I’m no foodie

Even though I love to take snaps of my stuff and document them, when it comes to food I’m very impatient especially when I’m hungry. So, kudos to the ones who have the motivation to let their rumbling stomach wait for the sake of the perfect shot. I can’t never be a foodie!

Yesterday was an exemption though, because I wasn’t that hungry. Besides, the dessert serving made me happy because I did not only get a slice of cheesecake but also two scoops of ice cream and whipped cream too!

How about you? Are you a foodie?

 

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Cheesecake for dessert! Worth every penny!
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Adjectives

An adjective is a word that describes a noun or pronoun. Without adjectives it would be hard for us to express what we mean when we are talking about ourselves or others. We describe people, places, things, animals and etc on what they look like or when we talk about their characteristics.

I’ve learned about adjectives during my 3rd grade in grade school. We were tought when to use it and how to use it. At the same time my teacher tought us the proper way to use them, like for instance the use of negative adjectives such as ugly, weak and etc. We should be mindful of the words that come out of our mouth because we never know if we are offending someone or a group of people.

I agree with my teacher, but at the same time I disagree because adjectives are just words to describe something. Unless we say it to others. And even if we say it the other way like ugly= less desirable, the outcome is still negative if the person you are refering to hears that, for example.

I had a chat conversation with a friend. She asked me how am I doing. I replied, I’m still the same except that I’m fat now. Then she said that why would I say such a thing and that I should not say the word fat because it’s like shaming the plus size community. I told her that the one I was describing to as fat is no other than myself and it is not fat shaming others because I was refering to myself and even if I use “got bigger”, still it is the same. So, how should I describe myself then? And besides, I don’t see fat as a negative word. In my opinion, we should use this word often to get rid of the negative association to fat shaming. And do not forget, there is nothing wrong in being fat!

The world today is full of negativity, criticisms and “in betweens”. Simple and small things get complicated and hurtful because people do not listen. They only hear what they want to hear. Hence, making respect one sided. Meaning, if you have the same mindset as them, you gain their respect.

 

 

 

The Very First 17th of May

Yesterday was Norway’s constitution day. My hubby and I were home in our new place since it’s a holiday. Here in Norway, people pay respect to their holidays by not doing any kind of “noisy” work that will disturb the neighborhood and the solemnity of the celebration. Well, of course there are some who does not care about the holidays and their neighborhood, so they either get a friendly reminder from the neighbors or being reported to the police if they do not listen.

Anyway, this is our first time to have 17th May brunch in our new house. This is also my first time to prepare a proper brunch for us. I usually did not care about how the table would look like. As long as there is food on table I’m good but this year is special because we got a bigger crib and we had my hubby’s dad over for a visit.

This is also our first time to raise the flag. Never knew what time of the day we should do it. Thankfully there’s Google. We raised it around 8 a.m. and lowered or take down at 9p.m. According to the Norwegian flag site, we can raise the flag around 8 in the morning during the summer because the sun rises up during that time and pull it down no later than 9 pm because that’s the time the sun sets. Also, we can raise it even though it is dark (For instance during winter) but  should NEVER lowered it when it’s already dark.

I have no pictures of the parade because our place is not one of the routes of the 17th May parade and I got busy in preparing food and cake for dinner. However, it didn’t stop us for having a great time but next year I’ll make sure that we get to see the parade or take part of it.

 

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Our proud Norwegian flag.
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Our humble brunch setting.
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Fruits on the top, dried hams on the next and slices of bread on the buttom.

 

Past 2 A.M. Thoughts

Even though I am on a holiday vacation, I still feel a bit guilty of staying up this late. I guess it is because that I am a time freak now. Yes, adulthood. You got it right.

I cannot sleep for this reason, a t.v. program about polar bears in Svalbard is bothering me. I forgot the name of the program but I feel bad about the fate of the polar bears not only because they are endangered species but because of the hard life that they have to go through because of our negligence and greed. I cannot also believe how can people actually think that climate change is unreal and not happening despite the evidences. In my opinion, you do not have to be a scientist to notice the changes in our environment and climate. The extreme storms in the north/west, tsunami in Asia and extreme drought in Africa- these are just some examples of the effects of climate change.

 

 

It Scares Me

Earlier today, I read on the news that a lot of people received a DVD in their mailbox. No one knows who the sender is. The content of the DVD is a four hour homemade film (which was copied and stitched together from different films) about the Holocaust. The title according to NRK is “Illuminating the Holocaust”. It is actually trying to convince people that Holocaust did not happen at all. Which I find scary, not because I think that someone would believe this propaganda material but because there are people out there who would ruin everything, including nullify a part of the history just to get what they want. Hence, contributing to the world’s rising turmoil.

 

Stop the Blame

Thanks to this Facebook’s function, we can now see what other people like, dislike and share. Not only that, we can also see what our friends write in discussions and forums alike.

I’m always logged in to Facebook. I think I’m hooked to fishing for articles to read. Everything is there! You don’t have to search. When friends like an article, it will show in your feeds and tell you that a friend has read that same article that you’ve read. Same happens when he/she writes a comment about an article or a simple status.

I also learned more about my friends and acquaintances. Some of them are very quiet outside but very vocal on Facebook. In short, people have other sides too aside from their real lives. Well, people are used to it now. The moral lesson is it’s up to us what we want others to see. But sometimes when I read comments, I can’t help but think if these people are just fooling around in the comment section or it’s their real colors unconsciously being exposed.

A couple of weeks ago, an article appeared in my feed about a 5 year old girl who got raped by her uncle. Apparently, it was one of my close relatives who shared the article and wrote a comment on it. I clicked on the link and read the article. After that I went back to Facebook and checked out the comments. I found my relative’s comment and I was utterly surprised by her comment which is “She liked it for sure or else she wouldn’t allow it.”. First, I had to read her comment three times just to check if I’ve read her comment correctly. I was speechless. To think that an old woman could make such impertinent remark. I’m both sad and angry at the same time because I thought that I know her and it’s wrong to blame the 5 year old girl for the rape. Where are the Christian values you have thought us? Where is sympathy?

Because of the incident, I unfollowed her on Facebook and other social media sites. I can’t understand why some people have the guts to blame a child for something that she’s not capable of doing. She got raped and it is against her will. My God, what are you thinking? I know that I should’ve replied to her comment/thread, but I don’t want to do it online.

My point here is it is never wrong to express your opinion but we should all learn to respect one another and if you got nothing nice to say, then don’t say it at all especially when it involves abused children.

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Source: Google

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Favorite One

She was the muse.

He asked her to sit beside him

and he told her that the seat is only for her.

So she sat on that seat. In the morning

and in the afternoon.

You see, he kept his promise that she is the muse. The muse

of the trips and the muse of the bus.

She was the favorite one. She was happy to see the world on the front seat.

Then he told her to keep a secret from her parents or else she would

lose her throne.

And then he did it and she did not have any idea…

She was only 6 years old.

 

This is my take on The Daily Post’s Daily Prompt. Muse.