Kim. 20, Cis Female, Canadian-born, Multi-racial (Malaysian Chinese, English and Scottish), Queer, Student.

Cooking, reading, tea and music > everything.

I'm also into politics and feminism. I'm currently trying to find out more about East and Southeast Asian history.

Well that's me in a nutshell, hope you enjoy your stay :)
Sep 2014
Sep 2014


what to wear when…in a malaysian fairy tale (requested by notyourexrotic).

examples: puteri gunung ledang (the fairy princess of mount ophir), cincin ajaib (the magic ring), sang kancil yang diambil kira buaya (sang kancil counts the crocodiles)

unbeknownst to most of the western world, the malay archipelago had more than one woman warrior or queen in its arsenal of tales. hikayat panji semarang, the heroic romance in old indonesian malay, features a female princess who cross-dresses as a man so she can be a warrior…[in] many of these tales, mysticism is tied with a message about the abuse of power…another example of this may be found in the mahsuri stories. mahsuri is the prototype tale of the virtuous wife who has been wronged by nobility due to gossip, ill-will, and the abuse of power.

[malaysian fairy tales are steeped in] deep romanticism mixed with pragmatism. there are elements within these tales [of] therapy or catharsis. happy endings are not typical or required; some tales may be moralistic, while others are peculiarly enigmatic.

malaysia has its own, witty little mammal, sang kancil. the fragile mouse-deer is an iconic figure within malaysian tales.

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Sep 2014
Sep 2014
Sep 2014



Blossom Hill Inn, Lijiang, China

Sep 2014
I'm fine thank you
by Ladies' Code
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"The wind blows.. If you call my name on the hill sometimes, let me run to you and hold you tight. Today I cry. I wish you happiness forever, goodbye. Sometimes I think of you and smile. I’m fine thank you, thank you.” 

#PrayForLadiesCode #RIPEunB #RIPRiSae #StayStrongLadiesCode

Sep 2014

Fall 2014 Asian American Author Releases


I thought I’d do another roundup of AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) authors, this time authors with books coming out this fall, sorted by publication date. I’ve sorted the books out by genre (Adult/Nonfiction/YA/Children’s) and a new genre roundup will be released every Monday. I hope you find a book that suits your fancy!

While I’ve looked through thousands of books to find AAPI authors, it’s possible that I missed some so feel free to tell me, whether through email, my ask box or Twitter


After the jump: Novel synopsis + more details. 

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Sep 2014


Behind the Scenes of Lilting 


The opening film of the 2014 BFI Flare Festival, Lilting tells the story of a Cambodian-Chinese mother mourning the untimely death of her son. Her world is suddenly disrupted by the presence of a stranger, and we observe their difficulties in trying to connect with one another without a common language.

Through a translator they piece together memories of a man they both loved dearly, and realise that while they may not share a language, they are connected in their grief.

A touching, intimate film about finding the things which bring us together, Lilting features rousing performances from its leads Ben Whishaw and Cheng Pei-Pei and has announced director Hong Khaou as a brave new voice in independent British cinema.

See Lilting in cinemas now - visit to book your tickets or watch it on demand!

Sep 2014

Banks of Yalu-Korean side. Yalu or Amnok river in eastern Asia, forming most of the boundary between North Korea and China. ca.1904. cr.

Sep 2014



i did not like joan rivers at all and i know that she was truly not a good person but she was a mother and a grandmother and a friend to a lot of people who are probably in a lot of pain because she’s gone and posting shit like “joan rivers is dead, hell yeah” is crazy insensitive - i could care less about joan rivers but i know what it feels like to grieve the loss of a mother and it is not something to make light of in any way

Honestly she advocated for the mass killing of Palestinians all of which also have mothers and family and shit so lose me with this tbh
If people want to be happy a genocide apologist is dead let them

Sep 2014


50 Songs; 50 Nicki Verses:

// MonsterKanye West // Love MoreChris Brown // LowJuicy J // I Ain’t ThruKeyshia Cole // Make Me Proud Drake // Out of My Mind B.o.B // Raining Men Rihanna // Up Out My Face (Remix) Mariah Carey // Get Like Me Nelly // Roger That Young Money // So Bad Cam’ron // Somebody Else Mario // Take it to the Head DJ Khaled // My Chick Bad Ludacris // Tapout Rich Gang // Woohoo Christina Aguilera // Tonight I’m Getting Over You (Remix) Carly Rae Jepsen // True Colors Wiz Khaifa // Up All Night Drake // Where Dem Girls At David Guetta // Bottoms Up Trey Songz // She Came to Give it to You Usher // Till the World Ends (Femme Fatale Remix) Britney Spears // Whip My Hair (Remix) Willow Smith // #twerkit Busta Rhymes // 5 Star Bitch (Remix) Yo Gotti // 2012 Jay Sean // All I Do is Win (Remix) DJ Khaled // Fireball Willow Smith // Bang Bang Jessie J // Beauty and a Beat Justin Bieber // Give Me All Your Luvin’ Madonna // Teqkilla (Remix) M.I.A. // Clappers Wale // Shakin’ it 4 Daddy Robin Thicke // Livin’ it Up Ciara // Dance (A$$) (Remix) Big Sean // I’m Out Ciara // Entertainment 2.0 Sean Paul // Flawless (Remix) Beyonce // I Luv Dem Strippers 2Chainz // Freaks French Montana // Get Low Waka Flocka Flame // Lil’ Freak Usher // the Creep the Lonely Island // Girl on Fire (Inferno Version) Alicia Keys // Dark Fantasy Kanye West // Hands Up Swizz Beatz // Born Stunna (Remix) Birdman // In My Head (Remix) Jason Derulo //

Sep 2014





The man entered his home and was absolutely delighted when he discovered someone had stolen every lamp in the house.

oh my god

i just do not understand this post what even


Aug 2014
Aug 2014

Idris Elba for Details, Septembar 2014 Issue by Mark Seliger

Aug 2014




A mother’s worst nightmare.

She was preaching

this gave me chills