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What's on the inside

What’s on the inside

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 No Comments

What’s on the inside. That’s a question and a statement all rolled into one. It’s something I think about all the time, in many contexts and with subtle variations. For example, I read food labels religiously, ever since I was young. I was the annoying kid at lunch who belted out, “You know your Oreos […]

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Viva La Beans!

Viva La Beans!

Thursday, September 29, 2011 No Comments

In three weeks, I will be in Guatemala. Last year, I started a new job, where the majority of my clients come from Guatemala. I got the job because I have been focused. I have been focused because I wanted to learn how to speak Spanish. I wanted to learn how to speak Spanish because […]

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Curry Powder Scorn

Thursday, March 24, 2011 No Comments

I always believed that the older you are, the more rigid you become. You get stuck in your ways. Idiosyncrasies mature into personality traits. I even remember telling a friend that I could not wait until people wrote off my being cranky and demanding to old age. I am not sure if other people would […]

To Be v. To Have Bean

To Be v. To Have Bean

Monday, January 31, 2011 1 Comment

A few hours into the trip, it dawned on me that the back of the bus was reserved for the non-Turks. I found myself in the company of three Indonesian men on their way to a chemistry conference in Antalya. My reason for being on the bus was more ambiguous and definitely less noble. I […]

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First Dish

First Dish

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1 Comment

When do you decide to really move in to a new home? The furniture has already been placed in the spots you think you want it. There are sheets on the bed, so you can sleep despite the chaos. But there are still boxes everywhere, and you just dig out what you want on an […]

Corn Teeth

Corn Teeth

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 2 Comments

In case you didn’t know, corn teeth is a real thing. According to Urban dictionary, “Indian Corn teeth” refers to someone with serious dental issues, with teeth so neglected that an open mouth reveals various sizes and colors of teeth, just like the kind of dried ears of corn you see around Halloween and Thanksgiving. […]

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Little Red Risotto

Little Red Risotto

Friday, December 25, 2009 3 Comments

Once upon a time, there was a little risotto who lived in a village in the forest. Every time she came to the table, she was cloaked in bright red, so everyone in the forest called her Little Red Risotto. One day, she asked her mother if she could go feed grandmother because grandmother was […]

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