I miss my bang. I told my roommate I wanted to cut my hair, but she hurried to say “don’t do that!”. She said Americans thought bang is too “Asian”. And she knew I wanna make native friends.

So confused.

Last night I talked with mom on phone, complaining it was quite hard to make foreign friends here, even though I tried. She smiled and said, “I always tell others that you are strong. But my daughter, I know you feel lonely.” With a pause, “And I know you can make it.”

So~  I am still thinking whether I should cut my hair or not. Bang is so cute~(//////////////)


Cat’s Been To Hell And Back, And STILL Nobody Wants Her

By Sarah V Schweig

In a photograph of the Yulin Dog and Cat Meat Festival that became a horrific icon, she’s caught in the background shadows of a butchering enclosure, one of the cats next in line to be killed.

But she survived.

Yulu, the orange-and-white 4-year-old cat (pictured crouching down next to the pole), was rescued with her friend Huru (the white cat clinging to the bars), in a last-minute miracle effort by Humane Society International (HSI). The two cats were brought to the Washington Animal Rescue Leaguein Washington, D.C.

“Great news! The two cats HSI was able to save from a tragic death in a Yulin, China slaughterhouse have now safely made it to the United States,” Humane Society International wrote on Facebook back in August. “They will have time to adjust to their new surroundings at Washington Animal Rescue League before finding loving forever homes.”

But time passed. And Yulu is still waiting for her new life to begin.

“Yulu was rescued from being butchered during the Yulin Meat Festival in China by Humane Society International,” the Washington Animal Rescue League wrote on Facebook this week. “This pretty four-year-old is very sweet but quite timid…not surprising, given the horrors she experienced. She’s looking for a special adopter who is willing to give her love, a little space, and time to discover the joy that comes with being a beloved feline companion. Could that be you?”

People who saw the iconic photograph expressed relief that the white cat in the spotlight had been spared from slaughter, but many ached for the ones in the background whom they thought were lost forever.

Yulu has not been lost. She is one of the cats in the background and she’s been to hell and back, miraculously saved from the brink of death. But she still can’t find a home. Contact the Washington Animal Rescue League now to adopt Yulu into the forever home she sorely needs — and deserves.

Add your name to a petition that says this cruel festival needs to stop.

See the full article at https://www.thedodo.com/yulin-cat-still-needs-home-1407228563.html


Homemade Parmesan Potato Chips

Full Recipe:

-3 russet potatoes
-½ cup vegetable oil
-2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
-Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
-2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

For the lime yogurt dipping sauce:
-1 (5.3-ounce) container Yulu Honey Yogurt
-Juice of 1 lime
-1 teaspoon lime zest
-Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste