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The Ultimate Asian Wardrobe

Where are the majority of your outfits made in? Although "Made in America" has been gaining momentum, a big part of your wardrobe probably came from Asia. In 2017, 54% of America's textile and clothing were imported from the top 3 countries - China (36%), Vietnam (11%), and India (7%). With the rise of fast fashion, consumers now buys 60% more clothing every year and keeps them half as long compared to 15 years ago. Because of such fast turnaround and higher demand, even more clothes are being imported from Asian now than 2017.

Chilies – The Learnt Flavor

In 2016, world chili production exceeded 34 million tons. Of that amount, China produced about half of the worlds' chilies. Half you say? That's not a typo I swear. Although spicy food is often an exotic flavor in American cuisine, it has been an integral part of Asian culture. Asian cooking is largely dependent on the heat of chilies today. It is just another household staple, like rice and soy sauce.

Whiskey Soda Lounge

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of spending the weekend in Portland and I stumbled across a Thai restaurant. What is so exciting about this Thai restaurant? It was exciting, because it was different, but different how?