Posts Tagged ‘parents’

Everyday I am more convinced that we’re turning into a society of pussies.

Samantha Shaw, 7 years old, underwent surgery to fix her quirky-looking ears because of bullying. Well, she said she wasn’t exactly being bullied but her mom said the adults were saying comments about her kid and they wanted to fix her ears to prevent bullying in the future.

Jesus christ, where to start…

It seems Samantha is more well-adjusted than the mother. The kid already said she wasn’t really being bullied about her ear but mom’s got to be all touchy about the subject. Ma’am, your kid was about to grow a pair and thicker skin. Thank you for possibly rendering yet another child socially inept for the future.

What is this measure teaching Samantha and every other kid with a quirk?

While I get that bullying is becoming more and more serious (and dangerous) in America, making a kid’s ears look more normal is just telling those bullies that they won. Instead of making Samantha Shaw conform so that the bullies won’t find anything to attack her on, why not teach the kid to toughen up? Parents are babying their children too much now. It’s simply impossible to protect your kid from everything and doing so robs them of the opportunity to learn what life really is like and how to deal with it. A lot of people in the world are assholes and that’s just the way it is.

This surgery felt like a chase after instant gratification. Instead of addressing the way kids relate to and treat each other, the mom just went ahead and fixed the ears to get it over with.

Doctor says this was serious stuff that needed to be done. Really?

Philip Defranco’s video, jump to 4:02

Besides, like Philip Defranco says, aren’t we supposed to embrace our individuality? Going through this surgery just sent the message that it’s not acceptable to look or be different. And it’s the shit we get from other people that help us figure out who we are.

Courtesy of ABC

And I’m looking at the pictures and I have no idea what exactly is wrong with her. When we were little, my brother’s ears looked at least twice that size (and compared to his skinny head, they still look huge). We used to call him a monkey or a lizard because he looked like one. They always called me a piglet because I was fat as fuck. But look at us, we grew up fine because our parents told us we were awesome just the way we were and those bullies were just jealous. And that we shouldn’t be so sensitive to what insensitive people say.

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I take pride in still watching the evening news,being able to sing along to tunes my folks grew up to, and appreciating movies stars someone else other than Jonah Hill or Jason Segel (who is one funny dude).

But I admit I’ve sold my soul to the devil, bought it with interest, and sold it again for half the price. Twice. Yeah, I like Jersey Shore.

"Yeah, buddy!"

I’d say it’s my guilty pleasure, to which a good friend says all who say that are bad people. I say it’s a guilty pleasure because if my folks found out I watch that show, I’d get the whole “you’re putting garbage in your head” lecture. Yes, mom and dad, I am 8 years old and I imitate everything on TV.

I don’t know, there’s something about watching those kids with their tans and relentless pursuit of juvenile joys (yes, I mean smushing, drinking, and partying) that I find so amusing.

Scratch that, I watch them because they’re having the fun I wish I’m having. What I’d do for the freedom to be crazy like that.

Not one of these are sexy

They’re probably the most interesting people I have seen on TV in a while. Who parties almost all the time and fucks off at work like there’s no tomorrow? Who lives in a house where no one knows how to fold their clothes or keep the toilet unclogged? Who lives with a psycho boyfriend who trashes all your things and a girlfriend who disrespects you all the time? Jersey Shore kids who makes tons of money for doing nothing but GTL, that’s who.

There’s been plenty of argument about how these kinds of shows are breeding a generation of kids who think bad behavior should and is rewarded. I find that extremely stupid. There’s this thing called good parenting, try it some time and stoop blaming poor Snooki or Miley Cyrus for your messed up kids.

If I was given the chance to be part of Jersey Shore, I wouldn’t even if I enjoy the show. It’s like saying, Yeah I like watching monkeys in the zoo but I wouldn’t want to be flinging shit with them. Watching that show just makes me thankful I live with adults who would care if the place looked like dumpster threw up in it. Jesus christ, the Jersey Shore house is gross.

But I would put a stripper pole in my room if my folks let me.

At first, I was all high and mighty about this, refusing to watch some orange girl named Snooki make an ass out of herself and a guy named The Situation show off his abs (which look kind of weird to me). But then, it’s not so bad. Strip away the fake boobs, fake tan, and fake everything then there’s morals you can take away from it.

I’ve only seen a the latest season and started right in the middle of the season. But I don’t think I’ll get tired of it any time soon.

 

See Reunion here.

Not.

I could win these things, you know

Spring break is supposed to be that time when I get to go out and party like a stupid college kid and hook up with strangers and not use condoms. This is supposed to be the week to hit the beaches and get oggled at by dirty old men. This is the perfect time to drink myself blind and end up on some trashy college website as the winner of a wet tshirt contest.

But no. Instead I’m stuck at home because my parents are Asian (if you’re asian, you’d know what I mean) with three papers due next week. On top of that, I’m supposed to finish Wuthering Heights which, by the way, is filled with really terrible people.

What the hell is wrong with professors? What did we ever do to them to deserve this punishment? Do they not understand that we can’t be productive when spring break starts? Do they know that college students have better things to do at this time? Do we not deserve a week of peace?

Uh..yeah...homework

…Okay, we don’t but whatever.

I’m just so sick and tired of doing this garbage. On spring break. I know some of you guys are going through this, too. We should all pass a petition to ban homework during spring break like Cornell’s proposing.

Or we could be adults and just do our homework but that isn’t fun.

Surprise surprise: parents hate parenting.

And why not? Who would want to give up their time, money, and sanity for snotty little kids who will probably never tell you they’re thankful for your parenting until you have one foot in the grave?

No one, that’s who.

But still, folks all over the world are popping out babies left and right. populating the world with kids. ewww.

Never been rich, always been happy

Maybe there IS some reward to being a mom or dad. My folks certainly see it. Ever since I could remember they’ve been bending backwards to give me and my brother a good life. When we were kids, they bred dogs to put their kids to good schools. My dad would go to work three hours away everyday, sometimes even on weekends, so we could have a comfortable life. They missed me and my brother growing up so they can go to America for better jobs.

I mean, I still want to move out so bad but they’re good parents.

Shit, I can never do that. I don’t even like kids. Especially little ones. And I know me–I would not want to be my mother.

Probably is

Maybe it’s not for everyone. You’ve got to be a special kind of selfless to rear a kid. Think of everything you have to do just to keep your kid in school. Then what you have to do to keep them away from drugs. Then what you have to do to help them adopt good values.

Reminds me of this 22yo girl I interviewed a week ago; she has a two-year old kid. How do you even do that? I can barely take care of myself, let alone another helpless human being. Scary stuff.

And you have to have superpowers to love a person who could do shit like these.