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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Adam's Rib or Woman's Lib

An English professor wrote the words,

"Woman without her man is nothing"

on the blackboard and directed the students to punctuate it correctly.

The men wrote, “Woman, without her man, is nothing.”

The women wrote, “Woman! Without her, man is nothing.”

Dato Dr Ng Yen Yen is here in Sibu. She was present in a function of the Sibu Businesswomen Association. She was reported to say that “men do not want the fairer sex to be more superior to them in general and that is one of the challenges faced by women in 21st century.” She added that women could do better than men in many aspects be it in the home or work place. She also said, “Our male counterpart should discard this old thinking and face the reality.”

The argument for “Men-Women” subject is unending. Just six words from the English Professor can make a whole world of difference in the hands of men and women!

What’s the intent of God? We read in the bible –

“It is not good that the man should be alone, I will make him a helper fit for him.” (Gen. 2:18)

I take here two roles of women in men’s life.

Companionship. We all need all one another. “It is not good that the man should be alone.”

Helper. It’s to be a helper. It is not only to share life together, but also in work and responsibilities. Men and women are designed to work together. Not only at home, also at work place.

Interestingly, Eve is made from the rib of Adam. Ribs are closest to the heart. Ribs protects the vital organs of the chest, and notably, the heart!

It’s from something closest to the heart that woman was made. Women should be closest to men’s heart.

It’s from the rib that women was made. Women should protects the heart of the men.

Strictly from journalistic point, what our learned Minister said at the function is not news-worthy. What do you think, my learned friends, men and women alike?

7 comment(s):


as a wordsmith, i ofgten wonder:

why is 'man' enveloped in 'wo-man'?

wo, woe, woah! you decipher this 3 exclamations .. may not have any meaning, may yet do, may nyet who?

By Blogger desiderata, at 11:11 am  

What do I think? I think you are capable of delivering a wedding sermon anytime (should the preacher misses the bus) :)

By Blogger fishtail, at 2:10 pm  

i think men and women complement each other. i believe that God created man and woman so that they could complement each other in God's character; the man-- the strong, protective etc ( or so we believe!) while the woman is the nurturing and dedicated one etc =)

By Anonymous sabrina tan, at 10:53 am  

Desi, contrary to your woe..., I also have someone who is very creative to say that many of our problems come from "men". Here they are -

MENtal illness
MENtal breakdown
MENstrual cramps
GUYnocologist (gy reads as GUY)
when you have real trouble, you know what's it?

Just to annoy you lah.

fishtail, thanks so much for the suggestion. I would do one. But, have you heard of the story of a VIP who was late for a farewell service to the priest? Here it is -

The VIP was supposed to deliver a speech at the farewell service. He was late, definitely not missing the bus, probably caught in a traffic jam in KL city. So, the priest decided that he would deliver his farewell speech first. The priest said when he first came to the town, he was shocked when the first person who came to confess of his sins. You know priests normally do not see the confessor, right? This men told the priest that he had killed one person in order to marry his wife, he took other people properties etc. The priest said he was happy that the town is now better with lesser sins.

Now, the VIP finally arrived, he walked up the stage and said, "I have the privilege to be the first one who came to confess my sins when this priest came to town...."

Sab, well said, we are supposed to complement each other. No "woes" or "men".

welcome home! I read your blog or desi's blog sometime ago and know that you would be back to Malaysia around this date!

Have been reading your blog, but have not left any footprints, one day. If I have not planned my holiday ahead, I would definitely make a trip on 17th Dec for the pre-christmas joy with friends like desi and you! There is always next time, right?


By Blogger Yan, at 2:41 pm  

Hahaha! Moral of the story: don't be late!!

By Blogger fishtail, at 2:54 pm  


Had the GOOD Lord created Eve first, then took a rib from out of her to create a companion for her, he would have been named Evenam. They both would be truly balanced, the man following the woman, and not the wo(E)going ahead of da man.

Actually, this business of man and woman is very complicated -- maybe the Good Lord wanted us to live in interesting times -- get caught in KL traffic jam - detour to the mistress's house maybe - so as not to know the priest's revelations of a church latecomer's sin-ging ways.

because the hoRst today was long-winded, desi follows suit -- pls don't suit me,for digression, transgression? I'm only a loyar buluk. "Hey, Y&A Chris, where art thou?"

when you miss Sab's party, you gonna miss a lotsa rumour and wits. Also, help meself to your Oxtail soup and beef stake! i hear MadCow disease does not come with da birds.

By Blogger desiderata, at 5:41 pm  

Desi, the making of a woman was not only as simple as just taking a rib from the man. God put man in a deep sleep. During this period of unconsciousness, woman was made.

What does it say? It says (only my thoughts) the ties between men and women are far deeper than mere surface affection, it goes deeper, in the conscious life of man, unconscious and even subconscious.

WOW, take more of the Oxtail soup and beef stake, consciously, unconsciously or subconsciously, forget about the mad cow or bird! Or even the calories. I learnt from expert in Singland that for 240 calories (about a quarter of a burger), you have to walk one hour to burn the 240! Oop...

Little Chris is busy with "the case of howling dog". He promised to come back soon.


By Blogger Yan, at 1:20 pm  

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