author highlight: karen chee

As I try to get back into humor writing, I thought that it’d be best to start compiling links of hilarious works and note how I should emulate them (read: copy) their work.

First up is Karen Chee, who I “discovered” while watching Late Night with Seth Meyer’s. I enjoyed this segment and had no idea that she was also a writer until I stumbled upon Keep Scrolling Till You Feel Something and saw that Karen Chee was listed.

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thoughts: july ’19

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Self reflection / reminder

Most important things in life, like taxes, property tax, court filings, etc do not have a tight deadline. Instead, you are given the illusion that you have time to take care of this.

I’ve learned that it’s best to take care of them earlier than later, for there may be unexpected complications.

For instance, I forgot to pay my property tax that’s due on the first and paid it a day late, simply because it slipped my mind.

I also forgot to send my itinerary to the municipal court, where I’m asked to appear because it seemed so long away.

I’m scrambling to get those done before I leave for Korea, but something that I should try to be more mindful of as I fake #adulting until I make it. Read More »

collected thoughts: korea

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Visiting Seoul is both familiar and foreign experience for me. Below are some things that made me feel like a foreigner and a local at the same time.

On restaurants

Most restaurants have a bell on the table so that you can holler at the waiter or waitress whenever you need. Along with the friendly bell, there’s also a water pitcher, a utensil box and tissue box on the table so that you can help yourself. There’s something very efficient and smart about the process, but also lacked the level of anticipatory service that I was used to.

Franchising is a huge business in Korea, with almost 4,000 food brand franchises that are in business. Because they are so big, I feel the extra need to avoid at all costs, but I end up going to them because food is reliable and they are convenient.

My husband and I went to Paris Baguette every single day because of their coffee and breakfast bread choices. Nothing was good and bad. A total middle of the road type of place.Read More »