“The greatest feeling in the world is to be around someone who wants to hold you, to kiss your forehead, and to be around you. Who wants to call you at night, to see you smile. But, what’s better than that is finding someone that does it all, because he wants to see you happy.”—
“A man who wants to make a relationship work will move mountains to keep the woman he loves. If he’s not calling you to tell you he loves you and wants you back, it should only be because he’s showing up at your new residence to do it in person… If he’s not doing any of that, he may love you, he may miss you, but ultimately, he’s just not that into you. Stop taking his calls and let him know what it’s like to live without you.”—He’s Just Not That Into You
So a Filipino dermatologist told me she could whiten my skin, and she said it with such enthusiasm like that was the best news I’d ever heard. Mind you, I am Filipino, too. I nicely rejected her offer and she stared at me like I was looney. But it would be better she said and that I’d be really happy with the results and that I’d be prettier and all that loveliness. I told her I was fine being tan and as a matter of fact, I love my shade of brown. OMG, the look on her face was priceless! She said but everyone wants to be whiter! And I told her, well, then let them. But I was born in the islands, we’re pretty close to the equator. I think, now I’m no expert or nothing, but I THINK I’m supposed to look like the sun smothers me with kisses ALL year long. Anyway, I think I need a new dermatologist before she recommends I get highlights and blue contacts.
Oh no she didn’t! Homegirl be watchin too much TFC. Do you watch that shit? I don’t but I do see it and it’s annoying seeing Wowowee cuz you know all them girls be using that fake whitening shit on their skin. And THEY’RE from the islands and those bitches are lighter than me. Haha! I don’t know, I think going lighter and going tanning is way different cuz you can’t help but tan if you’re out in the sun anyway, right?!
And girl.. blue contacts!? Ok now she hella trippin. And isn’t she supposed to tell you what’s good for your skin instead of telling you what you should do to make you pretty? As long as you feel good in your own skin, then that’s all that matters. The nerve of that woman! Ain’t that just a typical Filipino for ya?
Haha! Word. And I’ve heard, correct me if I’m wrong, that the color of our skin may be linked with our status in society or perhaps where our family’s from. (lighter > darker = higher stat). That also may apply to other ethnicities aside from our own. If that’s the case for those close-minded people, then they really are trying to live up to those standards, no? Light, medium, or dark brown; who gives a fuck? If I was darker, or more tan I should say, than I am, I’d still be a boss. My tan Filipino ladies can takeover Wowowee for all they know :P