Personal Essays

Anthologies

Roots: Where Food Takes Us and Where It Takes Us, “Life is a Bowl of Noodles,” June 2013
The Beautiful Anthology, “Blemish,” June 2012
My Tiger Mom & Me, “Striving for Imperfection”, 2011
Wisdom Has a Voice: Daughters Remember Mothers, “Puo-puo,” 2011

Bellingham Review

“An Old Man on the Frontier Loses His Horse,” Winner of the 2010 Annie Dillard Award in Creative Nonfiction, June 2011

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal

Home Sick, September 2012

CNN: Living

I’m Competitive, July 24, 2010 (originally printed in The Frisky, June 29, 2010)
I’m Glad My Husband Cheated, March 30, 2010 (originally printed in The Frisky, March 17, 2010)

Dark Sky Magazine

Marked, April 2011

The Frisky

I’m an Asian Woman and I Date – Screw It, It’s Complicated, October 2, 2012
I’m Divorced, Get Over It, August 16, 2011
Neither a Trophy Nor a Tiger, July 26, 2011
I’m Really Bad At Being Wrong, April 27, 2011
Why I Stand By Planned Parenthood, March 3, 2011
Forget Sisters, It’s My Brother Who Keeps Me Sane, November 26, 2010
I Found Out My Engagement Ring Was Junk, October 28, 2010
I Can’t Get Over the Friend Who Dumped Me, October 1, 2010
My Secret to Weight Loss? High Cholesterol! September 16, 2010
I’m Sick of Hearing About Motherhood, July 26, 2010
I’m Competitive, June 29, 2010
I Want to Be Like My Dad, June 18, 2010
I’m Not Beautiful, and That’s OK, May 18, 2010
Dear Mom, You Were Right About Everything (Almost), May 7, 2010
I Love Celebrating My Birthday Alone, April 19, 2010
Dealbreaker: He Said I Needed Grooming, April 8, 2010
I’m Glad My Husband Cheated, March 17, 2010
I Don’t Want to Get Married Again, February 18, 2010

The Huffington Post

Good Weird Hunting, February 6, 2014

Matador Life

Drawing Our Own Ghosts, May 17, 2010
How the World’s Worst Boss Set Me Free, April 15, 2010

The Nervous Breakdown

The Fear Factor: One Man’s Mission to Scare Himself Every Day, March 22, 2012
51 Hours, There and Back Again, March 18, 2012
Sidewalk Tales, June 24, 2011
The Curse of the Imperial Roll, May 9, 2011
Falling, April 28, 2011
The Road, March 30, 2011
What I Think About When I Should Be Thinking About Nothing During Yoga, February 28, 2011
My War With Rats, January 20, 2011
Paying a Visit to Bittertown, December 29, 2010
Gang Girls, October 24, 2010
Word, September 26, 2010
I Hate Reading About Music, July 25, 2010
He Leaves His Imprint on Me Still, July 11, 2010
Ghosts, June 21, 2010
Wrinkles in Time, May 23, 2010
Displaced, May 9, 2010
Work, April 21, 2010
Love, Chinese Style, April 8, 2010
What I’ve Learned About External Validation, March 22, 2010
“What was that?” 100 Episodes of Ghost Hunters, March 8, 2010
How Karaoke Saved My Parents’ Marriage, March 1, 2010
Forced Fun, February 16, 2010
Dumpling City, February 2, 2010
The Beautiful Girls, January 19, 2010
Bite Me. . .I Mean, Have a Nice Day, January 6, 2010
Old Foreigner Christmas Man is Coming to Town! December 21, 2009
Stalk.com, December 13, 2009
Puo-puo, December 4, 2009

New York Press

8 Million Stories: Putting the F in F Train, August 4, 2010
New York Stories: A Date with Darkness, July 26, 2006

View from the Pier

Luck of the Chinese, November 21, 2010

Wisdom Has a Voice

Writing For My Mother, February 25, 2012