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Chinese Female History through Fiction (with Evelina!)

As my older readers may know, I’m a huge Lisa See fan. I read Shanghai Girls ages ago, and last year I reviewed The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. This time...

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A Brief History of Swallow Song + 2018 Stuff

I realized yesterday that January 2nd marked the one-year anniversary of my having a dedicated domain.   I decided to launch a hair and lifestyle blog back in 2013, just...

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Tea W/ Friends: My First Proper Japanese Green Tea ~Experience~

  On Halloweekend, I took a trip to Shanghai.   Shanghai is 3 – 6 hours away by train and I had to work around my Friday afternoon and Monday...

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Raw Pu’er Tasting: Tobacco-Smoked Sausage

You may have noticed that I’ve been posting every day this week. To those of you who receive each new post notification as an email, I apologize for the spam....

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Comic and Graphic Novel Roundup

Super Sikh #2: Viva Las Vegas By: Eileen Kaur Alden, Supreet Singh Manchanda and Amit Tayal I admit that I’m writing this mini-review several months after having read the comic...

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I Managed to Score Volume 2

If you missed my review of the first volume, check it out here. DayBlack Volume 2 By: Keef Cross As I mentioned in my previous DayBlack review, DayBlack follows the...

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Cloak your Tongue in Awesome Flavor (Teasenz 大红袍)

It’s been a minute since I’ve done a tea post, or at least that’s what it feels like to me.   I drafted most of my September posts back in...

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Almost Everyone is a Little Like Lars

Heart and Brain: Body Language By: Nick Seluk I know I’ve been reviewing nothing but graphic novels and comic books lately, but I meant it when I said NetGalley has...

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October Updates

Hey Birdies! October shall be the month of site-wide updates and upgrades. I’m keeping the look and feel pretty much the same, but I’m adding functionality and content. For starters,...

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Tea AND Dragons?! #yesplease

The Tea Dragon Society By: Kate O’Neil I loved this book so much it warrants the second-ever gif on my blog. This was my face the entire time I was...

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