Thanks guys for your comments on my dress! I really do love it because it's really cute in RL; now I just have to find another occassion to wear it!
This post is open thread (aka, I will be discussing my thoughts on more serious topics!). Has anyone read the book A Memory Keeper's Daughter? I found this book in my stash of untouched novels/non-fiction books two days ago. It's basically about a doctor (a selfish man IMO), who gave away his daughter with Down Sydrome (DS) away at birth. This act was all done without his wife's acknowledgement because he thought it would relieve her of any grief when their daughter died from complicated heart conditions.
Apparently in the 60s, because medical science was not advanced enough to keep children with Down Syndrome alive for more than a decade, parents often gave their mentally retarded, to be politically correct, children away to institutions. These children would eventually grow up without the privilege of attending a public school and basically get turned away from society because of their increased needs as they have lower than average cognitive abilities. You would think that the government would provide more fundings to aid parents to help their children adapt into society, but instead, these children get treated unfairly causing them to be eventually get deserted by their own parents. I think A Memory Keeper's Daughter main focus is not on the scientific problems of DS, but the emotional/psychological and physical behaviours of parents of children with DS. Because of the father's one act of stupidity, the series of events that came after had a snowball of negative effects. Because of his one decision, it lead to a lifetime of unhappiness for everyone around him. So, in the end, is it worth it?
To be honest, I don't know what I would do if my child had DS. It would be very unfortunate, but I don't think I would give my child away... that would be very inhumane! Regardless of any disabilities your child may have, I think we should still love them nonetheless. What would you do?
Anyway, did anyone catch the Oscars last night? I'm surprised Avatar left with almost nothing!! And Best Actress was definitely a surprise. People's Magazine was right on when they predicted that Sandra Bullock would win (props to her!), but I thought Meryl Streep would get it.... Did you guys like what was worn on the red carpet?
I am currently waiting on so many packages this month, which include two pending orders from Gmarket, but due to some glitches I have to wait a bit longer. I'll be posting when I receive the purchases (: