Saturday, November 28, 2009

It's Eid-ul-adha!

Eid-Ul-Adha is also known as the day of sacrifice or the feast of sacrifice or commonly as Bakr-Eid, the celebrations start after the Haj. The first day of Eid-Ul–Adha is celebrated on the tenth day of Duhl-Hijja, that is the last month of the Islamic year. The festival is celebrated to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his only son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God. However, God provided a ram in place once Ibrahim demonstrated his willingness to follow God's commands.Muslims, who can afford to do so, offer domestic animals, usually sheep, as a symbol of Ibrahim's sacrifice. The meat is distributed for consumption to family, friends and to the poor and needy. In this occasion, I would like to extend my heartfelt wishes to my Muslim brothers and sisters, May everyone have a blessed Eid!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Condemn the Maguindanao Massacre!

This incident happened in Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao in Ampatuan, Maguindanao.It's very near my hometown, Kidapawan City.Killings, massacres, kidnappings are very rampant in this area while I was growing up but never I heard such incident as brutal and barbaric as this one.For more stories read here and here.View more slideshows.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sunday in ICU


I promised my sons to watch the Snake Show yesterday but I was admitted at ICU, Mayo Hospital due to abnormal heartbeat.I went up and down the 15-step stairs three times, since my bedroom is located uptairs.I was bringing the laundry down because it's wash day.On the 3rd time, I almost fainted and my heart was beating too fast and I felt severe pain in my heart.I was crying due to the pain.So I was rushed to the hospital.I was immediately rushed to ICU, and doctors tried to normalized my heartbeat.I thought, I was gonna die, because after 2 hours of trying, my heartbeat is 240/ minute.they don't have choice but to give me electric shock.I refused.I told them, if my heart stop beating, then do it.The heart speacialist who was off duty but summoned, came at that moment, luckily, with massage and a lot of injections, my heartbeat was normalized, so do with my blood pressure.So now, on doctor's advice, no housework for me, bedrest if possible.How can I, when I have 3 sons to take care and a good househelp is impossible to find in this country.A lot of Filipina domestic helpers here, but honestly, I can't afford to pay $500/month.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #6

This post is in response to my friend's request,
Liza in Brunei.She wants to see my family.Well, it's only me and my kids Liz because my husband is always the one taking photos.
This my entry for this week's
Head on to Drowsey Monkey's site for more photos with a dash of yellow.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Salwar Kameez, the National Dress

When my friends found out that I'm maried to a Pakistani, the first thing they usually ask is, "So you are wearing salwar kameez?"(with a hint of mockery)What's wrong with wearing it, even famous people are spotted using this type of dress. Salwar Kameez is the national dress here,so I also have to wear it or else people will keep staring at me if I wear jeans and T-shirt. When we wear it, we usually use a long scarf or shawl called dupatta around the neck or to cover the head.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #5

Seen this flower on the roadside yesterday.Sorry, the photo is not clear.I used my phone since I didn't bring my camera.
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