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Demise of True Romance in China

Korean love-story dramas are crazily popular in China, particularly among young women. But it is not because they are good shows. In fact, they are very slow, draggy and melodramatic. 1,030 more words


Off the Grid Again. Partially.

I have officially been off Facebook for a month.

It happened in stages, of course, this social media “detox.”

I’ve never been a consistent social media consumer/user. 834 more words

Recollections & Reflections

The Politics of Cleanliness in Duterte’s Philippines

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Pro-Duterte politics deploys an aesthetic that professes a devotion to cleanliness, which connotes beauty, modernity, progress, efficiency, order, goodness, and discipline. 35 more words


What I’m about to describe is an interaction. Not a confrontation or an incident.

Last year, on vacation with the family at a resort in Florida, I was excited to get in the water after having taken months of swimming lessons. 611 more words

Culture & Society

What is to be Said to Modern Day Apostles?

One website with high volume traffic boldly greets visitors with the tagline: “Meet Today’s Prophets and Apostles.” The names of twelve alleged apostles are given, with a nice photo of each person. 512 more words

Culture & Society

All About Xiaomi: Smart Homes and Cool Tech

Chinese culture and society have long been one of my interests, and it’s been fascinating to observe how the country has developed over the past 20 plus years. 319 more words

Culture & Society