I’ve never said this to anyone, but sometimes I look through these posts and try to find the story that it’s telling. It seems like I’m making it up as I go. I wouldn’t consider myself a great writer by any means. Call it Imposter Syndrome or whatever, but I have this blog despite all of that. If I get better over time, sure, I would consider that a win! Since I’m not the writer I thought I’d always be, I’ve wondered if people can tell what I’m trying to say or what I’m thinking by the pictures I choose to highlight. This is something I’ve been wanting to ask Veronica for a long time. I like to think that she can tell my mood or my feeling, but am I consistent? Do I change year to year or by months based on the photos?
Does posting one photo lead me to want to post the photo afterwards? What if one photo had led me to choose the next photo differently?
For the first time ever, this collection post only has photos from one source.
I realize that as I write this post that I might find myself in trouble since the year isn’t over yet! In 2018, I managed to escape the year being completely cold and sickness free. My usual office environment naturally is a magnet for germs. With an open office, you’re sitting close to your colleagues, sharing a lot of the same resources, and bouncing to and from conference rooms with various people. If one person is sick on my team, it’s only a matter of time until it infects everyone else. How I managed to avoid it this year is beyond me!
I like to think though that I had one major trick up my sleeve. In 2017, a colleague introduced me to ginger shots. On our 1:1’s, we had a tradition of walking to the local market, picking up a shot, and taking it before returning to the office. I hated my first time. Ginger hasn’t been a favorite of mine, but the shot was a blend of tart and spiciness. It’s the kick that probably beats the cold out of you! Also over time, these shots aren’t cheap. There are plenty of brands out there, but I’ve typically seen them ranging from $3.75-$5. [Happy Moose Juice] which is sold at my local Bi-Rite goes for $4. I try not to make it a regular thing, but every time I feel a cold coming on, I run to buy one of these and it gets the job done. I recently convinced Kevin to do the same. The verdict is still out on how he truly feels about it. Can we keep up habits and make it through year two with these? I’m crossing my fingers!
Tycho – Jetty
2018 was the year for Awkwafina after starring in Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s 8. She is still my favorite part about Crazy Rich Asians and I tell everyone that. Now, the young Asian-American actress is getting her own show on Comedy Central in which she’ll star in, write for, and produce. The 10-episode scripted series is a play on her own life – a 20 something living in Queens with her family.
“I’ve been watching Comedy Central since I was old enough to hold a remote, and so many of their shows have defined who I am today,” said Awkwafina about the show. “I am so honored to be given their platform to tell the story of an Asian American girl against the backdrop of the city I was raised.”
No premiere date has been slated yet for the series, but we can’t wait to hear more!
I actually remember seeing this referenced within “Orange is the New Black” and always wondered what the meaning behind this was. Even after watching, I’m still fascinated by this and feel like I need to do more research. I’ve been enjoying these shorts by Vox lately. Any one else have any favorites I should look into?