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Hong Kong

Expat Brat meets Mr Hotel

In 2005, I was seventeen years old and I lived in Hong Kong. I grew up in Asia for periods from the late 80’s until I graduated high school in 2006, and I still go back almost yearly as my... Continue Reading →

I’ve got a bad feeling: AKA the time I left a movie theatre

Last night I went to a movie theatre to go and see the Seth Rogen & Charlize Theron flic, Long Shot. How was the movie you ask? I don't know, because I left after the previews. Why did I leave... Continue Reading →

Successfully living with your Significant Other aka 8 ways to finish off your year not a murderer

So I guess I have a boy room/bedmate. We live together, like, every day. For like, months now.

Functional Sadness aka Wrestling the Big Black Dog

We all get sad. You are not alone.   I get sad because I feel like I'm not far enough along in my career, I get sad because I feel like a failure, I get sad because I feel like... Continue Reading →

The Big Dream and The Get-me-out-of-here

There is a pandemic sweeping the lives of the late-twenty-early-thirty-something year olds who don't have children, might have fur-babies and wake up one day asking themselves WHAT THE FUCK. If you are reading this and taking a big deep breath... Continue Reading →

Sweetpea is Dead

My name is Paris, and I am not your "Sweetie", "Sweetpea" or your "Honey". I am a twenty seven year old adult (as far as you know) that works near you. There is only one man who is allowed to... Continue Reading →

5 things I thought would be different when I left home

It has been almost 10 years since I left home and went out into the wild, scary, unknown world of adulthood living. I feel like I was truly and utterly underprepared for what was out there, and had I known,... Continue Reading →

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger…or maims you horrifically for life

I like that saying: "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger"(WDKYMYS). It sounds good, it's inspirational. It makes you think "Heck, things were tough/awful/soul destroying - but I'm still here!!" People have appropriated that saying into songs (looking at you... Continue Reading →

8 observations for 8 days in LA

"Bus" is a bad word The bus in LA is incredibly affordable. If you are fortunate to be near a major bus route (which I am) then the $1.25 USD price tag is very reasonable when you consider that this mode of transit... Continue Reading →

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