Monday, May 4, 2009

Blog Review # 26 - Mind Talk (A Journey To My Mind)



By Seigred Mustafah

This profile does not aim to highlight Bai Maleiha’s royal lineage, but to trace her roots to determine what propels her to stand up for a cause. What motivates her to remain steadfast in her search for truth?

Bai Maleiha Bajunaid Candao hails from her paternal lineage, the blood of Sultan Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat, known for his Muslim leadership, heroism and principles during his reign in southern part of Mindanao here in the Philippines.

Bai Maleiha is the great great grand daughter of Sultan Kudarat through his son, Sultan Pulalun. The ancestry of Bai Maleiha’s late mother, Bai Saada Bajunaid Candao, is from Yemen.


Bai Maleiha is a focused writer who espouses justice, peace and interfaith unity in the midst of the decaying moral and cultural fibers of many people owing to political vindictiveness, power struggle and hypocritical pro-poor concerns masking vested interest and self- promotion.

She used to edit and publish her own community paper from 1997 to 2001. At the height of the 2000 Mindanao war, she allied with her fellow journalists to call for peace.

Known to be feisty in her writings, she is also very straightforward in person. She says what is on her mind without fear or favor.

From 1990 to 1993, Bai Maleiha produced a television program titled “Sangkultura” (one culture), aired on CTV-12, the sister station of GMA-7 in Cotabato City. It was the first television program under the auspices of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) that rallied for unity and peace amidst cultural diversity. She received recognition for her government service as the Executive Director of the Office on Cultural Affairs of the ARMM in 1991.

Bai Maleiha B. Candao believes that services given to the masses need no recognition or applause for it is expected for every individual who has the means to help those in need and to take part in any social and cultural transformation.

However, she is thankful to those organizations who recognized her contribution to the government in whatever small way she had made an impact on the lives of those she tried hard to assist then.

Bai Maleiha does not expose herself unnecessarily not unless it is of extreme importance for her and her family. She is always comfortable with true people and loves to spend time with people who are humble and kindhearted.

She hates elitism. She said:
A true blooded princess can work on her own without recognition,
and can be on her own unappreciated. It is the sincerity that counts in delivering fairness and unbiased services for all people regardless of faith and race” .

She does not fear powerful personalities but she obliges herself to respond positively to humble actions. She is just an ordinary lady with simple dreams but she knows where she stands and how to fight for her rights.


Name of Blog - Mind Talk (A Journey To My Mind)

Writer - Bai Maleiha Candao

Other Blogs She Writes:

1. My Poetic Soulful World

2. Just For Laughs

3. Reviews

4. Aktibistang Prinsesa (Mindanao Kris)

Personal Profile-

Bai Maleiha B. Candao

Technical Features-

Mind Talk and all the other blogs of Bai Maleiha are so aesthetic in scope, color and visual presentation. Template is very colorful and visually stimulating. Layout is also very impressive. There is a feminine touch in all her blogs.

Ratings For Technical Features - 10

Contents -

Contents of all her blogs are expressions of her thoughts, feelings and emotions. Her poetic posts are all very stimulating in freshness and emotionalism. She is passionate about the issues she espouse for. She has grace and feminine charm that will never be overlooked by her readers. It is always a stimulating experience reading her posts of wide ranging interests. I highly recommend all her blogs to all serious and thoughtful readers.

Ratings For Contents - 10

It has been my pleasure and privilege to feature an astounding writer, activist and poet with royal lineage. She is a proud member of Filipinos Unite!!!

Tags: Blog Review, Mind Talk, Bai Maleiha Candao, Princess, Mindanao, Philippines, Poetess, Humor, Professional Writer, Feminie Charm

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla


Bai Maleiha B. Candao said...

Dear Mel,
I do not know what to say for I am so overwhelmed by your warm and kind feature of my writings and about me as a writer.

I do not consider myself different from anyone else, although my thoughts may come quite opposite to those who have a different stand about the issues that I raise in my articles. However, as I have said, in difference, there is uniqueness.

I have encountered many friends who are also our "kababayans" on the net, but your selflessness impressed me. You put time and effort in the name of friendship and that is a very rare quality of a good person.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Mel..I appreciate your effort and it is me who should be proud for I have a good friend like you.

Take care of you and your family, Mel. God bless you and may your golden heart continue to shine. :-)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bai Maleiha,
Thank you so much for your appreciation and very kind and comforting words but as always, TO GOD BE THE GLORY. I must admit that I marvel at the abundance of talent that you express in your articles. Truly, they are professionally done. You may notice that I gave you perfect 10 in both categories of technical features and contents and I have given that perfect ratings just once to Euroyank who I think had the best blogs in the world. It's just a pity that he retired from active blogging for failing to muster enough support for his causes. You deserve everything that I wrote about you and probably I will be privilege enough to know more about you and your thoughts. Thank you so much for considering me as your friend. I will treasure that friendship for as long as I live. Thanks for your visit and very inspiring comments. God bless you always.

bluedreamer27 said...

oh thats why she looks like an actress
hmmm interesting
thanks for sharing kuya mel

JessQ said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY. Am just making my presence felt, my friend.

Thanks for the insightful post. It is interestingly innovative. May I be so privileged to follow your every post? I have been dropping your EC. Hope you're in the best of health.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Blue,
Yes Blue she looks like a beauty queen and she has brains too. She's a full blooded princess of the south, a very respectable person indeed. You will be amazed at her oozing talents and abilities. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi JessQ,
Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

bluedreamer27 said...

yup i agree
just dropping by here again
have a great day and happy blogging

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Blue,
Thanks for dropping by. God bless.

Anonymous said...

i'm gonna make my own post about it

Anonymous said...

итак: превосходно. а82ч

rbleano said...

Other than beauty and brains, she has a big heart as well.


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