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Thank you and we hope to see you there!
I want to say Thank you to my team, Jonathan Reyes, Rachel Tan, and Chris Peter for working with me at this event. Customers visited our booth throughout the day. It was pretty busy. We missed taking a lunch break but we had a great dinner together. GOOD NEWS- we reached our goal so we decided to call the event a success.
Our first customer was a deaf guy who bought a tee from the new line of Paha shirts. He wore it right after he purchased it. I guess he was proud to wear the Paha! shirt at Deaf Nation.
A teenage girl wanted to wear the “Don’t scream I am not that deaf” tee. She went to the cash table with her deaf mother. Her mother thought the shirt was free and she told her daughter “ YOU DO NOT NEED THIS SHIRT BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT DEAF”. The teen did not buy the shirt and she was really sad.
I wondered why the girl would want this shirt. I guess that she wanted to give a message to her parents, who may have been talking to her in a loud voice. I tend to talk to my parents in a loud voice too. Maybe they would want to wear this shirt. Funny!!
The crowning moment of this day was my interview with the LA Times reporter. Her article about me came out the following day.
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The by MARA team and I are looking forward to the next Deaf World Expo in July 19-23 2010. We hope to see you all in Vegas!
One Love Over Violence
January 31, 2009
Jennifer Burnett, who is one of my good friends, is involved in a non-profit organization called “Peace Over Violence” (POV). Jennifer invited me to be a part of her fundraiser event, which was a fashion show. The fashion show was called “One Love Over Violence,” and I was glad to help out and support the cause. Not only that, I love to share my clothing line with anyone who wants to see my designs.
The event was a huge success! The fashion show was packed with people who enjoyed watching the models who wore clothes from my Handshapes and Silhouettes line. In addition to the fashion show, there was a special theme that accompanied the POV fundraising event. The models modeled African dresses that were made by a woman from Africa.
At last, I want to send my special thanks to:
Jennifer Burnett – Host
Peggy Reyna – House owner
Sheena McFeely – Event Planner
Jonathan Reyes – Mara’s Assistant
Jessica Sanchez – Mara’s Assistant
Davis Nyguyen – Volunteer
Here are some pictures from our "vacation"...
We are really looking forward to our big day in September!!! We can hardly wait!
March 13, 2009
Matador March reminded me of great memories from the first Deaf CSUNians' fashion show that was hosted by an old friend of mine, Kristi Doris, in 2003. I was involved in the fashion show as a model and it was fun to walk the runway with other models. We all had a blast and this group was the best team.
2nd Annual Sign 'n Run 5K
at Cal State University, Northridge
April 29, 3009
I didn’t know what to do on my birthday. I was not scheduled to work on Wednesday but everyone else was at work. But luckily, my best friend Jessica Sanchez visited me right after she came back from NYC the day before my birthday. We spent my birthday by catching up on our recent news and changes in our lives over lunch, and we went to a nail salon where she treated me to a manicure and pedicure. Jessica and I also went to Santa Monica and shopped on Third Street Promenade, and we went to the beach and watched the sunset. After that, Jonathan joined Jessica and I for dinner after his night class. We had a good time together.
During the last few years of my college years, I used to go and sit on the beach and watch the sunset in Santa Monica by myself when I was stressed out in my personal life. When I noticed Jessica was stressed out and overwhelmed in her personal life, I decided to take her to Santa Monica to watch the sunset with me. During those times, especially while watching the sunset, we enjoyed relaxing on the beach and found that sunsets at the beach lightened up our mood, even if it was just for a little while. It gave us a nice break from reality. During those moments, it was the best feeling ever. I’m so grateful to have Jessica, who is always there for me.When was the last time you watched a sunset? I recommend you go to the beach, sit on the sand and watch a sunset or even a sunrise. Take some time out of your day, go to the beach and watch one of nature's beautiful sights! It is therapeutic!
I went out to dinner with my family and Jon’s parents at Burner Barn in Pasadena. It was a mini feast and the food was GOOD! I had a good time with them.
Deaf Nation Expo in Pomona, CA
May 2, 2009
Matt Hamil was my booth neighbor; his booth was right behind mine. He is a martial arts fighter for Ultimate Fighters Championship (UFC). Jon and I have watched a few of his fights, and he is really good. We are proud of Matt for his hard work and efforts in representing his amazing abilities. Matt is the only deaf fighter in the UFC and he was there at the Expo, selling shirts as a fundraiser that will help support him in his training as he prepares for the next UFC match. There were a lot of fans at his booth. Near the close of the Expo, we traded our shirts and took a picture together. =)
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I also want to send special thanks to my models who were willing to volunteer their time:
Thank you for your time and patience with me! You all did a wonderful job! lmL
Wow! I wrote about six different events in one sitting!! From now on, I will try my best to update the blog more often and consistently. I hope you've enjoyed reading my blog.
If you have any questions about this or By Mara company, feel free to contact me at Info@bymaracollection.com
Hope you have an awesome summer!
The 2008 holiday season was the best ever! Early in the month of December, my family, Jon and I went to Las Vegas. We all went to the Pac Man vs. Oscar de la Hoya boxing match. We supported Pac Man. Of course Pacquiao won after old Oscar gave up in the eighth round. I had a great time with the family, short but good time with my best friend during her cousin's bachelorette weekend, playing poker and clubbing in Rok club in New York, New York, and in the Bank club in Bellagio.
Anyway. Jon and I were sad when we had to leave Las Vegas. We had to leave our friends since they were staying for another night and go back to reality.