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Why would a parent name their child Placenta?

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Person’s Label. Photo from bluemarquee.com

Certain parents are adept in naming their child. Select names just stand out, like Justin of course. Every time I introduce myself, it’s always a relief to other people because my name is easy to remember and I’ve got the famous Justin Bieber to be associated. Michael, Susan, Holly, James – they are all common and simple too. These names not only are clear, but according to Laram and company’s study, the “easy-to-pronounce names are evaluated more positively”.

Naturally positive occurring names have many implications. For one, people with simple names will have finer life opportunities. They’ll be evaluated more positively at work and first impressions towards them will be better than people with names like Suozzi.

You may think that simple names are too generic, where’s the uniqueness and fun in naming a child? I know some names that are simple yet unusual, like Caspar and Ivo. Caution though, having a too strange could hurt the owner of the name because it’s odd for the society. We are followers of society, which parents should have accepted already.

When I hear names like Placenta or Gaye Males, I pity the name but not the child. It’s not the choice of the child, but he or she will be affected by their labels. There are many labels that society imposed on the child right before they are born. Race is a label, and being White or Hispanic has an indelible impact on the life of the person. However, name is a label parents can control. I think parents should take more time in deciding what name they would bestow.

What name would you give or have given to your child?

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Source:
The name-pronunciation effect: Why people like Mr. Smith more than Mr. Colquhoun; Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
 

The average cost of weddings in the US is $27,021; honeymoon not included.

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The Wedding. Photo from kristineneeley.com

Old people were surveyed on the biggest advice they can give to the younger generation. Majority said that weddings are “the biggest waste of money”. It’s the one day women and some men felt like their life is a fairytale; but now they are told to stop the illusion for prudency’s sake.

Just start with the wedding dress. You spend a deal of your savings for the cloth. A guy speaking here, but it’s not like you could wear that again to party, unless it’s a Halloween party and you’re willing to torn it and blot it with blood. It’s once in a lifetime wear, then you put it in a box or hid it in the closet forever.

The preparations are not only a mentally and physically exhausting, but it hurts financially. I suppose wedding invitations are not yet sent through Facebook. It has to be pretty and appealing. Professional photographers took the images. And every print for every person is at topmost quality, to which the recipient will merely set aside. The more reasonable expenses were the food at reception, the reservations, the decorations (which has got to be a lot of floral) and of course, the after party.

The average cost of weddings in US is $27,021; and of all the states, it was mostly expensive to wed in New York where the average is $65,824.

IHateWeddings.com is a website for the sole purpose of hating weddings altogether. There are interesting comments like weddings are fake, it’s just a day of acting while one believed that the minutes of emotional bliss is worth it. A woman said that she and her boyfriend are at the peak of their relationship, why would a piece of paper change it all?

I think it’ll change everything. The wedding wouldn’t change their lives, but the marriage would. The knot was tied, the vow was said – the couple is ready for the rest of their lives together. It doesn’t matter how grandiose the wedding or how saved up it was. The symbolism of it is supposedly the most important aspect of it. Love is the reason of the celebration in the first place.

What do you think, are weddings waste of money?

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Sources:
Planning a wedding? Don’t waste your money; The Guardian
Average cost of U.S. wedding hits $27,021; Reuters
 

My brother grabbed a pencil and stabbed it on my left palm.

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Siblings Fight. Photo from freeprintablebehaviorcharts.com

Parents will try to hinder their kids from killing each other, but it will happen. The clash is because children are selfish, and sometimes their desires are conflict with the other. When they grow up, they will still fight, and now because they have this thing called “pride” and “principle” that they strive to abide by.

Fighting is not something they learned. I don’t think that TV or games made them violent, but instinct dictates them to fray. But that is not to say that we let them be. We still try to tone our children and make them be a mannerly person.

I like to fight with my brother, and I welcome other siblings to fight too because when they reconciled, they will be closer to each other. On a separate occasion, I sprayed antiseptic alcohol to my brother’s eyes. He’s still in 20/20 vision now; I’m not really a douche but I’m sure there’s an ample reason behind my fury then. I can’t remember it, maybe curiosity? I wonder what it does on a person’s eyes.. ohh that!

