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Crowdsourcing my blog entries

A cool photo my friend Sam took that I'll put here for no real purpose other than looking good in it.

Hi denizens of the Internet, Asian women, unseemly lovers of Asian women, Harvard students, and their ilk:

I want to try something out.

Actually, I want you to figure out what I should try out.

After all, you know better than me what to do with stale cake, why Chinese food is so damn cheap, why I’m wrong for eating innocent whale flesh, and where to grocery shop in Boston.

So I want you to leave me a comment below – it’s easy! it takes two seconds! – letting me know what you want me to write a blog post about.

Have you always wanted to hear what I think about pickup lines? The best places to study in Harvard Square? What that molecular food class at Harvard is like? My picks for hair products, chopsticks, lip glosses (I have many), cookbooks, nonfiction reading, or best-looking celebs?

Whether I’ll do another beauty pageant? My favorite self-tanner? The thrills of slurping Cantonese-style congee?

Part of this comes from realizing that an awful lot of you like to click the “life” tab on the navigation rather than the “food” tab. If you want to hear about life… let me know what topic you’d like to hear about.

I can’t promise that these will all get done ASAP, but I’ll get around to all of them eventually.

A few ground rules:

1) Nothing inappropriate, based on my judgment. I like the fact that my parents and employers read this.

2) Nothing horribly expensive.

3) Um, if I think of anything else, I’ll put it here.

Please! If no one leaves me anything to write about, I’ll eat my foot. Mmm, foot.

Discussion

21 Responses to “Crowdsourcing my blog entries”

  1. Hmmm how about an expose on harvard students? or Life in boston? I think I’m just curious if an ivy league educations is as awesome as it’s hyped up to be. :P hehehe

    Posted by Michelle | June 16, 2010, 4:02 am
  2. -I found your video on creating the perfect omelet entertaining, maybe only second to your experience at Hell Night =) Maybe more video content?

    -Overall more restaurant reviews

    -Boston vs New York in terms of restaurants, experiences, prices.

    -Best places on a college budget

    -Not sure if you want TV, but I’m a huge Top Chef fan. Top Chef DC starts tonight, your thoughts on the contestants, challenges, etc…

    -Eating a foot ;)

    Great blog, love it!

    Posted by John Lee | June 16, 2010, 7:43 am
  3. As someone who’s going to be a freshman at Harvard in the fall, I’d love to hear about the best places to eat, shop, study and go in Harvard Square as well as any thoughts/advice you have about pursuing a career in writing/freelancing.

    Your blog is always so much fun to read.

    Posted by Vivian | June 16, 2010, 10:34 am
  4. As someone familiar firsthand with the fascinating things that happen when you pay too much (read: any) attention to your site analytics, i find this post really funny : ) and I’m glad that you, unlike myself, have a well-maintained and visited blog sufficient to actually generate a reasonable audience response!

    More posts about cooking and reflections on philosophy of food. Wax existential, please.

    Posted by Sam Jackson | June 16, 2010, 11:56 am
  5. Your thoughts on health. It’s interlinked with food- personally, I’ve always had trouble finding a balance between taste and nutrition. I care about looking good but sometimes I just like food too much. I’d be really interested in hearing your take on eating delicious goodies without compromising your pants size. Thoughts on exercise, fitness, and lifestyle habits would all be appreciated :)

    But for sure, keep talking food- it’s definitely what draws me to your site!
    – LG

    Posted by Lynne | June 16, 2010, 12:26 pm
  6. I am unseemly, but my love of Asian women is not.

    Posted by The Mike-Man | June 16, 2010, 2:32 pm
  7. tell us about your experience at Serious Eats thus far :) I want to live vicariously through you!

    Posted by Joanne | June 24, 2010, 1:31 pm
  8. Go to Hei La Moon for dim sum and photograph and translate all the specials they post on the wall in Chinese only.

    Posted by Jeff Donovan | June 26, 2010, 6:40 am
  9. Asian women are cute and good mannered. they are very caring too.;;’

    Posted by Ian Henderson | June 28, 2010, 10:09 pm
  10. I’m leaving a comment because you’re pretty and if you read my comment you will know I exist and I will feel validated!

    Posted by GJ Nelson | July 7, 2010, 5:17 pm
  11. I recently went to Chinatown in Boston and was not sure what to order from the menu because I am a vegetarian and I sometimes have trouble knowing whether meat will be in something and the menus are often quite extensive. A blog about how to break down and understand a Chinese menu might be good. I like Chinese food but I often get nervous about ordering at a place that is more authentic because I feel like there is more mystery to the menu. But, I love to try new things so I’d like to go back armed with more information. I am never quite sure if I can only order off the back of the veggies section or can order what is in the main menu if I am careful. It sounds stupid but a good explanation of Chinese menus would probably be helpful for some people trying to learn more about food.
    Also, I know you aren’t a vegetarian but I always like to see stories on vegetarian food, so that is another idea.

    Posted by Ameilia L. | July 8, 2010, 7:14 pm
  12. Ameilia, cool idea! I’d love to do a Chinese food intro post sometime. I also have a “Vegan/vegetarian” category tab. I love trying out things in that genre!:

    http://lingboli.com/category/food-blog-dining/veganvegetarian/

    Posted by Lingbo Li | July 9, 2010, 9:23 am
  13. I’d say a tour of dumplings in Boston. It’s been done, but the fun IS in the doing. Start with the amazing
    Qing Dao Garden, a short walk from the red line I think.

    Posted by Taro | July 28, 2010, 11:07 am
  14. i maintain at least three food blogs because i really love to eat and drink~.’

    Posted by Activated Carbon Filter : | October 23, 2010, 6:31 am
  15. Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.

    Posted by Anamaria Gelhar | October 27, 2010, 9:23 am
  16. eating can be considered my hobby he he he. i would really love to visit foods blogs and see some recipes *,”

    Posted by Foam Insulations | December 13, 2010, 1:12 am
  17. Love your blog. I found your assessment of the Miss New York pageant fascinating. I am considering entering one myself, a married women’s pageant that is, as motivation to lose weight. Anyway, would love to follow you on another pageantry journey. I’m blogging about my weight loss at http://momgetsfit.blogspot.com/

    Posted by OverweightMommy | February 9, 2011, 9:49 pm
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