Moey tagged me
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1. I like to have different flavous in my food. I like halloum sanwich with strawberry! Strawberry yougurt with shanina and manqal chicken!
2. I still like watching the Bold and the beautiful! Although I don’t make a special time for that!
3. I do check video gaming websites daily although I haven’t played any in the past year.
4. I do have a lot of sanity moments where I do really love life and everything around me!
5. My body starts moving the moment I hear any kind of music!
6. I sleep at 11 usually!
I tag Devil’s Mind, Lost with me, Batir Wardam, Hareega, No angel, and Lina
It is awful the kind of relationship we have between the groom’s family and the bride in the days proceeding the wedding. Regardless of whether it is a traditional arranged wedding or not, most of the Jordanian family still do follow certain traditions that emphasises on the value of the bride as a property to be sold. It starts from the ‘JAHA’ where the grooms family gathers all their relatives and friends and move towards the bride’s house. Men with men, and women with women. Women dance and celebrate while men do the agreement. The highest status member of the groom’s asks for the hand of the bride while emphasising on his family value and social status along with the status of the groom and their desire of having such contract with the bride’s family. The highest member of the bride’s family talks about the grooms high morals and accepts the offer. All done at the men’s side while the bride dancing in the other room with the women!
It doesn’t stop here. It is hard to neutralized the mother of the groom in the days of engagement and planning for the wedding. While it is one thing having the bride welcoming her future mother-in-law as a friend and helper with her experience in planning up her wedding and picking her future house and furniture, it is different when the mother-in-law treats the bride as a sold property where she has to prove her obedience to the groom and his family through that period. Interference doesn’t stop in giving some advices here and there, most mother-in-laws do have the upper hand even in chosing the wedding gown and the jewleries for the bride.
The sad thing is that brides do pride themselves among their relatives and friends with the amount of jewlery their future husband get to them as if they emphasize on their value as a market item.
What surprises me the most is that at the time where women are getting more and more financially independant where they are equally capable to support their future home as much as the man they are going to marry (sometimes even more), they still abide with such degrading rules. They still fear the nightmare of staying celebate because of their independence, and they long for the groom’s family acceptance (especially his mother)!
What is also ironic is that women are women worse enemy even here. The most hurtful part in this process is the mother-in-law condensing behaviour. It is like if she is saying ‘I have been hardly following the rules of society for so long, serving my husband and family all those years as society expects me to do. Now I will make sure to ensure that you will be giving the same treatment to my son that I gave to my husband’
Too bad! Women stand up for yourselves. Stop the JAHAT! It won’t be a scandal! People would talk a bit and then forget about it when more and more women act this way. You are an equal part in this society, you have to fill up your new role. You are no longer a follower.
Rambling Hal’s facebook status:
“After I die, wherever my spirit goes, I’m going to try to get back and visit my skeleton at least once a year, because, ‘Hey, old buddy, how’s it going?‘.”
Hal is hilarious, but seriously would you leave your *buddy* for only a once a year visit? I would want mine to be with me all the time. I have this addiction towards mine! I can’t live without him. Actually I have never tried to! How weird would it be? Me without my “buddy”! Would it really be me, or is it him that is me! Does my world revolve around him? Yes it does! I don’t shy to admit it! I know he would be old and useless by then, but who knows, maybe we can fix that?! I heard that our body ages would be around 30 in heaven! I wouldn’t mind it be 10 years younger than that, but 30 is fair enough. Isn’t it?
What if my buddy is tricking me? There is no me. It is just him. I mean how would my spirit come and visit my buddy if there is not my spirit! There might be no my buddy as well :S! I just have to pray to blogspot to keep *my* blog as a last residue of the *my* related stuff.