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I'v been so stressed lately so what i do is i eat some ginger as a snack then exfoliate it helps calm me down whats your beauty stress reliever?

officegal

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sarithor wrote:

You know, Electricity in water and scolding hot water does sound crazy, but I've always been in awe of how asians age so beautifully. Once I started a new job, and I made friends with this girl Cindy really quickly. For the longest time I thought she was around my age which at the time was 22-23 until one day she was totally depressed because her birthday was coming up. I asked her why? and she told me she was turning 39!! I couldn't believe it! I thought she was lying. She had to show me her I.D. to prove it lol.  She's not the first asian woman I believed to be younger than she is, she is just the most I've ever been off on an age lol. She looked almost 20 years younger than she actually was. She said it was probably her diet, and skin care routine, but really asians might know the true secrets to staying young lol. Maybe electricity in water and scolding hot water is where it is at lol.


 

I'm 32 and attending school with 20 year olds who think I'm one of them.  There's a funny "chart" of how Asian women age that I came across a few days ago.  Basically, the woman looks the same from teenager to young woman to young mother, then suddenly after menopause she ages drastically.  It's exactly what happened to my mother - she looked 35 at most for the longest time and now suddenly she's in grannville.

 

Yesterday I was trying to buy the monthly public transit pass and because I'm a student I get the discounted card.  The conductor at the booth asked me if I needed the high school or the post-secondary.  Doh.  When I'm in my student/comfy clothes, there's just no avoiding this no matter what I do.

mermadelove

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officegal wrote:

 


sarithor wrote:

You know, Electricity in water and scolding hot water does sound crazy, but I've always been in awe of how asians age so beautifully. Once I started a new job, and I made friends with this girl Cindy really quickly. For the longest time I thought she was around my age which at the time was 22-23 until one day she was totally depressed because her birthday was coming up. I asked her why? and she told me she was turning 39!! I couldn't believe it! I thought she was lying. She had to show me her I.D. to prove it lol.  She's not the first asian woman I believed to be younger than she is, she is just the most I've ever been off on an age lol. She looked almost 20 years younger than she actually was. She said it was probably her diet, and skin care routine, but really asians might know the true secrets to staying young lol. Maybe electricity in water and scolding hot water is where it is at lol.


 

I'm 32 and attending school with 20 year olds who think I'm one of them.  There's a funny "chart" of how Asian women age that I came across a few days ago.  Basically, the woman looks the same from teenager to young woman to young mother, then suddenly after menopause she ages drastically.  It's exactly what happened to my mother - she looked 35 at most for the longest time and now suddenly she's in grannville.

 

Yesterday I was trying to buy the monthly public transit pass and because I'm a student I get the discounted card.  The conductor at the booth asked me if I needed the high school or the post-secondary.  Doh.  When I'm in my student/comfy clothes, there's just no avoiding this no matter what I do.


That's too funny!!! The moist shocking thing like that happened to me about 4 years ago. I went to a gas station to by a scratch ticket. The manager came running over and stopped the person who was going to sell it to and angrily demamnded to see my ID. "I was like: "For what??" And she was like "To buy the lottery ticket. I need to know how old you are." I said "How old do you have to be?" She said "18." I laughed as I handed her my liscense and said "LAdy, I'm TWICE that age!"

 

That hasn't happened in a while, though....... :smileysad:

LOL!

officegal

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mermadelove wrote:

That's too funny!!! The moist shocking thing like that happened to me about 4 years ago. I went to a gas station to by a scratch ticket. The manager came running over and stopped the person who was going to sell it to and angrily demamnded to see my ID. "I was like: "For what??" And she was like "To buy the lottery ticket. I need to know how old you are." I said "How old do you have to be?" She said "18." I laughed as I handed her my liscense and said "LAdy, I'm TWICE that age!"

 

That hasn't happened in a while, though....... :smileysad:

LOL!


 

Hee!  Great moment!

 

That reminds me of the time I left my ID at home when I went to a club and was forced to say to the bouncers, "LOOK, I'M 30, OKAY?  WOULD I SAY THAT WERE IT NOT TRUE???"  It worked, but as I passed by, I heard one of them repeat slowly, "She's actually thiiiiiiiiirty..." like it was completely unheard of.  LOL

mermadelove

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mermadelove wrote:

That's too funny!!! The moist shocking thing like that happened to me about 4 years ago. I went to a gas station to by a scratch ticket. The manager came running over and stopped the person who was going to sell it to and angrily demamnded to see my ID. "I was like: "For what??" And she was like "To buy the lottery ticket. I need to know how old you are." I said "How old do you have to be?" She said "18." I laughed as I handed her my liscense and said "LAdy, I'm TWICE that age!"

 

That hasn't happened in a while, though....... :smileysad:

LOL!


 

Hee!  Great moment!

 

That reminds me of the time I left my ID at home when I went to a club and was forced to say to the bouncers, "LOOK, I'M 30, OKAY?  WOULD I SAY THAT WERE IT NOT TRUE???"  It worked, but as I passed by, I heard one of them repeat slowly, "She's actually thiiiiiiiiirty..." like it was completely unheard of.  LOL


ROTFLMAO!

