Archive for October, 2009

Polyvore

I love Polyvore because people get to create their own styles with real clothes.

Modern American Victorian Fashion VS. Old American Victorian Fashion

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Fashion

A world without fashion would be hell.

Muslim Barbie Dolls

I never thought I would live to the day that there would be a Muslim Barbie dolls. I so happy today. You know what this means right? Little Muslim girls all over the world don’t have play with half nake, hair showing, barbie dolls, and I can tell they will enjoy them.
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To this next one, I say eat out your heart ken (barbie and ken).
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America Means Opportunity

The essential civic value to being an American is opportunity. Americans live in a destination fill with many paths. No matter whether they are natives, or immigrants from a first or third world country, Americans thrive on discoveries that push their limits, become educated to improve the world, and empower themselves at any challenge(s) and keep on going, until they over come the challenge(s). Americans have the opportunities become whomever they choose; gain any job they wish, make changes that suit their needs, and the possibility that their visions can/will become reality.
Being an American means I can travel the road less taken and it will make all the difference for me.
Being an America means I can open my refrigerator, choose between milk, water and juice. Being an American means I can make the world more equal, fair, exciting, intelligent, secure and livable place. I can find a voice of my own that will take me to place of intellectual self-confidence, by the influence of exceptional opportunities. When I first came to America, I didn’t know how to read or write my own name, let alone anything else. I thought the day would never come when I could read or write my own name. America being the land of opportunity has exceeded my expectations because it gave me the opportunity to go to school and be educated for free. Over the years, I became a bibliophile. From the beginning of each school year to the end of it, in between classes or in the study hall, the bus ride from to and from school, there is a book in front of my face. Reading has given me adventures to explore, gave me ideas and expands my vocabulary, builds my imagination, enhances my thoughts in many different ways, and gave me a superior quality comprehension of the world. If America wasn’t the land of opportunity, I won’t have gain this pursues of happiness.
Opportunity is so fundamental to being an American that it is the symbol of the American Revolutionary War. In 1775-1783, a war breaks up between Great Britain and thirteen colonies due to the Sugar Act, Stamp Act, the Boston Tea Party and many other acts that enraged colonists. The opportunity to be free from Britain came to colonists when King George III rejected to repel these insurable acts. The immoral acts done by the King, acknowledged the Continental Congress to choose Thomas Jefferson to write the Declaration of Independence. This draft notified the enduring convictions that embodied the American people’s souls, and minds. It notified the people the “self-evident truths that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”, a series of injustice done by the King, and assuring the certainty of the colonies breaking ties from the mother country to the world.
Opportunity was the significant value that retained patriots in American War of Independence. As soldiers fought battles in Lexington, Bunker Hill, Long Island, Ticonderoga, Saratoga, and Yorktown, they grasped the opportunists of an independent country. A country with freedom of speech, religion, press, right to bear arms, right to trial by jury in civil cases, the abolition of slavery, men’s, women’s and racial suffrage, etc.
Ralph Waldo Emerson is meaning of opportunity. Emerson was intellectual America scholar whom was the leader of the Transcendentalist movement of the 19th century, poet, essayist, and philosopher. In 1837, Ralph Waldo Emerson published his book Nature, which Emerson developed unexplored ways for the American society to behold the world. He established roadmap for young America to proceed in order to form an America with its own identity. He once said, “America is another name for opportunity.”
I personally can put thus value ‘opportunity’ into practice. I have decided after an educational opportunity I will gain from college, I would join the UN. In the United States, there are people who are willing and can make a difference, I identity myself as one of thus people. While working for the UN, I can use my college opportunity to help developing country, support the prevention and control of the spread of AIDS/HIV, refugees, etc.

You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover: Muslim Women

Muslim women are covered up from head to toe. Behind these covered up people are people just like you. They are people who like to buy the latest fashion clothing, probably listen to all types of modern music, want to live in a better world, and don’t differ from you that much. However, the only difference is how they dress. Muslim women are all covered up because they want to be judged for their intelligence and not their looks. Remember, beauty is only skin deep.

There are some women out there who cover themselves; however, these women are not Muslim women because they don’t cover their hair. Muslim women choose to cover their hair for modesty, dignity and respect. Muslim women believe that if a man can only see the face or the eyes of a woman, he is forced to think of that woman as a person instead of a sexy object.

Don’t be fooled by the outside looks of Muslim women because looks can be deceiving.Not all Muslim women are uneducated or have arranged marriages. Even though some Muslim females are uneducated and have arranged marriages, they are human beings. Islamic women like to cover their bodies; therefore, Islamic women care about how their outfits look. For instance, they make sure that the hijab (head scarf) goes with the rest of their clothes.

Some people judge Muslim women by saying that they are oppressed; they are all terrorists, slaves to their husbands, unequal to Muslim men (everyone is equal before GOD), and many other negative things. What people like this are doing is judging a book by its cover. The personality of people, no matter who they are, is not always obvious because we only see the outside surface of that person. We should keep our judgments to ourselves until we know that person very well.