Tuesday, December 14, 2010

26 Facts for my 26th Birthday ^_^

Hey everyone! First of all I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of my bloggy and youtube readers and viewers for being so sweet and supportive through the last year. My 25th year was full of blessings and although there were a few ups and downs, I can truly feel the warmth of love from the blogging community. I also feel like I don't deserve so much support since I'm just a short, nobody Asian girl from the midwest but it's so humbling at the same time to believe that I really do have the love of a whole community behind me who can relate to the silly things I love like "OMG a really cool holographic nailpolish!" and "OMG sparkly eyeliner!" If entusiasm were a sport, then I'm pretty sure we would win Gold medals in the Blogolymics. ^_~

So THANK YOU! I love you!!!

Me right now. So glad I don't look as sick as I am!

I know I don't usually talk about myself and my personal life *too* often but for my birthday, I wanted to share a few facts that you may not know about me. I was tagged for the 7 confessions post similar to this by Jean but instead of just 7, I figured I'd do 26 for my age. If you get bored after reading 3 I totally understand and you can just skip this entry. LOL!

1. I'm highly allergic to pepperoni. I break out in giant welts-like hives all over! It's very intense and bad, not to mention awkward to explain to people ordering pizza. :(

gross

2. My favorite food is ice cream. Current favorite flavor is dulce de leche.

3. On mornings where I'm short on time, I'd rather do makeup over hair although I used to be the opposite.

4. I have one sister who is 2.5 years older than me. If you are reading this, hello seeeeester!

I'm the one in pink with the big mouth. As per usual.

5. I made my senior high school prom dress. It was an ivory strapless with a black lace overlay. Loved it!

6. I was voted artist of the year for my high school graduating class.

7. I didn't wear makeup regularly until I was a junior in college. I knew how, I just didn't want people to judge me for how I looked over who I was as a person. I still don't regret doing this.

8. I have very good visual memory and therefore did very well in Art History classes. Unfortunately, I'm not as great at listening to lectures without any visual aids. Booooring...

Currently reading The Chronicles of Narnia. Like a good nerd.

9. I played violin and piano in the past. I know, so Asian right? XD

10. I'm a total theater junkie! I did drama in junior high and high school and although I never wanted to be a serious actress, it is still very dear to my heart.

11. I also took choir for 9 years. I love singing and I'll never forget my musical theater experiences.

12. My favorite tv shows are Glee, America's Next Top Model, Project Runway, True Blood, and a new favorite is Mad Men. The costumes kill me. I wish everyone still went out looking so put-together!

OMG the shoes!!

13. I have a Bachelor's of Fine arts in Industrial Design. In layman's terms, I'm a trained product designer.

14. I've always had long hair and never cut my longest layers shorter than my armpits. I love having long hair. ^_^

15. My ears were pierced at age 5, and I obtained the two side piercings on my right ear on a trip to Korea at age 21.

16. I would rather be too hot than too cold. I'm always cold!

17. My current beauty obsession is wearing false eyelashes. I wear them every time I wear makeup, even if it's just eyeliner and falsies. :)

18. I won my 6th grade spelling bee and got straight A's until college. What a nerd. ;B

Not me but I'm probably the guy in back checking out her butt.

19. I don't cuss. I don't think twice when others do but it's just not in my vocabulary.

20. I really enjoy salsa clubbing and used to go dancing about once a week in college when I could. You'd be shocked at how great merengue is for toning your abs. XD

21. I've never dyed my hair all over or very light. It's currently about the lightest I've ever gone. Too much maintenance!

22. I know lots of random animal facts (Did you know that cheetahs are the only cats without retractable claws? Or that ringworm can help calm symptoms of really bad allergies? Or that colossal squids have the largest eyeballs of any animal on earth?)

Nom, nom, nom

23. I have a cousin who was born on my birthday. He was supposed to be born on Friday the 13th but waited just a bit longer to be born on my 7th birthday. Cute, right? ^_^

24. My favorite color is white but I also love lavender, pink, and mint green.

25. My special days are multiples of 7: hubby's bday is the 7th, mine is the 14th, and our anniversary is the 21st.

26. Hubby is 14.5" taller than me. We get a lot of stares when we go out but I don't care, I'll still wear flats. lol.

Ok, that's it! I'm going to work on editing that holiday look before the holidays are over. Hehe. Wish me luck. ;)



112 comments:

  1. hehe i love this post..

    esp factoid #7 =D

    you are beautiful inside and out!

