Once a Name, Always that Name

I am surprised! I had thought that there’d be slightly more people who said they were changing their name. But no, 50% of you said you didn’t (despite culture), while only 16.7% each said that you either changed your name or added it on to your name at birth.  I was also surprised that no […]

Swedish Princess Shocks Church with Anglo Tradition

Cynthia Cheng Princess Victoria of Sweden has decided to have her father escort her down the aisle this summer to the shock of her church.  In Sweden, the bride and groom walk together and see the tradition of the father walking the daughter down the aisle as something that is not only foreign, but likely, […]

On Chinese Wedding Traditions

Cynthia Cheng I like criticizing and commenting on weddings. Sometimes, to the point that I think I should be on the show, Four Weddings.  Of course, being on a reality show isn’t my cup of tea.  I want to be on television, but I also don’t want do subject myself to anything that may be seen […]

Immigration Sob Stories Boring and Not Interesting

Cynthia Cheng Why is it that every story the media report on regarding immigrants has to be borderline depressing?  It’s always about not being able to find jobs, or kids not fitting in.  Going as far back as movies like the Jazz Singer, the immigrant child always has some sort of culture clash with the […]

The Mr., Mrs. and Ms.: Cynthia on Traditional Social Correspondence

When I was in high school, a girl in my class complained that she didn’t like how the school addressed mail to her parents.  She said that because they were written to Mr. and Mrs. Dad Lastname, that they were ignoring the fact that her mother “existed” as an individual.  While she might have a […]

Cynthia on Graduation Traditions

There was a post on Wednesday’s Jezebel about a young woman at a school in South Carolina who wanted to be different.  At her school, all girls are required to wear skirts or dresses underneath their gowns for commencement.  Instead, this young woman wanted to wear pants (which she also did to her prom)  The […]

Majority Still Think Thank You Notes Necessary

…though not everyone thinks handwritten notes are necessary.  In total, 46.4% believe that handwritten notes are especially necessarily for gifts or being a guest at someone’s home, but e-mail thanks are sufficient for job interviews – after all decisions are made fairly quickly.  32.1% believe that handwritten notes are always necessary, because it’s more personal.  […]

Poll: Handwritten Thank You Notes – Still Necessary?

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