While I was at the washing area spin drying clothes the other night, a group of men was outside drinking liquor. This is a sight almost every night; the men drinking and talking noisily about anything.
But this night was different. I do not have the intention of listening to idle talks especially coming from drunken men who are not even my friends. Suddenly, one of them mentioned something about his wife always inspecting his cell phone. It is a bad habit, I agree, especially if it becomes a regular habit. We all deserve our privacy. But what was the husband doing? Why is he telling his comrades about his wife’s habit in a drunken state?
His complaint ensued a statement from the listeners, which is at that point are all in a drunken state, too. The first one told him that his wife truly has a bad character and she is lucky that he (the husband) is kind enough to let the incident pass. He continued that if he was the one in his place, he will slap her face or throw a chair to her. (How cruel and barbaric!) Then the other one seconded the motion and said, wives are like that. He carried on saying that once her wife took the habit of nagging him and he gave her a knock on the head really hard that his wife stopped pestering him. (I cannot believe that there exist husbands like these men in our neighborhood who can hurt their wives without regret!)
I was affected and truly annoyed. While I was moving my head right and left in disagreement, I blurted out the words “foolish talk” and went inside the house ranting about the cruelty and insensibility of these men. I told my husband about the whole thing. He just smiled. My daughter’s comment was that some men are ill-bred, shallow minded and uneducated. They cannot even understand the “foolish talk” I cried.
My daughter was right. Perhaps these men are truly, truly insensible that they had not even considered my presence and the possibility that I could hear what they were saying about a particular woman. (I was not very near them but I wasn’t even very far to hear them!) I mean, how could they generalize as if saying I also have a bad trait? I must have been very sensitive or thin-skinned but I tried my very best to weigh up that perhaps there was no intention against me and they are simply drunken men airing their drunken thoughts and sorrows.
My youngest, son Daryl, is already 17 years old. He is a big young man that has no muscles. Well, maybe there is but only a little. I see mostly flabs; lean meat is scarcely found. Not that he is REALLY BIG but he is BIG! 😀 (Don’t get mad at me, Daryl! LOL) It is always a thought for me if he also ponders on how to build muscles for his body . But Daryl despises physical sports. His world, it seems, revolves only on mental exercises; the physical exercise is missing.
We once had a routine every morning until I got busy and then he got busy and then we’re both busy. I wish we can get to the exercise routine again one of these days.
Yep. I am more than forty years old and I don’t think I am still fit enough carrying a child in my womb. So I don’t want to get preggy anymore!
Besides, I don’t want to feel morning sickness and fatigue anymore. Some pregnant women even experience hemorrhoids. I don’t want to desperately find treatment for hemorrhoids either! Not that I had experienced it, but what if this time?
I am not joking.
Getting pregnant is not included in my plans anymore. Of course there are unplanned (or unwanted?) pregnancies but pleaseee, not me! I have no desire of experiencing AGAIN the aches, the uneasiness, the weight gain, the morning sickness, etc, etc. And… the pangs of giving birth.
But I do not regret having Kay and Daryl. They completed me as a woman. They gave me a clear definition of life. They are my inspiration and a part of my strength. They bind me and Papsie.
This is my take on Photohunt‘s theme yesterday. I know, I am late again.
These three girls are my daughter’s high school friends. Pretty pic, isn’t it? They look gorgeous. I bet they are not searching for top fat burners yet.
In connection to this, I feel sad for those girls who suffer from anorexia and/or bulimia. It is a frightening psychological illness that can probably cause death. The pressure of vanity can truly harm and kill.
It seems that the SC justices are in need of hgh pills because we know that human growth hormones or HGH drop quite rapidly when one grows old. They say that some memory related disorders are associated with the lack of it. Could this be the reason why the Supreme Court deliberately forgot what is in the 1987 Constitution that an outgoing president is barred from making appointments two months before an election and until the end of his or her term or simply, that she cannot appoint from March 10 to June 30?
I fear so much, I must admit, to what is happening in our country. Ordinary citizen Juan could not care less if Arroyo will appoint a SC chief of justice to replace Justice Reynato Puno who will retire on May 17. What do all these controversial issues be of matter to an ordinary citizen – that the present president can name the next chief justice during the election appointment ban making it ‘a culpable violation of the constitution’?
But ordinary citizen Juan is not a simpleton if that is what the highly elite groups think. He is aware of what is happening. He knows the score. He knows in simple thoughts that there attempts to fool everybody, to take advantage of what is perceived as ‘weak common people’, and to manipulate even further up to the last minute. Thanks to the media people and avenues :-D.
I cannot wait for the elections to come although I know the posts will be relinquished involuntarily and reluctantly.
While I maintain my adherence to the cliché “ignorance of the law excuses no one”, I wonder how Arnel Pineda got to belt out in that Pacquiao Texas fight an awkward singing without a heads up.
Who failed this time?
Time and again, the renditions were failures. In many instances, artists did not pass the proper way of singing the national anthem. In my last year’s post in Digital Journal, Martin Nievera’s Controversial Singing, I saw that NHI fell short in their actions on instilling the laws and values regarding the national anthem. How come there were no warnings albeit there were previous cases where the artists who sang in this renowned Pacquiao fights rendered the song in their own styles?
Was it Arnel Pineda’s camp who were careless in giving advise to the singer?
In a way, yes, but I believe that the weight is not with them. NHI could have done something to prevent another awkward singing of the national anthem. They have their chance to admonish or forewarn Arnel Pineda’s camp; or Pacquiao’s, if they do not have any information who will sing in the fight. In addition, they could have suggested to the group to consider a singer from a famous choir that could sing the anthem in the right tempo.
It is becoming a cycle and the whole thing is frustrating. I just could not imagine how one could be a criminal when he does not possess the right tone and sings the national anthem with the wrong note, or how the criminals in the government are held innocent while singing the anthem with the right tempo and note. How odd.