swap, I would have loved to participate…
Hey, in case you haven’t signed up or ordered from Impossible Co. yet, do you mind if I send you a reference? It’s a little selfish, as it would help me to earn points, but it’s also genuinely a warm welcome to the Impossible family and a high-five for awesome taste. If you don’t mind, just msg me your email address and I’ll send you an invite.
Here’s a short, but great, article on the benefits of being bilingual.
I myself was born in the Philippines, where I spoke both Tagalog and Ilocano throughout childhood. Beginning with Kindergarten (age 6), we were taught English in school. Therefore, by the time I was 10, I was speaking 3 languages on a daily basis: Ilocano at home, and Tagalog and English at school.
These days, my Tagalog is a bit rusty, and I can only understand Ilocano now, but it’s hard for me to speak it. However, I am now an intermediate-level Spanish speaker. I can honestly say that being bi/trilingual at such an early age was highly beneficial, and has even helped me learn Spanish quicker, due to the similar pronunciations, a slew of related words (aside: many people seem to think that Tagalog is very similar to Spanish. I thought so before I started learning Spanish; they’re vastly different).
When I eventually have kids, I’m definitely raising them as bilingual if not trilingual. It only helps.
There are currently only 2,000 abortion-providers in the US. This is highly disproportionate to the number of women who may choose to abort for any of the myriad reasons.
Being Pro-choice does not mean Pro-Abortion, but the giving women the option to choose what to do with their own bodies.
Here’s an interesting (and surprisingly lighthearted) interview with a nurse practitioner in training to provide abortions to those who choose so. It helps to put a human face towards this controversial topic.