Monthly Archives: August 2003

hot asian chicks

It used to happen all the time: “So what’s your major?” “Chinese. Well, Asian Studies, with a concentration in Chinese.” “Oh, you like Asian chicks, huh?” I usually replied by asking the other person’s major. “Pre-med? So you’re into cadavers?” Sometimes I’d reply that, yes, I had spent the last four years studying Chinese and […]

the map doesn't go away

Being back home is funny. In some ways, I’ve replaced myself in my old context without any real difficulty. The streets are still where they used to be; the stores and restaurants I used to go to are mostly in the same places as ever, and I still know the city like the back of […]