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On Dirty Dozen: When too "OC" becomes careless! (sometimes?)

Honey, my eldest, loves to eat fruits. She's familiar with apples, oranges or grapes as early as when she was 2 yrs old. But for some time in between, I stopped buying those fruits just because they are in the Dirty Dozen list.
And...somehow not buying those fruits affected my second child, Jiggy.
Ok! Ok! I admit! I had doubts and become paranoid when I read the article about dirty dozen thingy.

The Dirty Dozen List:
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a non-profit American environmental organization that specializes in research and advocacy in the areas of toxic chemicals, agricultural subsidies, public lands, and corporate accountability (source: Wikipedia).
This group checks the pesticides content on fruits and vegetables. These fruits and vegetables, as I understand, are rank according to the pesticide absorption amount. Thus Dirty Dozen is created to list down top-12 fruits having the highest substance content from pesticides.
Don't be alarm though, they also rank f…

My Chun-li and My Tigger for Halloween 2014

I planned not to let my kids join Halloween because:
- I personally don't like Halloween. Period.
- This is the time of the year when spooky ghost stories is in every screens from almost all tv stations or movie houses. It gives me goosebumps.
- I don't want them to remember that this is the time for dressing up as witches, vampires, white lady ghost or monster. Ugh! I hate it!
- I don't like the idea that there such thing as a time for supernatural weird or evil things. No! No! No! 

Instead, I want them to remember that this is the time:
- when we remember saints, notable people recognized for being righteous;
- when we make time to remember our departed loved ones;
- when kids take loads of sweet treats like candies and chocolates.

But because of school invitation, my kids did joined this year's Halloween but not dressed as spooky characters but as:
Chun-Li and Tigger