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No rule(s) of the day: No more cutest and /or ugliest dog contests!

This is not what we are all about in life of activism.

Come on people.

Stop with these stupid contests. Stop  putting them on Letterman to be made fun of in some way, and most of all, concentrate on making any living beings life better. 209 more words

Sustainable Action Network

The Shadow Hero


I’m tagging in at the very end of the More Diverse Universe that Aarti over at Booklust is hosting. Looking closely at the rules, I realized that none of the books with diverse characters that I already have waiting to be reviewed counted for this, as they weren’t written by diverse authors (at least, not that I could tell!) I was very glad for the reminder to read this book, and put my name on the list for William Alexander’s… 445 more words

Books

What's your comfort food?

The problem is my mom is an amazing cook so I have fond and savory memories of her cooking. I can think of many comforting Thai dishes she made that taste like home: Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup, Pork Knuckles in Sweet Dark Soy Sauce and a very simple Chicken Rice Soup that she made whenever we were sick. 479 more words

Writing

Empower Hour for Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Desi Women

When : Thursday, September 25, 2014 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where : Stamp Student Union : 1120 MICA Office

Asian American Pacific Islander and Desi Women’s Empower Hour is a safe and supportive space for Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Desi undergraduate and graduate women to discuss issues and concerns that are faced when exploring our identities. 33 more words

Events

Doesn't more education lead to spiritual maturity?

For many Asian Americans, our emphasis on education drives us towards worldly success. As one of the most highly educated ethnic minorities, Asian Americans often excel in the classroom. 425 more words

Asian American Ministry

5 Reasons Men Love Asian Girls

The world has never been so open: traveling around the globe to visit other countries has never been so easy and affordable. It gives men the opportunity to discover fine exquisite ladies from foreign cultures in their home country or on vacation. 781 more words

我是收养 reblogged this on Red Thread Broken and commented:

If this doesn't scream Asian fetish, I don't know what does. "For those who have yet to appreciate their exotic qualities" - exotic is not a personality trait. I am not simply an Asian woman. I am an adoptee, an immigrant, a person of color, a traveller, a writer, a lover of cats, a supporter of the fair trade movement, a woman, and I happen to be Asian. Please see all of me and my complex identity. Don't characterize me by a whole slew of preconceived stereotypes. And don't objectify me. P.S. the link below seems to not be working. You can read the full article here: http://thoughtcatalog.com/nikolao-montaya/2014/09/5-reasons-men-love-asian-girls/

A Month A Go I Arrived

Getting off at O’Hare and jumping into my new roommate/a very good friend’s lime green Ford sedan, a gush of smell of America flew in a stroke of Chicago’s wind and told me, ‘wake up, it’s time.’ 898 more words

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