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

May 30th, outsourced

I almost didn't click to watch this video because it had a sappy headline attached to it. I'm glad I watched, though, because this woman who fell down during a 600m championship race is AWESOME.

Political science advice for Queen Elsa (of Frozen). [HT someone...can't remember who, sorry!]

Emailing me a video of a woman eating two 72oz steaks in 15 minutes is something my mom did this week. 0:28-0:42 is where I start to get a little queasy. [HT Suzanne]

How to tell someone's age based on their name!!! I loved this. In the US, Miriam gets the "oh, my grandma was named Miriam" line a lot. [HT Andrew]

So, um, Glenn Beck made fun of #YesAllWomen? This is one of those times where I'm really hoping a clip was taken way out of context (though this would need a steamer ship full of context to be made right). On the same awful subject, what Elliot Rodger said about women reveals why we need to stamp out misogyny.

May 2014 books

MERS in the UAE