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Why are my Truly Rich Friends asking me about this fight?
I hear, from my friends and even my mother, that this thing called a heart (I think it’s the one that makes that thumping rhythm in your chest) can make you do crazy things.I don’t know anymore because I haven’t been able ...
 
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Do not post anything you don’t want your boss to know.
You know how all the fancy, high-end phones now have screens as big as the five-head of your Truly Rich Frenemy? Well, yesterday, at a meeting for the fundraiser to benefit the poor people who do not have proper ski equipment for ...
 
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Power posing can only go so far and will fail miserably if you can’t back it up with actual power. 
It is rare that I, Si-si Coo, the Truly Rich Lady, find myself not in a position of power. So when I was invited by Iggy, a Not Close Truly Rich Friend, for coffee, I knew something was about to go down ...
 
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Like taste, style, talent, and charisma, coolness is something that simply and naturally happens.
So a funny thing happened to me yesterday. While inside an elevator rocketing skyward to one of the family apartments in the city, one of my interns (my Truly Rich Mother decided to be charitable and volunteered me to her amigas as ...
 
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Our resident Truly Rich Lady lists down her daily gains and losses.
“Uh, ma’am, your financial advisers have asked that you please curb your spending,” says Lennie, my new assistant (the other one is on vacation). “They wish to inform you that, unfortunately, you went over your allocation for miscellaneous expenses last quarter, and ...
 
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Imagine: The museum is a charming little shop filled with fragile plates. The plates are dangerously thin and also cost more than your life.
“O-wee, young Zi-zi, the painting was so ekz-kwee-zeet! I just had to touch the leetle ten-dreelz of the fleur,” said Mrs. Beaumont, my private art instructor, when we first met many, many years ago.I thought it strange, but also exciting. Doing something ...
 
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The things we hold dearest in the Truly Rich World are now taking a backseat to softer values such as mindfulness, flexibility, passion, inner peace, and rest.
According to a survey done by the household help of my Truly Rich Neighbor, workers want more of this thing called balance: “Ma’am, we want to go on vacation because we are tired. Thank you, Ma’am. Come again.” According to my Truly Rich ...
 
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Are you mad or sad? This is fine. Other people strongly advice acknowledging your feelings in full.
Dear Truly Rich Lady:My ex is getting married next week. These are the things that I am feeling: I am shocked to find out that he has found someone else to finally settle down with and I am little disappointed that I ...
 
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Perception is hard to shake off, especially when you are bombarded with images of the mestiza, the chinita, the East Asian, and the Caucasian.
Hello, people of the world, fellow Truly Rich Ladies and other beings who have to work! I am writing this from a secret summer place, and I feel like I am shouting. AM I SHOUTING? I FEEL LIKE I AM. BECAUSE I ...
 
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"They are the wind beneath my wings," says the Truly Rich Lady.
The airline minder directs me toward the back of the plane into the pit of people crammed like worms in plastic pods. “Ma'am, you are here in economy. Enjoy your flight,” she tells me. I find myself being pushed down into the ...
 
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How to deploy the power of saying goodbye or, really, just saying no.
V, a young professional seeking to become like me, a Truly Rich Lady, is contemplating leaving her post as a junior something in a small company, and she wants to know how to do it properly.Now, resigning is tricky stuff. You will ...
 
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Is human interaction the new status symbol?
I could not help but giggle when my Just Rich Friend sent me a link to a New York Times story proclaiming human touch as a form of luxury ("The rich have grown afraid of screens. They want their children to play with ...
 
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Meet the New New Money, the God, the East Rich, and more.
If we are sticking to the very old and very traditional definition of the Truly Rich, then there are no Truly Rich people in these fair islands our ours. The Old Rich come from the Old World, as in they are the ...
 
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C.C. Coo is descended from Chinese forebears, but she is also so much more.
I consider myself a multi-racial butterfly, a mysterious mix of peoples and cultures that are also, by the way, Truly Rich. But most definitely I am of Chinese descent and most certainly my life is colored by Chinese culture and customs.I bring ...
 
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The do's and don'ts of using the T word.
Riddle me this: What do you call a Truly Rich Lady whom you have just met and maybe, because of your blurry vision, appears older than you? Do you call her the T word? A tita?Please don’t.I don’t know how it started ...
 
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Can shortcuts help you make the cut?
My Truly Rich Friends, especially the old ones, will not be happy to know that I am sharing these shortcuts to success with you, my Not So Rich readers. But I see myself as Queen of the People, and so to the ordinary ...
 
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Comfort is key when it comes to luxury travel.
I am not obsessed with this Meghan Markle who married a Prince, and who made all our girlhood dreams come true. I am not!I do not know, for example, that she is on a tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand, ...
 
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What to do when you see someone wearing the same dress, you bump into your ex, or the waiter spills wine on your couture (and your cleavage).
There is unusual chatter about balls at the moment, so it might be a good time to dig up the quick-and-dirty rules of attending a formal event. Whether a grand ceremony of countless beautiful faces (the last good one I attended was ...
 
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There is now the court of public opinion, a dour, unwinnable arena you never want to find yourself in.
Who hasn’t been in a situation where the intensity of emotion explodes into something else?Before you know it, as you do your darndest to contain a stupid heart that just wants to leap out of your throat, your voice reaches a shrill ...
 
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Let these broad strokes be your quick-test when governing the sometimes ungovernable.
What is lovable but germy, a big ball of cute but also a big pain in the you-know-what?Why, those two- to six-year old human beings, in the life stage right after I'm-a-helpless-thing and just before the beginnings of self-mastery.Let us focus on ...
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