The Feminine Mystique

Although Betty Friedan wrote about “the problem that has no name” over 50 years ago, this unidentified issue still remains rampant today. Women may have used tranquilizers prescribed by doctors to forget about their loss of self in the past, but is that any different from the antidepressants garnered after filling out rigid surveys pertaining Read More…

Joyce Wan-wanart

I can’t even remember which book I read first from Joyce Wan, but I do know that I’ve (I mean my son) read all of her cute books, and immediately fell in love with her characters and illustrations. It was true love at first sight. Luckily, I was able to meet her in person at Read More…

One Percent More Humid at the Tribeca Film Festival

It took writer and director Liz Garcia over a decade to see her film, One Percent More Humid, come to fruition and appear at the Tribeca Film Festival, which I was fortunate enough to see last week (as well as the cast members!) The film explores the friendship amongst Iris and Catherine, who turn to Read More…

Rupi Kaur’s “milk and honey” poetry

Poetry has always spoken so deeply and meaningfully to me, and it was a fellow friend of mine who introduced me to Rupi Kaur’s milk and honey book of poetry. Her poems cover the themes of love, abuse and healing. Her drawings and words may look simple and childlike (her “i’s” are never capitalized, and Read More…

Experiencing the Miniature World of Gulliver’s Travels

Even if you’re not completely familiar with the entirety of Gulliver’s Travels, you may fondly remember him as a giant in the small land of Lilliput. While Gulliver’s misadventures were meant to cast a light on corrupt governments and trivial matters being blown out of proportion, the children’s book version of it highlights his thrill-seeking Read More…

Lilly Singh-Straight Up Bawse

  Lilly Singh is the epitome of a Bawse, which she defines as a true hustler who fights through the tough battles  and still manages to make others smile. When I heard that she was touring her book How to Be a Bawse in NYC at the 92Y, I jumped at the chance to meet Read More…

Linsanity Love

I’ve got so much love for Jeremy Lin. Not only is he a fellow Californian (shoutout to those in So Cal and the lovely bay area), but his struggles of making it to the NBA (after being stuck in the D-league several times) is inspiring. He also serves as a positive representation of an Asian Read More…

A Tribute to Alexander Hamilton

I just started perusing Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton the Revolution,” and am blown away by the thought, precision and dedication he put into piecing together a rather unknown albeit historic figure.  The musical will move you through a range of emotions, but the book (and its painstakingly witty footnotes) will take you on a creative journey Read More…