Damn The Censors!

Anyone that reads this blog often enough knows that I’ve no love for censorship. I down-right loath it. Freedom of speech is the apex of . There is not a situation I can think of whereby I feel a person should have their ability to speak on any topic they desire taken away from them. …

China Blog Awards 2007: My Picks

Ok folks, we’re in the final week of voting for the 2007 China Blog Awards. I hope you’ve all gone and voted for the blog you think is the best. I have been meaning to run through my picks for a couple weeks now, but continually seem to get distracted. As I’m distracted by shiny …

The War On Fat: The Way of the Samurai

A little over a year ago I declared war on the softness of my exoskeleton. May 3rd, 2006: Seems everyone has got their “War On” these days – and I’m a follower of the Faith of Conformity, so I’m starting my own war. Dubbed “Operation: Reclaim Waistline“, my War On Fat shall combat the Axis …

The Razr thin line between sad and happy

Hey, for anyone that’s following along. I’m all hooked up with a new phone. It’s a sweet little Motorola Razr. It’s loaded with all sorts of goodies that makes having lost my phone in the first place a bit less painful. I was able to keep my original number, and oddly enough, all the money …

Free Oiwan Lam

The day before yesterday I wrote a post over at Lost Laowai called “Porno links rubbing HK the wrong way“. The post outlined the situation one HK resident, Oiwan Lam, has found herself in. Oiwan is a writer/media activist who founded Interlocals.net and also heads up the North-East Asia desk at Global Voices Online. A …

My Overly Mobile Mobile

My first act as a thirtysomething has happened. The marker of things to come. That thing that makes you realize your mind was a terrible thing to waste… I forgot my damn phone in a taxi yesterday. I’m not 100% on how it happened, and only came to the conclusion after tearing apart my bag, …

Dao By Design

So, yesterday I entered my fourth decade on this watery rock. I’m officially 30. The Big Three-Oh (My-God). Meh. I had a friend ask if I was freaking out about it at all, and really, I’m not even a little. You hear about it, they make Hallmark cards for it, people generally fuss over it. …

Linktastic: Conan, Dirty Water and a Baby

I’ve shied away from my Bloglines RSS reader for the past few days in an effort to get some serious work done on my secret project (if you here that buzz, it’s just the suspense), and now going through it I’m realizing there’s just a crapload going on. First, a big mazel tov for peer-see‘s …

Alright, Time To Vote!

As I announced a week or two ago, the 2007 China Blog Awards is on, and voting is going full-force. So, be sure to take a trip over, check out the categories, and cast some votes. I’m currently being beat (in no small amount) by Shopgirl, so please: Go vote for me Don’t let me …