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  2. Ah..... I missed the first place to leave a comment!

    I think you are so cute Jen!!

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  3. happy birthday jen :) and this was a cute post!! <3

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  4. all i gotta say is.. yay for school choir! :D :D :D

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  5. It was fun to read! :D LOL at fact #26, I'm pretty short too and my bf is like a head taller than me. SHORTIE & FLATS FTW! ;D

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  6. Happy Birthday Jen! Thanks for sharing a little more about you.

    *Kat*

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  7. 1. omg I love pepperoni! You're missing out, Jen! Booo :(
    2. Blehh I don't like ice cream. I think it's the coldness. LOL
    4. aha you & your sis are ADORABLE.
    5. Oh ohhh post your dress! Jean posted a few of her creations a few posts ago and they were preetty awesome.
    12. Did you see the latest ANTM? I SOO wanted Jean to win, but Ann wasn't too bad either.
    25. SO COOL! You just made me think of me and my bf's days. LOL Only my bday and his bday are multiples of 7 though.

    xx The Little Dust Princess

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  8. OH , HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN! And get well soon, Jen : )

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  9. Cute facts! Thank you for sharing. Yet another fave post. Hope you have a fantastic Birthday! <3

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  10. It was nice getting to know you a *tiny* bit better *^^* Happy birthday!

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  11. happy birthday!
    I liked this post, especially #7 cause that is how I feel now.

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  12. I loove learning new things about you! You are such a sweet and good person and it shows in your videos and blog posts! :)

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  13. omg you DO NOT look like your 26! i thought you were 19 or 20! anyway happy birthday :)

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  14. Happy birthday :)

    I was in choir too -- love singing. Do you think you could ever do a youtube video singing? That'd be awesome :D

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  15. great confessions! hopefully you're feeling better and having a great birthday! :)

    cuteandlittle.com

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  16. Happy Birthday Jen! :D love this post

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  17. Omg jen! I made my high school prom dress a beige/ivory and black lace all over.!! hhaha what a coincidence! mine had a corset backing though :D

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  18. ah happy birthday jen! nice to see a post about your personal life! :) hope you had a wonderful bday! <3

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  19. I adored this post!

    I have quite a few things in common with you, which is neat =) Like, I tend to remember animal facts too! When I was younger I remember reading from a kid's magazine that rabbits don't sweat =P
    And I don't curse either, and don't pay attention when people swear around me…in the past my friends tried to make me but weren't successful lol. And then they'd feel bad as if it would damage my ears…I don't know why, I don't really care!... Well, as long as it's not a complete sentence full of curses, like if a person use the same curse after every, single word…that just sounds annoying.

    For example: "Quack! That quacking lady in quacking front of me just quacking walked right quacking ahead and quacking cut in line! Quack quack!" =P

    Anyway...I LOVED the photo you added with your older sister, it's so cute and you both are adorable. How old were you there?

    And I read the part where you said you keep your hair long…but I read it fast and thought you said your hair is super long under your arm pits =O Did a reading double take on that, hehe =P

    <3!

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  20. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY, too!!!

    <3 <3 <3

    *Cheers* =)

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  21. hi jen,
    i realy like your posts and youtube vids!!!
    wondered if you could do an inspired f'x victoria makeuplook???
    happy birthday!! and lots of love from israel
    danielle

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  22. I don't comment a lot, but I adore you and your blog! Also, we're size twins... I'm 4'10" and 80lbs :)

    Re: #2, ice cream is my all time FAV. I'm obsessed with Haagen Dazs' White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle. YUM. Re: #26... I tend to date guys who are at LEAST a foot taller than me. I love it. And I hope my future husband is 6'1" :) (I'm not dating anyone right now, so darn to that.)

    Have a WONDERFUL birthday and feel better, doll! <3

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  23. happy 26th birthday! aww...you don't look like it ;)
    interesting facts! I wish i'm a straight A's student but all I ever got is NEARLY straight..=P which is very frustrating undeed..=3
    I agree, cute post! =)

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  24. 14.5"????
    4.5 or 14.5?
    haha

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  25. #26 - that's also exactly how much taller my partner is than me! 4'11.5" vs 6'2". =D. Better than my prom date, who was 6'4", or maybe a bit over.

