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Monday, January 10, 2011

Stereotyping Again?

      Stereotypes are not a myth! They exist! Do you agree or you want prove? Why do you think the word stereotype was even in the dictionary? LOL XD.( Sorry. that was a wrong way to start a topic. I seemed crazy somehow. ) But I got a question, are stereotypes rare? or easy to find? HAHA. Its hard for me to think of a definition for the word. Hmmm... I guess stereotypes are those people who can't seem to understand the word INDIVIDUALS.

      You can see whether a person is stereotype through their judgement, opinion, reaction, and also question. Like in this conversation.

Girl A : Ohmy, I'm so scared hearing of this recent rape cases. Luckily, the police managed to catch that guy.
Girl B : Yeah, I heard about it too. Hey, do you know the race of that rapist?
Girl A : If I'm not mistaken, he's a (DON'TFILLINTHEBLANKS). Why?
Girl B : REALly? No wonder! Those people are always like that.
Girl A : How do you know?
Girl B : What are the odds? (In Malayisan style : Biasalah.)

      Obvious stereotype there. Yes, don't fill in the blanks =.= . One typical stereotyping, blondes are stupid. No, they are not.

      Well, my friend once ask me. Why are filipino people proud? Oh, dont be mistaken. We are not proud like arrogant, but by proud, we meant we are not ashamed of who we are. Of course, that's what everyone should think and say. Yes, there is that status thingy, that the rich won't mixed with the poor, but still, it's not everybody. This is because people remember more the bad things, rather than the good. Sadly, a mistake or action done by a person of the same religion/race/group as us, we gets his/her name. People would start disliking us as if we did the crime (most hatings are kept secret but obvious).

      If I'm stereotyping, I should remind myself, that every person is different, uniquely different. They got their own choice and action. Not everyone in a certain group/race/religion does the same stuff. Everyone has their own opinion and interest. Respect it.

      My words of advice would be, " Everyone is an individual. Don't confuse one/me for another "

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Obviously. I am not you. So why do you expect ME to be YOU? and When is being myself a crime?

    But society nowadays can't seem to accept us for who we are. They'll love us for following the trend or something that they themselves do or expect. They'll hate us for being different. You know that God created us to be unique and special in our own way, but people are trying to act the same, just to be accepted. YES, its funny when people can't accept or cooperate with different stuff, that means they are not ready to learn something else that's new. So when are you actually ready to learn?

    I dislike it when I heard the word, " I'm open minded ". Sorry, this might offend. I said dislike because I once like it when people say that, but now, it's a questionable word, mostly a klise. A commonly-used word that lost its meaning - such as " I love you ". Well actually, there are people that I heard this word from aren't that open-minded. So my advice is to be careful or sure when you're going to use the word open-minded, because in the end, there might be a chance you can't accept it yourself.

    It felt so bad, when someone say he/she is open-minded, you'd tell your story or opinion, then we would get scolded or insulted. To me it would have felt like as if someone just vomited my words back to my face (unpleasant view) . That wasn't what I'd expect from an open-minded person. Like this person, he/she said he was open minded, but he/she scolded without a second thought, and didn't let the other to explain or question. And yet, he/she still calls himself rational and open minded. Why can't you realize it? I guess you're always right? If you're perfect, I wouldn't complain.

    Like some parents, they hate it when we answered (talk back), or even questioned, because they would think we are disrespecting them. But did they ever think that we were just trying to express what we needed to? Maybe even to defend ourselves? Did keeping us shut violated our rights? YES. Justice is not only for the court, it's for us. Most people now are not chasing their dreams, instead, they are living up to someone else's reputation and expectation. And why this happen? Well, they fear of other's disagreement. Everyone says that 'no man is an island' , yeah, we fear that. Sometimes parents also can't accept the way we dress-up or interest, and teenagers would always say that the parents are 'old-minded'. It's a hard world to live in when we can't agree with each other.

    Conclusion, I want to live life my own way. I don't want to imprison myself with your idea of 'ME'. Sorry, I just can't be you. I'd be lying to myself if I did. I'm not even a copycat. You know who you are, stop hiding behind that mask, that mask is not anything to be proud of, and the real you is not something to be ashamed of.

BE yourself. Everyone else is taken. :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Beginner's First Words

     From the title above, you might have guessed me as a newbie blogger, well, yes I am :). I'm now trying to familiarize myself with everything that exist in blogpsot.com and the people in it. Basicly, this blog counts as my new year's resolution, which was supposed to be on 1.1.2011, but busy times kept me, well, busy. HAHA. Second reason is to express myself and know more about others and their points of view. Third reason is to practice writing in English :D. There can be a lot of purpose to blogging, I just haven't thought of it yet. Oh yes, not to forget, sharing and learning, that's blogging for me :).

     Here's a brief introduction of myself. I'm Jen, 17 and still growing older ( just to comfirm that I'm not a vampire. lol ). I'm still scared of vegetables. haha. My favorite colour is white, and no, I don't hate the other colours. Yeah, winter will never exist in Malaysia, but I still adore winter wear :P. One of my hobby is drawing, I drew like thousands of times on countless amount of paper( even my school notebooks and textbooks ), but I never felt like stopping. Haha. That's quite a short and sweet intro, wasn't it?. haha. What else should I mention about myself? Well, you can ask or you'll slowly know me through reading my future posts that surely will come :).

BTW, sorry if the blog seems uninviting or uninteresting, but I did what I can do as a newbie. And yes, every comment or opinion is very welcomed! :). You can even comment on my language and grammar. Lol XD.