Category Archives: Two Cents

Occupy _______/ the 99%

I’m procrastinating writing my essay, so just let me make this quick. The Occupy movements are important. They represent a spread of generations that all have a common problem. However, discussions for me always come back to this: what is … Continue reading

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Culture shock

I have always been an outsider; at the same time I have not. The most important thing to keep in mind as you read this: I am not having an identity crisis. San Francisco’s rough 20% Chinese population and the … Continue reading

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“I Hate Gay Pride”

I was on a Youtube binge when I came across this video on my sidebar. What caught me was the title: “I Hate Gay Pride!!!!” Expecting a bigoted old man, I was pleasantly surprised to watch a very thoughtful and … Continue reading

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My experience watching the American Idols Live! 2011 Tour

Watching the tenth season of American Idol was a family thing for me this spring. We had watched up from season two as a family up to season seven, and somehow along the way jumped ship. Perhaps it was because … Continue reading

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Post State of the Union: reflections

Watching most every major speech and address (or at least parts of it) Obama has made during his Presidency, I must say that Obama’s State of the Union address today was as strong as ever, if not in opinion one … Continue reading

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Great Albums

I avoid saying “favorite” because I’m not trying to cast any superlatives! Here are some “great” albums that are definitely worth a look, and my favorite tracks. * =serious contenders * Chicago – Sufjan Stevens (Casimir Pulaski Day, Chicago, The … Continue reading

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