Tag Archive: Book

August 26th, 2014 by | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

Many Peace Corps volunteers advised me to bring lots of books because my access to internet, television and many entertainments will be limited, and I will have a lot of downtime.   Believe or not, I am looking forward to receiving some rehabilitation for internet addiction.  I am undeniably addicted to the internet.  It has […]

November 17th, 2010 by | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

The Coming of Age in Second Life by Tom Boellstorff is not just for those who are tech geeks or gamers.  When I started reading the book, I first thought that doing anthropological field work in Second Life was tacky.  I couldn’t imagine the idea of sitting in front of a computer and immersing myself […]

October 19th, 2010 by | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Camera is not merely a tool to capture images, but also to educate photographers about the culture and issues of their surroundings, meet new people on their travels, and to appreciate the landscapes they were viewing. Karen Strassler, author of Refracted Visions: Popular Photography and National Modernity in Java, makes these points in her captivating […]

October 7th, 2010 by | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

My friends will attest how much I love shopping for sales because I always tell them stories about sales I have gotten.  A couple of months ago, I posted a photo of me wearing a ‘special’ dress on Facebook that I wore to my graduation along with a note stating: “There’s a story behind this […]

October 6th, 2010 by | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

I love how Daniel Miller makes his fieldwork so simple by just meeting up some locals in his hometown, London, and observe how they shop in a supermarket.  Reading the first chapter of his book, A Theory of Shopping, made me think differently how my family shops.  In the first chapter, Making Love in Supermarkets, […]