Welcome to my blog. I write about fitting in, sticking out, and missing the motherland as a serial foreigner.

February 14th, outsourced

This study says that teens knowing about their own family history is an indicator of social and emotional health. [HT Josie]

The Baby Name Wizard asks that pesky question: creative spelling, or mistake?

Here's more about the baby whose premature birth (and subsequent hospital bills) was blamed for cutting benefits at AOL. [HT Nancy]

GoPro (those small invincible sport cameras) goes amateur. [HT Jeremy]

Speaking of GoPro, I am fairly certain that's what these two insane guys are using to film themselves climbing the second-tallest building in the world. Illegally. Without harnesses. And oh yeah, the building isn't finished yet and at one point they climb higher than the building itself, on a crane looking down at it. If that high-five near the end doesn't give you the heebie-jeebies, well.

Fart Winter Olympics. If you don't at least crack a smile at this, you are not allowed to read this blog anymore. [HT Jeanelle]

Polio is back.

The freedom of the manto hijab

Tourists of everyday life