Beauty: A Question of Mermaid vs. Whale

Found on Facebook via Kristina Mirasol (

A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman. The caption was “This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?”

The story goes, a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way:

“Dear people, whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, seals, curious humans), they are sexually active and raise their children with great tenderness.
They entertain like crazy with dolphins and eat lots of prawns. They swim all day and travel to fantastic places like Patagonia, the Barents Sea or the coral reefs of Polynesia.
They sing incredibly well and sometimes even are on cds. They are impressive and dearly loved animals, which everyone defend and admires.

Mermaids do not exist.

But if they existed, they would line up to see a psychologist because of a problem of split personality: woman or fish?
They would have no sex life and could not bear children.
Yes, they would be lovely, but lonely and sad.
And, who wants a girl that smells like fish by his side?

Without a doubt, I’d rather be a whale.

At a time when the media tells us that only thin is beautiful, I prefer to eat ice cream with my kids, to have dinner with my husband, to eat and drink and have fun with my friends.

We women, we gain weight because we accumulate so much wisdom and knowledge that there isn’t enough space in our heads, and it spreads all over our bodies.
We are not fat, we are greatly cultivated.
Every time I see my curves in the mirror, I tell myself: “How amazing am I ?! ”

(The girl on the picture is French model Tara Lynn)


Kingdom Hearts Game Decal Cover Skin for PSP

So a video game post, which I haven’t had in quite some time! Due to my internship and some ridiculous and random overtime hours, I’ve decided to treat myself to some Amazon purchases! The first thing I’d like to mention is this PSP skin I ordered from Gamer_Skinz.

Granted I still had to pay for shipping and handling, and the skin is not an exact fit for Evelyn the PSP 1000 that John, Scott, and Kirsten got for me (you can also see the charm they gave me for my 21st birthday hanging out there), I am really happy with my purchase!

The directions were great and told me exactly what to do to easily apply the vinyl skin. The material itself is really thick enough for some scratch protection, with a surprisingly efficient adhesive. Also, I am absolutely in love with the design (my Kingdom Hearts fan craze continues).

I also got a set of 3 brand new screen protectors for $1, free shipping (eforcity), and it included a small card to push out the bubbles. Sadly I messed up the first one John got me and all this crap and bubbles got caught on my screen. Now it looks like anything is barely there!

While this is a bit of fun, it’s not a necessity. My main goal is to buy a new laptop before my job ends and classes start again. My current Dell is being held together with duct tape and weighs a good 7 – 7.5 lbs (which would be impossible/ inconvenient to carry commuting from the new apt).

For the meantime though my paychecks help me buy wonderful gifts for those I love, which I appreciate to the upmost (along with all the career experience I’m gaining).


Recap: Megan’s 21st Birthday

So last Friday was Megan’s official 21st birthday! It’s been about a year since that faithful day we were dorm roommates in North Hall. It’s been giggles and joy ever since, all the way into Caneris and our new apartment.

Some snapshots of our little get together. Nothing too fancy, but all of us were happy that we were able to take time out of our busy schedules to celebrate our dearest friend’s special day with food, ice cream cake, and drinks.

Among the Tangled and Japanese Erase posters, Mameshiba plushies, nail art kits, Sakura Fest teeshirt, mini sake set, Cherry blossom card, parasol, ect.  one of the highlights of her Japanese themed gift presentation though was the origami paper crane mobile Naomi and I worked on. We strung about 21 paper cranes on strings, suspended with buttons, and needled them onto a yellow paper lantern that Ray & John picked out. When the lantern is turned on at night it looks like the moon.

All in all a lot of fun and a great day! The greatest part was seeing our little sunshine Megs smile!