{kaleido, a study in curiosities} Eugene, OR via San Francisco, CA

I don’t usually get outraged over racist videos because they’re everywhere, and who has the energy to care about some random close-minded person? But I clicked on the link in my Twitter feed out of boredom and just knew this was going to be bad. She wasn’t even THAT racist, but her condescending tone of voice GRINDS at you. (I’m still not really outraged, but felt compelled to vent. Guess I’m in the mood.) 

Quote that annoyed me the most (paraphrased): “here I am taking my political science theory notes…” *shows off cleavage as if leaning over piece of paper* Trying to make yourself sound smart during a politically incorrect rant is not really going to be in your favor.

She mentions Asian families coming into her neighborhood every weekend to shop and cook for their children. Uh, is this an LA thing or something? Stereotypically and in my experience, most Asians who are raised by traditional parents are definitely independent and are forced to cook and take care of themselves growing up.

Look, everyone can be politically incorrect and racist, but DO IT IN PRIVATE with trusted peers, if anything. How ignorant can you be to think that a video like this isn’t going to catch you flak? And how blind do you have to be to think people actually care about what you have to say?

If anyone knows how many views the original had before it was taken down, I’d love to know.

(via Angry Asian Man)

Sidenote: I’m not a fan of Disgrasian’s misleading tweet. She clearly says in the video that the “hordes of Asian people being accepted into UCLA” are not the problem, but that they need to learn American manners. The phrasing and rest of the quote are still negative, but that’s not the point. Be careful with how you manipulate 140 characters.

Side-sidenote: Non-Asians need to stop whining about how many Asians get into UCs. Maybe you should COMPETE instead of COMPLAIN.

// I totally messed up.//

I wanted to take Strategic Social Media so badly that I jumped for joy when a AHA-er offered to save me a spot, with only five remaining yesterday. I knew there was a waitlist. Why didn’t I think this through? I could’ve been first in line instead of another AHA-er. (My competitive registration tendencies remain from Lowell, I guess.) I’m so angry with myself (and for being so confident that I slept past my registration time)! Now I have to find something new to take when there isn’t ANYTHING :’( (The one class I’m signed up for is a pre-req for the rest of the ad sequence.)

// Biggest Tumblr Pet Peeves//

No offense to the people I follow, but I’ve had enough of:

  • GIFs
  • macarons. We get it. They’re delicious!
  • wedding photos that ALL look the same
  • photos covered in beige to make them look cooler
  • "FUUUUU"
  • "forever alone"
  • ’90s nostalgia
  • almost all macros 
  • INSTAGRAM in general

I follow everyone for a reason, but some trends just don’t die. I’ve been guilty of some of them, of course, but that doesn’t mean I can’t hate them too. Anyone agree?

KevinNuut.com: Media Frustrations

kevinnuut:

I’ve been getting frustrated by the on-going news campaign to help prevent teen suicide. This concept of ‘Don’t worry, it’ll get better’ is not a campaign - it’s a band-aid. You aren’t helping anyone unless you start dealing with the issues.

Instead, there should be campaigns to eliminate…

Charmaine Ng, writer and social media strategist. Available for work in June. Find me on Twitter (noodlemaine) and on my other Tumblr (nowgoforth).