I have a sister too, and we fight like Zeus and Hades. She loves to grow her nails just so she can scratch the tendons beneath my skin. My strongest weapon is I’ll call her fat, fat! fat! fat! I miss those good times; and see, later on in life you’ll just laugh about it and you love each other more. I thank those times that it happened.

What is the fiercest fight you’ve had with your sibling/s?

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I love the natural vigor of sunlight roaming around my pad; my modern house should be full of glass.

A wall in 3D Painting. I want one for my house, but paint a Hogwarts Castle wall for me! 3D street and house wall painting

A wall in 3D Painting. Photo from weburbanist.com

You know the 3D paintings in the streets? It tricks you to see something that looks like real but are just 3D paintings. It amazed me, and I will drag it to my room. I’ll hire a professional painter to do a 3D art on one of my walls, just like the photo above but as a Harry Potter fan that I am, I’ll direct 3D Hogwarts castle on my wall (maybe a Gryffindor common room).

As usual, I love to confuse my guests so I’ll make a labyrinth in my crib. I don’t know how that’s going to happen but that’s why architects exist – they actualize our dream house. Around, there’s multi-purpose home theater room, arcade room, bar lounge, home gym and spectral tree house.

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Backyard Tree. Photo from visualphotos.com

I’ll import another tree just for the fun of climbing it and looking rugged and daredevil. Thanks to the shade of my tree, there’s a spot for a perfect relaxing hammock life. I’ll also have an orange tree in my garden. And then I’ll arrange an outdoor firepit because in a bonfire is always a golden time to talk and share stories (and I have a hoard of horror stories).

I want Mozilla Firefox to be a pet in my house! Fox Pet

Fox Pet. Photo from blogs.rep-am.com

I would have a pet fox watching my every movement, perhaps waiting for the moment of hunting me but his mixed annealing and adorable looks is my kind of company. You may have known in my post Your Pet Story Here that all of my pets in the past either died or escaped in days so I hope Mozilla is the one to stay for long.

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Climbing Wall for Swimming Pool. Photo from mensights.com

I found this wicked climbing wall for swimming pool, the best accessory I could have for my pool that would attract plenty pool parties and good times. And at night, I’ll have dancing lights like an underwater aurora.

What features are in your dream house?

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A woman in Australia and a soldier in Iraq fell in love but only get to see each other twice a year.

Working Long Distance, how long distance relationships work, keeping long distance relationships through internet and skype

Long Distance Relationships by Peony Yip

I’ll just say it – I’m a suspect of skepticism over long distance relationships. I believe in the special role physical intimacy, and it’s going to be so hard to love someone you can’t be with all the time.

I’m not into romance and such. But this year, as manly as I like to think of myself, I have learned the best love story yet.

Liza’s in Australia and Rex’s in Iraq, perhaps without any assurance of coming back alive or in a casket in 6 months. There is discrepancy in religion – she’s an atheist, he’s a Mormon. When Rex decided to embrace atheism, his family also decided to disapprove Liza to the point of forcing him to choose between her or his family.

You’d think that a man would want his 240 lbs. girlfriend to trim down a bit, especially from a fit soldier. A gentleman would not say it hastily, but rather hint it or imply it to the girl. But Rex accepted Liza wholeheartedly and it is her utter decision to change lifestyle.

I still don’t know how this works out. It’s hard to trust especially when they met each other online. And there will be people like me criticizing and disbelieving their long distance love.  These could be friends and family alike that’ll try to break the relationship, foreseen it as a dead one.

She flew to US to meet Rex for the first time, and it’s the scariest she has been in her life. There’s a lot of what ifs..

At certain instances they only see each other via Skype, Rex would have his moment of weeping, clearly missing the love of his life. Liza would be like, “this man could really cry!”. I guess he’s crazy for her, and she’s crazy for him. She flew (again!) to Rex in 2010 to surprise him, and you’ll see an incredulous yet very happy man.

They’re getting married too! Happy engagement and have a great marriage Liza and Rex. Read the rest of their romance in Liza’s Long Distance Love.

What’s the craziest you did for a relationship?

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