NYC is notorious for being competitive...for everything—even preschool. That’s right, we aren’t talking about college, Ivy League, Harvard...Nah. I’m talking about the institution where your kids go to play with blocks, take naps, and get milk and cookies. Parents are rabid about getting their kids into the right preschool here. Public or private, it doesn’t … Continue reading One of the greatest challenges for an NYC parent: Preschool
Most people think I’m white. But I don’t look white. If you don’t believe me, check out this video where the interviewer calls me white at 2:29 in the video. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ63QoyQgmY I'm Chinese-American. However, growing up I never quite felt fully Chinese or American. I was something else—something other. It’s Asian Pacific Heritage Month, and … Continue reading Growing up Asian in a Non-Asian town
Going to the grocery store for organic cucumbers should be boring. But this time was different. After grabbing my perfectly grown, locally sourced, and humanely treated organic cucumbers, I walked up to the checkout line. I gently laid down my produce like newborn baby, and the cashier and I shared a sliver of small talk … Continue reading When shopping for cucumbers in NYC got strange
Dear St. Louis, You say such mean things about yourself. It almost sounds like you hate yourself. Let’s talk about that, shall we? You don’t suck. You know that, I think. I mean the Cardinals and Blues aren’t the only good things about you. And let’s not mention that backstabbing football team. You are so … Continue reading St. Louis, can we have a heart to heart?
I’ve always believed it pays to be honest. Even when it's scary. I was working at my first full-time job at a bank doing data entry, and my coworker made a mistake that got sent to the COO of the bank. My coworker, and friend, inputted some incorrect information into our system for a high … Continue reading The truth about how I got my biggest promotion
When I started my data entry job in 2004, I would have never known that it would have helped me in starting businesses. But it did. I've started six different businesses, and all of them became profitable except for my first one. I'm not saying that I'm a Jeff Bezos--far from it. But I have … Continue reading Want to do work you love? Learn from the work you hate