I got a forwarded email today from a friend back in the Philippines and I find the email so interesting that I would like to post it here. This is about “Why should the wedding ring be worn on the fourth finger”.
There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese…..
Thumb represents your Parents
Second (Index) finger represents your Siblings
Middle finger represents your-Self
Fourth (Ring) finger represents your Life Partner
& the Last (Little) finger represents your children
Firstly, open your palms (face to face), bend the middle fingers and hold them together – back to back
Secondly, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb – tip to tip
(As shown in the figure below):
Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents)…, they will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later.
Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers (representing siblings)…., they will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their own separate lives.
Now join the Index fingers and separate your Little fingers (representing your children)…., they will open too, because the children also will get married and settle down on their own some day.
Finally, join your Little fingers, and try to separate your Ring fingers (representing your spouse).
You will be surprised to see that you just CANNOT….., because Husband & Wife have to remain together all their lives – through thick and thin!!
Isn’t this insteresting? Try this for yourself.
This was the term hubby told me when I wash the dishes in our dishwasher. I normally do dishes manually and very rarely I use our dishwasher. The reason I don’t use our dishwasher much is that dishwashing to me is not that a big deal and I am used to do it manually since I grew up in the Philippines washing the dishes with hands because in the first place we do not have dishwasher which most Filipinoes don’t. I told hubby before that if I can just do the dishes manually it would help cut some energy bills. But earlier, I decided to use the dishwasher since I got lazy washing them up when I saw those dishes piled up in the sink. Then hubby started asking if the dishwasher was on and I said yes, I’m using it then he said, “now you finally use the dishwasher”. “You are now americanized”. It was funny because while he was talking to me he was trying to copy my Filipino accent when I talk English.
I couldn’t believe that google gave me a PR1 for this blog. I always wonder how each website is rated by google because I know there are other websites or blogs that I feel deserved to get a PR. A lot of bloggers are still confused about this Page Ranking stuff. Well, I don’t know if my blog deserves this PR but thanks anyways to google. I hope other bloggers also receive PR in their respective blogs/websites.
I found out awhile ago that there is another blog that has the same title as mine “Straight from the Heart”. I didn’t know this when I created my blog, I only found out after a couple of months searching from google. So, I decided to change my blog title into “The Love and Life of a fil-Am Couple” just to have originality. So friends out there I’m letting you know that this is now my new blog title “The Love and Life of a Fil-Am Couple” with the same domain http://laradee.com, hope to see you around.
The internet is a very powerful tool to meet people around the globe. Who would have thought that I would meet my ever loving husband online? Yet, it happened and I would say that it worked best to us. I have a wonderful marriage. My hubby once asked himself if he would ever marry again and would experience a happy and a normal marriage after ending an 18 yrs of unhappy and a disastrous married life. He was scared to get married again because he had such a bad experience with his previous marriage and was afraid if it would happen again. But then, he was still hopeful that someday he would re marry and have a successful marriage. I am glad that his past experience didn’t stop him to start looking and searching to find someone through a dating website. At that time, I was also interested in seeking for a serious relationship that would end in marriage. I have had a couple of correspondence and had build relationships with them one at a time of course and I thought was going to succeed and end up in marriage but it never did. Until I met hubby in one of the free dating websites for which both of us were members. He sent me message first and and introduced himself and I responded back to his message and the rest was history. We met online in Dec 2006, from then on we communicated everyday through emails and chatted twice a day for a couple of hours. Then he decided to come to the Philippines to visit and meet me for the very first time in February 15, 2007. He proposed to marry me then he met my parents, went back to US and started to file fiancee visa petition so he could take me to the US and marry me. Everything went smoothly from the visa processing until my visa interview which he came back again to be with me during my visa interview in US Embassy, Manila. I passed the interview and got my visa and we flew together to Colorado, USA. We got married in Florida and now I am almost 2 years here in the US with my husband. We are happily married and have a loving relationship. We couldn’t afford to be without each other. We are both dependent of each other, we love being together all the time which make our love and relationships grow stronger each passing day.