Sunday, December 06, 2009

Of Body, Mind and Soul


Heavily made up, scantily clad, she stood out in a circle of ogling males, her smooth, translucent skin a magnet for lewd, suggestive stares. Basking in the attention, she parades more flesh, carefully painted lips tilting upwards in a cat’s smile of seduction.

“We’re having a promotion today sir … “ she purrs, the sly tease of a promise hidden in the unfinished sentence.

It constantly boggles me how the male of the species fall for such quick-fixes. Blatant in-your-face-sex-appeal is the death of enigma. Allure settles becomingly in elegance, attitude and poise. But what can I say? Sex sells, and marketers, geniuses that they are pounce on such opportunities.

There are two meals on the menu here. One is cheap, easily available, common, fast food. A dime a dozen. The other, a gourmet meal, the very scent of which entices the most jaded of connoisseurs. Which would you choose? The quick albeit filling bite, or an experience born to be sampled, explored, discovered. Textures to be savoured, hidden layers to be sought out, appreciated.

It is sad to admit that at times like these, I don’t blame men for degrading women. I mean, if you’ve already done such an excellent job out of it yourself, who’s going to listen when you wail “Gallantry is dead!” ?

This post was ‘inspired’ after a visit to the PC fair in KLCC today. No wonder people flock there by the dozens. Short skirts, bare tummies, skin tight uniforms, and cleavage enhancing tops were the theme of the party. Since when was it the motto of every sales rep to leave nothing more to the imagination? Verdict : At least you can’t complain that stuff there weren’t cheap…

World AIDS Day was Dec 1st (Ooops..sorry for the previous error ...thanks for pointing this out Cleffairy..). Far from being the panacea to AIDS, I thought it was only appropriate if I shared my thoughts in these 4 words . JUST Keep. It. Zipped !

9 comments:

cleffairy said...

LOL... World AIDS Day is Dec 1. LOL... neway... nice entry....

smallkucing said...

Thumbs up

Anonymous said...

We guys aren't complaning now are we ?!
xD

Elin said...

Thanks for saying out loud for US ! Love you baby :))

cleffairy said...

Actually, I never understood what women in skimpy clothes got to do with those PC stuff and also F1 Cars. This is manipulating women's sexual appeal at the very best. I remembered talking about this last year in my blog. I went to LowYat Plaza during the mooncake festival and was 'entertained' by a girl performing an almost striptease. *SIGH*
I have nothing against scantily clad girls who were probably trying to make a living or something, but... it is not so appropriate with the products, i must say. It's not as if they are selling lingeries or something. Rite?

Joanna said...

Cleffairy : Thx for pointing the error out. My thoughts exactly! People were asking me what's with me and the girls but I seriously have nothing against scantily clad women as long as it serves a purpose. But using them as gimmicks for something totally irrelevant was just cheap, sleazy and disgusting.

Kathy : :)

Anon : lol. Oh I know why you never complain :P ... in a way it keeps the girls in their jobs eh?

Elin : Thankies

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Joanna, nice posting...interesting observations too, ha ha.
Have a nice day, Lee.

suituapui said...

I find those Mandarin-speaking promoters with their squeaky voices (and they think they sound alluringly sexy?) helluva irritating! Once one kept following me, I stopped and gave her one cold and angry stare....and then she moved away!

Joanna said...

Uncle Lee : :P Thanks

Suituapui : Hahaha .. I never could understand why girls want to squeak and act so 'manja'. Irritates the hell outta me. Especially when they pair it with coquettish giggles ... and kudos on the stare :P