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20th Anniversary Tamagotchi Review

I’ve always wanted toc! I remember having a knock off brand as a kid. When I heard that they are releasing Tamagotchi’s for their 20th anniversary, it was a must have! Here is my review for the 20th Anniversary of the Tamagotchi.

I bought mine at Barnes and Nobles for $14.99. It came in 6 different colors:

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I ended up getting the dark pink one for myself and the white one for my husband.

The Tamagotchi was much smaller than I expected. Though it is 20% smaller than the original, it still packs a punch.

 

The buttons were easy to press and the size allowed me to hang on my bag, or belt without it being too bulky.

When I first opened the box, there was a slip I had to pull to create the egg. This is the highlight of my Tamagotchi – after the slip was pulled, an egg rolled out and it started pulsing! I remember waiting minutes – which felt like hours, watching and waiting for my Tamagotchi to hatch!

Once it hatched, an eggling bounced onto the screen. Pretty soon I was able to feed and give it snacks/water. There;s three basic buttons on the Tamagotchi . From left to right, A, B, and C.

Pressing A will allow you to feed your pet. B confirns the action. Pressing B by itself shows you the time. C is cancel.

What’s nice is that I was able to put my Ta magotchi on silent so I can bring to work. To do this, hold down A and C. Every once in a while, I would check on it without hearing a loud beep. My Tamagotchi evolved to three stages. Midway though the last stage, I got bored of my Tamagotchi. I left my Tamagotchi unattended for a day and the next time I checked, it had a skull and a cross.

Overall, if I had a Tamagotchi as a kid, I definitely would be more in tuned with the toy. It’s great that they decide to bring back the Tamagotchi for the nostalgic feelings. Great comeback!

11 Things To Be Thankful For

Thanksgiving is coming up. Often, it’s easy to forget what we have and take things for granted. I believe that we shouldn’t give thanks and feel happy for what we one day of the entire year. Instead, I think it should be an everyday thought…

But for holiday cheers, here a few items on my list that I am thankful for.

  1. Parents 
    • I love my parents! They have always been my support and my go to! Despite how much trouble I have given them, they give me their unconditional love. I wouldn’t be who and where I am without them.
  2. Shelter
    • I’m happy that I have a home to live in with working electricity and water. I feel like many times, we take having a roof over our heads for granted, but I truly am grateful.
  3. Health
    • I really appreciate my health. Without that I would have restrains on my physical, mental, financial and social well-being.
  4. Sunshine
    • I love sunshine 🙂 It makes my day brighter
  5. My Pets
    • My pets enhance my life. I can’t express how much they brighten my day after work or when I feel like I’m at my lowest.  We have a very special bond…They are truly my best friend (s).
  6. Clean Water
    • Clean water – something we use each day, but taken for granted. I love clean drinking water!
  7. My Job
    • Sometimes I dread waking up in the early morning, but I am thankful that I have a job to wake up to.
  8. Freedom
    • This includes having that freedom think and act as I please (in a morally humane manner).
  9. Warm Clothes 
    • I’m thankful I have warm clothes to keep me safe and warm.
  10. Life
    • Cliche – but I love feeling alive. 

My First Month Blogging

My First Month Blogging: What I Learned, What I Should Have Done 

I pretty much dived into blogging without any experience. Prior to creating my blog, I spent a few days reading many start-up blogs and tutorial guides to get started. I figured the best way to learn is to get my hands dirty. It’s been one month since the start up of my blog.

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Morning Routines to Change Your Life

Morning Routines to Change Your Life

 

Do you feel like your mornings are very rushed? Like there is not enough time to get anything done? Or perhaps you’re not a morning person and you’d like to become more alive in the mornings. Your mornings affects your overall day… Here are a few tips to improve your mornings!

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3 Tips to Own Your Morning

3 Tips to Own Your Morning

 

Morning can be extremely stressful, especially if your mornings are busy as mine. I’m usually not a morning person, so when I snooze my alarm and wake up later than usually, I begin to panic.

My mornings use to effect the pulse of my days (check out my post on HOW TO BE MORE POSITIVE HERE) so if my mornings started off on a bad start, my day will seemed like it fell apart.

Continue reading below to ensure that you have a productive morning to reduce rushing!

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Useful and quick organization tips !

Useful and quick organization tips !

Anyone who has a busy schedule knows that life can be extremely overwhelming with the amount of task to do in a day! It can be hectic when your day adds more to-dos to your list!

 

Since high school, I’ve learned the many ways to help me keep organized. Here are 4 ways that I’ve used to keep me organized and sane!

 

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What I was taught growing up being a girl

  1. A girl’s job is to cook and clean
  2. Never raise your voice
  3. You can never be President
  4. Don’t play rough because that will give you scars
  5. Don’t trust boys
  6. Always ask for help from a boy.. even if you know the answer!

These are the six things that my mama taught me growing up. First of all, family is very traditional and conservative. We are born and raised to have families. That’s it. My family follow gender roles. Women clean after men, men make the decisions, women need to be passive, gentle, dependent and nurturing. Men are the leaders, protective, independent and dominant. 

Looking back, the things that I was taught (see list above) were ridiculous. Yet, I follow about 80% of them.

My mind was like a sponge then. I soaked in any information that was given to me. Everything my parents taught me, I obeyed, and growing up I believed in these silly beliefs. 
I feel like I was limited to do the things I want to do — because I am a girl.

I couldn’t play the sports I wanted to because I might fall and have scars on my body. No boy would want a girl with ugly scars. We were shunned upon becoming doctors because it was too much schooling is involved (I was told that boys would not want a ‘old’ girl for being in school too long. I was also told to have children young).

I was told to ask for help even when I knew the answer (this I never did!). Boys like to feel knowledgeable, because knowledge is power. 

I was taugh to never trust a boy or be alone with a boy because boys will take advantage of you. All boys will. (Again, not true!) 

But, I think, one of my worst memories was when I was with my mother where we were both watching TV. She asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I told her I wanted to be the President. I was scorned at. She told me, girls can never be President. I would be shot and in danger being the President because, I am a girl. 

Now this, enraged me. What makes me different than everyone else? Why should girls be limited to what they can and cannot do? Girls are very much capable to do anything a boy can do. 

But, I know better now. 

I am not limited nor my actions are not defined by my gender. And this is what I will teach my children one day.

 What were some things that you were taught because of your gender?


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