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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 18 Jun 2009 1:19 pm

nushk,

This is where I have to agree to disagree.

Listening to what you wrote, :???: you are telling me that Australians @ #1 and Americans @ #2 are the two fattest nations on earth and it's all in the genes? Go back and read what you wrote. You are claiming everything is in the genes. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me. If it was all genetic, then why are Singaporeans on the average 2.5cm taller than they were 25+ years ago when I arrived here? Genetics that they got taller? Nah. Why is it that Triumph's last study of Asian women in Singapore find the the average bust size in Singapore as increased from a 'A' to a 'B' cup in the past 25 years? Has nothing to do with genetics at all (everything to do with maximizers? :P ). It has everything to do with diet and lifestyle.

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Postby Tammy138 » Thu, 18 Jun 2009 10:06 pm

Agree with SMS. Some girls are blessed with being thin naturally. but the majority do indeed starve themselves in order to look this boney. its a shame, as rather than exercise to get toned, they go for the lazy option of not eating and then just look malnourished and boney rarther than toned.

or the few extreme resorts to cosmetic surgery for instant gratification. didn't someone mention having their calves injected with botox to make them thinner?

what has this world come to?

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Postby LoriW » Fri, 19 Jun 2009 2:49 am

most (at least, chinese) local girls have genes that predetermined them to be slim. out of these, some have genes that make them extremely thin - I know several girls like this and they have absolutely healthy appetites, are not bulimic etc, and they *want to put on weight. but they cannot. they have even sought medical advice, but it's their genes. their thinness is, in all honesty, ugly. but this only makes up 1% of the local female population here. or less.


Ummm............ I'm of Singaporean Chinese origin - UK born and bred, but the genes are there all the same!! My "natural" shape is chunky - my "chosen" shape is "athletic". If I ate whatever I wanted and did no exercise, I'd be about 3 stone heavier, if I ate whatever I wanted and exercised I'd be about 2 stone heavier - been both! I have never seen anyone live on a staple diet of junk and look like a famine victim!

Anyway, my huuuge pet hate is "whitening"! Why?? In the UK, whitening products are not allowed by our MHRA (medicines and health regulation authority) - the equivalent of the US FDA. They contain active ingredients which can cause pretty serious burns! What on earth is wrong with using factor 50 to prevent sunburn and skin cancer?

Cosmetic surgery as a short cut is also a huge annoyance to me!! For goodness sake, be content with the body/face nature gave you and as far as ageing is concerned, a few expression lines show character, a regular fitness regime and good skincare keep you youthful!!

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cause they need to find good guys to marry

Postby sgdreamhome » Fri, 19 Jun 2009 7:00 am

cause they need to find a husband,so must maintain a figure,too fat,singapore guys dun like it,haha

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yup,ur right.i agree with u

Postby sgdreamhome » Fri, 19 Jun 2009 7:02 am

LoriW wrote:
most (at least, chinese) local girls have genes that predetermined them to be slim. out of these, some have genes that make them extremely thin - I know several girls like this and they have absolutely healthy appetites, are not bulimic etc, and they *want to put on weight. but they cannot. they have even sought medical advice, but it's their genes. their thinness is, in all honesty, ugly. but this only makes up 1% of the local female population here. or less.


Ummm............ I'm of Singaporean Chinese origin - UK born and bred, but the genes are there all the same!! My "natural" shape is chunky - my "chosen" shape is "athletic". If I ate whatever I wanted and did no exercise, I'd be about 3 stone heavier, if I ate whatever I wanted and exercised I'd be about 2 stone heavier - been both! I have never seen anyone live on a staple diet of junk and look like a famine victim!

Anyway, my huuuge pet hate is "whitening"! Why?? In the UK, whitening products are not allowed by our MHRA (medicines and health regulation authority) - the equivalent of the US FDA. They contain active ingredients which can cause pretty serious burns! What on earth is wrong with using factor 50 to prevent sunburn and skin cancer?

Cosmetic surgery as a short cut is also a huge annoyance to me!! For goodness sake, be content with the body/face nature gave you and as far as ageing is concerned, a few expression lines show character, a regular fitness regime and good skincare keep you youthful!!

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Postby biancazen » Fri, 19 Jun 2009 10:39 am

Asian girls tend to be slim. Which is a great thing. When I went to London last year, I feel like a supermodel because most of the girls are in the rotund size... Nonetheless, plus size girls are also beautiful!

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Re: cause they need to find good guys to marry

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 19 Jun 2009 11:37 am

sgdreamhome wrote:cause they need to find a husband,so must maintain a figure,too fat,singapore guys dun like it,haha


From the looks of Singapore's fertility rate, which, by the way as dropped again to somewhere around 1.26 now down from 1.27 last year, It would appear that Singaporean guys don't really like girls at all. Fat or thin. Or they only like 'em long enough to get their first flat from HDB. :P
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 19 Jun 2009 11:39 am

biancazen wrote:Asian girls tend to be slim. Which is a great thing. When I went to London last year, I feel like a supermodel because most of the girls are in the rotund size... Nonetheless, plus size girls are also beautiful!


Don't know where you have been hanging out. Probably Orchard Road. Go to the outlying estates and shopping centre where the majority hang out. Fat is in great abundance among the locals here. You walking around with blinkers on? :wink:

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Postby dazzlebabe » Fri, 19 Jun 2009 5:12 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
biancazen wrote:Asian girls tend to be slim. Which is a great thing. When I went to London last year, I feel like a supermodel because most of the girls are in the rotund size... Nonetheless, plus size girls are also beautiful!


Don't know where you have been hanging out. Probably Orchard Road. Go to the outlying estates and shopping centre where the majority hang out. Fat is in great abundance among the locals here. You walking around with blinkers on? :wink:


No, i think lots of oil accumulation on her lids so she can't really see. Or her eye shadow has "runned" onto her cornea.
Just me

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 19 Jun 2009 5:30 pm

:lol:

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Postby morenangpinay » Fri, 19 Jun 2009 8:54 pm

yah i noticed this as well among asians. I think mostly those with Chinese descent have thin body frame those in my country have bigger body frame. Im not thin actually im fat lol but im okay with it.

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Postby Tammy138 » Fri, 19 Jun 2009 9:52 pm

I am chinese of origin and know that only few girls of our origin are naturally very thin. most tend to be just right by western standandard, i.e. healthy looking. And majority tend to starve themselves cos of media, peer pressure and most irritatingly the enterainment industry portraying girls in movies and tv soaps to be beautiful you have to be thin, boney thin.

agree with LoriW, whitening stuff is so stupid! surely a nice tan is much more attractive. perhaps its cos i was brought up in the UK

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Postby LoriW » Fri, 19 Jun 2009 10:00 pm

surely a nice tan is much more attractive. perhaps its cos i was brought up in the UK


Hahahaha!! Last year I had a sample of a bronzing gel from a cosmetics counter in the UK. When we left Singapore at the end of our holiday I thought I'd get some tax free! The consultant in the shop at Changi Airport looked at me as though I had 2 heads! Bronzer???

I definitely prefer to have a few curves and a healthy glow (and whinge about the flab ;)) than to look half starved with a deathly pallor! In the far east, I do use factor 50 when I go out and about - you DO tan under that, just won't burn!!

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Postby morenangpinay » Fri, 19 Jun 2009 10:21 pm

lol im naturally tanned lol although alot of whitening stuff is reallyy popular in my country too.

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