Skip to main content

Would you stop your kids from watching dramas?

It’s a little puzzling to me, actually but there are some parents who would go all out to stop their kids from watching certain TV programs. OF course, TV programs with too much guts & gore, violence, hatred and sex scenes…they’re all out! But what about drama series. The drama series I am talking about are the HK, Taiwan, and Korean type of dramas. Soppy family type of dramas…the family feud kind, actually. You see, I remember myself as a young girl hovering over the TV watching every soap on TV that my mother would allow me to watch. My mother isn’t a very strict person and would normally allow me to watch whatever I want as long as I know it’s not for real and that these are just for ENTERTAINMENT purposes. And also as long as I do my homework, of course. I appreciated that although it led me to dreamland but ultimately, it was happy. I had a happy and not-very-restricted childhood. Karina Lau, Yammie Lam, Maggie Siu, Vivian Chow, Lai Meng, Tony Leung…the likes. The idols of my past! Hee hee hee…. As it turns out, I know of two daughters with mothers who are very strict with the drama series thing. Of course, I see their point of view when they say that the drama series teach the kids nothing, and only make the kids stereotype the world that way. Brothers and sisters quarrel. Brothers would kill each other for the dead father’s fortune. Sisters would scheme against each other. Friends steal each other boyfriends. Basically, this is how family dramas go, rite or not? I have nothing against it wor, actually. I mean, up until today, I still watch them and am a drama fanatic. It takes me away from real world and removes me away from everyday stress. Eh, taking care of the kids, the house, fetching them around and also working from home is no joke, ok? I just went to the Doctor tonight and she told me that my blood pressure is already borderline and I should stop overworking myself, reduce caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, sleep more, drink more water, eat more fruits…the usual. All this while been taking it lightly, but cannot already. Last time, by blood pressure was normal. Now that it’s borderline, I have to finally take life by its neck and start whipping it back into shape. And one of the best ways for me to reduce stress is to watch TV drama series wor! Strange, isn’t it? It’s relaxing to watch pretend stress on TV, go figure! That’s why it’s a little strange for me when a parent places such tremendously strong control over a daughter’s TV drama time. Don’t get me wrong. I believe that we, as parents, have to screen through all the programs that our children watch. Lots of bad things to learn on TV but not to that extent lah. Drama series, to me, is just for fun. For entertainment. I mean, a pre-teen should be able to differentiate between real life and fantasy by now, isn’t it? I don’t know lah. What’s your take?
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Maid Side-Kick

I was kind of a little sad when I read the news about this - there will be no live-in Indonesian maids in Malaysia anymore.

There are pros and cons to having a live-in maid, as with everything else, but for us, we enjoyed more pros than cons. Back then, when my kids were little, we brought in a family of maids to help with...well, just about everything, and we were like two families merged into one. They ate what we ate, we sleep, they sleep, we shop, they shop, they joke, we laugh, we joke, they laugh...for me, the maid I hired was more like a sister and side-kick to me.

For that few years, I was dependent on her to mind-read my schedule and when I need or don't need help. She picked things up quickly and we ended up having lots of moments whereby we were in sync. Today, two of them are on my Facebook and we were gleefully chatting over Facebook Messenger since they've just discovered the wonders of the Internet and Social Media.

Since we were more like partners in crime, I f…

It's The Hormones Slinging All Over Ryan Gosling

Every time I do this, you know I'm PMS-ing. I am usually quite sane and well-behaved. I promise you this. But..... After watching The Notebook, I am fully convinced that Ryan Gosling is not a man. He's sex. Pure sex. And love, of course. I knew that.I love Ryan Gosling whether he looks like he just woke up on an island....ESPECIALLY when he's half-naked!!!!I love him even if he's kissing someone other than me (who he SHOULD be kissing)I love him even when he's got literally no hair.I love him eventhough without the beard thing, he looks like a schoolboy still growing out his pubic hair.I love Ryan Gosling to the core and then you tell me one other thing to make me fall in love with him even more! I feel signs of a mild heart attack already!He plays the piano. He sings. And he sings to KIDS for Halloween!I mean.....aawwwwww......how come we good women who are only sometimes a teeny weeny bit (and I mean really tiny bit) bitchy never get one of these? What?! We DO …

Grilled Salmon With Unagi Sauce

I always disagree with people who say that they are lazy to cook, it's too hard, no time, too difficult, easier to eat out....etc. I can't agree because I have found multiple ways to cook simple, cheap meals without causing too much of a ruckus to my schedule. All it takes is a little bit of planning ahead and research. And a sense of humor when it turns out...to put it nicely...sucks.

Anyway, here's one simple one that ANYONE (kids included) can cook up. Seriously simple and easy.


I love salmon but my kids don't like the smell and texture. But that doesn't mean that I can't go out to the market and spend RM11 on ONE single piece of salmon fish and make MYSELF one, right? Kids can have the overnight pizza. :-)
This is fresh from the market....man oh man! I LOVE IT!!
Wash it properly, de-bone the thing if you want to but I just left everything the way it is and just covered the fish with some of the following:-

Yup, salt, pepper and McCormick's season-all powder…