Hope You Had a Very Merry Christmas!

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This year, I gave my little sister a new shower system (with filtration!!!) I’m sure that’s just what she wanted. Aren’t I the best gift giver? She’d certainly say so. 😉

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She made her gift for me (which turned out to be an absolutely incredible photo album of our childhood) at around 2AM the night leading into Christmas so she had no choice but to wrap it in toilet paper since she couldn’t go downstairs for wrapping paper…

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My mom unwrapped 2 lemons and 2 limes (all wrapped individually by yours truly. ^.^ ) But for good reason! I also purchased a fruit infusing water bottle for her. So now she can cut up the lemons and limes and make her first glass of flavored water with the infuser.

I think my dad is the only one who didn’t get a weird gift this year.

How was your holiday? Did you get any strange gifts this year?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering

Here, I gather my Japanese Hanafuda playing cards. 12 months. 4 seasons. Many flowers. The term “Hanafuda” directly translates to English as “flower cards.” Each of the Japanese flower cards is symbolic of a flower from one of the twelve months …

Charging my Phone with the Christmas Spirit

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I’m obsessed with one of my most recent impulse buys: a Christmas Light iPhone Charger! What better way to spend the time leading up to Christmas than by charging my phone with a cable that uses same lights I also string across my Christmas tree? That’s logical, right?

Now my phone will charge in the spirit of Christmas.

Also, you may have noticed my Manatea tea steeper in the background! Isn’t he adorable???

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I decided to keep his name as Manatea.

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petting manatea good manatea

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I actually went on a tangent of random online impulse-buys around the time of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I’ll have to share some of the other things I purchased once I muster up enough energy. In the meantime, sweet manatea will make me a cup of warm honey lemon tea for my throat.

The Fact that HIV “Exists” Blows My Mind

As terrifying as viruses are, you have to admit, there is something absolutely incredible about them. Today, December 1st,  is World AIDS Day. Through this day, we honor those who currently have, had, and eventually will have a lifelong infection of HIV. HIV or the …