CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER
What does jayemsey mean?
Say it out loud, slowly—it’s my initials! The reason I chose this name for the blog was pretty simple: my parents had zero creativity and gave me the most generic name possible*. This has resulted in a ridiculous amount of time and energy spent trying to find a combination of letters and numbers that isn’t unavailable. My nickname has always been Jenny, but sometimes my mom refers to all three of us by our initials: JMC, MMC, KMC. So to keep all my usernames simple, consistent, and easy to remember, I chose the phonetic spelling.
*I was named for two of my grandmothers and I love that. It’s just not ideal for personal branding/Googling. Sorry Mom and Dad.
what ethnicity are you?
I'm third-generation Chinese-American. Some people try to get really creative (I've heard Hawaiian, Filipino, Vietnamese, Malay, Korean, Cambodian, Thai, and strangely, Mongolian). No, my sisters and I don't look anything alike. Yes, we are all full Chinese and related. No, I wasn't adopted. Or so I was told.
where do you get ideas for friday five?
I read a lot. I get a lot of email newsletters, like theSkimm, Morning Brew, Daily Pnut, Flipboard 10, The New York Times newsletters (The Upshot, The Edit, The Interpreter, Bits, Morning Briefing, Nicholas Kristof, Race/Related, and nyt mag), AJ+'s "Trump Tracker", AdWeek, Medium Daily Digest, CNBC's Morning Squawk, The Hustle, Big Spaceship's Internet Brunch, Seeking Alpha's Wall Street Breakfast, and HuffPost.
what do you use for your pictures?
MEOW AT ME :)
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