Claire

July 12, 2021

kwee’s week in photos

Saw my old Chinese teacher from the ICLP program in the translation acknowledgments of an incredible piece of Taiwanese queer speculative fiction (The Membranes) First Shabu-Shabu in a year and a half: https://www.springshabu.com/ Celebrated 4th of July by taking in a US anthem lip sync from Marti Allen-Cummings !!! Made all the more p...
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July 5, 2021

los angeles

my home city, and a place that feels very weird to me. I typically go back 2 or 3 times a year to see family, but I haven't been able to since December 2019 because of COVID-19. My heart has ached so much over the last 18 months with the simple desire to give my mom a hug. So I just spent a week in the city, this time staying in Downto...
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June 27, 2021

kwee's week in photos

first time in a theater in 15 months magical jellies left: god's creation; right: man's creation have you ever heard of a dessert called a fool?? first time on the NYC subway in 15 months https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/06/28/remembering-janet-malcolm-who-wrote-and-lived-with-bravery-and-kindness She's a maniac, maniac on the f...
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June 21, 2021

🦷🦷 4 less teeth 🦷🦷

💀💀💀💀 + cute lil permanent retainer teeth had been showing up a lot for me in recent months (see: the 7th entry in this recent post) so obviously I was psychosomatically setting myself up for tooth troubles. And guess what, I had to get all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed this week (!!!). It was my first time experiencing complete general ...
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June 14, 2021

🗳️ NYC mayoral primary 🗳️

RANKED CHOICE!! has! arrived! in NYC! (This is for the 2021 New York City mayoral Democratic and Republican primaries on June 22, 2021). I am so excited to participate in a ranked choice election. I genuinely believe that we would have a different president today (and not Trump) if we had a ranked choice election for the 2020 Democrati...
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June 7, 2021

Phantom of the Paradise dir. by Brian De Palma (1974)

Phantom of the Opera + Faust + Hitchcock + Rocky Horror Picture Show + Frankenstein + The Little Mermaid + The Picture of Dorian Gray ==
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May 31, 2021

烏 なぜ啼くの // 恐怖分子

烏 なぜ啼くの (Karasu naze nakuno) my grandfather texted me a couple weeks ago to ask if I remembered a Japanese nursery song he taught me when I was a kid: I can't read or understand Japanese, so this is a completely Google Translate-assisted convo: he asks if I remember the song, and I reply of course, and with a video I found on YouTube T...
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May 24, 2021

kwee's week in reading

There was a point this week where I noticed a lot of what I was reading and holding onto was intersecting under a wider umbrella: the implications and human cost of tech scalability/accessibility; technology as mere reflection, catalyst, and/or driver of wider ills in society; how we understand/learn about tech's externalities and hold...
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May 17, 2021

kwee's week in photos

645am light I had never seen Jumanji before 🦇🐒🦟🦁🦏🐘🐊 Just the right amount of tackiness/wackiness for a drive-in A 13-yo Kirsten Dunst ⭐ Enjoyed a fruity sour beer descriptively named Purple Beer at local brewery High Nine a fine English breakfast fry: chipolatas, baked beans, mash, bacon, fried eggs, buttered toast, fried tomato, iced ...
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May 10, 2021

the rotten egg trope

eggs as insult In Mandarin, there are a whole host of insults based around the word egg. This was very funny to my brothers and me growing up as we had only the most basic awareness of Chinese: • húndàn (混蛋, mixed egg), wándàn (完蛋, finished egg), wángbādàn (王八蛋, this one is a very complicated reference to turtles that also somehow gets...
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