Author Archives: Mary

About Mary

I was born in Hong Kong then moved to Los Angeles at a young age. I like to volunteer at a local health clinic, do scientific research, take photographs of sceneries and food, write, and dance for fun! One word to describe me: spontaneous || What I like to do the most: Eat yummy food and write about it!!! || Something I can't live without: blogging! || Goals in life: Travel around the world || My dream: To help others and save the world like Wonder Woman

Will Chinese Soon Be The Primary Language In America?

As I spend my time in the metropolitan areas of United States such as New York, Los Angeles, and Boston, I often hear people speaking other languages other than English. More often, I would hear people speaking Chinese. According to … Continue reading

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Chinese Man With Amputated Arms Teaches Us To Never Give Up

Sometimes we whine over little things and wonder why we can’t be wealthier, prettier, smarter, etc. At the end of the day, we end up feeling miserable, when in reality, we are actually more fortunate than a lot of people … Continue reading

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Asian Americans Win Gold Medals At The 2012 Olympics For USA

It has almost been a week since Olympics began and every moment of it has been exciting to watch. On Tuesday, July 31, 2012, Kyla Ross along with her teammates won a gold medal in Women’s Gymnastics. Ross is part … Continue reading

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Do Asians Sleep the Least?

Ever since I took this class called Psychobiology of Sleep and Dreams, which discusses many topics on sleep disorders, studies regarding sleep and the significance of their findings, and even a comparative analysis of sleep amongst many animal groups, I … Continue reading

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Banks Introduce ATM Machines in Myanmar

We are all familiar with the automated teller machine (ATM). It is a machine we use to withdraw and deposit money and it doesn’t take a genius to operate. However, this is actually a privilege that we have such a … Continue reading

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Jim Nakano’s The Donut Man Shop Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Many may not know a man by the name of Jim Nakano, however, the Donut Man might ring a bell. Nakano, at age 72, is the owner and the creator of the best-selling strawberry donut. His doughnut shop, The Donut … Continue reading

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MYX TV Pemieres MashBox Interactive Series With App

We iPhone users are spoiled. I use my iPhone to its fullest, including using the Starbucks app to buy drinks at Starbucks, another app to read magazines… sometimes I even use the magic 8 ball app when I can’t decide … Continue reading

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Why Is K-Pop So Popular?

I remember a couple years back when my friends and I heard the song by Girls’ Generation called “Gee.” We even attempted to do their choreography and pretended we are the Girl’s Generation. Alright, we shouldn’t get into the details … Continue reading

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Organ Trafficking In Asia: The Poor Sells Organs and Ends Up Ill

Imagine you are in this scenario: your family member or you need an organ transplant. In America, Canada, and even many parts of the world; you would have to be lucky for a generous organ donor to donate the organ … Continue reading

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First Ever 626 Night Market in Southern California

There are two weeks left before the first Southern California Asian night market in Pasadena, California. The night market is called 626 Night Market,  as 626 is the area code of the area. If you do not know already, the … Continue reading

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Subtle Identity Threats Could Bias Asian Americans In Making Decisions

I have an interest reading up research papers and looking at new findings from studies. Recently I came across one study of Asian Americans and their identity. A recent psychology study by a UC Berkeley graduate student Maya Guendelman and … Continue reading

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Asian New Yorker Smoking Rates Are Not Dropping

I have been to New York a couple of times and I was too focused on the face paced environment that it had not occurred to me how many cities like New York that are populated with many Asian Americans … Continue reading

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