I am a "Horse" which is the animal that is associated with chinese zodiac sign. I am friendly,cheerful,honest but impatient. The same attributes that describes Oprah. She's also a horse.
Ex Factor Nightmares My name is Jeannette , I've been trying to sing to the world for years, since I'm past the age limit to be on american idol, I tried americas got talent. got rejected 3 years in a ro… [more]
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auty was never a concern in my household.,my mother was obsessed with hygiene and cleanliness. The most dreaded task was "Teeth brushing" According to American Dental Association, a 3 minutes brushing with toothpaste in circular motion is enough to keep one's teeth free from bacteria, but growing up in Haiti that recommendation was unknown, it was a 3 steps process..The first step was to wrapped the index finger with a small coton cloth, moisten and deep it in ground charcoal,and brush, the second step was repeated the same way wth bi-carbonate, the third step was repeated using a toothbrush and toothpaste. The french toothpaste called "Fluocaril"was kept under lock so my mother had to squeeze a pea size on the toothbrush . To no avail I've tried to skip the first 2 steps..For numerous reasons,I never like when my mother combed my hair, she used a large amount of unrefined smelly "Palma Christi" oil to soften my nappy and coarse hair which dripped on each side of my face and down my forehead, then she'd washed my face all over again. based on the fact I was not allowed to look in the mirror nor did I have access to one, my friends used to make fun of the hairstyles. I could not show any disrespect to my parents, but I asked a trusted neighbor to comb my hair the night before,because she used a nice scented vaseline. We didn't have a clock, my mother awoke at 5 am every morning at the crowning of Roosters., she prepared breakfast and woke me up at 5:30. My school was a 10 minutes walk from our home, but my parents set-up standard routine that had to be followed before leaving the house. I was the oldest of 3 siblings so the set the example on me.I had to eat breakfast before putting on my uniforms to avoid staining my white blouse, the skirt was navy blue, she still checked to make sure the pleats were properly aligned. My father was a pastor, he set-up rules that I later found out were weird. The weirdest one was. if he or my mother.passed a "Gas" it was my responsibility or my other siblings's to say sorry, we would beeen severely punished if we did the same thing even by mistake. There was a tree in front of our house that produced Mangos, my mother used to eat a lot of them, therefore she passed Gas like they were going out of style, I found myself saying sorry to her every 5 minutes. Then I decided to outsmart her. After each mango I would disappeared. to go to the bathroom which was a few yards away. As I grew older I couldn't understand why I was forced to used charcoal on my teeth and the more I used it, the less sense it made. My father was a shoemaker by day and a pastor by nights and week-ends, as a result there were always a slew of people in our home, when my father introduced me as his daughter they all said... Your daughter has a beautiful smile, He never replied. .After I hit puberty I got more compliments for my smile and the huge lower quadrant of my back..My light bulb moment was when one day one of my school made a remark, in which she said. Jeannette...When I take a close look at you, you are Not beautiful, you simply have a nice smile. I had to see for myself the smile everyone was talking about.I didn't have access to a mirror, but Josette the servant did. As soon as I got home I pulled her to the side and asked to borrow her little mirror, she was concerned she'd get in trouble, but I begged her to let me look at my smile, then from her metal suitcase, she pulled out a tiny mirror and handed it to me and asked me to hurry up !! I placed the mirror close to my lips to avoid looking at my entire face and I smiled. .I was not too impressed I asked Josette for her opinion, she then said... You have white teeth and they are well proportioned that combination gives you a beautiful smile. From that point on I voluntarily used the ground charcoal... The first time I went to the dentist I was 29 years old already living in America. I had my first cavity at 40. Charcoal removes tartar and plaque, Bi- carbonate whitened my teeth and the minty toothpaste my mother kept under lock added the final touch and freshened my breath. My smile do Not waiver whatever the size of the curved ball life decide to throw my way! Peace!!
When I was a youngster beauty was never a concern in my household.,my mother was obsessed with hygiene and cleanliness. The most dreaded task was "Teeth brushing" According to American Dental Association, a 3 minutes brushing with toothpaste in circular motion is enough to keep one's teeth free from bacteria, but growing up in Haiti that recommendation was unknown, it was a 3 steps process..The first step was to wrapped the index finger with a small coton cloth, moisten and deep it in ground charcoal,and brush, the second step was repeated the same way wth bi-carbonate, the third step was repeated using a toothbrush and toothpaste. The french toothpaste called "Fluocaril"was kept under lo… [more]
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