Christina X Li

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Geek, Musician, Writer, Confused




advantages to wearing oversized sweaters:

  • instant cute outfit with minimal effort
  • it enhances the coziness when u drink hot beverages
  • sweater paws are guaranteed to make u feel 43% more adorable
  • u can unbutton ur jeans and no one will know

disadvantages to wearing oversized sweaters:

Guys think they’re totally not cute lol

the day i dress for a man is the day they dress me in my coffin to see jesus

Never. I wanna go to Sheezus.

(via daydreambeliever-homecomingqueen)


*tries to act cool by not texting back right away but forgets and never texts back*

I hate texting. If a guy phones to just chat he gets 100000+ brownie points

(via pizza)

You Are Here: Mango Hawkers



by Christina Li

They come in the summer, when the air begins to heat up. Women with coffee brown skin stand evenly distributed at the sizzling street corners of Union Square.
The mango ladies lean against their cart with tight and high ponytails. Sweaty faces and heavy lids are the only…

Hey guys! I wrote a thing! This my first piece for Nowhere Mag, this boundary-defying online travel magazine, and I’m actually quite proud of it. It’s a short 300-word piece so check it out.

I liked Great British Bake Off because Mel and Sue do what I would if I were a cooking show host: eat all the leftovers.

GET TO KNOW ME MEME: [1/5] female characters » KATE BISHOP/HAWKEYE

↳ “Okay, look. My name is Kate Bishop, and I used to be Hawkeye and I guess I still am but I’m kind of on this whole summer voyage of discovery —”

I respect a girl in a headband.

(Source: meanwolfs-remade, via lonewebslinger)

60 Awesome Search Engines for Serious Writers

Finding the information you need as a writer shouldn’t be a chore. Luckily, there are plenty of search engines out there that are designed to help you at any stage of the process, from coming up with great ideas to finding a publisher to get your work into print. Both writers still in college…

(Source: writingadvice, via eddietg)

I just finished Viv Albertine's (The Slits) book “Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys” and it's so fucking amazing and just makes me want to go out and buy a lot of latex.

I just finished Viv Albertine's (The Slits) book “Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys” and it's so fucking amazing and just makes me want to go out and buy a lot of latex.

(via exhalevogue)

Why I love William Murdoch - he’s not your average hyper-masculine male lead

Some great things about working from home:

1. I sit in a comfy robe all day

2. Endless tea

3. I hang out with Spaniels

4. I watch Murdoch Mysteries on break

I’d never heard of the Murdoch Mysteries before coming to live with Becca, my boss at Scary Little Girls, this month. “It’s an amazing feminist procedural set in Toronto while it was still a colony,” she explained between bites of tea (dinner). Sounds okay.

It stare out great - female coroner, interesting racial and class commentary, but there was one thing that fell flat. Murdoch.

"He’s just so boring. All he talks about is geeky invention. He gets eclipsed by the other characters," I whined.

But after two week of watching daily reruns, I absolutely love him.

What I dismissed as blandness was really Catholic reservation. In American TV, the male leads are always brash, all “I am the law.” Peacocking to defend their deep vulnerability (or so they say). Castle from Castle, Booth from Bones, both the guys from White Collar

To come upon a male lead who is quiet, allows others to speak and really listens, who feels no need to brandish his intellect… Well, at first he just seems boring. Who wants to watch a guy do nothing? But after a while you realise that because Murdoch doesn’t attempt to steal the show, he gives space for others to show their personalities. He is often perplexed but respectful of the smart, feminist Dr. Ogden (his on-again, off-again love interest), and much of his time at the police station is spent placating his traditionally masculine constable. 

The scenes between Constable Crabtree and Detective Murdoch reveal just how different Murdoch is from traditional male tropes. When faced with increased aggression from Crabtree, he always suggests the path of restraint. He isn’t the ‘wild bullet’ intent on justice. He’s calm, cool and still charming in a naive, geeky way (he’s a total geek, tinkering with tech). 

Detective Murdoch’s rejection of the classic hyper-masculine male lead characteristics is a refreshing change from muscle men often idolised in mainstream T.V. 

Eating is so intimate. It’s very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life.
- Maya Angelou

Which Decade Should You Have Been Born In?

I always think “Which Decade is Best…” quizzes are cute until I realize that every other decade was way more racist (in the US) and would be way crappie for a WOC

Go Beyond the Selfie: How to Take Better Travel Photos On Your Phone

My second article publish on College Candy! It’s another travel-related post, this time about photography!