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Monday, May 30, 2011

Another Iya's Milestones


Bago Mo Sabihing Naiinis Ka Sakin, Tanong Mo Muna Kung Natutuwa Ako Sayo

This is by far the longest title in almost 4 years of blogging.

And yet this is the most perfect title to use for this blog.

I've learned a lot of lesson lately. All this time I thought I have helped a true person (not friend) but a person. Fine! I get it, it's really hard to bounce back from a devastating break-up. If you call it devastating. So devastating that you had to drink 4 gulps of isopropyl and went into self-destructive pattern. BUT FOR A GUY?! oh please!

Sino nga bang kaibigan ang matutuwa, pinatuloy ko na nga para maayos nya ang kanyang buhay at sarili in the end ako pa nanira. Excuse me! First of, it's not my fault if you went through this whole fucking turmoil. It's not my fault if in the first instance, hindi ka nakinig. Second, we treated you as a person in our home. Even if you have invaded my privacy and so is the use of my laptop without my knowledge still, I treated you as a person. Yes, it's true we have lots of complaints about you...but ask yourself this, WHY WOULD I WASTE MY PRECIOUS TIME siraan ka sa ibang tao? In the first place, sirang-sira ka na. Anu pa sisirain ko sayo?

And bakit pa kita susumbatan, alam mo naman lahat DAPAT ang mga ginawa ko sayo and it is YOU who should think twice bago mo ko sabihang "SUMBATERA".

And please, wala kang karapatang mapagod DAHIL AKO ANG NAPAGOD SAYO.

I will always thank my Mom, for this: "Kahit kelan di sila kasama sa ikauunlad ng buhay mo!". It has stuck in my mind since college and true enough, may mga tao talagang sadyang walang kwenta.

Kakila-kilabot kang babae ka. Just because wala na akong pakinabang sayo kumakapit ka naman ngayon sa taong minura-mura mo sa harap namin ng tita ko. Oh well, you're like a dog pala...isinuka mo na isusubo mo pa ulit. clap clap clap!

But you know, I understand you. Napahiya ka na ng sobra sa mga tao na kinailangan ako ang tirahin mo. Defense mechanism mo na yan. So, I'll back off.

I realized that we don't speak the same language and NO, I don't live my life the way you do.

To me, you're just one of those UNWORTHY persons na minsang dumaan sa buhay ko.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Flower Power Day!

Flower power!!!
More photos here.

First Watched Movie

I was on leave last Wednesday, the 18th. I spent the whole day playing and cuddling with my 4-month old Iya. I figured we're both bored and so I decided to watch a movie in my laptop. Tamad akong maghalukay ng mga dvd sa kwarto so I just picked one from my downloaded movies in my laptop. Then I remembered na di ko pa napapanood ang Astroboy. All of a sudden, I had flashbacks of good memories with one of my all-time childhood favorites. Along with Transformers, Mr. Bogus, Bioman, The Flying House, Batibot and Sesame Street. So much for nostalgia. I put Iya on my lap and played the movie. I wanted to take pictures of her but since ako ang may hawak sa kanya and my nanny is busy with the laundry at the dirty kitchen...parang wag nalang.

At first, Iya was malikot and can't focus on the screen but when the movie finally started with the colors and the sound she finally stopped and watched. She made sounds like: uuhh...uhmm..ooh.. and may giggle din ng konti. Cute! I was so fond of her as she stares at the screen. It was the same reaction when she watched Toy Story 1.

When I was pregnant, iniisip ko na kung anu ang mga movies na gusto ko mapanood nya. I wanted to get compilations of Sesame Street because I want her to learn how to count and spell in english. I want to familiarize her with the characters like Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, The Count, Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster and Elmo. I want her to watch Pixar movies too because of the values it has. I wanted her to watch Wall-E so that she would be aware of the importance of nature. I wanted her to watch Transformers so that she would be amazed of Optimus Prime and be awwed by Bumblebee (pero pag mga 8 years na siya...), I wanted her to watch Ice Age (i know di siya pixar) because I want her to learn that in real life there really was a sloth, a mammoth and a saber-tooth tiger. At papatusin ko na din ang mga NAT GEO dvds sa palengke para marami pa siyang matutunan...in short I really want her to learn everything as she grows.

Next movie is Toy Story 2. :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Four Months And Counting...

Another month has passed and she keeps on growing...and growing....and growing...

Happy 4th Month, my beautiful bebe!
I love you, anak! :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Strawberry

3-mos. old Sophia in her strawberry like overall

Being A Muslim Woman (re-blog)

I got this email from a co-worker. I decided to post this here in my blog to let the people be aware of the situation of women in the Muslim countries and in some parts of the world. The contents below made me feel so sick that such tradition/law exists. And since I'm a mother of a 3-mos old baby girl I felt degraded and disgraced for these women/little girls.

PS: The contents below were copied as it is.

Joys of Muslim Women by Nonie Darwish
In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 year old and have sexual intimacy with this child, consummating the marriage by 9. The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy.
Even though a woman is abused, she cannot obtain a divorce.
To prove rape, the woman must have (4) male witnesses. Often after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family and the family must return the dowry. The family has the right to execute her (an honour killing) to restore the honour of the family. Husbands can beat their wives 'at will' and the man does not have to say why he has beaten her. The husband is permitted to have 4 wives and a temporary wife for an hour (prostitute) at his discretion. The Shariah Muslim law controls the private as well as the public life of the woman. In the Western World (UK) Muslim men are starting to demand Shariah Law so the wife cannot obtain a divorce and he can have full and complete control of her. It is amazing and alarming how many of our sisters and daughters attending American Universities are now marrying Muslim men and submitting themselves and their children unsuspectingly to the Shariah law.

