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It’s been a while

Gosh were did all that time go and damn what have i been doing? – not really blogging that’s for sure. but people out there watch out, i’m back and i’m in top shape. a new layout to mark this ( sorry i didn’t use mario m as my illustration i rather went for a rojam….btw. if u wanna steal this i made it and i hold the copyright and i’ll have no mercy=D)

It’s a pleasure to see that Mario Maurer is still so highly in demand, voices all around thailand are whispering that he’s practically dead in the media world. Of course there are always new faces..take Nadej or Kao amazing but then again we heart Mario.

xoxo

ps. it’s fashion week again and i might go out there and catch some of Bangkoks finest.

plastic surgery and why asians like europe so much !?

I wrote about this peticular subject already a couple of times, and it still catches my attention every now and then. this time i found an article in times magazine discussing the subject of plastic surgery in Asia. 

A friend just told me yesterday that in korea or thailand the best selling dolls are usually the ones with blond and curly hair? i wonder if there are any market researches that could proof this. It’s a funny thing sure blond ones are as well popular in europe, say germany, but then again most of the people are blond too, but in asia they are not. I always ask myself what makes them like europe or maybe the US so much? Another friend told me how much japanese love france and that some acually dream of being french, i live in france and i can’t share this felling i must say. The myth how wonderful this country is is very well and wide spread ( the movie Amelie is a great example for the romanticization of Paris, but many others like that are constantly produced in France). Another thing i heard was, that french goods sell so well in asian countries not only because they are luxury products, but also because the customer feels being just that tiny bit closer to france buy say buying a Louis Vuitton bag….mh i get that idea though, since i feel quite americanized when i dress up in Ralph Lauren or Abercrombie & Fitch, but it’s just an illusion and i know that, it’s rather other people that see me as some sort of american tourist.

while last time i was mainly talking about the eye lid corrections that asians undergo this time i wanna talk about other things. For example the sexually related surgeries but also how the different anatomy of asians requires new techniques or finds new uses for common procedures like botox injections.

Hymen reconstructions are getting in vogue, sounds very oldfashioned but well some like it fresh i guess,at the same time asian males like to have their best partes enlarged in order to be not ashamed of their smalll zizi’s in public bathhouses, etc.  check it out here 

 

,ladyboy bank,thai,,

– VENUS FLYTRAP the thai ladyboy boy/girl group, GIRL POWER – 

.The more interesting topic is though the sexchange mania in for example thailand. Thailand is very well known for his so called ‘ladyboys’ and rumour has it that for just a couple of baht ( the thai currency)  young boys who’d rather be girls ahve their testicules amputated, to prevent the testosterone  from changing their feminin features. It ‘was’ more or less a common procedure, since now it appears to be very difficult to complete the sexchange for those poor boys, as there is not enough natural tissus left to form a female sexorgan…..according to times magazine a complete sex changes comes to 6000$ in bangkok opposed to around 25000$ in the west, but then again it’s more the surgery tourists that profit on this, as the average thai probably just earns a mere quarter of what the western earns, if not even less.That’s why alot of lady boys stick to dressing up as a girl and taking hormones but keep their last resort of boyishness well hidden in their knickers.

Body shapeing, the naturally flat chested and skinny asians like to have a breast augumentation but for example reducing the calf sizes confronts doctors with the problem, that it doesn’t result from easily suckable fat, but muscle. therefore it is necessary to actually force a muscle to atrophy by severing a nerve behind the knee, after trying to carve down muscles, this method brought the wanted result and can actually reduce the size up to 40 %. 

Botox is the hype of our time and countless amercian celebrities reappear with flat ironed waxen faces, so does asian celebrities but another use has been found.

 

– the nightmare before christmas – 

botox is actually beeing used to force facial muscles to atrophy, the jaw muslce i thing it is, which makes the face look less round adn skinnier. I have a friend who did this and the result is fascinating.

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-jaw reduction with botox-

And again it is a lot cheaper to have botox treatments in Thailand for example, the new emerging plastic surgery capital of asia it is said. But still caution is advised alot of illegal activity is being reported in this sector and unsvae methods are performed, such as liquid silicone injections, which according to recent western standards is very dangerous and not effective, since it can travel in the body and do serious harm, if not cause death when entering the bloodstream.

 

– silicone in her face ruined her life – 

beauty is a big deal nowadays and everybody who has enough cash can ‘improve’ himself, just thinking about the girl who turned herself into a cute beauty from my last article, Dawn Yang.

