the mudpond

It's good to let things breathe in your imagination because often your initial response to it is not the best thought-through response. I savour little glimpses of life. Mine and those of people who turn me sideways and around. Friend or stranger. Even a child. (the world looks different from down there) Sometimes an author, photographer, artist. I let things saturate and incubate here. Hopefully, deeper meanings can percolate up and flower.

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A stray cat.


Going Out

WHEN HE SAYS he is ready to go out, it means he is ready to go out.

When I say I am ready to go out, it means I will be ready. As soon as I find my other earring, make one phone call, touch up my makeup and chzziitt my perfume here and there. Oh wait, where’s that pair of matching satin slingbacks…

Why does it take women soooo long
to get ready to go out?

Lol! I know you guys wonder this.

It's because sometimes we smudge our mascara, and then when we try to fix it we make it worse and worse until there are black streaks everywhere -- not to mention our eyes tearing up because some got in them, so the rest of our mascara starts running -- and eventually we have to SCRUB OFF OUR ENTIRE FACE AND START OVER AGAIN. FROM SCRATCH!

Makeup is just good evolutionary psychology -- it makes us look healthier, younger, and more sexually receptive.

*Concealer, foundation, powder: Clearer, younger, and healthier looking skin.
*Eye makeup: Big, bright, alert looking eyes, draws attention away from eye wrinkles.
*Blush and lipstick: Mimics the flush of sexual arousal.

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That, or also if we put off assembling our complete outfit until the last minute and for some reason it doesn't look like we imagined it would. Then we start going through variations with each set feeling like it looks worse than the last, or requiring a change in something we've already put on. Like the earrings... the belt...the lipstick... argh!! €*@#* the nail polish too!

You guys have it easy. If you want to dress up, you just put on a button-down shirt or a collared tee and a pair of pants that comes within the vicinity of matching. This outfit will go with a pair of black or brown shoes. You guys can get away with wearing a watch and that's it.

Any more than that and you'll look like a lounge lizard. Mimics a gecko. :D



Blogger Lucia Lai said...

women are more vain than men lah. they wanna look all dolled up and very pretty and envy of other women. men... couldn't care less about this.

7:56 PM  
Blogger 5xmom said...

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11:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucia, someone said, I think it was Kevin Solway, who wrote that women are valued for what they are while men are valued for the potential they represent.

In both cases then, however, the deeper profound human values are not much considered or fully comprehended through largely conventional and worldly based thinking and existential value system.

It's largely about competition and security ; vanity expresses itself in various forms. This is the common exoteric standard, the language of the masses.


9:52 AM  
Blogger percolator said...

thanx.. shush... shy lah.

3:27 PM  
Blogger percolator said...

I know some pretty vain blokes geckos. :P

and what form might your witty language of vanity take? If ye be vain indeed? ;)

3:29 PM  

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