One of the things that I like about the Ateneo Debate Society (ADS) is when we share the tidbits of wisdom that we’ve discovered. I remember Glenn telling me about this lecture by Father David where he talks about how men and women sit. Men tend to stretch their arms to the side with their legs open, or they sit na naka de quatro. If a woman did this, even if she were wearing jeans, it would be deemed improper. She is asked to sit with her legs together or to cross her legs. This shows how society allows men to occupy more space, while women are expected to reduce their bodies, mimicking a fetal position.
Archive for February, 2012
Posted in Writing Posts, tagged English, Essay, exercise, Jasmine T. Cruz, Sentence (linguistics), write, writer, Writers Resources, writing, writing exercise, writing prompt on February 28, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Inspirational Stories, tagged art, Arts, Asia, Ateneo Debate Society, awesome cook, Batangas, child, childhood, comedy, cousin, Creative writing, debate, diary writer, dream, English, family, Filipino, Filipino people, fun, Funny, Grandma, Grandparent, great grandmother, great heart, happiness, happy, High School, improve, inspiration, inspirational, inspiring quotes, Jasmine T. Cruz, jokes, kid, kids, love, Malabon, Miriam, Miriam College High School, Mom, Mother, names, New York, Philippines, PJAM, poem, school, singing, story, Summit Media, travel, weird, write, writer, Writers Resources, writing on February 27, 2012 | 6 Comments »
I can’t believe this is my 100th post. I just want to say thank you to my readers. You don’t know how happy you make me whenever I see my blog stats going up or when people like my posts or leave comments. I’m so glad I discovered blogging. I wanted to celebrate my 100th post by dedicating it to gratefulness. I want to remind myself about all the good things in my life, and hopefully this will make you guys smile.
1. I have a great mother.
Posted in Today I Learned, tagged business, Facebook, Filipino, flower, garden, gardening, gardening tips, gma news, health magazine, interesting, paper, paper pulp, Paper recycling, paperpod seedpaper, Philippines, plant, Plastic bag, Pulp and Paper, Recycling, seedpaper, snapdragon, tip, tips, today I learned, Women's Health on February 25, 2012 | 2 Comments »
When I was reading Women’s Health Magazine (September 2011 issue) there was a small write up entitled “Plant-a-paper,” which talked about paperpod seedpaper. It’s recycled paper with a twist. Enmeshed within the sheet of recycled paper pulp are actual seeds that you can grow. After writing on the paper, don’t throw it in the trashcan, throw it in your garden, and use it to grow different plants. So far here are the things that I’ve learned about seedpaper:
Posted in Weird Kid Stories, tagged Annika, child, childhood, comedy, cousin, family, Filipino, Filipino people, fun, Funny, Grandma, grandmother, Jasmine T. Cruz, kid, kids, kuya, lola, Mom, Mother, Philippines on February 24, 2012 | Leave a Comment »