We just should cosider ourselves lucky! Yesterday at work one of my friends was bemoaning the fact that she was turning thirty--THIRTY!! --because it was OLD!!!!!!

I playfully started yelling at her and demanded that she guess how old I was turning this year. Our other friend yelled:

"The big 4-0!!!!" Before she could answer and she was like "WHAT?!?!? NO WAY!!!!!"

 

She thought I was in my twenties, too. My mother still looks like she's in her 40's-- but she dyes her hair. LOL!

mermadelove

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sarithor wrote:

You know, Electricity in water and scolding hot water does sound crazy, but I've always been in awe of how asians age so beautifully. Once I started a new job, and I made friends with this girl Cindy really quickly. For the longest time I thought she was around my age which at the time was 22-23 until one day she was totally depressed because her birthday was coming up. I asked her why? and she told me she was turning 39!! I couldn't believe it! I thought she was lying. She had to show me her I.D. to prove it lol.  She's not the first asian woman I believed to be younger than she is, she is just the most I've ever been off on an age lol. She looked almost 20 years younger than she actually was. She said it was probably her diet, and skin care routine, but really asians might know the true secrets to staying young lol. Maybe electricity in water and scolding hot water is where it is at lol.


 

 

I have an ionic foot bath ( made in China-- you should read the translations in the glossy 'instructional' booklet)

that works on this electricity in water principal. And I've used it and it works for detox. But actually feeling a zap sounds scary to me! I would be bnold enough to try it --with a group of friends!!

 

pocketvenus

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@mermadelove Wow, I don't think I could even handle that for my feet! I'm curious - do you still use it? Did you find it made a big difference?

mermadelove

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@pocketvenus: IT doesn't feel zappy AT ALL. It acts as a full body detox through the feet the negative and positive ion fluctuations in the water are supposed to draw toxins out of your body. I've done it a number of times and have to say that I noticed a dfference in my energy levels. Actually, I ws thinking of doing it again because I'm feeling like I could use a good detox. :smileyhappy:

sarithor

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hahaha, I look my age I think... 25, but what throws people off is my voice :smileysad: I have a high pitched, child-like voice... I've been compared to the girl in "Little Shop of Horrors" the blonde... I can't think of her name. I KNOW its not that bad, but its bad haha. I can't stand to hear my voice on recording. I cringe everytime. Its sad when telemarketers call my phone and ask  if my "mommy" is home... omg that drives me insane. I've had a couple call center jobs too and when the customers get mad, they assume I'm in India and the company I work for uses Child Labor. Sometimes that would make me soo mad I would tell them I was 46 with a grandchild lol. That usually shut them up. I got teased  ALOT in high school about it. I dreaded public speaking. Everyone would mimic me. I've had people tell me not to talk because my voice annoyed them. I would go home crying... cause I think if they were making fun of the way I look, I would be able to handle it more, cause I can change my looks. But I can't ever change my voice. People have told me I should do cartoon voice overs... I mean thats the first thing people want to talk about when it comes to voice and everyone has a different reaction to it. I'm slowly starting to love my voice, but its a sloooow process haha.

officegal

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sarithor wrote:

hahaha, I look my age I think... 25, but what throws people off is my voice :smileysad: I have a high pitched, child-like voice... I've been compared to the girl in "Little Shop of Horrors" the blonde... I can't think of her name. I KNOW its not that bad, but its bad haha. I can't stand to hear my voice on recording. I cringe everytime. Its sad when telemarketers call my phone and ask  if my "mommy" is home... omg that drives me insane. I've had a couple call center jobs too and when the customers get mad, they assume I'm in India and the company I work for uses Child Labor. Sometimes that would make me soo mad I would tell them I was 46 with a grandchild lol. That usually shut them up. I got teased  ALOT in high school about it. I dreaded public speaking. Everyone would mimic me. I've had people tell me not to talk because my voice annoyed them. I would go home crying... cause I think if they were making fun of the way I look, I would be able to handle it more, cause I can change my looks. But I can't ever change my voice. People have told me I should do cartoon voice overs... I mean thats the first thing people want to talk about when it comes to voice and everyone has a different reaction to it. I'm slowly starting to love my voice, but its a sloooow process haha.


 

I imagine you as having a Sarah Vowell voice!  At least it's cute rather than repulsive, right?  :smileywink:  It's gotta be the worst for straight guys with abnormally high-pitched voices.

sarithor

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Haha I had to look her up.. yeah fairly similar.. I think mines just a little higher, but not far off. The one thing I truely hate though is when I yell, it gets higher, but not really louder... so, its so pointless for me to yell if you're standing far away, or in a loud area, cause it makes it harder to hear me lol. I have a really good horror movie scream though hahaha. Ear splitting. Screaming can be a good stress reliever if you're really mad haha.

