Skin Care Routine

I loved Charlotte Cho’s “The Little Book of Skin Care.” I especially loved how she grew up in CA (like me) and went abroad to Korea (like me, though I only studied abroad for a couple of months). But that was definitely enough time to fall in love with city life in Seoul, and all Read More…

Seeing Ali Wong!

LOVED seeing Ali Wong in person for her book tour (also got to talk to her during Q&A time), and I’ve seen all her stand-up comedy shows and movie, “Always Be My Maybe”! Of course, her book was amazing, as I knew it would be full of truth, humor and love. I was laughing and Read More…

Book of Longings

Mesmerizing, breathtaking…I couldn’t stop reading and stayed up all night until I finished this book in one sitting. I read a book about women in the Bible back when I was in high school and always felt that there was more to women than we are usually told. I loved this take on the Testaments…and Read More…

Teacher Inspiration

I kept hearing about a “Mr. Richards” when I was teaching English to high school seniors. Everyone in my class loved him and couldn’t stop talking about him, and I was curious to find out who this teacher was. Over a decade later, I still keep in touch with him and am still in awe Read More…

Homeschooling Workbooks

I like using workbooks for my son (who’s currently in preschool). It gives a structured sequence of learning material, with fun stickers and colorful pages to make learning more engaging. I suggest just typing in “(current grade, or one or two grades higher) workbook.” I love the tracing books where you can keep wiping them Read More…

Bedtime Books for Kids

I started having my son choose a book from our nightstand for our regular bedtime reading. He loves getting to choose from a plethora of great children’s books! A friend recently sent me Arree Chung’s “Mixed,” and we love it! It talks about how colors like to separate themselves based on their looks…but how we’re Read More…

Bad Moms

Yup. That’s how I always feel every time I go out for a cup of coffee or cocktail, and people guilt trip me for being a “bad mom.” Let’s stop mom shaming and help a momma out. I loved Sady Doyle’s “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers.” It’s graphic, dark, terrifying…and yet all true. Notable lines: Read More…

Inquire Within

It’s been a year since I last wrote, so I will aim to write regular posts about the books I’ve been loving! First off, I still can’t believe how 2020’s turned out. But on the brighter side, people have been showing their compassion, love, and creativity more (that’s one way to look at it, at Read More…

Tips on Reading More

            I just finished reading my 50th book for 2019, and I’m confident that I’ll reach my goal of reading 200 books this year.  A lot of people are asking me for tips on how to read more, so I figured I’d write about it here.             The #1 advice I have is to ALWAYS Read More…

What We Keep

I decided to write my own short post after getting inspired by Bill Shapiro’s “What We Keep.”  The instructions are simple-choose an object that brings you joy, magic, and meaning. Next month will be the one-year anniversary of my mother’s passing.  More recently, I found an untouched bracelet of hers that was hanging in her Read More…