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Getting Married … in GIFs!

Getting Married … in GIFs!

Hello! We’re nearly at the 2-year anniversary of my publication of the most popular entry in my entire blog: Getting Engaged During the Holiday Season … in GIFs! That feature was, of course, spurred by the joyous occasion of my engagement to Deepak. We are married […]

While My Husband Gently Sleeps: Another Wedding Photo Barrage

While My Husband Gently Sleeps: Another Wedding Photo Barrage

 We real cool. We  Left school. We Lurk late. We Strike straight. We Sing sin. We Thin gin. We Jazz June. We Die soon. -Gwendolyn Brooks, “We Real Cool” I still do not know exactly what this poem means, but I remember how hard it […]

Smattering of Wedding Photos and the Memories They Produce

Smattering of Wedding Photos and the Memories They Produce

Make ’em laugh Don’t you know everyone wants to laugh? My dad said ‘Be an actor, my son — But be a comical one!’ Now you could study Shakespeare and be quite elite And you can charm the critics and have nothin’ to eat Just […]

Wedding Elements, Part 1 of ∞: My First Wedding Dress

Wedding Elements, Part 1 of ∞: My First Wedding Dress

Hello! I am looking lovingly at my wedding photos right now (expected duration of activity: till they close the lid on my coffin). These aren’t even my professionally done ones; they’re merely the ones I snapped on my phone during the day or ones that […]

The Gray Lady at Our White Wedding: Read About Violet on Orange in the New York Times!

The Gray Lady at Our White Wedding: Read About Violet on Orange in the New York Times!

Hello! Are you tired of my constant coverage of my Halloween wedding yet? Are you starting to suspect that I have that disorder the guy in Memento had, since I apparently must write, reminisce and loudly proclaim about my nuptials in every conceivable moment? As though […]

My Candid Wedding Photos Speak Volumes! But Do I Like What They Say?

My Candid Wedding Photos Speak Volumes! But Do I Like What They Say?

Hello! Today is my birthday. I proudly wrote last year of having removed my birthday info from Facebook. But apparently this year I got a taste of that sweet nectar of “long-forgotten friends’ barrage of well-wishes” after we went wide with our wedding. So for this […]

What Do You Buy A Man For His Non-Milestone Birthday?

What Do You Buy A Man For His Non-Milestone Birthday?

“Because love is taking that dive then getting really comfortable and peeing in the pool / And love is a real-life porn minus all the stuff that makes porn cool.” -Bo Burnham, “Love Is” I’m about to talk shit. *Cue up Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.”* […]

If You Don’t Put Your Birthday on Facebook, Nobody Will Acknowledge It

If You Don’t Put Your Birthday on Facebook, Nobody Will Acknowledge It

Hello there! Maybe you missed me last week. Or maybe you were reveling in the silence and are devastated now … upon my return. Anyway, I took a brief hiatus mostly because last week was my birthday. Just like it was for all the other […]

Murder by Microdermabrasion! Let’s Call a Spa a Spa. Now Please Can Call Me an Ambulance.

Murder by Microdermabrasion! Let’s Call a Spa a Spa. Now Please Can Call Me an Ambulance.

Diamonds on my neck, diamonds on my grill. –Kelis, “Bossy” Surely you’ve heard the joke whereby a child points at you, screams “Your epidermis is showing!” and runs away cackling. The theme of our next treatment took that joke and decided: Enough is enough. The […]

Spa Me The Embarrassment: Red Flower Treatment

Spa Me The Embarrassment: Red Flower Treatment

“It’s grind day, from Friday, to next Friday / I been up straight for nine days; I need a spa day.” -Big Sean, “Clique” The first major treatment Deepak and I went for was the “Red Flower Treatment.” Doesn’t that sound pleasant? Being a violet […]