lupita nyong’o - academy awards 2014
Just stuff that generally outrages, amuses or delights me on a regular basis. Oh, I'm a photographer too.
"With all the good it’s brought, technology is destroying our communication skills— especially the ability to listen. The older generation can still listen, but many of the youngsters can’t even look you in the eye while you speak. If they aren’t looking at their mobiles, they’re looking over your shoulder or glancing around the room."
"Why is verbal communication more important than communication through a device?"
"Because there’s only so much you can learn from your Facebook friends."
She’s right. It’s a terrible habit that I’m trying to break.
Noah Cho, who is half Korean and half white, reflects on looking into the mirror.
When I look in the mirror, I do not see someone that I understand to be handsome by Western standards. I look mostly Asian, and like so many other heterosexual Asian males before me, I have internalized a lifetime of believing that my features, my face, my skin tone, in tandem, make me unattractive and undesirable.
It is not a fun thing to feel unattractive. My wife, who is Japanese and Chinese and has been my partner for 10 years, tells me that she finds me attractive. It breaks her heart that I won’t believe her. It breaks mine that I can’t.
The cynic in me says that this is less about feminism and more about marketing.
Her so called “manifesto" reads more like a press release.
I’ve got to hand it to the team that promotes and manages Beyonce. They are marketing geniuses.
I wonder what she’ll be for her next album?
Don’t mind me. I’m bored becuase I’m the only person in my social circle not watching the Super Bowl.
Just a reminder. You’re not obligated to label your views or identify with a group to have them. Humans are tribal animals and we love to be in a group and fight for a team so if you have to have a team, make it team people, not team men or team women or team straight or team gay, just team human.
We’re all in this together. Some of you make that an unfortunate thing.