Tuesday, July 19, 2011

.: Indelible speech :.

Resolution to live.

Self-Adopted Big Brother:: As a brother, I would like to advise you on a few things. You are too soft-spoken. Speaking to you is as if I'm speaking to my girlfriend, or my wife. I am not saying it is a bad thing, however I am worried for you. I am worried that other men might take it the other way, and you would not be able to fend yourself. It is not your nature but you have to be more firm. Cut your conversations short and always be vigilant of your conversations. If you sense there is an inclination towards the negative, immediately divert that focus away. Guard yourself at all times.

As a Muslimah, it takes a lot for me to ensure I behave within the Islamic code of ethics and speech when it comes to having discourses with the opposite gender. Double the effort since day in day out I typically deal with men.

Nevertheless, while strictly keeping in tune to the topic of discussion and evading sidetracked moments, undeniably there had been instances where I ponder upon whether I had done anything that could have tipped over the line. I may have been victorious in reducing eye contact, simplifying my conversations etc. but to what extent have I handled the other aspects such as in terms of ensuring I do not capture the opposite gender's fatal attraction on i.e. my intellectualism, mannerism even my eccentricities?

Therefore, whenever I catch myself in that spot, I will attempt to dispose myself from its grip by executing my inexhaustible list of avoidance techniques, namely by making a quick escape to the lavatory or any other place for that matter, fiddle with my cell, doodle or look elsewhere. I have even gone to the extent of limiting my correspondences particularly when men shoot statements that send me straight to paranoia land. i.e. "I just call you so I can hear your sweet voice." or "How's my cute and witty little girl doing?"

Some girls would adore such statements. Especially when it comes from good-looking, good-natured men. The kind of man who supposedly has the prospects to be a good husband. In my case, I freak out when I hear such statements.

Maybe because I'm just weird like that.
3.09pm Malaysian Time


Indaq said...

It freak me up too..
nice post..

Hajar Alwi said...

Jazakillahu khairan for popping over sis. :)

Yoli said...

I think it is wise of you to feel that way until you know of their intentions. I do not know but I imagine, in your culture, that any attempt at courting is prohibited and if they do want you for a wife they would have to speak to your parents first. Correct me if I am wrong and my apologies in advance.

Hajar Alwi said...

You nailed it Yoli and no apology is needed. For the record, I am clueless when it comes to courtship. Friends and family will say so and so is hitting on me but the degree of my self-denial negates me from believing. Speculations are baseless in my books.

The norm for marriage however is people will voice their intention to me before they speak to my parents [more of before I give them access to speak to my parents]. My parents are very mobile so people often cannot get a hold of them.

Thus this gives me the edge to maneuver the situation, particularly when I do not intend to accept. By doing so, I can maintain a healthy relationship with suitors who didn't make the cut. :)