Link love (Powered by a pinch of fatigue and a whole lot of teamwork)

This post from Geek in Heels made me laugh. Hey, I’ll be the first one to agree that yes, Asians all look alike, and I’ll only be partially joking.

One of the reasons I dislike watching martial arts movies is when all the actors are Asian, I literally cannot tell them apart. (It might be easier at the cinema on a proper theatre sized-screen, but those aren’t the kinds of films I feel the need to pay $15 to see.)

I already have a terrible memory for faces. This has led to many an awkward moment in the past, let me tell you. This is only exaggerated when all those faces share the same eye colour, hair colour and, often, general bone structure. May I just say how unfair it is that Caucasians enjoy so much variety? Red, blonde, brown hair…blue, green, grey, hazel, brown eyes…But I digress

Straight up. I’m Asian and I am an embarrassment to my race. But in my defence, I can sometimes tell which country someone is from. I have nothing on the pros, though.

But there are plenty of other links that caught my eye this week…

WORK

We often assume working a 40-hour week is the only way. But is it? This post from Dinks Finance offers an insight into another way of living.

At Dollars and Deadlines, what freelances can learn from a side job at Trader Joe’s.

MONEY

Check out Aloysa’s post Stop Being Frugal and Get a Life for a laugh!

Jackie at Money Crush saved some serious coin by simply saying “no” (yet still, in the end, making a purchase).

Little House on the three kinds of savings accounts everyone should have.

LIFE

Parenting really IS fraught with minefields. What does one do when their child progresses faster or slower than his or her peers? Nicole and Maggie have come up with a diplomatic answer.

Stephany’s doing a Christmas card exchange! (I won’t burden her with international postage, but sign up here if you’re keen.)

How often do you actually put yourself first? DC Princess reminds why it’s important to be selfish from time to time.

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It’s a scary thought: the possible dawn of social media castes. Where would you fall on the scale?

Small Budget Big Style lists her favourite books of 2010.

FOOD

Food blogs were all over Thanksgiving this week. But a) it’s over now and b) I don’t even really like pumpkin. So pickings were slim…

So last week I said no way was I going to attempt a baked cheesecake, but a four-ingredient one? Hells yeah! Minimalist cooking win.

Maybe your S.O. loves pork buns as much as I do. Why not try making them at home?

Cooking when you’re really broke sucks. Here are some tips to ease that pain and stretch the dollar.

Sunchokes. What? Nevermind, this German salad looks interesting and all the other ingredients are pretty basic.

9 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by a pinch of fatigue and a whole lot of teamwork)

  1. Just read Geek in Heels’ post. I think you may have introduced me to another blog to add to my google reader!

    A bunch of these other posts are pretty good, too! Thanks for introducing me to all these new sites!

    Now to continue reading blogs for the rest of the day….

  2. Holy crap. I didn’t even know you could tell the difference between Taiwanese and Hong Kong Asians. And how is “Chinese” a completely different type? I thought people from Taiwan and Hong Kong WERE Chinese?!

    Umm, yeah, you’re not the only bad Asian :) I agree with the variety thing about Caucasians… I’ve always wanted green eyes :) but I’ve seen Asians who wear those coloured contacts to make their eyes violet, blue, etc. and it kind of freaks me out lol.

    Although, even Asian people who come up to me and ask me where I’m from don’t know (not that I really know myself). But I’ve had people ask me if I’m Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese. I usually say I’m Chinese because it seems to be the broadest and most likely term. I have one grandparent who was born in Malaysia and the other 3 were born in Jamaica. It really shocks them though when I tell them I’m Jamaican, lol.

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