Just wondering….Do men prefer NON-mata sepet girls over mata sepet? I probably did not grow up in a ‘positive parenting’ environment because when I was as young as 10 years old, I had been drilled that girls must have certain ‘qualities’.
My patphor/busybodies neighbours loved to make remarks like:
‘Aiyah, Ah Lian bat chew tu boh bark’ (heh, it means my eyes look like a swine’s (female pig) eyes. Ouch!)
‘Chey….ha mik su Ah Lian bat chew boh teng soon?’ (why my eyes have no double eye-lids?)
Hence, I grew up with that stigma of being mata sepet. More so because my whole primary class friends were all Malays or Indians. And my two older sisters have bigger eyes than me.
I wonder if non-Chinese realise that many Chinese girls desire double -eyelids? So much so that they will resort to do any or all of the followings (horrors!!):
a) go for plastic surgery (I got one ex-colleague who did it)
b) paste some surgical tape on the eyes
c) use some ‘glue-like’ chemical to harden the upper lid
d) try to enhance the eyes by ‘perming’ the eye-lashes
e) and of course, do what I usually do, use mascara
This is on top of eyebrows tattooing. Eewwsss…
*sigh* What women do for vanity’s sake.
The only times my double eyelids appear are:
1) after several days of fever and/or
2) severe diarrhoea and hence, dehydrated
Tell me, do you wish for double-eyelids? Do men prefer double-eyelids girls?
**A sour-grape note : Women with huge eyes and double-eyelids tend to get crows’ feet (wrinkles), panda eyes and eye-bags more often/faster than women with small, almond-shape, classical Chinese eyes. How’s that for positive self-motivation?