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  26. Aww Jen!!! This was such a cute post! I wish you a more healthy years to come! :)

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  27. I love your blog hahah, cute post! Happy holidays to you ^.^''

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  28. This is a very interesting post! Love reading it..

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  29. Happy birthday! You are such a sweetie {and beautiful in-and-outside}! I particularly like #19 best.

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  30. Happy Birthday, Jen! I'm a new reader to your blog and I LOVE it!! Keep it up cos I'm sure you make a lot of people smile :)

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  31. happy birthday! =] even thought i'm a bit late i hope you had fun

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  32. love the post!
    thanks for sharing!
    and happy belated birthday!! =D

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  33. i absolutely love this post!

    it could be because i love reading lists lol =)

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  34. OMG!! Happy Birthday Jen!!!! Mines is tomorrow and my little cousins is on the 16th!
    Yay for December babies!

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  35. Hello Jen. I've found your blog by chance for a few months ago and I totally love it.

    Happy Birthday and wish you all the best. <3

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  37. Happy birthday to you, beautiful! Jen is the best name ever. And hey, I'm turning 26 soon, too. lol.

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  38. Happy Birthday, lovely!! Love this post =) wow to the number 7 hehehe...

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  39. happy belated birthday Jen! And I read all 26 of your facts, very interesting ones haha.. hope you had a great time :)

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  40. i enjoyed reading your post!

    Happy birthday Jen! Visit me back if you have time =)

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  41. You kiddy photo is SO CUTE!

    ~__~ I can't let my mother in law see that or she's gonna start bugging me about "cute azn babies".... XD

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  42. awww thanks for sharing!!! Hope your bday was a special one and you got a whole bunch of nice gifts! ^_^ <3

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  43. Happy birthday Jen! I was born on friday the 13th in decemeber.. haha

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  44. happy birthday, jen!!!

    i like the post. i like how you know a lot of things about animals haha

    hope you had a great birthday, and your blog is my #1!, just fyi hehe

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  45. Happy Birthday~!

    I love ice-cream too XD
    you designed and made your prom dress? please share ^^ hehe
    Fact 25 is so cool hehe~

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  46. hi Jen! happy birthday! hope i'm not too late, my time zone is completely different xD I just wanted to say that I was Googling your soompi posts to look for more, and I found your old blog! Sorry if you find that creepy(and I'm also very sorry if you consider it an intrusion of privacy), haha, but I wanted to say I enjoyed reading it because it was honest and inspirational, and it gives me hope for a better tomorrow. And I loved the turtle layout! I love turtles, so it was a pleasant surprise to see it :D hehe. bye :p

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  47. Omg, we share the same birthday! Congrats <3

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  48. happy b-lated birthday jen! i love this post!

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  49. LOL #4 made me laugh =)


    Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

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  50. Happy Belated Birthday Jen! Thank you for sharing these factoids! :) You are amazing!

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  51. Happy Belated Birthday Jen :D !!
    Your facts are funny and that picture of you and your sister as kids is sooo cute!!!

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  52. Happy Birthday! Very cute post. Just so you know ringworm is not an animal. Its a fungus. LOL! I won't hold it against you though. Hope you have a happy 26th year! I just started my 29th, yikes!

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  53. Happy Birthday Jen!!!

    I love True Blood too! I cannot get enough!!! ERIC <3 <3 <3

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  54. i'll take your height difference any day. mine is whopping 18". i've had people take pictures of us secretly and point and stare. they're not always welcome, but sometimes i find them funny.

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  55. Happy Belated Birthday Jen! I love your blog entries! They're awesome and helpful! And also I didn't start doing makeup until I was a junior year of college too but it's because I never knew how and started being interested in it through youtube. I see it as an art now! But I do believe that it's more important to be beautiful inside. And I'm a gleek too! ^_- Anyways hope you had a great birthday! Happy holidays! =)

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  56. unni~
    You're so awesome! I love reading your blogs because you seem so real and like an actual person (lol that may have sounded weird). I love how you really connect to your readers on a personal level :)

    Get well soon! And happy holidays! :)

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  57. Happy birthday, Jen!!

