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skinnylatte

@skinnylatte@hachyderm.io

Queer Southeast Asian in California working on #civictech. I lead the product team at San Francisco Digital Services.

I write about food, immigrant life, pets, steel bikes, photography and other analog hobbies.

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TheBreadmonkey, to random
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Sam Alito sounds like a town in Northern California

skinnylatte,
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@TheBreadmonkey definitely a place with crabs.

skinnylatte, to magASEAN
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New passport. New possibilities!

Also nothing tells me I’m ‘home’ like a Chinese auntie calling me ‘AH GIRL’, at the embassy. Auntie, I’m almost forty years old liao leh

Majulah!

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@rodrigo there used to be a dark blue one you could get that was only valid for travel for Malaysia, after our separation

I remember having one as a kid!

https://mothership.sg/2017/08/sporeans-used-have-a-special-blue-passport-in-addition-to-their-red-one-for-international-travel/

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I just remembered that I used to have a red AND a blue passport. The blue one was only valid for travel to West Malaysia (after our countries’ separation)

As most of my early international travel was to see my family on the other side of the border, I had the blue one first, and then later, both (when my family wanted to visit East Malaysia and beyond. My first time on a plane was to Sarawak and Sabah!)

https://mothership.sg/2017/08/sporeans-used-have-a-special-blue-passport-in-addition-to-their-red-one-for-international-travel/

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@thepoliticalcat yah. ‘Wah ah girl you run here ah. Veh good hor’

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@rodrigo yep!

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@thepoliticalcat yah still good. Harborview also v good. In Oakland try Ming’s Tasty. Or the Peony place.

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@thepoliticalcat did you take the night train? That was my fave way to go there as a kid

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@geraineon until it’s time for you to call someone else ah girl

skinnylatte, to random
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Confusing people by clearly having run many miles and still sweating in running clothes while knocking back some fast food. Shattering the health-ful / health-less duality because, frankly that’s bullshit.

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Sometimes you run
Sometimes you have a quarter pounder
Sometimes both, at the same time

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@helplessduck haha makes sense!

skinnylatte, to random
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The last time I went to the Singapore consulate on market street was when I first visited SF, went on a tinder date, and some chick stole all of my stuff (wallet, credit cards, etc). Of course I didn’t tell them specifically what happened but they felt very sorry I had been robbed and they gave me consular assistance, cup noodles; and a map of the best congee in San Francisco. Today’s visit is much less chaotic (picking up a passport)

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12 years ago was such a chaotic time in my life. It was no wonder that trip was chaotic too. Not only did that happen, I was also trying to be poly for the first time, and I learned that when you’re chaotic, being poly simply means more than one person is mad at you at the same time

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@timrichards the Malaysian embassy in London is known to have exceptional Malaysian food

skinnylatte, to magASEAN
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For Singaporeans in the US who need a new passport, you can apply online normally at https://ica.gov.sg, and opt for passport collection from DC, New York City or San Francisco.

I just did mine for San Francisco and it's ready for collection within exactly 14 days of applying. The online info says 6 weeks but I've checked with most Singaporeans and it's been around 14 days!

#TootSea #Singapore

rebeccawatson, to random
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Finished watching Sugar on AppleTV last night and why the fuck aren't more people talking about this on my timeline?? I don't want to spoil anything so I'll just tell you to go watch it, especially if you like noir.

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@rebeccawatson it is so good

divya, to random
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wow just got a demo for this new feature by the AIML team "Listen for Atypical speech" that was announced recently. Mind blowing!! It's gonna be so impactful!

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2024/05/apple-announces-new-accessibility-features-including-eye-tracking/

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@divya that’s so cool

skinnylatte, to BelieveInFilm
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Perilously close to the ‘making my own film developer’ stage of my life. That may be because I have the new edition of The Darkroom Cookbook, a tub of borax, and lots of the required things already. I’m interested in doing experiments to make old or experimental developer chemicals you can’t buy off the shelf. (Already did the coffee and plants thing, it is fun but not for me)

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@Huginn87OG yep, my local store stocks a lot of their stuff, it's very cool

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@ashwink not yet but those are on my list to try!

skinnylatte, to random
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The used camera market is ridiculous if you’re interested in hyped up cameras. Someone is selling a X100V with 18 000 - 20 000 shots for more than a Leica M3.

Not even the new X100VI.

Well, I’m glad people like that camera (it’s very good but at this price I’ll probably never get one)

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@mattblaze @thomasjwebb's very nice. i've used one in the past (when friends had it). truly a dream camera of the digital age. it just looks and feels right. like a voigtlander camera (coz they partnered with cosina)

zachleat, to 11ty
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A blog post about what is likely the biggest @eleventy news in our project’s history — and we need your help!

https://www.zachleat.com/web/independent-sustainable-11ty/

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skinnylatte, to random
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One thing I’ve struggled with a bit in my career is, I’ve been a generalist who is really good at a very large number of things instead of a specialist who is very good at a small number of things.

That wasn’t always a positive thing early on, but at a senior level it is absolutely something that differentiates you.

I’m exceptionally good at explaining computers to people, and people to computer people.

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@aetataureate yeah in public jobs it’s more like this. Job 1, steps 1-10. Has clear difference from Job 2, with different no of years of experience or qualifications. In the private sector it feels there is much more title inflation. I think only among big tech in SV is there a pretty clear level mapping as they’re also trying to poach talent from each other.

skinnylatte, to food
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The problem with these $200 pp ramen restaurants in SF is (1) I'm glad people are going, I know why restauranteurs in this city feel they need to focus on the top end (2) most of the time, ramen and Japanese spots in SF that charge $200 are not 5x better than things that cost $40 or less in almost every global food city that isn't SF. Or even in San Mateo (which has markedly better Japanese food).

https://www.sfgate.com/food/article/drew-magary-sf-noodle-in-a-haystack-19459906.php

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@dgentry yayyyy I’m going to head out there early next week. Lmk if you want a companion to try any other Japanese spot.

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