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  • .: Joni’s New World :.

    Welcome to Joni's New World! Here you will find my thoughts on anything I am currently obsessing over: mostly Literature, languages, and travel. View the cloud down there for a better representation of subjects.

    I've been blogging since 2005. My early posts were on Multiply but have since exported those to Blogger. See if you can find that. (Actually not that hard.)

  • .: My Calendar :.

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  • Weekly Gratefulness List (August 20 to 26, 2017)

    Posted By on September 20, 2017

    –We were maybe running errands or just out for a walk after running errands and came upon a newly opened Malaysian restaurant. Yum!

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    –week 33 of my sunshine

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    –kitchen success

    I got a packet of chicken and herb infused rice from Influenster and Uncle Ben’s. I didn’t have the usual frozen corn, carrots and peas so I cooked it with some green veggies I had lying around and tomato, plus of course the chicken. It was so good!

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    Thank you! More please!

     

    My New Hair

    Posted By on September 17, 2017

    Hadn’t cut my hair in forever. Couldn’t bring myself to. When I had my last haircut, I was in my first pregnancy which I miscarried. I later on became pregnant again, gave birth, and now have the loveliest eight-month-old chunky monkey. But all through that time my hair grew and grew. A part of me felt like it was something I had with my first baby.

    When I came upon this poster last month, I knew it would be the perfect time.

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    I get a free hair cut and a child with hair loss gets to use my hair. Win-win all around!

    So this…

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    Became this.

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    Shoutout: Jessica from Pilo Arts Day Salon and Spa did my hair and she was awesome.

    Weekly Gratefulness List (August 13 to 19, 2017)

    Posted By on September 3, 2017

    I must say I’m not sure what we did this week. It was all a blur. But here’s the cute one.

    –week 33: She can pull herself up to stand and cruise in her crib

    Thank you! More please!

     

    Weekly Gratefulness List (August 6 to 12, 2017)

    Posted By on August 28, 2017

    This must be one of our quiet weeks, which is always a welcome respite. We got to stay home, list a bunch of stuff to our online stores, and most especially, not spend. Whee! But always, here’s…

    –week 32 of cuteness

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    Thank you! More please!

     

    Weekly Gratefulness List (July 30 to August 5, 2017)

    Posted By on August 28, 2017

    –the rest of our DC trip

    –2017 book #9: Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self by Alex Tizon

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    –kitchen success: banana bread

    This is the first time I had ever baked anything from scratch. So proud of myself!

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    –the chunkiness at week 31

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    Thank you! More please!

     

    Review: L’Oreal Revitalift Intense Moisturizer

    Posted By on August 24, 2017

    I recently participated in L’Oreal’s Revitalift Challenge and I must say that I am now a fan of L’Oreal’s Revitalift Intense Moisturizer.

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    The cream is quite thick, which made me feel that the formula is more concentrated than your usual moisturizer. I don’t mind the thick consistency on my moisturizers but I can imagine some may have a problem with that as it could feel greasy. For me it wasn’t too bad and it was probably why it worked so well in terms of hydrating. My only complaint is its overpowering scent. I could have forgotten about the thickness of the cream within a few minutes after application, but I could still smell my face which I didn’t like at all. If I could have the exact same moisturizer but unscented, that would be perfect.

    I refuse to share my day 1 pictures because they’re just too ugly. Below are my day 7, and way beyond day 14 (I-literally-woke-up-like-this) pictures. My usually dry skin definitely feels more hydrated and supple. I’m not sure about reducing fine lines and wrinkles but the three-year-old pimple scar on my chin faded. (The one you’re seeing now is a new one. Just great, right?)

    Day 7 of the Revitalift Challenge

    Day 7 of the Revitalift Challenge

    Over day 14 of the Revitalift Challenge

    Over day 14 of the Revitalift Challenge

    *I received this product free from @influenster for testing purposes.

    Weekly Gratefulness List (July 23 to 29, 2017)

    Posted By on August 24, 2017

    –Asian American Literature Festival at Washington DC

    We went for a day trip to DC for the Asian American Literature Festival and I was super lucky to have had a one-on-one mentoring session with Random House editor Victory Matsui.

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    –DC trip

    We also checked out the News Museum and Old Town Alexandria.

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    –Small, medium and large monkeys at week 30

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    Thank you! More please!

     

    Weekly Gratefulness List (July 16 to 22, 2017)

    Posted By on July 25, 2017

    –The chunky monkey finally meets Auntie V

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    –super cute at week 29 (“What, Mommy?”)

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    Thank you! More please!

     

    Weekly Gratefulness List (July 9 to 15, 2017)

    Posted By on July 18, 2017

    This week was a nice mix of food, literary talks, and monkey cuteness.

    –date night: yummy Japanese food!

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    –NYFA meeting

    NYFA meetings never fail to inspire me.

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     –free 7-11 slurpee on a very hot day!

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    –The tiny and mighty monkey hangs out with her buddy monkey at week 28

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    –Also, she made her very first sign (for milk)! *gasps

    Thank you! More please!

     

    Weekly Gratefulness List (July 2 to 8, 2017)

    Posted By on July 11, 2017

    –We hung out with 阿姨T at the park

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    –crib success

    This was the first time in six months that she really slept in her crib. We get our bed back!

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    –Bunny’s home after being away for sooo long.

    –jewelry-making class

    I had a me-time this week and learned to make those three little pendants!

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    –This chunky monkey is happy at week 27

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    Thank you! More please!