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Post by Fortan » Fri, 23 Aug 2013 1:03 pm

..... is there anyone on here who has NOT had plastic surgery?

I was aware that it was quite common but looking at the load of comments in that part of the forum, I must say I am quite surprised of just how much attention it gets.

I've never had anything done and have never considered it. I don't mind other people doing it, unless it makes people look really awful. I've seen my far share of women with lips looking like a baboons bum here in Singapore and never understood why they take it that far and other similar incidents like way too huge boobs for a small Singaporean girl.

Just wondering....

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Post by nakatago » Fri, 23 Aug 2013 1:16 pm

I wouldn't go there if I weren't a moderator. :?

Have you seen the signatures of some people? Plastic surgery wishlists/pipeline!
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Post by Fortan » Fri, 23 Aug 2013 1:33 pm

nakatago wrote:I wouldn't go there if I weren't a moderator. :?

Have you seen the signatures of some people? Plastic surgery wishlists/pipeline!
No, haven't come across those yet. Was just amazed at the amount of posts in that forum :D

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 23 Aug 2013 1:51 pm

Fortan, you think the PS threads are huge, go to the Airlines forum and check out our monster thread http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic7025.html with over 28K posts and over 5 million page views! :shock:

And they are just about as wacko there as they are in the PS forum. :???:
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Post by Fortan » Fri, 23 Aug 2013 2:16 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Fortan, you think the PS threads are huge, go to the Airlines forum and check out our monster thread http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic7025.html with over 28K posts and over 5 million page views! :shock:

And they are just about as wacko there as they are in the PS forum. :???:
Perhaps it is the airline crew that all goes to Thailand for surgery, to look pretty on their flights :D :D

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Post by bgd » Fri, 23 Aug 2013 2:44 pm

This is Asia, appearance is everything and growing old is for other people.

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Post by BedokAmerican » Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:04 pm

Fortan wrote:..... is there anyone on here who has NOT had plastic surgery?

I was aware that it was quite common but looking at the load of comments in that part of the forum, I must say I am quite surprised of just how much attention it gets.

I've never had anything done and have never considered it. I don't mind other people doing it, unless it makes people look really awful. I've seen my far share of women with lips looking like a baboons bum here in Singapore and never understood why they take it that far and other similar incidents like way too huge boobs for a small Singaporean girl.

Just wondering....
I agree with what you're saying.

Speaking of vanity, I've seen a few over-the-counter skin lightening products here and thought, "you've got to be kidding me." There is also soap that's supposed to lighten the skin. Huh?

Then I heard that sometimes Asians, more commonly the women, want to lighten their skin. WHY?

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Post by The Ref » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 12:52 pm

BedokAmerican wrote: Then I heard that sometimes Asians, more commonly the women, want to lighten their skin. WHY?
I have been told dark skin is for the rural / working poor.

Many women, particularly Chinese decent, will cover up and take umbrellas everywhere to escape as much sun as possible.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 3:15 pm

I find it very unhealthy looking, personally. Cadaverous looking comes to mind. But, to their own.

With regards to PS, well, I would never go under the knife for vanity reasons. Reconstructive surgery to correct actual birth defects like cleft pallets or accidents is a different thing all together.

Think about it. Those gals & guys in the PS threads, if they marry one another and by some quirkiness (considering the TFR) actually do have a child, can you imagine the inferiority complex the poor, probably ugly as sin, child will have, with two beautiful parents but ugly genes inside combined to dump on the poor child? :cry:

An old adage comes to mind. Never judge a book by it's cover. Nor it author as the author might be writing with a pen name, so what you see isn't necessarily what you are going to get. The old saying beauty is only skin deep but ugly goes all the way to the bone really fits here.
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Post by zzm9980 » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 3:24 pm

BedokAmerican wrote:
Speaking of vanity, I've seen a few over-the-counter skin lightening products here and thought, "you've got to be kidding me." There is also soap that's supposed to lighten the skin. Huh?

Then I heard that sometimes Asians, more commonly the women, want to lighten their skin. WHY?
How's his different than women being crazy to go tan via tanning salons, spray-on tan, or just laying outside in the west? I mean other than the obvious difference on the spectrum of color...

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Post by Hannieroo » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 3:59 pm

Asian skin ages differently. People don't wrinkle as much and due to extended hair life span go grey at a later age. But age spots are an issue, they can be quite large black marks and so is hair fall. I think there's vanity and just wanting to look like yourself and if my future was spotted and bald I would be taking as many steps as I do now to avoid grey and wrinkled.

I think the hardcore PS stuff is mainly locals.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 5:36 pm

While skin damage is a distinct possibility if not done correctly and in moderation, Sunshine does give the body a healthy glow AND healthy doses of Sunshine vitamin D. Whereas, skin whiteners don't give anything healthy and in some cases reported recently, can actually have harmful properties in that quest to be "whiter than white"

http://www.skinbleachingcare.org/skin-l ... m-dangers/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-susan- ... 71524.html

http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consume ... 294849.htm

http://theconversation.com/time-for-a-r ... reams-7770

The only 'alabaster skin' I like also usually has freckles and red hair!
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Post by BedokAmerican » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 9:15 pm

This skin-whitening stuff and plastic surgery talk makes me think of the late American performer Michael Jackson. A great singer, but strange and disturbed character.

For those of you not familiar with him, he was black and he looked fine the way he was and should've been happy with his appearance. Anyway, his skin got lighter and lighter and he had more and more surgery as he aged and he eventually looked almost as white as paper and scary.

There were reports that his skin got white because he had a condition called Vitiligo, but if he really had Vitiligo, his skin would've been splotchy and it wasn't.

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Post by x9200 » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 9:43 pm

Are there actually any artificial boobs that look ok?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 10:59 pm

Yeah, I've see a few, but seeing and feeling is two different things, two different consistencies/firmness factors in one handful is off-putting to me. Me? I'm like the Energizer Bunny, a couple of double AAs will keep me going all night long! :cool:
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