June beauty favorites

I posted a video for this a while back, but for those of you that aren’t subscribed to my Youtube channel or just don’t like watching videos in general, I figured I’d write a post on my favorite beauty products for the month of June. Of course, for those of you who don’t like reading, here’s my June beauty favorites video 

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In the city of blinding lights

I was away this weekend in NYC with my boyfriend, his roommate, and his roommate’s girlfriend, and let’s just say that our getaway did not go as planned…in an interesting way. I barely got any sleep during the trip, thanks to all the crazy things that went down, so I ended up embarrassing myself in a web conference with my coworkers. But back to the trip, let’s just say that there were many lessons learned:

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Receiving verb – morau

A while back I talked about the giving verbs, ageru and kureru, and how to use them, so today I’ll be talking about morau, the verb of receiving. This is the basic sentence structure: Giver + ni/kara + receiver + ga + item received + o + morau. The [receiver + ga]  part is often omitted, since the receiver is usually the speaker or someone in the speaker’s in-group. Let’s look at some examples: Kinou nihon no tomodachi ni tegami o moratta. || Yesterday I received a letter from a friend in Japan. Okasan kara Yamato-kun ga inu o moraitai. […]

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I’m not a shopaholic for nothing

Ok, so I call myself a shopaholic, but I’ve never really talked about it much on my blog. So to do that name justice, here is my first video (like, oh em gee) with reviews on my small haul/collection of Cover Girl makeup: 

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Online shopping safety

So it’s been exactly 1 month since I last posted, and while I have been busy with final exams/projects/papers and what not, I’ve also done an immense amount of online shopping, and damn, talk about lessons learned:

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I think – to omou

In this session of Japanese with Jenny, I’m going to be talking about how to use “to omou“, which translates roughly to “I think…“. Since Japanese speech style tends to be more indirect than Western speech style, using “to omou” becomes relatively common. The sentence pattern is: [noun + da] OR [direct form adj.] OR [direct form verb] + to omou. Of course, perfective tense can be used for the noun/adj/verb as well. The most important thing is that the direct form must always be used before to omou. Some examples: Hana da to omou. || I think it’s a […]

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Japanese with Jenny!

I’ve been thinking about this for a while now, but never really had the time to get to it since classes have been keeping me busy. As some of you might know, I’m taking Japanese classes right now and on my way to pursuing a minor in the language. And if any of you has tried learning the language, you’ll know that with all these grammar points, phrases, and verb conjugations, it’s a LOT to memorize.

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Giving verbs – kureru, ageru

Hi and welcome to Japanese with Jenny! In this post I’ll be talking about the 3 Japanese giving verbs — kureru,  ageru, morau — and how to use them alone and with conjugated -te form verbs. 

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Do not fret

Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret – it leads only to evil. Psalm 37:8

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Silence by choice

Lord, you have seen this, do not be silent. Do not be far from me, Lord. Psalm 35:22

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My fave WordPress plugins

Ok, seeing as how my head and heart is still lost on the dance floor, I really can’t be arsed to write out anything intellectual or enlightening. So uh, I’m just going to share with you all some of my favorite WordPress plugins, and why I think they’re awesome. 

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Emmanuel – God with us

Lately I’ve been feeling the opposite of that: God not with me. I didn’t know where He was, nor what was going on with my life. I just felt like everything was falling apart: my family, my school work, my relationship, my future, everything. I felt like everything I’ve depended on as sources of comfort were all slipping away slowly: my mom, my good grades, my boyfriend, God…and I feel so helpless to do anything. But this song we sang in church the other day has brought me some comfort in the midst of this storm: 

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