    Reading your blog always makes me so happy. You are too cute, and I just love everything you do! :)

    Blue Paper Lanterns

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  58. Happy Birthday!

    Did you know that the African wild dog's Latin name Lycaon pictus literally means "painted wolf"? It refers to the patchwork coloring of its coat.

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  59. happy birthday jen! your facts are really fun! and happy holidays! wish you the best! <3 Jhoy

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  60. happy belated birthday!

    i hope youll keep blogging into your 126th year =)

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  61. That's so cute Jen! I actually found a lot of things that we have in common. Thanks for sharing, loving you more^0^~

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  62. Happy belated birthday! I also play the violin, and i must say- so Asian! haha this is the first time commenting on your blog, but i love your blog! As a senior in high school, i'm currently getting a lot of tips of makeup from you 'cuz i do not wear makeup and thinking that maybe i should soon :D Thank you!

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  63. lol at your baby pic! XD you were so cute!
    i loved this post it was so much fun reading more about you!

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  64. You are adorable Jen! Happy Happy Birthday! ^^

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  65. jeeeeeeennn :D
    i absolutely loved this blog post of yours <3 hehe :)
    and aaaaaaw haha i think it's so cute that all your "special days" are multiples of 7.. :D coincidence? ;)
    annnd HAHAHAH "i don't care. i'll still wear flats." you go girl :)
    can't wait for your next post! ^^

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  66. Wow! It's a privilege to know more about you, Jen. I've read this post from beginning to end, by the way. I like the template of your blog too.

    I have blogger friends here in Ohio. Website design technique is the latest topic that I want to write in my blog. However, my sister wants to write about it too so it's just normal to let her do it instead. Thanks for allowing me to have a glimpse in your colorful life!

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  67. I don't normally leave comments, though i've been following you for soooo long. I'll try more in the future tho :p. have to become less lazy!

    anyway i am getting really off topic.. what I wanted to say is..

    Happy 26th Birthday Jen!!!!!!!
    Hope that your 26th year is filled with just as much happiness (if not, even MORE!) and best of luck to you!!!!

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  68. your picture when you are little is sooo cute!!!!^O^

    happy birthday Jen!:)

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  69. Wishing you the best day ever!!!!

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  70. You are too adorable! Love your sense of humor. We're definitely on the same page with that!

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  71. happy belated birthday....wow...yours is the day after mine....:)

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  72. Happy Belated Birthday! quick question what false lashes would you recommend?

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  73. ahhh im 2 days late but: happy birthday jen!!!

    love your post! i so did not kno that bout ringworms lol i thought they were 100% dangerous xD tho i still wouldnt play around with them haha but thats cool to kno!

    and that pic of u and ur sis is sooooo cuteeeeee :3

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  74. hey, Jen, if you ever run out of makeup tutorial ideas, could you possibly give, a makeup tutorial on Hyuna's look in Change - 4minute MV, some consideration? :)

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  75. Awww you're the cutest!!! I wish people didn't judge you so easily when you go out with your boyfriend.. it's rude. :( Best wishes to you and happy belated birthday :D

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  76. you are so cute!! I found your blog when I was looking for a gradient nail tutorial! Happy 26th Birthday by the way :) My best friend just turned 26 on the 15th.
    best wishes!!
    (I was born on my cousins birthday. I always thought it was fun when we were little :D)

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  77. wow o__o so much alike!! (well more than i thought would be alike anyway...)

    ~my favorite food is ice cream
    ~i'd rather be hot than cold. (im always cold too!! esp my hands >~< )
    ~play violin and piano
    ~LLOVE singing~ i want to hear you sing!!
    ~ i love designing/ making pretty things (although im not as good at it, good things come only every so often)

    i love your blog! hope you get better!

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  78. Happy birthday! Very interesting yet insightful. And yay I'm not the only one with a random food allergy!

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  79. Great blog, I've been reading it pretty much since you started! You seem like such a sweet person!! :) I'm working on a BFA in Industrial Design too! Where did you go to school? I go to RISD. Are you still doing ID related stuff?

