I’ve returned to my blog after having been in the trenches writing a grant proposal, setting up and attending play dates, fighting the subsequent colds, and even saving my son’s life after he fell facedown into a fountain. (That was a bit scary.)
I am in the process of gathering my thoughts for my next post Race and Residence in KL, Part 2. I’m excited about it because I’ve had an aha moment about race and ethnicity in the United States.
When I talk to my husband about the coming post, he teases, “Don’t make it too long." I am incapable of microblogging, he concludes. “You have to write a report.”
I take his light taunt with an ounce of pride. “That’s because I’m an academic.” To prove him wrong, I’m sending this shorter post in the meantime.
I will refrain from any analysis and allow you to draw your own conclusions about the amazing era in which we live, as people, ideas and practices crisscross the globe.
By the way, she is half Malay and half Chinese. Noticing her natural Asian hair under the weave, I couldn’t help but think of the part in Chris Rock’s Good Hair when he tries to sell black hair (as opposed to Indian or Asian hair). A Korean shop owner responds saying that no one wants to look like Africa.
My Malaysian acquaintance is likely to differ. And that’s why hers is my pic of the week.