I love names and always have. I'd spend a long time finding names for dolls and I was always interested in pronouncing French names in English or English names in French of people I knew (most only spoke one of the languages). When my cousin got pregnant with her baby in 2001, I really dove in. I had names chosen for that baby! She would have been either Rachelle or Mathis if I named her myself when she was born in 2001 but really she ended up with a much prettier name (with an uglier spelling): Lyliane.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Why not admit it in a place where I am relatively anonymous?
Posted by Candice at 11:09 AM
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I'm annoyed lately about how the things that are most meaningful to me are such cliches! Like
Posted by Candice at 3:28 PM
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
This has been brought up because of Whitney Houston's death (may she be at peace with God)... It has been making me think about death a lot. My parents are starting a whole healthy lifestyle thing lately too, not influenced by her death or anything, just happened around the same time and both of these things are making me think of my uncle/godfather and husband a lot.
Posted by Candice at 11:18 AM
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Posted by Candice at 12:25 PM
This is my understanding of dua. I don't find that it contradicts the traditional Islamic understanding but it kind of adds to it and it kind of simplifies it at the same time... Although it will probably sound crazy and confusing written out.
Posted by Candice at 11:39 AM
Thursday, February 9, 2012
We pay SO MUCH tax... My net income is 70% of what it would be (30% tax) and I'm very close to the average salary here I think. After that, our sales tax is 15% (provincial and federal together) on anything we buy. Driver's licenses and vehicle registration is CRAZY expensive too, especially for motorcycles which are used for just a couple months out of the year. Cigarettes are taxed like crazy too and I'm pretty sure alcohol is more expensive here because of being taxed.
Posted by Candice at 11:08 AM
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
If there's one single thing that is the most important factor in a person's happiness, I believe it's having high self-esteem.
"I'm awesome because ____________! Re-post and fill in the blank to show others why you rock and promote high SELF-ESTEEM. I'm awesome because..." (and I put one in for myself).
Posted by Candice at 9:21 PM
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Posted by Candice at 11:46 AM
Saturday, February 4, 2012
I'm here for 6 hours today which is just going to be horribly long and boring, on top of that possibly being stressful and frustrating.
Posted by Candice at 10:42 AM
Friday, February 3, 2012
Here are 2 links to articles about honour killings and how common they actually are (and not just by Muslims).
Posted by Candice at 3:20 PM