Wednesday, August 19, 2009

is it true that pinays don't know their body parts and how it works?

my baby went to sleep early tonight so i thought i'd read some news from back home. my eyes were caught by one of the headlines saying "Pinays don’t know their body and how it works".

so i went on and read the article. i thought while reading that really nowadays, the myths and ideas they were talking about are absurd. the article is about an online survey wherein kimberly-clark, makers of kotex and other feminine products, included women in singapore, malaysia, indonesia, vietnam, philippines and india. the kotex bodylife IQ study, which covered 1,800 women aged 12-24 from six asian countries, discovered that there was an “information gap” among young asian women when it came to knowing their body, how it works, and how to take care of it from puberty to womanhood.

according to kimberly-clark, of all the nationalities surveyed, filipinas were the most misinformed. (ouch!)

it's really funny because i know for sure that i heard the myths when i was young... specifically when i started seeing some changes in my body, the age of puberty. i guess every filipina heard them from their aunts, moms and grandparents... or even from their parent, aunt or grandma's amigas. LOL.

some of them are as follows... have a good laugh! i'm sure you'll remember you were once told about 'em... (if you took the surveys, READ! welcome to the information world!!! LOL)

  • For instance, 54 percent of Filipina respondents said drinking beer increases menstrual flow and 38 percent said menstrual blood applied to the face could prevent pimples.
  • One Filipina said that on the first day of her period, she would jump over three steps on their stairs so her menstrual flow would last only three days instead of one week.
  • “Some 26 percent of Filipinas believe that only men have hymens, which is why they are named as such,” the survey said. ---- ugh! this one is not funny anymore!!! hmpf!!!
  • The subject of virginity was also a “mass of confusion” for many Filipina respondents, with 18 percent believing they could lose their virginity by riding a bike.

P.S. for the girls: hey, you're using the internet... i'm pretty sure you don't (or at least no longer) believe in those myths.... i wonder why the respondents (who did the survey online) did not make use of the internet appropriately. ha. ha. ha.

P.S.2. i'm not sure where the respondents have been putting their time on instead of reading (both online and offline)... but for sure, most of the filipinas are already informed and they no longer belive in those myths.... they (who are learned) are just too busy doing their stuff that's why they missed the survey. LOL.

singapore kite festival - august 29&30, 2009

i saw a poster like the one below while outside last weekend. we sure will go to the event because my husband does not work on weekends. i'm excited to see how gab will enjoy the colorful kites. i hope we won't get stiff neck in looking at a lot of nice kites flying. :-)

again, i'm excited. LOL. if you're anywhere near, mark this!

August 29 & 30, 2009
Saturday & Sunday
4pm - 7pm

Picnic grounds open from 3:30pm.
Rain or shine event

here's a link to the website to see more details.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Is it the washing machine?

Remember when I said I'll have one of the automatic washing machines on my album? I wrote it in "getting used to doing the laundry ". I said that I'd like to have a washing machine that takes care of everything from start to finish but it'just too expensive. Well, guess what? I did not buy, but I got to use one!
I'm in Singapore right now. My baby and I came here to visit his dad. That's the reason why my laundry task is no sweat. And, that's also the reason I was missing here for quite some time. A couple of weeks before we left the Philippines, I became very busy. I bought stuff for my husband. I applied for my baby's passport. I had to do a lot of things so that everything will be okay when we leave.
I like it here. I don't know if it's because this place is really nice... or it's just that I want to be with my husband.
Or, maybe it's the washing machine!!! LOL.

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