The title is to grab your attention. Most of you are probably thinking that I’m referring to controlling other people’s minds á là Jedi Powers right? But no, this post is going to be about controlling your own mind. At first, this might seem like an exotic, esoteric idea but put in the proper perspective it is…… Continue reading Mind Control
Tag: reverse culture shock
Posts about my instances of culture shock after returning to the USA after living in Asia for five years.
10 Minutes of Ruminations
If one listens to the talking heads too long in the media one is bound to go crazy. Thank goodness for American media that they have simplified the debate into two camps. The one camp that really stands out is of course the conservative side. I think this is because they say the most outrageous things which makes the news, youtube etc. They do better at getting people fired up.
Bank of America = Awful
I really could not think of a better title for this so I kept it very simple. I just watched a few videos on YouTube that have reached top rankings and center around the theme “Debtors Revolt Begins Now.” Basically it’s a bunch of people very upset with Bank of America charging an APR of…… Continue reading Bank of America = Awful
San Francisco City Life
I have recently become interested in reading about the ordinary (extraordinary) lives of expatriates through their blogs. Daily experiences, joys and frustrations of other major world cities are very fascinating to me which got me thinking. When I lived in Saigon and Tokyo I only blogged when some event left a deep impression be it cultural, political or just an event I had never experienced before
Once again, long time no post. I’ve been extremely uninspired lately and feeling a bit disconnected. “Disconnected” seems like an ironic word to use since I’m now flooded with information on a daily basis through my PDA, Google Sidebar, news and magazines. Yet, for some reason I feel like this information really does not help…… Continue reading General Thoughts
A Parody of the Media
A Parody of the Media Everyday, I check a variety of news sources on the net, TV and radio and have found similar patterns in all of them: HEADLINES!! 1. CNN a.) Brittney Spears did something again!!!b.) Paris Hilton also did something!!c.) Why isn’t Nicole Richie doing anything?d.) Christine Amanpour is desperately looking for a…… Continue reading A Parody of the Media
America – A Desperate Housewife?
I was once asked what it is that I like about Asia so much. I’m always talking about how much I miss it over there and hope to return someday. I’ve never really been able to offer the perfect answer but in a nutshell it is the following. In Vietnam especially the people are exceptionally…… Continue reading America – A Desperate Housewife?
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