I truly am lucky to have this opportunity to pursue what I love while at the same time spending more time with my 2 year old (something I had missed while working long hours at the corporate office). Thank you to my husband and my family for their unwavering support, as well as my Facebook and Twitter friends who encouraged me along the way. Most of all I thank the readers of Bicultural Mama for reading my posts and coming back.
Looking at 2011, here are the five most popular culture/commentary posts.
1. World Trade Center Observation Deck Photos Two Weeks Before 9/11
With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 taking place this year, I reflected on my experience living in New York City when the plane hit the Twin Towers. I had visited the World Trade Center just two week before the tragic event, and the photos in my post reflect the favorites that I took that day.
2. Did You Know? 20 Mixed Raced Celebrities
Many of today's most popular celebrities are of mixed-race (perhaps that's why they are so gorgeous). Check out this fun list of bicultural and multicultural actors, athletes, and more.
3. My Twitter Turnaround as an Ex-Hater
I use to hate Twitter, but that was before I learned how to properly use it. Now I "get it" and see the benefits. I also met a lot of other fabulous bloggers through Twitter who have supported me along the way.
4. What is the Value of a Child's Life in China
This emotional piece was driven by a tragic video of a hit-and-run van running over a 2 year old girl in China while pedestrians looked on and walked by.
5. "We will put them on the back of the bus where they belong!" Racist Tactics Used in Election Campaign
In a New York election, volunteers representing an incumbent seeking reelection harass and throw racist slurs directed at a Black opponent. All is captured on video.
I hope you and your family have a safe and Happy New Year!