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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.



The Ministry of Health spot checks imported cosmetics in China.

Of the 43,125 cosmetic products investigated, 10.5% of imported powder puffs, lip shines and eye sparklers failed to meet quality standards.

Domestic products failed at an 8.3% rate.

I guess that means the ladies, and increasingly men, have a one in ten chance of having their skin break out in hives or worse when trying to put their clown mask, er,  pretty face on to impress or otherwise scare potential suitors.

How do you like them odds?

Japan’s SK-II cosmetics failed tests last year when control authorities “discovered chromium and neodymium in twelve SK-II products.”

“My, don’t you look lovely. What’s that you are wearing?”

“Some chemical compound that I can’t pronounce or spell from Japan that might cause me to break out so I can sue the pants off the rich Japanese.”

“Oh, honey. Where can I buy some of that?”

So, why do girls paint themselves up?

What could be scarier than marrying someone only to take her home and learn she really DOES look like her mother?

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.

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