Thursday, October 25, 2012

Why I Think Skinny Models In Fashion Are a Problem



Why?


This of course from own opinion. I don't give a shit to those fanatical Ana Wintours & Rachel Zoes of the world, where having thousands of dollars worth designer clothes and accessories clinging precariously off those emaciated shell of human bodies are deemed as friggin' high fashion. The way I see it, it's obscene and disgusting. In my opinion, skinny fashion is an ugly parody of those people ridden with famine and malnutrition.

Yes, I love fashion myself. I follow the current trends, I flick on fashion magazines. I look at what famous celebrities are wearing. I read fashion blogs although I tend to go for street style fashion. Why? Because street style fashion is easy. You don't have to break your bank account to achieve a hip, cool and trendy street styles.

Back to skinny models. I don't get why all these fashion designers are making skinny clothes. They are bent on clothing the skinny people. Do they think that only skinny people roam this planet? People are born in shapes and sizes. However, normal sizes people more or less dominate the entire population. Of course, I'm not saying over-weight people are normal. What I do believe is your weight should balance your BMI for health reasons. Unless you're born naturally skinny, then I don't have to debate on that. I have problem with people with perfectly healthy and balanced weights/BMIs starve themselves to death in order to fit themselves inside skinny clothes. People, especially the young are trying to emulate those bags of bones on the fashion runways and glossy magazines.

When this happens, it creates worrying health problems. Skeletal models died because of eating disorders. Why? Because their modelling agents are pressuring them to embark in extreme dieting, otherwise they'll lose jobs and profits. Some are surviving on liquid diet, while others turn to drugs and nicotine. Now, designers, they don't want normal people as their clothes horses. Even slim models are too fat. In their dictionary, you're a model when your rib cage, collarbones and hip bones are razor sharp. You're a model when your sunken cheeks can rival the Grand Canyon, when your limbs are as thin as needles. These fashion people keep on advocating skinny cultures while the mere mortals keep on struggling to follow the skinny trends. The results? It wrecks havoc on people's health. Even normal size people struggle with their body images. Not to mention the psychological impacts are often times devastating. When people hate their bodies, they abuse it. The consequences? Often fatal. I read countless cases of people losing their loved ones because of eating disorders.

However, I'm encouraged that more and more fashion houses, designers and modelling agents are turning their backs on skinny trends. Hooray to them!

That, my fellow normal size comrade, is a start.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Karnival Wanita Sabah 2012, 13th Oct 2012


Hey ladies,

Time for us to unwind and expand our social circles in a very, very fun and enjoyable backdrop! Come and join the party. This Saturday, 13th October 2012, 8.15am - 10am at Wisma Wanita, Likas off Jalan Tuaran, KK.

ADMISSION IS TOTALLY FREE. Isn't that cool?


Image pilfered from Facebook (Joanna Lye)
See you there!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Ada Apa Dengan "Relationship?"

In the wider spectrum of things, let's talk about romantic relationship. I had today been a privy to several romantic relationships. Of people that I know of intimately or some passing acquaintances. Some are currently in the stage of an early relationship, while for some, let's just say they have passed the honeymoon stages. While time is not a factor when you're in a romantic relationship, they have one thing in common - being neglected by the partner.  Even to an old singleton as yours truly, oh I know just the feeling. Why, my last serious relationship ended like a million years ago. Why? Because of neglects. I did all the works and trimmings while my ex, let's just say, he was a taker, not a giver. So, we played this 'Liz and Dick Games' for a while but eventually, it became so tiresome. I was no longer interested in the game. I wanted out and well, here I am.

Well, I'm not a bloody shrink nor a relationship coach. Definitely not a Swami-ji, nor a Love Guru. What I learned about relationships are merely from my own personal take and experiences. From other people's relationships. God knows, the entire planet is sucking it up. Every seconds, there are newborn babies, new love, new engagements, new marriages, new divorces, and finally deaths. Then the cycles are repeated again and again. That's the way our universe is shaped. It's predestined. It's preordained.

So, what makes a successful relationship? I'm not saying about a perfect relationship cause there's no such thing as perfect relationship. If you believe it so, I suggest you to go and bang your head off to the nearest, available concrete! Cynical, right? But it's the bloody truth.

These are my definition of relationship:

"Relationship is not a "Going Dutch" thing. It's an investment of your time, your dedication, your care, your thought, your attitude, your energy and your love to a partner. If you're investing in a relationship, make sure you are prepared to make a fool out of yourself, to dwell with silliness, hormonal bitchiness, psychotic behavior, unreasonable demands and NEVER succumb to forbidden temptation!
Having said that, relationship is NOT your meal ticket, to consume your partner until what remains is an empty husk of his/her soul."

In the end, whenever I'm in a relationship, I do my best to keep my end of the bargain. Of course, I'll be flawed but if I do love someone, I'll be damned if I let him go without some fight. Fight for your love and never, ever neglect your loved ones. 

Signing off now. Ciao! 
:-)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Animal Welfare Awareness Concert

Hello KKians,

Just want to pass some love around. Read on....  :-)

*I do not write nor own the following article/image

Start Date : October 5, 2012
End Date : October 5, 2012
Time : 2:00 pm to11:00 pm
Phone : 012-8011979, 012-8181979, 016-8813308
Email :valiantevent@gmail.com
Location : 
KDCA Hall, Jalan penampang, Kota Kinabalu




CAMPAIGN EXHIBITION

The exhibitions will start at 2pm until 8pm on 5th October 2012 with participations by

BORNEO CONSERVATION TRUST (BCT) – adopted as our Co-Organiser

- adoption of conservation project

SABAH WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT (SWD)

- up-close with wildlife animal

- wildlife department functions and programs

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION CENTRE (EAC)

-promotion of environmentally friendly culture

                               
SPCA, KK

-fund raising and membership drive programs

THE GREEN CONNECTION

-campaign against SHARK FINNING

-aqua-animal campaign and awareness

BORNEAN SUN BEAR CONSERVATION CENTRE

-awareness and fund-raising campaign



Official launching will be held at 2.30pm with special invitations extended to the students of schools in and around Kota Kinabalu.

CONCERT: 6.30 P.M. Until 11.00 P.M.

Featuring Acts:

-opening acts by sjk chung hwa kk

-performance by appy

-4ag grunge band from kk

-popular local kadazan artist clarice john matta

-the ariez band "grunge band

-animal dance theme by the bodycare events

-choral speaking presentation by students of srk st. francis convent school

-percussion band "rhyth of borneo"

-local sabah artist janrywine

-special appearance by "one nation emcee"

Organized by

Organized by Melinda Angus
valiant events & entertainment ,
Sunny Garden
Tel: 012-8011979, 012-8181979, 016-8813308
Email: valiantevent@gmail.com
Come, let's give and spread some love around, hmmmmm?
XoXo

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