Monday, April 10, 2006

I am woman, hear me complain

My girlfriend wants a change.

She wants to change.

To be specific, she wants to change her nose.

She thinks her nose is too weird and would like to have a sharper nose. She's been talking about going to Korea to 'have' a new nose. And while she's at it, she figured she might as well have a double eye-lid job too. I don't think she'll actually have them 'changed' in the end (the cost is an important factor) but I do think it's on her wish list.

I guess women are never truely satisfied with our looks. We all think there's an improved version of ourselves hidden somewhere, we just need to unlock it... via slimming pills, diets and cosmetic surgery and what not.

This morning I looked at myself in the mirror.... :

- non existent eyebrows
- flat and stumpy nose
- small, panda eyes (too much K Dramas and internet into the late night)
- double eyelid in one eye and a half double eye-lid in the other (I kid you not, the line stops halfway!)
- funny mouth
- thin limp hair
- too short, way too short!
- fat arms and thighs
- bulging waistline (sigh....)

I think the only asset I have is my err...*adequate* chestline.

I wouldn't even be amongst the top 100 if there was a beauty contest held wihtin my estate.

Sigh.... and double sigh...

I am not graceful and am no demure Asian woman. In fact, one of my ex-boss used to say that she needn't employ any security guards because the way I walked would have frightened off any potential thieves in the shop. :(

But you know, some of the actresses that I really admire are not exactly what people would say "beautiful". But they all have that certain grace, charm and elegance. And they are all not young either....

Maggie Cheung I remembered when Maggie Cheung first joined the entertainment scene. She had slightly protruding teeth, which she got fixed, like BYJ. Over the years, she's truely blossomed. Just look at her now. Maggie Cheung is 42 this year.

Lee Mi Sook I first saw Lee Mi Sook in An Affair and have since seen her in a few other movies and she has never failed to amaze me with her acting ability. But that game room scene with Lee Jung Jae is still one of the most sexually charged scene without the usual nudity parts, in my opinion. And in many of the press conferences for Untold Scandal, it was her that drew my attention, not Jeong Do Yeun. Lee Mi Sook is 46 this year.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry simply took my breath away when I saw her in this James Bond movie. If that is not sexy, then I don't know what is. Just look at that figure! Halle Berry is 40 this year.

I supposed as these people are actresses, they would have made huge efforts to stay in shape and maintain their complexion which us lesser mortals don't have the luxury of time and money to do so.

But I think one of the main characteristic that I found in all of them is Confidence with a capital C. The self assurance that comes across when you are beyond trying to impress the world. The acceptance that this is who I am and I am happy with me.

Borrowing a tagline from the Mastercard advert: "Priceless"

I can't end off this post without a note on my favourite actress of all time. Even if you haven't watched any of her movies, you would have seen her face in many magazines, even though she is long gone.

A friend sent me this link this morning. I guess I'm not the only one who thinks Audrey Hepburn is class itself. Thanks CW/CG.
BBC article

Needless to say, my favourite song is from one of my favourite movie of all time starring my favourite actress. I think the song is a favourite with many as well.

Moon River as sung by Audrey Hepburn in the movie, Breakfast at Tiffany
Moon River by Audrey Hepburn

I asked my husband what did he find attractive about me, and of course, having been well trained, he gave me politically correct answer:
Your personality, dear

However, I don't think he would have married me for my non-existent figure or looks, so I guess the answer must be quite correct.

Still, it would be nice to have bigger eyes and a better figure.

Perhaps in my next life?


yeelee said...

gee...jus saw maggie cheung's pix y'day...was wondering how she can look so good, in fact better and better everytime i see her. she seems to be blossoming while i'm aging everyday!

i kept noticing my hands are wrinkled now...sigh! yup time to consider your proposal to carry a tube of handcream with me everywhere i go!

bb said...

haiyo... you've to blog about this now, ya? just when i've binged too much from my trip and have been dreading looking myself in the mirror?

yea, know what you mean. me too, like your girlfriend, i did toy with fixing my nose too. i've got a huge and fleshy nose, i like noses sharp and straight.

and while i'm at it, liposuction, lots of liposuction would be great too. and maybe chest enlargement or whatever it's called.

and hey, i too love those very same women you mentioned! especially maggie cheung and lee mi sook.

p.s. wah piang, you're not even half as bad as you've blogged la. really.

luvjoon aka chiligoyo said...

Seriously, my only 'asset' is my chestline, which I don't really like it and would really like a chest reduction.. haha! I can sense some people wanting to 'hantam me.. *runs*

So other than that, I really dunno what my fiance sees in me.. *pengz*

tiffany said...

As my hsuband would say, with a deadpan face,

"Your personailty, dear."


And yes, many would love to have your 'asset'. hehe!