1) Ever since we moved to Chiang Rai, I was concerned about the lack of access to English books, as there are not as many expats here as there is in Chiang Mai. So, I decided to buy a Kindle. They are more expensive in Thailand, so I had a friend who was visiting the States bring one back. Thanks JP! Zing!
I was pleasantly surprised by how small it was (that’s what she said) and the amount of free books online available for download. Now, I’ve just started to use it, but so far I’m very happy to have access to many more books and it’s easy to read.
2) Recently I added Biblioklept to my WP reader and I love having a quicky dose of art and literature in my feed.
3) And speaking of art, my friend Eric’s latest piece is developing quite nicely. I rather enjoy seeing art in progress. I just need to convince him to show the rest of us how he does it!
4) Somehow new TV shows are something I miss (it even took me a while to get into Game of Thrones [never read the book first, eh?]) but I’ve been enjoying NBC’s Selfie. It’s really great to see a leading Asian actor in a sitcom and the show is fun, too. I agree with a review I read, “the chemistry between Cho and Gillan is worth the watch”. *Update! Selfie has been cancelled. Ug. Really? Another good show gone before its time. Boooo.
5) Everyone has their “thing,” right? For my bf, it’s global warming, and for me it’s EDUCATION. I’ve been following the good fight to keep public education alive in the US and this latest article in PolticoMagazine pretty much sums it up. I’ve been hashtaging #saveourschools (#sos) and #savepubliceducation because I believe education is everything.
6) I think the most difficult blog type to pull off are travel blogs. Most of them come off as facebragging and I don’t have the time, nor the desire to read about how much more fabulous your life is than mine. But Andrea from When In New Places strikes the right balance of sharing and caring.
I guess it’s about being accessible. Some bloggers just don’t have that “I can relate to you” vibe, but Andrea does. I particularly liked her Working the Shadows post which was simply open, honest and full of feeling.
Hmmm. How to be relateable…possible blog post.
7) I also enjoy reading Mabel Kwong’s posts. My responses for every post she has written could be their own blog posts (and sometimes they are). Seriously. I don’t know how she does it. Must be an Asian thing 🙂
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