'Prostitution Behind the Veil' a documentary

I came across this documentary and it brings back memories when i was still helping out with the anti-violence against women campaign back home. Those women were not prostitutes but they were victims of domestic violence and most often faced with an abusive husband. Yes, i know these are just a few of the many issues faced by women even up to these times. what i have seen may have been a little less grave than these women in Iran. Somehow we can say that they still have a long battle ahead of them. This documentary was directed by Nahid Persson and tells the life of two single parents who are also into prostitution and drugs.

Definitely, the fight for women's rights would still be going on until societies like this will know how to value women.

House Designs: Interesting Finds

Looking for a house design for your new home? Most likely you are scanning some house design magazines that feature elegant and luxurious homes - from antique houses to the most modern and contempora2231279019_6ec1c351a1ry ones, you are probably looking for the most unique one you can find. Like any other property, we often want ours to be unique. Different. But most of the time we end up having something that is not, because some people would eventually like to take a piece of that uniqueness. Good for you if you have the resources, but for some who have none, a house design is not as important as the shelter a piece of wood brings. In most of my travels, i often see houses on the road and they are far from the elegant and luxurious ones. Dilapidated as they are, but they still capture the attention of the artistic eye.2366456594_2d2c3938bd One of my online friends also had his own interesting find with this house by the road.

An Attempt on Photoblogging

So this is it! I’m really excited and thankful to my ever reliable blogging tutor, Vin! for his tips on photography and blogging, so I'm definitely giving this new blog a new face… At first, i wanted to keep a photo blog, but I don’t think I have enough resources and talent (!) to do that… …for now, I just have to practice my new blogging skill and try giving a little exposure to these pictures I took myself.

2229786341_84c5cdab5b2229785629_7df4235665 my, oh my! just look at that! i just looove how these photos are tilted… and the watermark! … really really love it!

Anger Management

I don't think I am the right person to tell you how to manage anger. I am poor on this one. If you have to rate me on this area, i'd surely flunk.

But somehow, i am not that violent-type, monstrous devil who would attack you in all direction... no, not I. I play it quiet. I play it cool. But beware, I don't easily forget.
Enough for those bluffs (I actually hide and cry when i get angry).
Anger Management Associates list these common triggers of anger:

1. Things not going the way we want them to be - 100% true for me! And this could be one reason i might surprise you.

2. Feeling we are not treated fairly - been to this a couple of times too. At times, i just just shrug it off. The world is never fair for all.

3. Someone doing something unkind or abusive to us - you're not probably human if you will never get angry with this.

4. Not feeling respected for who we are - i just hate disrespectful creatures.

5. Learning as a child that we can get what we want through anger - probably normal.

Indeed, it is normal to get angry, and what counts most is how we deal with it. We may lose our temper at times or get angry for 'no reason' (which i think is impossible), we just have to watch our actions and not forget to think about what harm it will do. After all, we are accountable for our actions, may it be done in our 'normal' state of mind or not.

...it is normal to get angry... but we should know how to deal with it.

Here are some things that may help stop or delay (am better at this) anger.

1. Go shopping... and buy yourself something you really like. Somehow this will make you forget about getting angry because you have something to be excited about.

2. Sweat it out. Engage into some activity that will drain your negative energy. Sports is one (but unleash that energy on the ball, not on your opponents).

3. Cry. Crying when angry is a better option than letting lose of your temper. Well, this would have worked very well for me if i don't hold any grudges.

4. Call a friend. This is not just for game shows. A friend is truly a savior.





The World of Freelance Writing

So I am back in the freelance writing world. Not new to me though. Years back, after my first stint in the Development Work, I was doing freelance writing for training documentations and research. Back then, internet marketing is not yet very popular, probably because it was not that very accessible (probably not to me), and freelance writing pays good.
Writing online has been a trend these days. Employers around the world, may it be individuals or companies are offering all kinds of writing jobs from blog writing to web content writing to rewriting jobs to technical writing... and the popular SEO writing... there are lots of them actually.
Sad to say, you can just have a mere $1.00 for a 500-word article. ..

And because of the demand, writers all over the world converge in freelancer's sites to bid for writing jobs. Bad thing, the price has gone down drastically. Competition is stiff. Freelance writers from non-English speaking countries abound to offer their 'excellent, grammatical-error free' English.

Of course, you can also see native speaker-writers trying to get to the top of the ladder the same way as those who are selling their software-manipulated rewrites or those who are even struggling to get the right words to say in their bids.

Sad to say, you can just have a mere $1.00 for a 500-word article. Or else, you still need to negotiate hard for your rates. I once tried negotiating for a mere $2.00 rate for a 500-word rewrite and the buyer just told me he can already get an original article for that rate. tsktsktsk.

If you are lucky enough, you can get a client who pays for what your writing is really worth. Or if not, at least a decent amount for a decent article. Somehow, as writers, we always have that sense of responsibility to our readers and provide them good articles that are worth reading.

Even if sometimes we do not get credit for the articles we write, we still have that dedication in writing good because it is our passion, and we always want our readers to be correctly informed.

Hopefully, freelance writing online would not just mean getting web traffic and writing for other's profit but also giving online readers the accurate information they are looking for.