By Kristin van Ogtrop
Kana Okada

• junk food


• movies with depressing endings

• mediocre books

• whether people who don’t know me think I’m a good parent

• trying to turn my hair into something it’s not

• cats

• people who just want to talk about themselves

• nagging my kids to clean their rooms

the whole self-help genre

• darning socks


• big cities with bad architecture

• popular music

• chain e-mails

• “fat free” anything

reality show stars