(By spare time I mean when Baby T is napping).
One of the blogs I've recently come across is Stuff White People Like
Like the tagline, it is basically about what stuff white people like, according to the author(s).
Some of my favorites are "Threatening to Move to Canada" (#75)
, "Expensive Sandwiches" (#63),
, and "Coffee" (#1)
(I appreciate the fact that they know Asian people like iced coffee).
More interesting than the subject lines is the writing. See excerpt from "Threatening to Move to Canada:
"For example, if you are watching TV with white people and there is a piece on the news about that they do not agree with, they are likely to declare “ok, that’s it, I’m moving to Canada.”
Though they will never actually move to Canada, the act of declaring that they are willing to undertake the journey is very symbolic in white culture. It shows that their dedication to their lifestyle and beliefs are so strong, that they would consider packing up their entire lives and moving to a country that is only slightly similar to the one they live in now."
The blog has gotten almost 5.5 million hits, and it looks like it's only been up and running for two months.
Interestingly, there are several references to Asians. At least one commenter has accused the writer of being an "Angry Asian Male." But it seems the writer (or writers) are white Canadian transplants to L.A.
Also, I noticed, according to the site's tracker, that the most popular post is #11, "Asian Girls"
. Now, is that is because people really like that post the most, or because people were looking for "Asian Girls" on Google and came across their site? I almost don't wanna know.
Either way, the writing is fun, tongue-in-cheeky and slightly self-deprecating. You will probably come up with your own list (mine were: adoption, Uhuru, Bob Marley, PeaceCorps, mommy groups).
This blog has been blogged
about a lot. I guess other people spend a lotta their spare time online, too.