Western-style fashions are big business in China A visit to any chemist in China gives an insight into Chinese attitudes to beauty. The brightly-lit aisles are full of the big-named brands which dominate the world's beauty market, but the products here are different from those in the West. The shelves are loaded with creams and lotions which whiten the skin.
From left Dr. Melanie Caabay lost her husband from a vehicular accident in the late s. When two of her four children were about to go to college, she had no recourse but to accept a domestic helper job in Hongkong.
I recall a recent instance where my friend noticed and asked me why my foundation shade was lighter than my natural skin tone. I wasn't sure how to answer. I knew that this friend, a non-Asian male who was completely unfamiliar with the cultural and beauty standards that Asian-American women subconsciously feel compelled to live up to, meant no harm when asking this question, but it incidentally provoked a lot thought and feelings from me nonetheless.
Skin tone shows class, not race, in China, as masses scamper to have the lightest color skin possible. My companion then pointed across to one of his classmates and told me outright that she had dark skin and was not very beautiful. She agreed. I tried to disagree.
Twenty-six years ago, my Filipino mother left behind everything familiar to work abroad as a domestic helper. Around the same time, my British father also left his home country in search of better opportunities. That day, I gained a British passport, white skin, and a lifetime of privilege.
Let me start by saying, nay, declaring that Hong Kong is one of the safest places in the world. The crime rate is one of the lowest in the world and most of that involves petty crime. Having lived in the city for nearly 3 decades oops does that give my age away?
The cream that she applied to her face and neck was supposed to transform her into a white-skinned beauty, the kind she saw in women's magazines and on television. But the illegally produced lotion she bought in a store near this village in southeastern Thailand turned her skin into a patchwork of albino pink and dark brown. Doctors say her condition may be irreversible.
Get-white messages, like this one on the lighten-up page on asiaMs. Pale Asian models peer from the pages of glossy magazines, pout on billboards, ride on white horses in cinema advertisements and jostle for counter space at the local department store. Spurred on by modern marketing and a cultural history that cherishes fairness, hordes of women across Asia are slapping on whitening lotions, serums, correctors and essences to bleach their skins.
I still have a lot to write about, most notably my trips to Xinjiang and Shanghai. I will also continue to write about my internship in America with the Alliance for Global Education www. One of the major academic components when studying with the Alliance is the capstone.
Asian men in Canada often fret that the laws of supply and demand are working against them when it comes to hooking up with the right woman. Are men with Asian ethnic origins justified in feeling anxious these racial preferences are actually operating in North American dating? Ronald Leefounder of a relationship service for Asian men in Metro Vancouver, believes Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other men with East Asian roots who make these complaints are looking for excuses to avoid facing their social awkwardness.