I Happened to be Twisted Myself

Feminism aims equal rights and legal protection for women in intellectual, philosophical and political discourse. In a country being led by a notorious female president, generally speaking, I don’t think this word is still an issue. In spite of the Philippines’ patriarchal institutions, wide belief of the Catholic Church, narrow elite class, and undeniably many unrecorded domestic violence and repression of women, obviously Filipino women are rising in the male-dominated political arena.  Sad to say, the second female whose able to climb to the highest position in the government is more famous in the context of corruption. Well, I must admit I am just envious of her extravagant and wasteful travels.

Gender symbolism is now bent, stained and for me – funny. I am a little twisted myself. I have always been a feminist fond of men. Now I don’t know how to justify that.  🙂

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My seatmate and one of the closest friends in the classroom is 9 months pregnant of her second child and is expected to give birth any time from now. Last night, she was telling me that she feels the baby would come out today or tomorrow. I am excited.

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.  She never existed before.  The woman existed, but the mother, never.  A mother is something absolutely new.  ~Rajneesh

Now, how do you like this picture?

Published in: on June 30, 2009 at 1:18 pm  Comments (3)  

Mistake is not synonymous with regret. Urg.

private_1_3e1d6a0cb8030f09b778dc856ed966b460e054294ab978caa09074b97bb26f1clIt makes life not so boring. Mistakes are when you sleep amidst the books you are supposed to read;  when you drink San Mig light instead of browsing the Bible; when you soundtrip and daydream and ignore the mess you need to clean up; when you plurk and blog and not going to a mid-year convention this afternoon.  

Somethimes mistakes are too much fun that it would be hard to just make once. They are most of the time the best memories. I understand how to be successful but I want to make a mistake. Especially today.

Now I am thinking of equipping myself with a stain remover.  🙂

Published in: on June 28, 2009 at 4:51 pm  Comments (6)  

I HEART Brian Mcfadden’s Songs and the Blog Awards

If I will be asked what is the essence of a woman, with no doubt I will answer and recite one of his songs particularly Like a Woman Can. One lonesome afternoon, Brian Mcfadden has smitten my disillusioned heart. There is a touch of feminism in his music. Two of his songs I like most: Be True to Your Woman and Like Only a Woman Can. I am so in love with these songs and I probably could not sleep without sharing them here.

I wasn’t perfect
I’ve done a lot of stupid things
I’m still no angel
I wasn’t looking for forgiveness
Wasn’t laid out by my pride
Shocked by her attention
And someone signed me up for love
I didn’t want it
And now I can’t live without it

She changed my life
She cleaned me up
She found my heart
Like only a woman can
She pulls me up
When she knows I’m sad
She knows her man
Like only a woman can

She’s kind of perfect
She’s kind of everything I’m not
Yeah, she’s an angel
And it’s amazing how she’s patient
Even more at times I’m not
She’s my conscience
And who decided I’d be hers
I wanna hate them
Cos now I can’t live without her

She changed my life
She cleaned me up
She found my heart
Like only a woman can
She pulls me up
When she knows I’m sad
She knows her man
Like only a woman can

Like only a woman can
And who decided I’d be hers
I wanna hate them
Cos now I can’t live without her

Oh, and she changed my life
She cleaned me up
She found my heart
Like only a woman can
She pulls me up
When she knows I’m sad
She knows her man
Like only a woman can

I was talking last night
To a friend who was thinking he might
Risk it all for a moment of lust
and adventure, so I told him
 
You can live everyday like your last
Pay the price and the moment will past
It’s too late and there’s no second chance
If it’s over, you got nothing

Well I’ve been there
The grass was just fine on this side
Because I’ve been there
There’s no getting back on that ride
There’s no replacing the love you got
You don’t have to lose to see what you’ve lost
Well just be true to your woman

No good living the lie
When it’s over the secret won’t die
She’ll move on to another guy
She won’t love you, like your wife

And I’ve been there
I don’t recommend the pain
Because I’ve been there
Trust me as your friend
There’s nothing to gain
There’s no replacing the love you got
You don’t have to lose to see what you’ve lost
Oh, just be true to your woman

Many years, working hard, everyone,
Gets tempted by something
They never knew, never had
The fantasy overtakes, over-rides, everything
And you’ll get lost in a hollow world

All those years they are worth the lot
You only realise when they’ve gone
Then just be true
There’s no replacing the love you got
You don’t have to lose to see what you’ve lost
Just be true to your woman

 
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Probably I could not sleep as well without thanking this beautiful woman inside and out, Nuts. Thank you for the blog awards. I dedicate these songs to you. Hope you like them too!

favorite blogs award from David

Women like lots af attention and would love to be the favorate.  🙂

makesussmileaward

And of course, women love it if they are the reason why someone smiles.  🙂

Earlier, I was wearing an attractive off-shoulder blouse and a skirt and suddenly my older male classmates told me that I already look like a lady. 🙂  They said that last year I really look like a child, carefree and immature. Now they are slowly witnessing  how I unfold into becoming a woman. I was seriously and sweetly laughing with the idea they brought me. Their comments made me happy today.  🙂

I hope this is not vanity, but I love that I am a WOMAN. That word is not a status, but  a process.

I am thankful of my Mom. I am nothing without her.

Women are always beautiful.  ~Ville Valo.

Happy Weekend All!

Published in: on June 27, 2009 at 11:39 pm  Comments (6)