sharing is caring #22

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Work’s been crazy the past couple of weeks and I’ve been enjoying doing absolutely nothing during the last two days, other than catching upon reading.

1. Sad that “women’s prospects [of dating] dim not only as they age, but as they achieve the highest level of education” is scientifically true. I wonder what mothers of smart daughters would feel or tell their daughters after reading this.

2. View count fraud on Youtube is real.

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sharing is caring #21: girl power

A lot of this week’s selections are centered around women. Not entirely sure what was responsible for the theme, but unlike the past, where I tried to sheer at least five miles away from “feminist” topics, I’m slowly embracing them.

Living in NYC bubble made me never realize or experience the injustice other women face, but in today’s political climate, I’m realizing how important this is.

With that said, below are interesting reads of this week.

1. Amazed by artist Carrie Mae Weems’ generosity and her way of supporting the arts.

2. Agreed that we need more women statues in NYC – and embarrassed to admit that I didn’t know any one on this list.Read More »

novels that i actually finish reading (in recent memory)

laetitia-buscaylet-299890-unsplashUnless I’m engrossed by the novel — like neglect to do anything else other than finish reading type of engrossment — I often cannot finish it.

Everything was going right this summer, expect finishing lighthearted summer read. To remedy this, I spent over an hour browsing the fiction section until I spotted a gem in the rough, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

As I was reading it, it dawned upon me that most books that I enjoy are either centered around quirky and socially inept characters or has surreal plots that takes over my entire mind until I see how it ends.

To see if it’s true, I’m going to list novels that I enjoyed during the last decade and half. Read More »

2018: mid-year new years resolution progress update

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Writing
[1]  Write at least three posts a week
I’d be lucky if I manage to write a couple of times a month; but I should try to change this.

[2]  Take a non-fiction writing course
This has been on my to-do list for years and is it sad that I haven’t progressed at all. Adjusting to new work, trying to ramp up a team and managing my promotion robbed me of the mental space and time to take classes. However, I feel like I’m becoming a more attuned reader these days, which is a plus.

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book shopping list: july 2018

annie-spratt-475541-unsplash.jpgAnother month, another list of books that I want to purchase. Trying to be considerate and deliberate about my book purchases. Curious to see what actually happens down the road.

Non-fiction
Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All
Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media
Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
What Would Virginia Woolf Do?: And Other Questions I Ask Myself as I Attempt to Age Without Apology
Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Travel / Memoirs
The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs
Feel Free by Zadie Smith
Calypso by David Sedaris

Books Purchased
Nora Ephron: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations
Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
Confabulations


 

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