Jun 13, 2014  •  In Art/Design, Cute, Entertainment, Funny, Movies, Web

Grumpy Cat Meets Disney

Digital artist Eric Proctor imagines how the internet’s crabbiest cat would fit into the world of Disney. All the illustrations in the series are delightfully amusing, and a few are laugh-out-loud funny.  :lol:  Be sure to check out the titles for each piece as well for a nice diversion this dreary Friday the thirteenth!

“Part of Your No”
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“Some Day My No Will Come”
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Jun 12, 2014  •  In Aerin, Claire, Personal, Reviews

Green Meadows Farm

This past Memorial Day, we decided to visit Green Meadows Farm, a “petting farm” 45 mins from Manhattan.

My daughters seem to be city girls. Aerin wasn’t too impressed with the farm animals, while Claire was scared of most of them. We weren’t able to get too many pictures because we had to keep holding the girls (Aerin to keep her from running into the woods, and Claire to calm her down), but we were able to get a few memorable snapshots.

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We started the tour with chicks and ducklings. I have an irrational fear of birds, but I managed to keep my composure.

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Jun 7, 2014  •  In Random, Science

How Well Can You Read Others’ Emotions? [The Eye Test]

I can be awkward in social situations, but I like to think that I’m sensitive to people’s moods and emotions. So when I happened upon this “mind behind the eyes” test by University of Cambridge professor Simon Baron-Cohen, I expected myself to score well…

And I did.  :-)  I got 33/36, which indicates that I am “quite good at understanding someone’s mental state based on facial cues.”

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I’m sure the test isn’t without its faults — after all, the eyes aren’t the only indicators to one’s emotion — but it was fun and informative nonetheless. If you have a few minutes to spare, try it out, and let me know how you scored!

Jun 6, 2014  •  In Personal, Reviews, Shopping

Comfy Jeans Rave: Gap 1969 Sexy Boyfriend Jeans

We interrupt this self-imposed, life-is-damn-busy-and-hard blogging break to bring you an item of frivolity.

(You can scroll down to the bottom of the post for a tiny update on my going-abouts.)

Once again, I am waaayyyyy late to a fashion trend. I remember borrowing J’s jeans a few times when I was pregnant, when none of my regular jeans would fit and I didn’t think my still-expanding belly yet warranted maternity jeans. I didn’t like the look too much at the time, so I eschewed the boyfriend jeans mania when it started to become popular a couple of years ago.

Thinking back, I hated my pregnant body (both times) and I didn’t like the way anything looked on me back then, so I probably didn’t give boyfriend jeans a proper chance.

So when I finally tried on my first pair of boyfriend jeans at a local Gap…

And saw just how comfortable they were…

I became hooked. ADDICTED, I tell ya!

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The Gap 1969 Destructed Sexy Boyfriend Jeans, to be exact. The Gap where I purchased these jeans didn’t carry petite sizes, but it didn’t matter because I knew I would be rolling them up. I know I’m not the best model, but seriously these jeans are soooo comfortable! I’ve even found myself reaching for them over my yoga pants!

Boyfriend jeans are meant to be loose, so I recommend you size down if you’re looking for a slimmer fit. The ones I’m wearing in the picture above is a 26 (I don’t know why online sizes are regular number sizing while at the stores, they go by waist size) and they’re comfortably loose — not baggy — on me.

Blogging has been difficult lately because the girls have been keeping me plenty busy. Claire also stopped napping a couple of months ago…but she’s at that transitional stage where she still needs a nap but refuses to sleep, thus becoming a cranky mess at around 5pm every day. So not only has my “quiet alone time while both girls are napping” gone bye-bye, I’m dealing with a kid who is full into her terrible twos and a “threenager” who becomes overtired every evening.

I’ve also become uninspired. Even things I find interesting online — stuff I would have shared on this blog without a second thought in the past — I figure that a popular site like BuzzFeed or Reddit has already picked it up so there’s no use in my re-sharing it. (Or do you like it when I share random stuff I find on the interwebz?)

But I want to blog more frequently again. There have been, and will be a lot of change and excitement in my life this year (including a trip to Korea later this month!), so I am crossing my fingers that this desire to become a better blogger will stimulate some motivation and creativity.

Hope to write again soon!

May 9, 2014  •  In Information, Korean, Tutorials

Learn to Read Korean in 15 Minutes

Life (mainly, my rugrats) has been keeping me busy. Man, are 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds difficult! I’m so drained these days that blogging has been the last thing on my mind. But when I came across this nifty comic the other day, I knew I wanted to share it with you. It won’t teach you Korean vocabulary or grammar, but since the Korean alphabet is a phonetic one, you can certainly learn how to read and write in the Korean language.

Give it a whirl — and many thanks to Ryan Estrada for creating this wonderful tutorial!

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