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  80. Hi Jen!!! I really enjoyed reading these facts :) You should make more posts like this once in a while. Btw, what better way for you to introduce us to your husband than through the boyfriend/husband tag?? :D

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  81. Happy Birthday! I love your videos, can't believe you're 26.. you can pull of being in your early 20s for a while... =)

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  82. Hey Jen i came across this website. they are using your pictures on their products. they even photoshoped you for a before and after pic :( its horrible how they just use ur pic without permission. they even named you miss lee min yong. i'm sorry dear
    http://www.beautyprompt.com/wizContent.asp?wizConID=76&txtmMenu_ID=51

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  83. This comes belated, but happy birthday Jen! I love how your videos and posts are all so down-to-earth.. it makes me feel like you're talking to a friend! Wishing you all the best and sending you love from sunny Singapore! God bless :)

    - TK

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  84. Already wished you a happy birthday but HAPPY BIRTHDAY again! You look sooo good even when you're sick! :)

    I enjoyed learning these little tidbits about you... didn't know you were so crafty and can make a lace prom dress!

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  85. belated happy b-day. ur hair is great. Dye could rust. u should go on to acting. u r a natural!^.^! btw blogger fail'd me.


    cheryoli16

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  86. my boyfriend is 6"4 and I am 4"9 and we're both full blood Filipino! so i totally understand when people stares at you when you walk together! haha

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  87. i hope you had an amazing birthday!! i love your random facts hehe :) your silliness really comes through to your posts and makes it really fun to read your blog!

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  88. Hey Jen, I couldn't help but LOVE how your makeup is in your picture! Is there a tutorial for that or can you make one? 'Cause it looks natural and yet stunningly beautiful! :)

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  89. Happy Birthday Jen! I love your blog~

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  90. I can't believe you're 26. You seriously look 20. That's the perks of being asian. :D
    And taking good care of your skin. Song Hye Kyo doesn't look a day near 30.

    Happy Birthday Jen unnie!

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  91. when you first mentioned your pepperoni allergy, i thought you were kidding :X

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  92. Wow, happy birthday, Jen! And random fact, I'm super excited that we share the same birthday!! :D

    -Patricia

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  93. happy belated birthday Jen!

    and i love ice cream too.
    i am from argentina and here almost all dessert have dulce de leche. lol
    i love the flavor dulce de leche granizado
    has chocolate chip ^^

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  94. Jen, I love your blog~~~happy birthday and good luck...

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  95. Girl you're 26? I'm 19 and I feel like I look older than you! Hahaha! Anyway, happy birthday!

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  96. Hey Jen!
    okay. YOU ARE SO COOL. I have like a lot of the same interests as you-- art design, all kinds of artistic expression, like music, art, makeup, acting, singing, dancing :)! I think your skills are superior to mine :) But I'm learning! Anyway, thank you so much for making these wonderful videos and blogs! Have a wonderful, fun, cute holiday season! <3<3 Take care!
    Best,
    Shirla

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  97. happy belated birthday! my bday is on the 16th and my cousin (who is 10 years older than me) also has the same bday as me!

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  98. Great post!!!

    Happy belated birthday!!

    You looked uber cute in your baby picture!!!! :)

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  99. I will love to see a picture of your prom dress that you made :)

    Happy Birthday Jen!

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  100. This was a great post. I love the same shows as you, and I totally agree that everyone should go out that put-together on a daily basis. It would be so much more fun to look at. I liked learning new things about you :)

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  101. I love the glasses! Can I ask, where you got them?

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  102. Hi Jen!

    I loveee your blog! My ex and I were also 14.5' apart, and though some people stared at us, we didn't care :)

    Keep up the great makeup tips, love your vids as well! :)

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  103. I really appreciate people who share there experiences to everybody. Thanks!

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  104. i am a new subscriber so my comment is a bit late but I want to point out something about no. 25 on your list.

    me and my bf's dates are multiples of 4 instead of 7:
    his birthday is on 4th, mine is on the 16th and we officially became a couple on the 28th XD

    what a coincidence!!

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  105. Wow we have so many things in common! I have a good visual memory, I played piano in the past, I was a theatre arts club member in highschool, I was a choir member, I've been a spelling bee champion in elementary and highschool, my hubby is 14 inches taller than me, and we're both Asians. ^-^

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  106. I was voted "Most Artistic" in my high school graduating class too! :D

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  107. 16. Too hot rather than too cold?
    I used to think the same way but.... Having 45'C in Athens at summer, I changed my mind :)

    Love your blog

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