S vintage star
S filipina now living in california
S obsessive-compulsive... make that compulsive-obsessive... no, obsessive-compulsive
S cold all the time (literally)
current terror alert level
Why is Life Cold?
i actually have a very happy life. i just saw this graphic one day and got an inspiration for another blog.
why not write about the stuff that makes life cold? from the huge, catastrophic, life-altering events to the seemingly trivial, little incidents
that rub you the wrong way. it doesn't have to be a personal experience, it can be something observed.
on writing these down, my intent is to learn to appreciate life more and have a better handle on things when life throws you a curve ball. i want whoever
will read this to contemplate, not get depressed. hopefully, you'll share with me your experiences as well so we can learn from each other.
A lot of people who know my husband and I, or even those whom we just met and find out that we're pregnant, tell us that we're going to have a cute baby. Somehow, children of mixed-race marriages turn out to be this beautiful blend of the two races, such that people just assume this to happen everytime. I must admit I too, grew up with the same observation. Heck, even the lady who did my make up on my wedding day, upon finding out that my husband is Caucasian [never mind that she's never seen him], cooed, "Oh! You're going to have a cute baby!"
Don't they know what kind of pressure this puts on us?!?! What if our baby will not be cute and beautiful? Worse, what if he/she turns out to have a face only a mother can love, like the one in that Seinfeld episode? That's enough to want me to add good looks to my regular prayer of good health for the baby!
I know, if that does happen, I will just turn to another commonly-held belief, that ugly babies turn out to be beautiful adults.