For the first time in my life I was called “dark” and “chubby”. My Korean friend said so. It wasn’t condescending, though LOL.
She said I was “dark” while we were talking about make-up. We were talking about which shade was good for us. I had to tell her that she was the only one who told me I was dark. She tried to explain to me by comparing my skin color with the fairest of the women here in our building. I am quite fair but I am still “brown” beside the fairest Japanese, Chinese and Korean dolls.
She said I was “chubby” when I was talking about my bulging tummy which has been my problem area. I do always whine about my noticeable fats but my 5″1 , 52kgs. frame still do not fall under the category of “chubby”.
In my Korean friend’s eyes I am both hahaha. But you will only get to understand this when you live with them and immerse yourself in their concept of what is beautiful. But really, there is no need to get angry.
Just recently, a CNN report said that Korea has become the plastic surgery capital of Asia. Looks (and wealth) badly matter here. It is very common to see Korean ladies with surgery-altered eyes, nose, cheeks (the whole face, basically). It has become a way of life.
Skinny is sexy. I was advised by the same friend not to eat after 5pm… The regular diet is not to eat after 6pm. But for me it has to be after 5pm because of my extra fats hahaha.