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Okay, I'm completely incompetent at "quoting" someone's past comment, but re: officegal's comment about men with high pitched voices -- aren't people always making fun of David Beckham for his voice? I just don't understand. I think I have to side with Victoria Beckham, who, in a recent interview, said something to the effect of: "I've never noticed that about his voice. Just LOOK at him!" Um, exactly.

 

I know that wasn't your point -- I DO agree that it would be awful for men who do have a super high pitched voice and do *not* look like David Beckham.

 

: )

 

 

 

 

mermadelove

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katie1724 wrote:

Okay, I'm completely incompetent at "quoting" someone's past comment, but re: officegal's comment about men with high pitched voices -- aren't people always making fun of David Beckham for his voice? I just don't understand. I think I have to side with Victoria Beckham, who, in a recent interview, said something to the effect of: "I've never noticed that about his voice. Just LOOK at him!" Um, exactly.

 

I know that wasn't your point -- I DO agree that it would be awful for men who do have a super high pitched voice and do *not* look like David Beckham.

 

: )

 

 

 

 


To quote: When you want to answer someone and quote them, hit the pink reply button in their post. Then once the message box comes up,the quote button is right next to the spell check button. You can delete whatever you don't want to quote.

:smileyhappy:

 

 

 

And when I was younger, up until about 24, telemarketers would be like "Hi,little boy (!!!) is your mother home?"

:smileysurprised:

officegal

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mermadelove wrote:

 

And when I was younger, up until about 24, telemarketers would be like "Hi,little boy (!!!) is your mother home?"

:smileysurprised:


 

LMAO, mermade!!!

 

That reminds me of when my brother was little and answer the phone, people would always assume he was me or one of our sisters.  Poor thing used to get so upset.  Then he went through that awful adolescent stage and suddenly his voice deepened almost overnight.

 

Mine is a bit on the high side but not overly so.  I have to modulate it to a lower pitch in order to be taken more seriously, though.  And stop saying "like" too much, which became a habit at some point I don't know how.

 

Re: David Beckham - I don't think I've ever heard his voice!!  But high pitched men's voice is a total turn off with me.  It almost doesn't matter what he looks like... even when he looks like Becks. 

katie1724

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@mermadelove: Thanks for the hint!

officegal

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Went to the spa today!  Stress relief indeed!  I got a nice facial and feel so relaxed.  :smileyhappy:

 

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mermadelove

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@officegal: OMG!! How beautiful! I am getting ready to go to the spa TODAY!

 

@everyone: I would be a little more excited than I am feeling now, but I have a migraine. Again. I'm hoping this gets rid of the last one of them once and for all!

I'll take pics and post, too!!

Have a great day, gals!

 

pocketvenus

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@officegal That looks lovely! You've inspired me. I thinking of heading to a B&B in Niagara and visiting a spa.

 

@mermadelove Feel better soon! <3 Also, thanks for the quote tutorial :smileyhappy:

 

re: voices - I find in addition to lowering one's voice, speaking slower can also help.

mermadelove

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Back from the spa!!!

I didn't take pics of the spa, but I will take pics of my mani/pedi. My migraine went away for about 3hours, but I do feel much better than when I got up this morning!

Here's what I did today:

 

Steam room with eucalyptus spray

 

Cool water pool dip

 

Hydro massage followed immediately by

 

Swedish massage

 

Spa lunch:

 celeriac and leek soup with flaxseed bread

organic salad greens with seaweed and crushed hemp and chia seeds

black beans, sauteed zucchini and summer squash, cousous salad with lemon and herbs

herbal tea

 seaweed tonic

spelt cake with cacao nibs and raw honey

 

Spa pedicure with foot and leg massage and salt scrub- OPI Austin-tacious Turquoise

Spa Manicure with arm massage and sugar scrub - OPI The Color to Watch

 

I totally fell asleep during the mani/pedi which I SO needed!!!

 

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prettyinpa

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Your nail colors are awesome!  And your ring set is gorgeous!  What nice pictures you posted!

 

Your spa trip sounds wonderful. There aren't any spas near me in Central PA, the nearest one is hours away in Hershey, where they have chocolate wraps (you get wrapped up in chocolate soaked wrappings and lie around with this on)! I'm not sure I could stand being wrapped in chocolate, I might get tempted to just eat the stuff!

mermadelove

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prettyinpa wrote:

Your nail colors are awesome!  And your ring set is gorgeous!  What nice pictures you posted!

 

Your spa trip sounds wonderful. There aren't any spas near me in Central PA, the nearest one is hours away in Hershey, where they have chocolate wraps (you get wrapped up in chocolate soaked wrappings and lie around with this on)! I'm not sure I could stand being wrapped in chocolate, I might get tempted to just eat the stuff!


Yeah......getting wrapped in chocolate sounds like a particularly ingenious form of torture!

Thanks for the compliments!

daisy346

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Your mani/pedi looks amazing!! Now I'm inspired to get one...I do have an appointment for a facial in a couple weeks. I'm glad you had a nice day at the spa; it sounds like you needed some relaxation.

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