My family, would probably be much more different (and perhaps to some, strange) than most ordinary families. No, no, no, I shouldn't say that; my family is similiar, in most aspects, to any other families, yet, different, unique and special than them. For example, my mom would still nag me everytime and my sister would still always argue with me...but...for starters, I had never heard the likes of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas, and etc., etc., until I reached my teens.
I wouldn't say they are narrow-minded (and they certainly are NOT); they just are not aware. They only knew about Cliff Richard, Elvis Presley, Elton John, Tom Jones (this is also a personal favourite of mine! He recently just did a stint on American Idol and I thought it's phenomenal!), Lionel Richie, Donna Summers, Olivia Newton-John, and etc., etc. I grew up with this bunch of old singers (and many more!), because they listen only to these. After I was much more exposed to a wider spectrum of the entertaining industry, they would still let me listen to some of their songs, though they were a bit turned off by some of the singers, like Lady Gaga for example (no offence to Lady Gaga's fans!!!), whose wardrobe choices were a bit too much, not to mention her rocking music could actually shocked one to the core. But, this is just typical of most parents I would think, and of course, they were still quite cool with the whole thing.
But, most importantly, they are my upbringing, my background, my values and role-models. Growing up with them taught me invaluable life-lessons, to appreciate every small things in life, to appreciate myself. They taught me to trust myself, to believe in myself, to love myself, and are always there every step of the way I tread. I am everything I am, because they loved me. They are my identity. I never had to fear of being lost, because I know they'll always be behind me, supporting me.
I can have many friends, but only one family. Thank you, everyone, for supporting me this far. I love you all. To bits. (If there's one) HAPPY FAMILY'S DAY!!!!!!!!!!
p/s. I don't know about you, but I always took for granted, everything my family did for me. And...(its shameful to admit this)...sometimes my pride, anger, and even irritation get the better of me...so I guess I do hurt them quite a bit. If you're like me, here's the time and platform for an apology or a gift of thanks and even affection. Is there any thoughts about your family, that you wanted to share with me? Join me in showing your appreciation towards your family today. Let's all make today a family day!