A Day At the Beach – Seaweed-style!

 

 

 

 

 

Pretty much sums up why I don’t particularly enjoy going to the beach… DEM JAPANESE TOURISTS MIGHT MISTAKE ME FOR A SUSHI-ROLL!!

Anyhow, hope all of you are enjoying summer! Except for the people on the southern half of the globe – have a happy winter ūüėČ

//jz

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Beauty Standards – WTF World?!

Skinny legs and a thigh gap, stick-like arms along with visible hip-bones, hopefully infused with a bikini bridge… Hold on a second – where have all the curves gone? “Hourglass” anyone? A thin person will typically have the shape of a plank; even on all sides.

I think I can hear some men saying “We want curves; b**bs and a**!”. How does that go together with the plank?

Let me explain how I see this; society wants thin people (less fat-diseases), but people want curves? Hmm, perhaps not quite: I believe there are many people who want their partners to be planks with sticks for arms, yet they still want b**bs and a**. This is all very confusing, especially from a female POV.

Once upon a time in a clothing store I came across some bras which looked about the right size. I check the size tag; tiny! How come?
Answer: they were 98% foam (the remaining 2% –> 1.5% normal bra, 0.5% lace). The cups were like an extra set of breasts with little indents for your own assets to rest in. I-N-S-A-N-E-!

Before I go any further I feel I should tell you I’m not a plank from any angle. My top and bottom are mismatched to match (make your own interpretations ūüėõ ).

So, once upon a time in another clothing store. The jeans-section.
I find this pair of absolutely¬†amazing and adorable¬†jeans. They were close to a size 0. “Well” you say “couldn’t ¬†you grab a bigger pair?”. I would have, but the store-person said they didn’t carry any bigger sizes. I had a friend (skinny tiny firned) try them on – they¬†barely¬†zipped! That was the last time I visited that particular store.
Once upon another time, jeans-section again. I found a pair of jeans that were my size. I go to try them on, they zip, but they looked like maternity pants. There was a freaking¬†pouch¬†at my stomach! Needless to say, I didn’t buy them.

Shopping for dresses (gah, such a love-hate relationship). I find the perfect dress. I go try it on – it fits perfect! Except for the top -.-” ¬†I get a bigger size and it looks like I’m wearing a tent -.-””

I don’t understand the sizing system! Neither do I understand this huge desire people have to be thin! Sure, you should be healthy and all that, but a few extra pounds won’t kill you!!!

I’ll be returning to this topic in future posts as well… just a warning…

//jz

Tribal portraits – a photo series

So… Here I am, surfing my newsfeed when I see this link;¬†http://www.boredpanda.org/vanishing-tribes-before-they-pass-away-jimmy-nelson/
“‚ÄúBefore They Pass Away,‚ÄĚ a long-term project by photographer Jimmy Nelson, gives us the unique opportunity to discover more than 30 secluded and slowly vanishing tribes from all over the world.”

As I scroll down the pictures I realize something; we’re ridding the world of it’s true self. These tribes are doing what most of us can’t do; rely on nature.
That realization is why I got extremely upset when I saw this particular photo:

The reason for my anger was the fact that all of these men have guns in their hands. Guns. One of the (in my opinion) most UNnatural inventions to exist in this world. *shudders*

That led me to see what westernization ultimately leads to Рthe loss of these valuable treasures of the Earth. This particular tribe, I think, is already beginning to lose itself. And that makes me sad.
After that thought occurred to me I realized that the photographer must have, in spite of probably having had good intentions, somehow given the process a kick in some of these tribes. For example this one in Ethiopia.
Surely they must know where the guns came from, they must have realized this photographer was from the land of guns – who knows what they thought of him!

I’m not saying Jimmy Nelson (the photographer) was being a pro-westernization campaigner, but I’m sure there are people in this world who think the Ethiopian Banna tribe are the “most well advanced” because of the presence of guns there. I’m also convinced there are people who want all the tribes to disappear. Disappear and become like “the rest of us”. *sigh*

To be quite honest I wish there was a way to stop the extinction of minorities. And to be quite realistic, I know there is!
We need to stop actively trying to change the people around us.
You see someone still using an “ancient phone” with no colours on the screen, no touchscreen, perhaps no actual screen at all – let it be. Don’t go ahead advertising your iPhone 10X.4 (I know there’s no such thing as that, I’m making things up to emphasize my point). Just let the person be.

I’m still dreaming of a day when all of the people of planet Earth will learn to co-exist completely. And not just people, every living being residing in this world.

//jz

Caution! Do Not Swallow…

Why do I get the feeling that everything in the US has a “CAUTION!”-notice that’s just dumb!
(I have a book full of stupid cautions; “This cape does not give you super powers”, for example)

Sure, we have caution-notices too, but they’re not this dumb!

“Solvent abuse can kill instantly”, “Do not light on fire, even when empty” (from a deodorant, hairspray or dry shampoo bottle)

//jz