Sunday, October 28, 2007

Happy 3rd Blog Anniversary to Me!

I can't believe I've been blogging for 3 years already. To all my blogging friends, thank you for being around to make blogging so much fun. I'm still looking forward to my 4th anniversary, then 5th ...

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Cheska turns 6

Happy birthday to Cheska! My baby girl is now a little lady! One minute she was this baby I used to carry in my arms the next minute she's 6 years old turning 30! Let me share with you this funny conversation I had with her yesterday. She asked me if little girls could already dye their hair --- I knew where it was heading to. So I told her, No you can't do that yet because it will not be good for your hair. Then she replied, But Mom, my classmate dyed her hair with brown streaks. I was still firm in saying NO. Finally she bargained, Ok, but can I dye my hair when I'm ten? I almost fell off my chair.

I don't remember that I was this vain when I was 6! I don't even remember caring on how I looked. All I cared about then was playing with my toys. With Cheska, she wants her nail polish changed everyday until I told her her nails would crack if she did; she chooses her own clothes whenever we go out and we would disagree about her clothes most of the time; and listen to this, my mom caught her using pantyshields when she was about to give her a bath! I also found it hysterical that she prefers the character Sharpay Evans (played by Ashley Tisdale in High School Musical) over Gabriella ( Vanessa Hudgens). When I ask her why she likes her more she would tell me, Sharpay is more pink, more maarte and more maldita just like me!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Anne Frank

I'm pretty sure anyone who could read this probably knows who Anne Frank is. But to those who was probably sleeping during history classes (although i dont remember having a discussion about her during any of subjects), Anne Frank was a German-Jewish girl who wrote a diary while in hiding with her family and four friends in Amsterdam during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. Her diary, saved during the war by one of the family’s helpers, Miep Gies, was first published in 1947. Today, her diary has been translated into 67 languages and is one of the most widely read books in the world.
Anne Frank is one of my favorite historical icons of all time. I was very touched while watching her story being featured on TV one day. Sometimes, when I feel down and depressed, I think about her. I think about her strength, her positive outlook in life, her optimism. Although I sometimes really find it hard, I try to believe that nobody is born evil.
Here is my favorite excerpt from her diary:

"It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.
It’s utterly impossible for me to build my life on a foundation of chaos, suffering and death. I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness, I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too, I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more" - July 15, 1944
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