Review: Mario Badescu Products

I just began a new category of skin care product reviews. Previous posts criticizing products will not be listed under this category but may be found under tags relating to my skin care routine.

This is also correlated with a Blogging U: Writing 101 challenge. The prompt asks me to look for inspiration; my inspiration came from my bathroom cabinet where these products are collecting dust. Continue reading


Dream Cars, Cruises

All cars are assumed to come in a shiny, bright blue and are sold in any year, preferably not the current year due to higher costs.

1. Mazda3 hatchback

2. Toyota Prius

3. Honda Civic


Cruises are based on general location or ship, unless specified. All cruises are hoped to be taken with a medium to large group of friends and/or family.

1. (Any ship) cruise to Saigon, Vietnam

2. (Any ship) cruise to/from Pacific coast Canada & Southern California

3. (Any ship) cruise to Mexican Riviera (Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta)

4. Norwegian Epic

5. Norwegian Breakaway

6. Any Royal Caribbean Quantum class ship

7. Any Royal Caribbean Freedom class ship

8. Any Carnival ship with Carnival Waterworks

9. Any Disney cruise ship

10. Any NCL ship in a Haven stateroom

11. Any ship in a multi-bedroom suite

Atlantic Times Square

On Saturday, I explored the heavily East Asian Atlantic Times Square in heavily East Asian (mostly Chinese) Monterey Park with the help of my cousin, Bonnie. We explored Daiso, Image, Amore/Aritaum, The Face Shop, Tokyo Lifestyle, and Aji Ichiban. Continue reading

G-Dragon and Cultural Appropriation

All terms regarding Korea in this post are referring to South Korea only.

Since I was a new bat mitzvah (13 years old), I have followed BIGBANG, a South Korean pop group. They are part of YG Entertainment, a label that is known for its artists who typically perform Western hip hop music. Despite their huge success, this group, especially the leader G-Dragon, is guilty of cultural appropriation. Continue reading