By passing this on, enlightened women may avoid becoming a slave under Shariah Law.
Ripping the West in Two. Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose Shariah law on the world, ripping Western law
and liberty in two. She recently authored the book, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law.
Darwish was born in Cairo and spent her childhood in Egypt and Gaza before immigrating to America in 1978, when she was eight years old. Her father died while leading covert attacks on Israel . He was a high-ranking Egyptian military officer stationed with his family in Gaza . When he died, he was considered a "shahid," a martyr for jihad. His posthumous status earned Nonie and her family an elevated position in Muslim society. But Darwish developed a skeptical eye at an early age. She questioned her own Muslim culture and upbringing. She converted to Christianity after hearing a Christian preacher on television. In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping Shariah law - what it is, what it means and how it is manifested in Islamic countries. For the West, she says radical Islamists are working to impose Sharia on the world. If that happens, Western civilization will be destroyed. Westerners generally assume all religions encourage a respect for the dignity of each individual. Islamic law (Sharia) teaches that non-Muslims should be subjugated or killed in this world.

Peace and prosperity for one's children is not as important as assuring that Islamic law rules everywhere in the Middle East and eventually in the world. While Westerners tend to think that all religions encourage some form of the golden rule, Sharia teaches two systems of ethics - one for Muslims and another for non-Muslims. Building on tribal practices of the seventh century, Sharia encourages the side of humanity that wants to take from and subjugate others. While Westerners tend to think in terms of religious people developing a personal understanding of and relationship with God, Sharia advocates executing people who ask difficult questions that could be interpreted as criticism. It's hard to imagine, that in this day and age, Islamic scholars agree that those who criticize Islam or choose to stop being Muslim should be executed. Sadly, while talk of an Islamic reformation is common and even assumed by many in the West, such murmurings in the Middle East are silenced through intimidation. While Westerners are accustomed to an increase in religious tolerance over time, Darwish explains how petrol dollars are being used to grow an extremely intolerant form of political Islam in her native Egypt and elsewhere.

In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.K. to elect the Prime Minister by themselves! Rest assured they will do so. You can look at how they have taken over several towns in the USA. Dearborn Mich. is one; and there are others.

I think everyone in the U.K. should be required to read this, but with the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on! It is too bad that so many are disillusioned with life and Christianity to accept Muslims as peaceful; some may be but they have an army that is willing to shed blood in the name of Islam, the peaceful support the warriors with their finances and own kind of patriotism to their religion. While America is getting rid of Christianity from all public sites and erasing God from the lives of children the Muslims are planning a great jihad on America. This is your chance to make a difference...! Pass it on to your email list or at least those you think will listen.

These are pictures not shown on American TV or in American Newspapers, but were forwarded by a Canadian who thought All Christians ought to know.

HOW VERY SAD! - Read all the way to the bottom

Mass Muslim Marriage in Gaza
Poor kids - what a terrible fate to be born as a girl in a Muslim country
Muhammed married a six year old bride. But Islam has evolved in 1500 years. In Hamas land, in 2009, the brides are almost seven.
Mass Muslim Marriage in Gaza
450 Grooms Wed GIRLS Under Ten In Gaza
By Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.

A gala event has occurred in Gaza

Hamas sponsored a mass wedding for four hundred and fifty couples.
Most of the grooms were in their mid to late twenties; most of brides were under ten.

Muslim dignitaries including Mahmud Zahar, a leader of Hamas, were on hand to congratulate the couples who took part in the carefully staged celebration.
We are saying to the world and to America that you cannot deny us joy and happiness, Zahar told the grooms, all of whom were dressed in identical black suits and hailed from the nearby Jabalia refugee camp.

Each groom received a gift of 500 dollars from Hamas.

The pre-pubescent girls, dressed in white gowns and adorned with garish make-up, received bridal bouquets.

We are presenting this wedding as a gift to our people who stood firm in the face of the siege and the war, local Hamas strongman Ibrahim Salaf said in a speech.

The wedding photos tell the rest of the sordid tale.
The International Centre for Research on Women estimates that there are 51 million child brides now living on planet earth and almost all in Muslim countries.
Twenty-nine percent of these child brides are regularly beaten and molested by their husbands in Egypt ; twenty six percent receive similar abuse in Jordan .

Every year, three million Muslim girls are subjected to genital mutilation, according to UNICEF. This practice has not been outlawed in many parts of America.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

I missed you...hija!

After days of migraine, backpains and all that post-natal ailments...finally I'm back to work. And going back to work means, lesser time with my Iya. A few days ago, I was a bit worried about who's going to take care of my little girl. (Napaka-galing kasi ng yaya ko! PUNYETA!)

Anyhow, I'm thankful that Tita Liza took care of things for me and Iya before I went to work. Iya spent her nights with her Lola and Tita's. Since then, I started missing my mornings with Iya. We used to play when she wakes up in the morning. I missed cradling her in the afternoons because I have to sleep since I'm on graveyard shift. Every night, at work I did nothing but to look at her pictures and her videos during my breaks because I only get to see her 30mins a day. That sucks big time! When I'm at work, I did nothing but to look at my watch (making sure it's synchronized with my avaya phone's time) counting down the minutes till the end of my shift.

Finally, Saturday has come and Mommy gets her day off. I took a picture of Iya (in lomo effect) right before I made this blog. I was like, yes...tonight, Iya sleeps with me naman.


People talk. People lie. People cheat. People change their ways. People do stupid things. People walk out of your life. People hurt you. People make you. People break you. People heal you. People save you. Welcome to life.