Posts Tagged ‘girls’

This has got to be one of the most interesting TV ads I’ve seen in a while. There’s so many things right about it.

There are a whole bunch of these articles about the hidden meanings behind what people say. It’s popular belief that women never say what they mean and that men can’t say what they mean.

Let’s look at a couple:

GuySpeak Decoded?

I totally got that wrong. When a guy compliments anything I’m wearing, I’m assuming either he’s gay or that he found nothing else to compliment. But it was never like “Oh I like your earrings” “Really? That must mean you’re so into me!” And I don’t know who get offended when their legs are complimented. If it was her ass or her breasts, I would expect someone to get rejected.

You have to be a special kind of dense not to get this. Relationships are simple. Either you want to be in it or you don’t. There’s no break. There are, however, break ups. Like the article said, if he likes you and wants to be with you then he’ll make it happen.

I’m pretty sure guys rarely want to get into a long, emotional discussion ever.

Okay, how about we decode GirlSpeak?

Yeah, this is probably true. It’s called playing hard to get. You know? That thing we do so people don’t go ahead calling us easy sluts. And also sometimes we just really don’t like you and we’re just trying to be nice about it.

Yep, another one of those stuff we like to do so you don’t realize (right away, at least) that we are that crazy bitch you were afraid we were. We like to appear all calm and collected. Another thing about this is sometimes, it kinda hurts our feelings that you pick us up and leave us whenever you damn well please.

This is totally true especially if you cancelled out on a date with us to hang out with the boys. Again, it hurts our feelings (yeah, much like a lot of things in the world. shut up…) that you made a commitment to us and didn’t deliver. But because we don’t want to seem like a psycho obsessive girl, we’ll let you go. But don’t expect us to be happy when you’re back.

Here’s the thing: If another girl’s name comes up in conversation, you can bet that your girl already has at least 3 worst-case scenarios in her head. She’s probably already thinking that you’re thinking of Diane, flirting with her, or sleeping with her. And please, no one’s falling for the “Oh she’s nothing” speech. If she’s in the conversation, she’s something already.

But are these decoders really all that good? Maybe the guy really is listening and is just waiting for you to finish talking before he responds. Maybe the girl really is fine with you going out with the boys and having the night to herself. Maybe all these decoders are making our lives more miserable, giving meaning where there isn’t any, and leading us on with these assumptions. Maybe it’s giving us the wrong impression that we can’t all just be adults and say what we mean.

Yeah, fat chance.

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. If best friend you mean that drop dead gorgeous bitch who seduced your boyfriend, took all his money, and told you you were ugly and fat. Come on, you want to know what a girl’s bff really is?

Makeup.

Wish they had this in Chicago

 

Everybody likes them. Even the emo/scene/goth girls with no friends like them. And who can blame billions of women buying into this multi-billion dollar cosmetic industry?

I started buying into it a few years ago when YouTube recommended I watch makeup guru Michelle Phan. Before I knew it, I was watching bubzbeauty, Lauren Luke, and other girls on YouTube putting on their makeup. (Proof that makeup can be good: These girls ended up making money because of doing YT vids)

And it’s kind of contagious. You watch one video and think to yourself, I can do that and it’ll look good on me. Beginners beware: this could be the start of a makeup shopping spree that will dent your bank account and, if you’re like me, results in constant products returns.

Sometimes better than department store brands

The thing with makeup is that it’s so hard to find what works for you. About $500 later, I’m still searching for the products that work for me. I made the mistake of looking at Sephora for the first things in my makeup arsenal. I had no idea drugstore brands were better to experiment with: they’re cheaper.

Makeup is part of being a girl. It’s fun; kind of like how guys find working out enjoyable (I’m assuming here). It makes us feel good about ourselves, experiment, and do what we do best: shop. Those people who are all about “You should show your natural beauty, makeup is fake” are ignorant…or ugly. Sorry, I had to go there. Yes, because putting on some mascara and lip glass makes me totally fake and ugly inside. But really, why bash on people who want to make themselves look and feel better?

Sweetie, it's a tan. Not an orange.

However, if you tan like Snooki, I might judge you.

We’ll talk about that some other time.

I admit, I’m one of those girls who can’t go out of the house without makeup on. At least some concealer and powder, just so I don’t look like a slob. Makeup is never about looking like someone you’re not; it’s about making the effort to look good.

Trust me, it’ll get you hired and promoted. Or get you laid. Win-win.

PS. You do know clicking on those links are proofs I’m not just making up this stuff, right?

Oh wait, I am.

I meant the cute, lovely, stereotypical kind of Asian girl you think of when they say “azn gurls r hott”. Like this:

Ku Hye Sun from "Boys Over Flowers"

Filipinos are hot, too (of course, I’m one!) but there’s something different about Korean girls on TV. They’re so delicate-looking, so girly, so cute, and very very fashionable. But nothing too creepy like ulzzang.

What the hell is ulzzang?

Ulzzang: Cute overload!!

A Korean friend of mine said that means “awesome face” . But she also expressed a regret of how materialistic and obsessed with looks some Korean girls can be. I think that happens with all girls, though.

I’m sure I’m not the only Filipino kid who feels like they want to wake up one day with porcelain skin, big doe eyes, and a wardrobe full of fashionable clothes. When I was in Manila last summer, everybody was all about the Koreans. Korean soap opera, Korean super markets, Korean hair salons. Then I remember about four years ago, it was all about the Taiwanese: Thank you F4 for bringing Meteor Garden into our boring lives.

Meteor Garden is the Taiwanese version of Boys Over Flowers, Korean version of the manga Hana Yori Dango.

Did I lose you there? It’s all a bunch of Asian soaps with the same exact story. And yes, I watched the Korean and Taiwanese versions.

Oh, and before I forget, I lurve K-Pop. Especially all the girl groups. It’s very reminiscent of the Spice Girls to me. Except I enjoy K-Pop more. The music is really good in my opinion and the videos are creative. I wish the American pop scene was like this. I’m getting bored of Katy Perry’s large breasts and mediocre voice.

This is 2ne1. Park Sandara (girl in green on first group dance shot) used to be in Big Brother Philippines. That’s where people discovered her. Who knew she was a cool performer?

It’s almost sad that young Filipino culture have always been looking to other Asian cultures for inspiration. Maybe it’s jealousy. I mean, if you think geeky, smart Asian you think Chinese. Stylish Asian = Japanese. Asian doctor = Indian. What kind of Asians are Filipinos? Let me give you a minute there.

“Jesus, Alex, stereotype much?”

Yes, stereotype much.

Angelica Panganiban

 

But when I think about it, there are some things we can be proud of as Filipinos. We have some gorgeous celebrities, too. A huge chunk of health care professionals are from Philippines. We did the whole People Power thing. Filipinos are big on family values. Filipinas are very attractive and make great wives (most of us that is). ¬†And look at me! Come on, that’s gotta count for something.

But still, can’t hurt to admire other kinds of Asians, right?