You know what’s stunning? The Reef, my favourite Caribbean restaurant in Vancouver has nearly 40 varieties of rum to choose from. Rums of different temperate, flavour and shade. Which is why I think Giulia Cimarosti’s piece on the myraid ways women’s beauty is seen through a worldview is important. Physical beauty moves us, compartimentalizes us, but also alters the perspective on ourselves. Just like rum, women radiate beauty, not because we conform, but because we flourish in our individual ways. Please enjoy today’s Summer Chick Tale.
Did you know that I am a witch? Oh yes, I’m a baddie. Or at least, so they say in Myanmar!
Now, what the heck. I grew up among people that told me I had beautiful eyes all the time, and now people are scared of my eyes?
Yes, because in Myanmar light eyes belong to witches and demons.
I must definitely look very ugly down there… (*scribbles* Myanmar packing list: Sunglasses. *underlines*).
Oh, beauty… You’re such a relative thing. And the travelers know this very well!
I guess I was born in the wrong country. Italy: the land of fashion, as well as of the worldwide famous pretty-much-naked girls dancing on TV shows. Here, you can literally see statuary female bodies everywhere – ads on the streets, TV shows, magazines. Then you stop reading, raise your eyes and get shocked by how girls dress. Did I spend too much time in the Middle East? Probably.
Anyway, the point is that here beauty means being skinny, preferably with fake marble-like boobs, 365 days per year