Thursday, September 20, 2012
Singapore’s ‘Go Plastic’ trend
Elizabeth Soh | Singapore Showbiz – 3 hours ago
Actually I meant to do this entry for a long time already, but somehow just forgot to do it. Of course it's not about what kinda procedures I do because I had nothing(ya that's why this stupid face and I'm not proud of it), but rather yeah, I also noticed the "go plastic" trend among Singaporeans, or rather, my friends. Even when I dont see them regularly, even the pictures have some significant changes and it's not the wonder of make-up or photoshop. I have absolutely nothing against all these procedures at all and I totally dont see my friends in a different light, no matter what they did, how much they did; as in, all this wont affect our friendship at all. I also wont be that silly to go ask la of course, although I'm very very very curious! If they're okay to share, they will. If they dont mention, it's also fine. I was simply envying them as they got prettier and prettier or busts getting bigger and bigger. Especially those beautiful bloggers. And one day I suddenly tell dearie, "Eh....I also feel like going to do leh. Anyway, fillers are just temporary and it's not as if I'm going under the knife or look totally different. I really hate my flat nose bridge manz. And I can really do with a smaller face!" But immediately he said, "You dare meh? Painful leh." Then I'm..."Erm...ya....forget it." Wahahahaha!
I love dearie's nose. He has a very high nose bridge and small nose for his small face. He's very fair and has a good complexion too. And the thing is, he's SUPER nua and didnt use anything at all. Dont understand why......haiz....super envy....
And just days ago, I have this guy friend who took a 5 days leave because he had some laser surgery on his face for smoother, younger skin and the downtime is around 5days or so. And just weeks ago, I heard of another guy going for laser teeth whitening, which I also heard is painful to the max. Really....the world has changed and it's not only the females who are concerned with their appearances too, guys too. And I suddenly remembered how DY was slammed for her massive plastic surgery(PS), especially by X and the other bloggers. And suddenly...okie not suddenly...like now X, together with the more popular bloggers like Qiu, Peggy Heng, X-Sha, Nao** etc all had some sort of aesthetic procedures done too. So ironic. Just that the more vain and well-to-do ones didnt publicize in their blogs as there's no need too because theirs were not sponsored. And they were previously already pretty enough and proud of their good looks. So most of them didnt mention about their procedures. But readers not blind, can see.
Not that I careeeee but during the time when DY was being slammed for her PS, I was already wondering what's the big hoohaa about that? As I dont see the big deal of doing PS and not admitting it, it's her choice. Everyone has a choice whether they want to go through PS and whether they want to publicize or not. Of course, publicity for sponsorship is a must loh. And it's not as if DY is using donations from her church to do it; she's using her daddy's money. So seriously, people who slammed her for her PS but yet eventually did it themselves(via sponsorship or savings) are really sour grapes lo... I know I know, DY had other issues other than that, like the plagiarism and the faking of accounts in flowerpod/cozycot all that etc etc. That's why I got really disgusted by her as well. But actually all those surfaced slightly later; people already see her bauy song already.
NOT that I like DY(actually other than my friends, I dont have any particular local female bloggers whom I like except Elaine73 =) ), but I feel.....if you really want to slam people for being fake/plastic or anything, then dont eat back your own words lo. Right? And actually....now that all are plastic....you'll tend to compare...DY and X-Sha are the more "well-balanced" ones as they got nice skin, got height, got figure. And actually I feel X is also pretty ke lian....she went through so much to be so pretty and slim now....and yet people are telling her that her head is too big for her body and that she looks so weird. And there's no such surgery to reduce the size of the head. Isnt this life...or fate you feel? Haiz............but again, she obviously care so much about looks and is bothered by it, that's why she's willing to go through everything to be pretty. I do admire her perseverance to stick to what she has set out to achieve.
A friend highly recommends me her aesthetics doctor, so that I can achieve flawless skin. He was also highly raved for his cheap lasers and botox etc. Actually it's not about the price.....it's....I dont like going to doctors...I also dont know why. Erm...it's like...I dont like all this extra stuff done, I dont like to purposely see a doctor to enhance here or there unless there's a need to for areas which screams help. For example I did see a doctor for my back acne problem before. I used to have very serious acne on my back and because of that I cant wear spag straps or bare back clothings. So I saw the doctor and got rid of them, and now it's easier to wear whatever I want. I also consulted the same doctor for some slimming pills before because I was too damn fat at the time, like 48kg. I got hair loss problem too previously, and the doctor prescribed me vitamins which I still take them from time to time.
I dont know why I rather spend money on creams/serums/masks and fantasize flawless skin after that rather than going to a doctor to seriously address my concern. It's like...hmm...I dont know...like...maybe my (face)skin is too "thin"...I'll feel paiseh if I am to find a doctor and.....like...do enhancement stuff. I just feel I dont like people to say, Oh her great skin is because she what what what, or Oh her high nose bridge is because of what what what". =/ Like, I prefer to stick to basic....or simply dont like people to talk this talk that la.....Maybe I care about my 面子 too much(Leo mah....). But on the other hand, I also dont like to lie. So if 1 day, I really did extra stuff, I will definitely say/admit. But because I somehow feel this is kinda...paiseh(to me! Personal feelings), I'm not comfortable to talk about all this, so I wont do lor because I know if I do it, I will definitely say. Oh, the only enhancement thing I've done is underarm IPL for hair removal but that's about the one and only compulsory thing which all females need to do lah. Wahahahaha!
I dont even let people pluck my eyebrows...because my tears will flow....so painful. =P I dont go for facials either....because when they do extractions on the nose, it's also very painful! Ahhhh....I think to be a vainpot also need to have some qualities, and two of them are you must be brave enough and have a high pain threshold. =P Well...........I'll just have to made do with my limited make-up skills for now until they invent a new way of painless or needle-less enhancement procedures. =P Just saw some after-surgery pictures of a blogger and it's really scary....I mean...it's like so plastic and .....I really cant accept it(if it's me). Yes, I think one of the biggest reasons why I dare not try all these is that what if the surgery somehow turns out unsatisfactory??? Then I'll have a plastic face which I have to live with for the rest of my life??? I think I will cry to death......