Why Women Dress Up and Get Cosmetic Surgery? by Brandon U. Hansen
Cosmetic surgeries, both major and relatively non-invasive, are on the up and up. In my experience, the reason given most often by the recipients of such procedures is "for myself". No one wants to admit they are undergoing surgery because they care so much about what others think, right? However, I doubt women go under the knife (or the Botox needle) to impress their husbands, boyfriends, or even men in general. I think the real motivation is betrayed by observing when women dress up. How much effort a woman puts into her non-surgical appearance (e.g., everyday makeup, hair, clothes, showers, etc.) is a direct reflection of how much she cares about the way she looks - and what are the situations in which women expend the most effort to "dress up"? Do women dress up when they are alone? Rarely. When they are just with their husbands? Maybe on special occasions. When they are going out? Sometimes, maybe even usually. When they will be around other women who might be dressed up? Always - whether or not their husband or men at all will be there. Cosmetic surgery follows the same trend; it might be for the boyfriend or husband to some much smaller extent, but the major motivation is feminine competition, plain and simple.
*reading the article* touche. typical women, and their feminine competition. i /always/ get into that kind of situation. just set a girls night out, and then off i go spending 2 hours just to take a shower, put some make up, and change my clothes (for about 8-9 times). feminine competition indeed.
ever seen a pair of shoes that are just SO beautiful, that you quickly set your eyes on them the minute you got into the store, and that you don't even care about the price, or whether they have your size or if they don't? and then when you tried to go to other stores, and look around about 500 other pairs of shoes, you just can't get your mind off that first pair of shoes you saw?
i found myself that kind of shoes. it's been in my mind for several nights. the outlet i went to didn't have my size, a tiny 36. i asked the sales person to look for those shoes in other outlets, and all outlets only have the ones on the display. except for the 1 outlet in Taman Anggrek, they have the last brand new pair in my size.
Your amazing energy draws people to you, and you give them great insight in return. You hold a great amount of power over others, without even trying. You have the makings of an inventor, artist, religious leader, or prophet.
In love, you are sensitive and passionate. You connect with your partner on a very deep level.
You have great abilities, but you are often way too critical of yourself. You don't fit in - and instead of celebrating your differences, you dwell on them. You have high expectations of yourself. But sometimes you set them too high and don't achieve anything.
You love conversations, both as a listener and a talker. What people say is important to you, and you're often most affected by words, not actions. You love to hear complements from others. And when you're upset, you often talk to yourself. Music is very important to you. It's difficult to find you without your iPod.
around 6 months ago, i desperately waited for any call coming from the companies i applied to at the FEUI Career Day, namely PWC, EY, and Unilever. none did. the only call i got was from an int'l company who would pay me for about 2,5 million rupiahs a month (gross), and asked me to work from 8 AM until 1 or 2 /AM/ from Mon - Sat. an offer which obviously i rejected.
i gave up my 6 FREAKIN' YEARS dream to become an IT auditor, after that particular interview, and i stopped waiting.
now, after building a company with a couple of friends, with all its ups and downs, i finally got the calls. from 2 companies, one asking me to come to their office to go for their test, and another one telling me that i've passed their first test (CV reviews, i think).
goddamnit! why NOW?! this is definitely not a blog entry to brag, it's a blog entry in which i particularly am being furious of getting the chances NOW after waiting a long time ago, before i chose /this/ path.
anyone else got any follow up from the companies at FEUI Career Day?
i have a very good reason why the delay from one blog-entry to another is getting longer and longer: life has been pretty hectic.
and yes, like always.
life has always been hectic for me, as some people might've known: because i choose to live it that way. i can't stand doing practically nothing, the reason why i don't really like vacations. and this kind of working life, is the one thing i've always wanted.
you see, when this company was built about 5 months ago, i had no clue on where it was going. at first, i thought it was pretty much just handling web-projects. so i thought, how hard would that be. and boy, i was wrong. as time goes by (especially in the last couple of weeks), it has finally shown some signs of where it is about to go to. the goals/objectives, the plans, the dreams. having 2 positions at the same time kept me pretty occupied (and thus, the delayed blog-updates), especially when the company keeps on revolving, to find its true form (ceile... :P).
these couple of weeks have been hell-ish, i keep on losing track of time, i would wake up in the middle of the night just to write things i have to do in the next morning on my PDA and then go back to sleep, i have no clue of the current day of the week everytime i open my eyes in the morning, i feel woozy when get out of the bed, i drink more coffee than ever, i sleep normally after 1 AM, just because i need to make sure that everything goes under control.
call me crazy but really, i enjoy my current life. i really do! :) life can't be better. i feel euphoria when i'm busy like this; the only thing that stays as a routine is the fact that there are always scheduled appointments everyday, but whom i meet and where has always been a variety, and it's fun!
in summary, this is my way of saying: i might not be able to update my blog as frequent as i used to be. there ya go. heheh.