Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Not that cool: flying, mind-reading or super strength

^ Silver Scorpian, the first cross-cultural superhero with disabilities created by bringing together Syrian and American youth with disabilities in Damascus, Syria as part of the Open Hands Initiative’s inaugural Youth Ability Summit. Silver Scorpian is a Muslim, who loses his legs in a tragic landmine accident and must learn to come to terms with the reality of his disability while learning to use his newfound power to fight for social inclusion, equity and justice. Artwork by LLC, story by AP.

When I was a kid I thought flying is one of the most wonderful thing, next to invisibility. But here's a bunch of Syrian and American kids (well they're kids of today, not a yesteryear batch like me) who believes other super powers are way much more cool than flying, mind-reading or the capability to lift an airplane.

Check out this Yahoo! entry:

New Muslim comic book superhero on the way

Friday, September 24, 2010

Raya lessons

I remember kutuking a couple of tudung mamas who sit by at a corner with their toddler, taking the opportunity to rest instead of getting busy and helping out at family gatherings, raya open houses and so on.

Now that I have a family of my own, I learnt that, yep, the those mamas were lazy. But I'd like to apologize anyway for my badmouthing, as I now know that taking care of a toddler can be quite a tiring task anyway. But that said, I still think there are tasks that you can do while taking care of a toddler, for example putting the hooks on french-lace curtains, filling up the cookie canisters, folding laundry, shouting at other toddlers who are trying to watch blue films on DVDs...


My raya wasn't much different from before, except now it's so much fun to receive duit raya envelopes once again. And counting the money everytime before we sleep. And making beeline to relatives' houses that we didn't get to visit previous year.

What's different is that I have a house to clean. Clothes to wash and dry and fold and bring. Shopping to do in Ramadhan (tiring!).

And more people to wish Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir Batin to. Which includes you.