Pixi Gel Eyeliner (Onyx) I’m a big fan of the bobbi brown gel liner but it’s a bit pricey. I’m not saying Pixi is weighing down your wallets by saving more bills, but it’s definitely less expensive. With that said, it’s quality is comparable to bobbi brown gel liner. It doesn’t run or smudge unless you completely intentionally rub it out. It looks like a liquid liner but not completely thin on your eye. There’s also more control on how you put it on and how you’d like it to look, not like liquid liners that are hard to perfect. It’s also better than pencil liners because those tend to run after a quick jog to the store or a quick cry in a movie. Pixi gel liner is great; after buying it, I put it to the test to see if it’s worth keeping, so I applied it and took a long shower. Afterward, I realized that it still looked as it did after application. The only problem I see in this product is really the brush, which is kind of dinky and more difficult than a professional brush. Pixi is a cosmetic line that’s starting to make its […]
Lately, we’ve been more aggressive with Zem’s phonetic learning. First Flash Cards Encounter:I had to buy new flashcards because the first ones I bought was when she was less than a year old. I’d sit with her and just teach her words through the pictures, and although she didn’t know how to talk, somehow I hoped that she’d learn to understand the relational aspect between the pictures to the sounds I made. Unfortunately, many of those flash cards were folded, torn, and eaten along the learning curve. Use of Flash Cards:She’s 3.5 now and although we’ve been trying to teach her the phonetic sounds of letters, there’s been a boom in her learning again. So I bought two new sets of flashcards. Trend Enterprises make these cards that you can use to continue the review of your toddler’s knowledge of the alphabet, while also using the letter flashcards to teach it’s individual phonetic sounds. With the example of its correlating picture, Em’s able to see the relationship between the letter, its phonetic sound, and the picture. Sight Words: Memorization Vs. Phonetic Awareness:I also bought the “Sight Words” because in my experience teaching Emma her letters, she also learned how to […]
Emma is now 3 and a half years old and she’s been pretty much on the spot with her growth milestones. Last night I heard her read for the first time. Nothing fancy, just simple, single syllable words like yes, no, good, etc. What really amazed me was her ability to identify the letter, recall what it sounds like and then connecting all the other letters together. It’s that moment of epiphany that made me leap for joy from the inside when I heard her read the word “good” for the first time. Guh-oo, Goo-d, guh-oo-d, Good! I heard her yell it out and it made me leap for joy. I know Marchesa put her career on hold when we decided for her to stay with the baby and that decision that we made 4 years ago has really paid off considering how Emma has grown. Good job both of you. You two really make me proud.
Time seems to be on my mind lately…ok…once I became a mom w/ Zem. When I was younger, time seemed to just be an invisible factor, like oxygen, just something you know surrounds you, but you tend to take for granted. But now, or- every day, and I mean every day, I find moments of my day spent gazing on Emma and wondering how I can bottle that day with things of her present self. Like her laugh or smile, or her funny voice, her catch phrases and emotional issues, the way her lips feel on my cheek, and how small her hand rests around my neck. I end up staying in bed for extra few minutes breathing in the time I can wake up with her at three years old and take note of how she responds to waking up next to me. I end up preparing her breakfast, realizing that her breakfast routine means so much less to her than how I see us having breakfast every morning. And I keep the memory tight because I know between the two of us, I’ll be the only one that will remember its mundane practice. I think that’s why I […]
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You Don’t Mess with the Zohan Looked mildly interesting but after commenting on the long boring start of the movie, you find yourself tricked into having watched a long boring movie. The special effects were an overstatement, not being special at all. The characters were stiff, common, and even the cameos were unexciting. And the all the hummus jokes, oversexed jokes, and even hairstyles were far from being humorous. Even terrorists probably thought this movie "bombed."
He’s so big now. He’s three today and it was only yesterday we found out my sister was pregnant after being checked out due to a car accident one spring day. He really is a miracle baby. Now looking at him and observing him, he’s just such a strong boy, with a strong and loving spirit and immense talent. No wonder his Ate cousin loves him so much and considers him her best friend. And no matter how much they can annoy each other, she goes back to him because he’s always loads of fun and laughter. Happy birthday Hongs. Your tita, tito, and cousins love you so much. Please grow to be a good boy like you are now. God bless your parents who continue to do such a great job raising you.