Friday

SLICES OF THOUGHTS

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"Everyone by nature has some goodness in their beings."

I do believe that everyone is by nature good but also has capabilities to do bad things. It depends on how an individual tames the monster that is within us all. It depends on what kind of monster you feed and rear in a daily life. The good or the bad monster. If we feed our negative desires and thoughts, they get bigger and bigger. They get robust and grow humungus. But if we feed our minds with positive and good thoughts, that's the part in us that gets developed and nurtured.

"Everyone is capable of changes."

I also believe that each of us are beings that are capable of changing. We can always change our ways, and it starts from doing one step at a time. I believe that all of us have the desire to be better persons, sometimes we may not succeed that first try. We just have to keep practicing.we are all capable of learning.
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I consider myself lucky to be able to experience different cultures in my lifetime. Chances are, if you go from one country to another you tend to acquire the host country's way of life. If you are a Filipino and is born in the United States, the tendency is you have an American culture. But if you are like me who was born and grew up most of your life in the Philippines, most likely you have a big chunk of the Filipino culture.

After reading the book "Dim Sum of All Things" by Kim Wong Keltner, I realized how the US born Asian-Americans might feel about their own heritage, the identity crisis. I find it so funny how the characters in the story describe people as an "egg",meaning one is yellow on the inside and is white on the outside, while other people can be considered "banana", white on the inside and yellow on the outside. I agree to Lindsey's description of some people as "Hoarders of all things Asian" or simply "hoarders". I was able to relate to the story, especially that I understood most of the Cantonese words used in the book which I was able to absorb with my few years stay in Hongkong. Most people in Hongkong speak Cantonese, but then, a lot of people go to Hongkong from mainland China and they still carry some of their own native dialects, generally the older people. In the story the words Gung Gung and Pao Pao have been used, they are the grandparents from the maternal side. For the Filipinos, we simply call both grandparents from both mother and father sides as lolo for the grampa and lola for the grandma. But for the Chinese, Gung Gung and Pao Pao are the grandparents from the maternal side of the family. And from the fraternal side the grandpa is called yeye and the grandma is called mama। There are lots of episodes in the story that I can relate a lot. Love the humor too.

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Hubby said that it's so easy for women to be close to each other, I mean with someone in the same gender that intimacy between and among women are almost acceptable। And I mean sexual intimacy, more acceptable than when it is with intimacy between males. But that's just a perception coming from a man's point of view. I have heard some men fantasizes of watching two women getting intimate. It's probably a general idea of what some men fantasizes about. Not every men though. When intimacy between males comes to mind, it becomes a taboo and disgusting.

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I am one of those people who loves to people watch. I love to stay at spots where I can see people in motion. It's just relaxing when I am not in a hurry to just sit and let time pass by, people go by. And when I watch people, there's so many details that I can see compared to when I am in a hurry myself. I do watch them pass by and try to see what I like about them, their hair, their height, their posture, even the manner of walking. I also notice what they are wearing, their accessories, I actually learn from them.

Some people just go about their daily lives, strolling after work. Picking up a few groceries before heading home.

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