 

– Dawn the way she likes herself best – 

It’s another import from especially the US i think, the habit to show off ones wealth by beauty improvements. It’s the world we live in, isn’t it?

It’s quite sad and tempting at the same time. 

just a quick note i heard from a friend and also read on the internet that VItamin C injections are the latest hype in Asia, they are supossed to improve the complexion, lighten the skin and all together makes people more beautiful. It sounds all very ‘ Jungbrunnen’ to me ( fountain of youth) and i can hardly believe it, since it is a well known fact that vitamin C will only be absorbed in a certain amount and overdoing it is supposed to be harmful as well….Mh how far are we going to stay 25?

PLASTIC FANTASTIC SURGERY

 

SOMETIMES when i have nothing else to do, really nothing else, i go to awful plastic surgery.com and look at remade celebrity faces….I’m not against plastic surgery and will probably do little touch ups myself when in need, and posession of enough money but some things are crazy….recently i found this picture here:

it was filed under something like ‘ yes, you can buy pretty’ etc. and shows the evolution of a said to be now 24 year old girl from singapore, her name is dawn yang.

She had her self transformed from regular ( not particularly beautiful), to a very pretty girl….maybe she over did it a little bit though. I think about halfway through her procedures ( like 2004) she looked very good, but now slightly too much, she’s supposed to have a forehead implant for example, which shows sometimes. But apart from that a nose job or two, cheek implants,chin implants, of course an eyelid correction, an eyebrow-lift, i would say  she also had liposuction on her under-chin because it looks like a double chin in the earlier pics…and god knows what else she had done…

THE most important thing is, that she still looks asian, she doesn’t look like she used to do but still quite asian…Where as the next guy completely transformed himself into some surf boy, being actually vietnamese french eurasian. crazy isn’t it?

on the first  picture above he’s probably younger than on the other two ones ( or just very well retouched) but it is obvious how redone he is. his face looks like it has seen alot of botox and filler and his lips are just  over the top. i wonder if his eyes looked really asian before u know if he had them completly redone. what a shame. his hair looks great though, he’s a hairstylist. u know how hard it is to get asian hair really blonde do you? – u need to bleach and dye it several times very slowly to get the red out and keep it  shiny and healthy looking. but he’s mixed race, so his hair is probably thinner and less complicated.

I mean it’s a common thing for celebrities to change a thing or two, asian celebrities are no exception, but to change ones complete look and ethnicity is far too much, i mean do they recognize themselves when the look in the mirror? does nobody learn from michael jackson? I think it’s going too far, look at madonna, someone told me she looks less like madonna now but like a madonna doll, hence a madonna replica…and now that she has lost weight her cheek implants stand out like some monstrosity  making her look like a skull head (‘skeletor’ like they say on awful plastic surgery)

it’s nice to look better but in some cases an expensive bag plus some good styling can do the trick as well, yeah also for boys, u wouldn’t believe how much u can do without people noticing it. say mascara ( in a discreet colour say brown, that doesn’t make your lashes longer or more voluminous just more defiined), foundation, tan, good haircut etc. 

i also found a website that describes how asian eyes are redone: 

Young female with thicker skin and more fat requesting medium parallel creases  
 

i think it looks rather boring now but well who am i to tell, check out the website they have lots of before and after plus actual surgery pictures ! click here for dr meronk

yesstyle.com online shopping in asia…

my neigbour and friend showed me this cool hongkong(?) shopping portal on the internet( he already bought some clothes there so we can be sure it works)…u know koreans are known to have really cool clothes and now there’s a easy way to buy them  from where ever u live, the prices are quite modest, but sometimes the products are a little bit copy cat…….i personally really like the jbros stuff all the pictures below are from this brand ( they say that some products are sourced from somewhere else) means they sell other things as well, some products look quite marc jacobs other ( the bagpack) very much raf simons, i dunno if it’s the real thing or just ‘european inspired’……what ever especially with the low dollar at the moment the prices in € are ridiculously  low, almost H&M level, but the stuff way cooler and more unique!

go and have a look www.yesstyle.com and of course there’s loads for the ladies as well 🙂

 

MANGA EYES

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haven’t seen eyes like that in europe before, but in asia they are everywhere…contact lenses that make your iris bigger. the effect is very cute and pretty especially with dark eyes. especially girls tend to use them but boys don’t be shy , big eyes are sexy!

for the more hardcore amongst us there are also the kind of lenses that put little hearts around Your iris, turn them pink and sparkly or the almost oldschool other party variations like snake eyes or spirals….

see more here