Sometime back, I griped about men who never bother about their look:
I observed that only the Chinese fathers do this, wearing like they are at home. Is fatherhood really that taxing that they have no time to look at themselves in the mirror? There is a line between looking casual (ahem, like my atm so smart lah) and looking like a piece of shit. Why ah? Why are they like that?
Then, I touched on why women ought to prim themselves :
What about you ladies? Do you constantly check your facial skin to see that it is not too â€˜charnâ€™/teruk/chialat/horrible? No moon craters (large pores), volcanoes (pimples), desert (wrinkled) or cow dung (dark spots) decorated?
Lately, my little toddler has reached an ‘independent’ age whereby going out means, just grab the car key and go. Previously, I have to make sure there is milk, diapers, change of clothes, change him yadda yadda yadda.
I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have time for cleansing, toning, moisturising, sun protection, foundation, powder, eyeshadows, mascara, blusher, lipstick, lipgloss phews……
So, one day while I was preparing to take my son to the hospital, this is what he said:
“Oh goodness marm, you are only taking your forsaken son to some forsaken hospital to see some doctor for some forsaken flu only. Why must you put on so many things, huh?”
(this lipgloss is recommended by fashionasia, try it, only RM9.90. It doesn’t make the lipstick colour ‘bleed’ and the brush is better than those rollerball type. Moreover, in our hot and dry weather, lipglosses keep the lips moist.)
Yeah, indeed. Why huh?
I will tell you why? Because a person will look like shit and feel like shit, otherwise. That’s why. The few minutes spent on bringing on the ICI, Dulux, Pentalite cat (paint) will certainly goes a long way.
This mascara got two lubang one. The white part is the fibre. The black one is the colour. LOL, when I bought it, I thought XXL means more mascara and therefore, more worth the money. When I returned home, I hentam with the black part and then apply the white one. Then, I found that I got white eyelashes. WTF! I look like those wuxia, old masters with their white eyebrows growing long and covering the eyes.
I think I need about 20 minutes for all the paints, chalks, cement, foundation, grout rituals.
So, I do spent a bit of time lately before I can get out of the house. Sometimes, after locking the main door, I forgot to put on my earrings. Then, another 5 minutes required to decide on the right match.
There….it takes me about 20 minutes to get ready to go out of the house. So, what are the kids and hubby doing during this time? Kids don’t mind if they are not in a hurry because it means more time to glue to the PC/TV. Hubby doesn’t mind because he can spend quality time alone with his other darling. Dusting the carpets, wiping the windshield blades, checking the battery water, dipsticks yadda yadda yadda, sort of like preparing the chariot for the queen. 🙂
So, now you tell me.
Women – Do you need time to do some rituals before going out? How long minimum?
Men – Are you the impatient s.o.b. who honked their cars like what some of my neighbours do? Or are you the kind gentleman who waits and waits?
Unmarried women – Remember to set this straight from the beginning of a relaionship because you do not want the bf to turn out like those impatient s.o.bs. And whatever it is, please don’t get out of the house looking like some foreign maid. These kind of images stay on in people’s memories. You certainly do not want your long lost friend, colleagues, future bosses to see you in that condition. Horrors!
Moms with little babies – It’s ok. The first few months and years spent in milk stains and ‘fragrance’, hair tied up in a bunch with brown rubber bands, loose clothings that make things easy are just temporary. The light at the end of the tunnel will come….