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Elegant Affairs

Actress Min-ah Shin (신민아) at 2010 Chanel Paris-Shanghai Metiers D’Arts Collection Image Source: W Korea Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s: The epitome of elegance Image Source: Google Images

Finding Self

After decades of active self-analysis, I may have finally found myself. Tomimito, where have you been? — On another note, it’s a strange feeling to be back in New York by myself. Last time I was here, I was with the hubby and didn’t really have time to reflect but to enjoy New York the…

“Fairy on the Ice”

Yuna Kim not only won her third Grand Prix medal last night, but my heart as well. I’m a latecomer, I realize. I just wasn’t aware how talented this beautiful girl was until now- I thought she was a good “Korean” figure skater, didn’t know she was indeed the “Queen of Figure Skating”… until I…

Hi. What Blood Type Are You?

Ever wonder why we think the way we do?  Researchers try their best to minimize the effect of bias in experiential and attitudinal studies, yet it’s impossible to remove them completely, well because… we are who we are- human. Bias is not a variable, or rather an extraneous factor (that which affects study results though…

Instant Gratification

Apart from the fact that Robert Downey Jr. & Jamie Foxxs’ acting is exceptional and that its being one of those few encounters that moves my heart like none other, the movie left lingering thoughts on the effect of friendship on people with mental illnesses, an astounding number of homeless people in LA, and a…

To Spend or Save- That is the Question

At the end of the day, this indeed becomes the ultimate question- do I splurge on stuff I want, or do I save for the stuff i need? I consider myself a very economical person, yet like everyone else, there are certain times when my mind becomes blank and it no longer is in control of…

How to become Steve Jobs.

Photo source: www.apple.com In today’s fast changing environment, being ‘innovative’ perhaps is the most valuable asset that can act as a competitive advantage for both a person/employee and an organization. Innovation by definition means a mental process that leads to a new idea. I should probably make a distinction here between being ‘creative’ and ‘innovative’,…