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Reviewing 2010

Hi all,

I know we sort of died off towards the end of 2010 because we were busy trying to stay afloat in grad school, but the stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: (I promise updates will be forthcoming over the winter break ^^).

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,800 times in 2010. That’s about 12 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 113 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 98 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 5mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was October 3rd with 84 views. The most popular post that day was Prospectus: Leonora Sansay’s Secret History (2007).

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for tropic of orange analysis, tropic of orange, foucault, sianne ngai, and “seo-young chu”.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Prospectus: Leonora Sansay’s Secret History (2007) April 2010


Prospectus: Karen Tei Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange (1997) April 2010


Annotation: Michel Foucault’s “Part Five: Right of Death and Power over Life” (1990) September 2010


Annotation: Mike Davis’ “Fortress L.A.” (1992) May 2010


Annotation: Lisa Lowe’s “Heterogeneity, Hybridity, and Multiplicity” (1996) April 2010


Site Update: Un-privated Post

Turns out that I am not required to read: D. C Greetham’s “Introduction” to his book Textual Scholarship: An Introduction so I just made this annotation public. See un-privated post here.

Site Update: 100th Post Celebration!

So I almost forgot but just wanted to let everyone know that our blog reached our 100th post on Sept 11th actually, which is quite ironic, but still a cause for celebration. ^^

Site Update: Peer-Review

Okay so I finished peer-reviewing another critical article on Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange. See my comments on Molly Wallace’s “Tropics of Globalization: Reading the New North America” here.

I promise I will update some original annotations soon because right now the blog is looking sort of ugly. >_<

Site Update: Peer-Review

I just finished peer-reviewing Kandice Chuh’s article “Of Hemispheres and Other Spheres: Navigating Karen Tei Yamashita’s Literary World” (2006) and included some of my personal observations in the comments section. See the updated post here.

Site Update: Peer-Review

I just finished peer-reviewing Sue-Im Lee’s article “‘We are not the World’: Global Village, Universalism, and Karen Tei Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange” (2007) and included some of my personal observations in the comments section. See the updated post here.

I am planning to write a thesis on Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange so expect more peer-reviews of Frances’ annotations on the novel soon! ^^

Site Update: Password Protected Posts (Cont.)

Hi all,

I am also starting to put up some password protected posts because they pertain to readings I have been assigned for my fall quarter courses at UCLA. I will eventually make them public but if anyone is dying to read them feel free to contact me for the password. ^^