Update - 21 Nov 2007 8.17pm:
For discussion purposes, this entry only covers grooming of physical appearance.
I have met many people in my life, I am sure we all do. There are those who are very good looking (guys and girls included), there are those who are moderate and of course, there are those who are… well, not so good looking.
Those who are good looking are usually blessed with captivating features and a figure to die for. The likes of Orlando Bloom or Angelina Jolie come to mind. And there are also those who are good looking because they know how to dress themselves. The right top to show your right curve can do wonders. Of course, there this thing called… plastic surgery.
What about those who are… not so good looking?
I am not trying to say I am a hunk but I have met some not so good looking people before. And to me, some of them fail to do themselves justice.
I was in a social gathering which took place in an up-class shopping complex some time ago. A “not so good looking guy” showed up and someone asked him why he “dressed so casually?” That was actually an understatement. And his reply was…
“I am ugly, makes no difference”
Messed up hair … oversize faded tops… pants that do not really fit him, think I saw some stains… sandals instead of a proper footwear… all in all, ‘ugliness’ radiates from him. It’s one of those people whom you won't have a second look and even if you do, you’re probably looking for things to criticise about him.
If a person is ugly, not all is lost. Firstly, there is a Chinese saying which goes “yan kau yi jong” which simply means a one’s appearance depends much on one’s clothing. A good selection of wardrobe can do wonders.
A girl once told me that hairstyle is important that is quite true. Unless one is bald, a quick visit to the hairstylist for a hairdo which suits you can do wonders too. Believe me; paying a little attention to these 2 elements can change your appearance quite a bit. Of course, there’s also this thing call ‘make up’ for the ladies.
I am not trying to say that we should all be vain. What I am saying is that if you think you’re ugly… don’t make yourself uglier.
P/S: Zewt would like to apologise if this post offended anyone.