since my last post.
Time is the wind that passes and never comes back.
It moves swiftly, how we wish it would slow down, so we can savor every moment of this life.
There’s nothing left but to accept its departure.
It’s time to embrace what life throws at us.
Good or bad, everyone’s part of the same destiny, right?
holy crap how the hell did my tumblarity drop 20 points?
Looks like i’ve reached a point where i’ve developed new options. Isn’t entirely a good thing.
Just hope i pick the right path.
“The sexual harassment of women in the streets, schools and work places of the Arab world is driving them to cover up and confine themselves to their homes, said activists”
This makes my blood boil, but it doesn’t surprise me. Ive heard a few stories from my female cousins and friends who traveled to the Arab. I am going to generalize and say that men of the Arab world are backwards in how they treat their women. The Arab nations need to develop gender sensitivity programs to prevent or decrease sexual harassment. I would call this a social crisis if its driving women to cover up(some cover up by personal choice) and confine themselves to their homes. Its a very backwards society if thats how they treat their women.
When my cousin went to Saudi, she literally got hit on as soon as she arrived to the country. She got proposed as soon as she got off the plane; she got proposed as she was retrieving her luggage, she got proposed at the entrance of the the woman’s bathroom. And that’s just the airport! It was apparently worse walking around the bazaar and markets so she had no choice but to wear a hijaab(head scarf) to decrease attraction. The power of hijaab is amazing and miraculous. It shields women from lustful men, but be realistic, if you dress provocatively—let’s say a mini skirt and a tight tank-top, you will obviously draw attention to the hungry dogs. It was funny when my friend traveled to Morocco for her study abroad program. Her most of her wardrobe was tank-tops and short-shorts. So while she traveled to Morocco to study abroad, Morrocan men were already studying a broad haha. One of the men proposed to her by offering her a 20 camels! But hey, its better to be proposed than “hey sugar, how about a good fuck?”. I guess they want to make it lawful and religiously acceptable to get in your pants. This was a few years ago.
Now the Arab world had caught up with western customs thus casual dating took them by storm. Those who grew up during the westernization of the Arab world adopted these new customs and picking up girls and flirting became open to the public. Those men had balls to walk up to any woman and propose. Now their able to approach women nonchalantly and grope them and ask/demand a casual fuck. And like i said earlier, I’m generalizing, so NOT all Arab men are womanizers.
It is very rude and disrespectful treat women like this. It happens everywhere including the CTA bus. The entire world needs to focus on gender sensitivity, with the exception of Denmark and some other Scandinavian countries; their society is beyond ours. Thankfully, their are activists in each Arab country and other countries around the world that oppress women. These activists have my support and I believe every country around the world should introduce gender sensitivity programs(if they currently don’t). And gender sensitivity education should be taught at a very early age, and a more intense gender sensitivity training for adults.
Gender sensitivity would be the first step towards gender equality for developing nations and places where women are oppressed.
Today I was waiting outside of my friend’s house waiting for him to come out so we can shop. He was taking his sweet time and I wondered, ” What the hell is doing? He said he’d come right out”. I text him a couple times to see what the hold up was and his first reply was, “coming.”, and I waited..waited.. five minutes pass by,then I text him once more and finally his response was, “In a minute, helping dad”. I finally became patient and started thinking about how every time whenever I or anyone else picks him up he has to do a minute task for his dad. Next I had an epiphany as to why his dad always made him do a small task before he left: His dad was testing his obedience!
Im NOT certain if hes testing my friend’s loyalty on purpose or if he’s incognizant about putting him in check. Its my theory and i believe that he wants to be assured that his son is being loyal. Either way, I am amazed to see this relationship between a father and son, or parent and child. You hardly witness children being obedient to their parents. At shopping centers, parks, or some relatives house, I see a lot of back sass coming from the kids these days. Could it be bad parenting or societal/media/peer influence? I’m not gonna go on a rant about how media is ruining our kids; there are many factors as to why a child may become disobedient to their parents. I was one of them and being the eldest sibling, Ive observed my siblings being disobedient to my parents while growing up. For me, I personally feel i became more obedient towards the end of undergrad and post undergrad. I wish I had always been obedient to my parents like the friend I mentioned earlier.
If it took me this long to become fully obedient to my parents, i wonder how long to become fully obedient to my in-laws hahaha.
I love it. I love the fact that it can taste the best when you’re craving it the most. When you’re hungry it gives you the energy you need. When you’re bored you can think of plenty of ways to create something new. There’s an almost infinite amount of variety that comes from all parts of the world.
Best of all I love sharing it. Food for thought, I mean. Soul food. Whatever you want to call it. Nothing, besides music of course, could satisfy me more than having an intellectual conversation with meaning and substance. Sharing knowledge, life lessons, & past experiences. Different perspectives mean different flavors of thought. Open-minded pallets are preferred, but not always necessary. Honesty and genuineness are the best temperatures to cook up a good, hearty conversation.
The world is a buffet of different tastes and experiences. I’ve got mine, and you’ve got yours. Let’s share more often yeah? Im never on a diet, I promise. Feed me. Thanks.