Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Just Thinking

Lately, I've been wondering a lot. Reflecting on what I can do better this year so that I can be a better person. So, I've decided to take small steps towards overcoming certain things. One of which is being more assertive. I don't know whether this was a way of being brought up or whether it's just my personality, but I believe it's time that I became a bit more assertive. While I don't consider myself a door mat, I do hope to change this aspect of myself. We'll see how it goes this week. I also took the liberty of finding some help on the web - from the BBC website.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

System broke?

I was at the ob/gyn's office in LA with my sister-in-law who recently got pregnant. One of the key questions and concerns of my s.i.l was that if her doctor was going to be one at the delivery room. Why'd she ask? Well, she heard stories that it is common for women's ob/gyn's not to be the one who are actually deliverying your baby unless there is ample reason for them to be there. Typically, her doctor said that you will be delivered by whoever is on duty at the time you enter the hospital and go into labor. Her doctor also said that "doctors have lives, too, so we cannot guarantee that we will always be there." I left the doctor's offic wondering if this is really how the "system" works or are women just accepting this answer without demanding what they want. I wouldn't want some stranger deliverying my baby especially if something goes wrong. What are we to do?

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Rudeness - nature or nurture?

I was "people watching" at the mall the other day when I noticed a mother say "shut up" to her son. My first reaction was to think what could be so bad that would warrant her to say that. Then I realized that perhaps her own mother or father probably talked to her in that same manner. It really disgusts me because when you look at the whole thing, there are just some people who don't deserve to have children when there are so many misguided kids in this world. When parents are too busy with their social life, too involved in their career, or too busy shopping at the mall, that taking care of their kids becomes somewhat of a burden. Kids only emulate what they see in this world. It is no wonder that kids these days are so rude and impolite - blame it on their parents! If you want to have good kids, it's starts by people looking at themselves and changing for the better.