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Archive | November, 2006

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Me … a crack head?

Posted on 20 November 2006 by Liza Mae V.

My mother asked me a question with concern on her face,

“I found a syringe in your room? Why do you have it?”

Initially by the look on her face, I thought she was going to ask me about my sexual accessories because I’ve seen the face before when she’d ask me about those things. I wasn’t expecting that, and asked myself the same question because I didn’t know what a syringe was doing in my room. So I responded with,

“I don’t know what it is doing in my room, maybe you left it here (since my mother gives needles to patients) ?”

Then I remembered why it was in my room. My brother tried to fix my printer and had the syringe for that very reason. LMAO. ME a drug addict?!? Maybe alcoholic, but I’ve never touched illegal drugs in my life, not even weed. The look on my mother’s face was priceless.

– Liza Mae

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different shades of gray

different shades of gray

Posted on 13 November 2006 by Liza Mae V.

I just had a quick thought about the colour of my skin. I can be a light-skinned filipino during the winter seasons, then when I go on vacation under the sun, I become a tanned dark filipino. Though, it doesn’t bother me which colour I am, it seems to matter to people back home. The lighter-skinned filipino’s are more attractive at the island. It still boggles my mind why every race, besides white, make a big deal about their shades of colour. It is like everyone who is not white, want to be closer to that shade, and everyone who is white, want to be darker. Though it is not as applicable here then the island, but it still exists.

Light-skinned/dark-skinned Black, light-skinned /dark-skinned Indian, light-skinned/dark-skinned Latino, etc.

Why does this exist? Does it really matter? I mean, many complain about the White people, when those very people come into my workplace and ask me where the skin lightening cream is located. I just don’t understand this society.

I come from a family where my parents are fine with me dating someone lighter-skinned than me, but they are not fine with me dating anyone darker than I. Well they are trying to accept it but at first it was a struggle to get their approval, and some other family are still not comfortable with it, but I truly do not care. The only care is for my happiness, though it sacrifices other’s happiness. In the end of the day, my happiness is what I have to live with.

In black and white photos, we are all the same colour with different shades of gray.


Liza Mae V.

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