Thursday, October 04, 2007

Desperate Housewives and the Colour Green

Though most playgrounds here in SG look like this neighbourhood playground, it is dear to me as it is where I used to bring my children in the centre for outdoor activities. The neighbourhood views are wonderful. So green and I like green.

For those who want to know what colour green signify, here they are:

Green is the color of nature, fertility, life. Grass green is the most restful color. Green symbolizes self-respect and well being. Green is the color of balance. It also means learning, growth and harmony. Green is a safe color, if you don't know what color to use anywhere use green.

Green is favored by well balanced people. Green symbolizes the master healer and the life force. It often symbolizes money. It was believed green was healing for the eyes. Egyptians wore green eyeliner. Green eyeshades are still used. You should eat raw green foods for good health. Friday is the day of green. Green jade is a sacred stone of Asia.

Green Energy

Green contains the powerful energies of nature, growth, desire to expand or increase. Balance and a sense of order are found in the color green. Change and transformation is necessary for growth, and so this ability to sustain changes is also a part of the energy of green.
Put some green in your life when you want:
*a new state of balance
*feel a need for change or growth
*freedom to pursue new ideas
*protection from fears and anxieties connected with the demands of others

Months ago, my husband told me that when he was in Mumbai airport, he noticed an advertisement printed on the local newspaper there informing readers about enrollment for Doctor of Medicine in the Philippines. I was surprised and proud of course upon hearing that. It was a proof that other nationalities have faith in Philippine medical schools outside of Manila.

And now that I heard that insulting remark by Teri Hatcher of Desperate Housewives, I feel sad. My daughter commented that since many Filipinos are all over the world making their marks in different professions, remarks like that cannot just be ignored.

So it is just apt that the people concerned should make a public apology.
And for our part, we should also look at it in a positive light. As what the colour green suggest: a need for change or growth.


Celpaby of Red Dot Pinoys said...

I'm also a Filipina here in Singapore. I have a blog, Red Dot Pinoys, and I've been thinking if I should post this Desperate Housewives issue. I just learned from TFC's TV Patrol and E! Entertainment (imagine?) that the show's network (I think ABC) has apologized to the Fil community in US. What do you think?

Luchie said...

whatever you think is right, go for it. but remember the right for you maybe wrong for others. so it is just a matter of choice and beliefs.

Major Tom said...

Green is such a refreshing color, especvially to the eyes. Many medical person says that if one wants to relax the mind, one merely has to stare at green meadows for a long time.

Luchie said...

I totally agree with you major Tom. Also everytime I have headache, I also look at the greeneries around.

evi said...

i watched this episode. when i heard it, i was like "what the...". I was online while watching the telly, so i immediately checked the name of the scriptwriter. anyway, i think the writer was trying to inject humor but you know like stand-up comedians, they always want to be humorous by making derogatory remarks about a specific person or race. i got an email about this. in this email, it stresses out the population of filipinos in the medical field in the US. we don't need figures. it's quite obvious that the US has a huge number of fil-am nurses. if the station already apologized then good.

Luchie said...

hi evi!yeah it is good that they already apologized. but i think they also need to make a broadcast apology.