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Monday, 16 May 2011

My Dad:My Best Friend

Everybody has a best friend. Someone they can share all their secrets with, someone who understands them and knows exactly when you are feeling upset without you having to tell them.

Well, for me, that person is my daddy. Yes, I know. That's quite unusual. Usually a best friend is someone your age and your same gender. And your daddy is usually the guy that's really strict and rarely at home. But for me, ever since I was a baby, my dad has always been my best friend.

From the day I was born and my dad refused to let me out of his sight by going everywhere the nurse that held me took me to 14 years later when I went out with my friends for the first time and my dad made me text him every 5 minutes to make sure i was okay, my dad has always been there for me.

I still remember that as a toddler, i used to scream and cry every time my dad had to leave for work in the morning. And that whenever he left for business trips, i would cry my heart out after he left. I still remember that time that he had to go to a country that was in the middle of winter at the time he was going. I have forgotten the name of the place but i remember that before he boarded the plane, he called me and promised me that he would make a snowman there specially for me. Two days later, when he called to say good night, he told me that he had made the snowman and had taken a picture. When he got home, he showed me a very cute and slightly lopsided picture of a small little snowman. He told me that his colleague had helped him with it. I still remember till this day, that he told me that both him and his colleague were in their suits and there they were sitting in the snow making a snowman. Thinking about it still makes me laugh.

Last year, I went through a year of hell as a group of girls whom I thought were my best friends all turned on me. I was being bullied. That nearly sent me into a depression and I started trying to cope by starving myself. Basically, my dad held my hand through it all. He  would be at work but he would spend time texting me and calling me as I cried to him about what someone had said or done to me. He would come home early and pray hard with me that I would have friends. And eventually, i found 2 amazing friends that made me laugh and would not let me think about the bullies. He was very happy for me.

My daddy and I also have our favorite pastimes. One of them, which we still do till today, is watch TV together. We watch Wizards Of Waverly Place, The Suite Life On Deck, Good Luck Charlie and CSI together.

The others are like listening to my favorite station, (which has now become his favorite too). We will listen in the morning when he drives me to school. We will usually listen to the contest that they run and we will figure out the answer together but we will never call in.

Basically, my daddy and I are the best of friends. I love him and he loves me. I don't know how i would manage if I did not have him around all the time. I LOVE YOU DADDY!

The Child In The Middle

From the title, you most likely won't be able to guess my topic. But yeah, i'm gonna be talking about the big D-word. DIVORCE.

My parents are coming very close to a divorce and my little brother and I are basically caught in the middle.   Many kids might say that a divorce is the most awful thing to ever happen. But for me, i feel differently. My parents are constantly fighting. And I know very well that a divorce will stop all this arguments.  So I wonder to myself all the time. 'Does this make me a bad daughter? A bad person?'. I know the truth is that ITS NORMAL. Yeah, I may have a hard time believing it but its true. Many kids feel like that. Especially teens. I saw this article on a website and I just wanted to quote this part:

Many kids don't want their parents to divorce. Some kids have mixed feelings about it, especially if they know their parents weren't happy together. Some kids may even feel relieved when parents divorce, especially if there's been a lot of fighting between parents during the marriage.
If you are a teenager, you would most likely have taken a side. Weather you wanted to or not, you would always have that parent that you felt was right more often than wrong. For me, that person is my very best friend in the world. MY DAD!
But this means that I often find myself wondering what it would be like when my dad had gotten his new house and what if the courts gave him full custody of me! And i get to live with him! ALWAYS! I never have to see my mom again. 
By now you must be thinking that i'm an awful person for trying to cut my mom out of my life. But the thing is, she has always been trying to pull me towards her side. And she is constantly putting down my dad and criticizing me when i spend time with him and laugh and have fun with him. That's awful for me. Plus, she has serious temper issues.
Basically, i'm desperately wanting them to get a divorce. Because I know that the sand can only begin to settle once the storm is over.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Mythical Creatures: Real Or Fake

I'm sure you've all heard of Wizards, Vampires, Mermaids, Werewolves, Unicorns, etc...etc...
Well, to save our dignity and to make sure that no one thinks we're mad, we might just agree that these creatures are simply mythical and that they do not exist. Some of you, those who are more practical, might say, 

"It's not scientifically proven so DUH! They do NOT exist!".

But some people, including myself, may say this,

"Well, its not scientifically proven, but who's to say that they don't exist? Maybe the scientist have just not gotten around to looking for them."

If you say that these mythical creatures do not really exist, then how do you explain the fact that people have wrote books on them? Or have recorded sightings? Yeah, I know, some dude imagined these things up and now everyone's writing about it and faking sightings. But maybe...just maybe...its actually real.

How does one explain this? Well, in this world, birds with beaks are considered normal. And horses with four legs are considered normal And insects with eight legs are considered normal.

But who really defines what normal is or is not? If we were not used to seeing horses with four legs now, we could have considered a two legged dancing horse to be normal. And when we see a four legged horse, we would immediately scream out, "ABNORMAL!!!"   

So, what if unicorns, mermaids, vampires and werewolves really existed? What if they were just hiding from us? Like any hunted animal would do? Basically, it all comes down to how far our imaginations can stretch.  If Adam and Eve could wrap their heads around enormous whales and birds that fly, why can't we believe in the existence of creatures that drink blood, or people that can do magic.

I'll be the first to admit that its a crazy thought. But maybe its not really that crazy. If scientists were to really go all out to seek these beings out, if the world could learn to be more flexible instead of so narrow minded, maybe we could surprise ourselves.

Did You Know?

Endorphins are the hormones in your body that help with pain?
These hormones are secreted when you are happy. Like, when you are happy, these hormones get secreted and they act as a natural painkiller.
So if you ever have a headache or are in pain, look for someone who can make you laugh like crazy. Or, you could simply do some exercise to get those Endorphins running.
And that's also where the saying "LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE" came from.

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