Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Me: Ma, what do you call a woman who is not married?
Mom: You mean, in english ar?
Me: -_-" ya la. Is it a 'spinster'? Is that the term?
Mom: Ah, ya lor. But got difference wan, ah.. women who are above a certain age is called a spinster i think. Why ar?
Me: Coz hor, you know when i was young you used to buy all those english exercise books for me to do and practise. So, there was once exercise i remembered ya, that had all those terms for people who are not married or like the term to label someone whose husband has passed away- things like that la!
Mom: Ah then..
Me: So hor, there was one time i remember i was excited that i learned the new word-spinster. So one day, PS(My cousin's wife) came over to our house and i think i was about 10 years old at that time. So, she asked me about Aunty.A i think, and i was so excited to be able to use the new word so i told her "Ya! Aunty.A is not married! She is a spinster!"
Mom: (She started laughing)
Me: Then, PS told me i cannot call people a spinster, she said it was very rude of me to call someone that. But how would i know wor, i was excited to use the word because i learned it from an exercise book. It was educational to me! And she never told me why it was wrong. She just said i cannot use that word coz its rude and she said it should be a bachelor / bachelorette. But i was young, and i can only remember that i was just using a new word i learned ma! i was so innocence. So actually what is the word?
Mom: Oh.. if its a young girl then you call her a bachelor-girl la. If its older then its a spinster la.
Me: Oh ... (not satisfied because it didnt answer my query)
lol! Just a funny moment to share with you. =) I remember back then at that moment, i was wondering to myself "does it matter what if i label her as a Spinster?" (Of course not in such an adult way-lah!) Anyways, as a child i used to question alot. If someone tells me no, i'd ask why. Though i dont understand what made me not ask my cousin back why can't i say the word-Spinster. I noticed that this is the way of the world. There isn't really right or wrong at all. Just terms and labels we give to ourselves that makes it more complicated. And some of it are man made rules which makes ourselves even more frustrated when others dont follow. You hear some people say "You Must.." but if you track back down, who said it is a must? This is just something i do, i question, i am not trying to imply anything at all so don't get me wrong. This is just one example in my life. Just that my child-like innocence sometimes enables me to question and ponder about the way of the world. So basically, is it really wrong (or rude) to say the word- Spinster or is it us (people) who thinks it's wrong just because it doesn't sound nice at all?
But isn't a label, just a label? At the end, what matters is who we are inside, isn't it?
Monday, September 19, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
I am engrossed at the very sight.
another hour not to waste.
Just things happen, happen for a reason.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
3rd Sept 2011~
Here's some updates to my painting.. its almost done. I'm doing some final finishing touches on it. I think the tough part is the embossed moon and sun. I've also added some bronze hue for some shadow so it doesn't look so flat. Anyways, there are still much more to do on the sun and the moon. I'll be touching up this real soon. Everytime i see the halo around the girl, it always reminds me of a picture of Our Lady Madonna (Mother Mary).
Friday, September 2, 2011
My day was pretty interesting. I had a really good session with Li Ling and great conversation too. It is true that we are constantly learning all the time, and everyday, a little insight comes along the way to us. Little lessons...
I am really happy that finally i am able to put my method to use. I must admit that before this, i was feeling down because i wanted to so much to conduct case studies but i dont know where to start. Eva told me to surrender to the divine and just ask. And so i did... i guess being the impatient me, foolishly i was eager for results. What i fail to notice was that I wasn't positive enough.. When i decided to change things around and started writing methods just in case for future workshop sessions; i was already manifesting for things to happen. When Li Ling volunteered, i experienced a sudden burst of motivation to improve the entire method.
I felt like a child once again...looking forward to meet a play mate. =)
It only took two hours; after that we talked. I learned that there's a place to paint on plaster figurines in empire and i can't wait to check it out soon. =D
Good place to meet up with her again and do some therapeutic painting. Also a good place to go with Justin to do some therapeutic couple painting. hahah! I definitely look forward to conduct more sessions; i realised that being there for someone isn't just about helping but rather, i am learning from the other person as well. Though what i love most was being able to touch someone's life with light and love. Til then.