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The price of beauty and the impossible perfection

Written by Daniel Otero

Asian females are using more whitening creams…


I’ve been in Asia for a while and never understood certain things.  But many I tolerate, especially when it comes to women.


Why do I love women?  Well, other than being a straight man, the way women take care of themselves.  It’s how they make themselves beautiful, whether it’s for a man, to compete against each other or to feel better.


I just love it, from their head to their toes!  Another added advantage, they smell better than males.


What’s been happening in Asia?  Especially in China, South Korea, Japan and Thailand; these are the countries with extremely-gorgeous women.  Women want to look more and more Caucasian; from the hair, eyes to their skin.


When I ask a Chinese female, what’s the color of her skin?  She’ll rapidly say, “Yellow!”


I’ll fire back, “What’s the matter with that?”


Then she’ll twirl her hair and say, “Well, I just want to have white skin.  I’m too dark!”


I’m shocked at the answer and then she’ll start comparing her skin to mine, “You’re so white!  I want to be like you!”


I don’t know if it’s because of Western racism, but mind you, the young lady I’m speaking too is just ravishingly-beautiful.  I’m confused and can’t understand.


Therefore, what this female will do is purchase whitening creams to make her skin lighter.


Now this is dangerous habit.


Human beings are born with natural skin pigmentation.  If we decide to change this fact, we’re exposing ourselves more and more to skin cancers or the side effects of these skin creams.


Did you know that most females in China, South Korea and Japan will protect themselves from the sun?  Walking around with their umbrellas and this is fine to avoid future skin cancers; however, it’s important to understand, a person needs at least 15 minutes of exposure to the sun.  Why?  For mental health, physical reasons and further, the skin needs a natural dose of vitamins C and E.

People just don’t want to get dark.  Thinking more in the Western notion, white is more beautiful than African or Asian.  Something I have always disagreed with, since I think all cultures and ethnicities have their particular charms and beauty.


I can’t change a female’s mind when she’s completely determined to do something.


But for the ladies out there reading this, keep in mind, more and more Caucasian men are marrying Asian women, especially Chinese.


Why?  There’s a reason for this.  We [men] love you just the way you are.


Therefore, think about it before applying these whitening creams and trying to change your physical appearance, which might affect you all in future years.  Please, ladies, you are all perfect.  Why change a beauty that’s like silk, extremely special.

About the author

Daniel Otero

A New Yorker who has been living in China for the past 10 years. He's a freelance writer/journalist and ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher.

A former member of the military with extensive travel to 50 countries and has lived in six.

Lover of life, good food, travel, writing and dealing with social issues.