Meet The Blogger

Meet The Blogger

Hello, it would be very nice if you click on that link and read a Q&A post I made, just so you’d know a little bit more about me. It would be better if, after you’re done reading it, you make your own version and let me know about it so I could read it too.

Thank you. 🙂

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Don’t eat, be skinny.

Tonight, I scrolled through a blog of a teenager‘s quest to be skinny. I was not able to read a lot from her page as it consists more of reblogged pictures of skinny women that I suppose are her “inspirations”. Aside from those, and her very short text posts about how insecure she feels about her body, she also posted a picture of her almost naked body (her head out of picture) to show her followers her “progress”.

Coming from someone who’s not in shape, she is not doing herself a favor. I know when it comes to being healthy, I’m not the one you’re supposed to be hearing advice from. But I know for a fact that starving yourself does not make you any better. I am not sure if her parents, or older siblings (if ever she has any), are aware of what she is going through, because she obviously doesn’t care about what she is really doing to herself. All she cares about is fitting in to a crowd full of skin-bone models who believe they are at their best. I assume she already knows the consequences of her actions, and that she doesn’t care because of what’s set in her head: she’s determined to have that 110 lbs. body.

I am a concerned netizen, yes, but I am usually not the type of person who would bother writing a blog about you not unless you’re a very important part of my life and that I have all the words to describe our relationship. However, her case really does worry me. I even sent her a message:

jessicafuentes asked: Hi. I don’t mean anything insulting or offending, but being skinny is not the definition of being beautiful. It doesn’t make you perfect. Sure it makes you look good on the outside, makes you more confident, lets you wear all kinds of clothes, etc. But that doesn’t make you beautiful. At all. Being healthy and having a kind heart does. What I said is conflicting with what you’re blogging about, but I guess we are all entitled to our opinions.. Guess that’s it. Just my two cents.

I am not sure if I sounded off friendly (I don’t think so either) but I just wanted to get those words out off my chest, while in hopes of her replying to me and actually proving me wrong…that she’s not wanting to be as skinny as those girls are in her photos, and that she wants to be healthy. But man, she didn’t. And I quote her:

“being skinny will make me feel beautiful. That’s all there is to it.”

And all I was able to say to myself was, “she’s crazy”. I figured that with that kind of mindset, sending her another message was not a good idea. I mean, she doesn’t care so why should she listen? And who am I for her to listen to?

Pfft.

What concerns me  more, aside from the fact that she wants to be pin-thin, is that she is just 15 years old. Yes. Very young, indeed. At that age, what she should mind is just doing good in school so she’d have a chance of going to a good university. Unfortunately, that kid was exposed too much to all sorts of media. There goes the television showing her commercials of how being thin is lovelier and sexier, TV programs that only have pretty and skinny girls as their lead characters that end up having the best of endings. Glossy magazines that have very inviting pictures of models that can never be beyond 100 lbs. Then there’s music, with bunches of pretty-faced dudes, telling her how much sexy girls attract them. And of course, we have the mighty Internet that is working 24/7 just to tell her that with a body full of fat, she can never fit into the society full of girls with thick make-ups, clothes too small and tattered that they don’t look like normal clothes at all, heels too high they’re considered as weapons of mass destruction, and boys with buff bodies telling her they’d only date girls who “fit in”. So basically, she’s left with no choice but do what the media is telling her. Because if she wouldn’t, she’d never live a happy life.

A preview of her blog.

But you know what? Bullshit. That’s it totally, undeniably, I-swear-to-my-dead-dogs-graves-and-to-my-brother’s-bacon-underwear, complete bullshit.

Again, this is coming from someone unhealthy. I would  already be extremely happy if we had the same body because I’m 30 pounds heavier than her. But because of what her mind believes is beautiful, she sees herself as someone who’s as large as a cow, when in fact, she has the ideal body most teenage girls would die for. Unluckily, she’s not seeing that. I feel sad for her. I really do.

My third point here is, her blog can influence a lot more girls. Just imagine how much more girls will be victimized by this epidemic anorexia that she is rooting for. Right now, reaching the age of 80 makes you very lucky. But if their generation will continue this very dangerous lifestyle to the point of passing it down to the next ones, age 50 will be a miracle. Personally, I’d like to live long enough to see my future grandchildren; so if I’m going to make a move, it’s going to be towards having a healthy life and being “skinny” will never be the center of my movement. I don’t want to be remembered by my future grandkids as a female meatball, as much as I don’t want to be remembered by them as a female pretzel stick.

There.

So whoever is reading this, please, for the sake of my dead dogs’ grave and my brother’s bacon underwear, do not succumb to what the media is telling you. Being skinny just covers a mere 1% of being beautiful. What matters is who you are entirely. What matters is the remaining 99%: your kind heart, your lively spirit, your Faith, and your healthy lifestyle. If the person next to you says otherwise, I am telling you s/he’s not a good influence for you. I am not saying that I am, but I just know this in my heart for a fact.

15 of 30

We’re halfway through this… *sigh*

1: Apart from tumblr, what do you like to do in your spare time?

  • I sleep. Like a lot. I can actually sleep for 12 hours straight. No joke.

2: Name a favorite of each: food, drink, color.

  • Food: Pasta
  • Drink: Water
  • Color: Blue

3: If you married rich and your spouse gave you $100,000 a week, what would you spend it on?

  • CDs, DVDs, digital music, books, cameras, AND NECKLACES. And maybe some flowers.

4: Name a favorite of each: book, movie, tv show.

5: If you were given the opportunity to spend 48 hours with absolutely anyone (living or dead), who would you spend it with and what would you do?

  • My daddy. Well basically I would tell him a lot of stories about me, tell him everything. Then I’d bring him to my favorite places around the city. Then I’d tell him to play the music he used to play every morning to wake me up, and we’d dance to those songs like they will last for more than 48 hours… 😦

6: Name a LEAST favorite of each: food, drink, color.

  • Food: okra. (google this veggie if you haven’t heard of it)
  • Drink: an All-Fruit with Yogurt Smoothie. I tried it before but damn it tasted like vomit.
  • Color: Indigo.

7: What do you spend most of your money on?

  • Fooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood.

8: What kind of underwear do you prefer wearing?

  • -_____-

9: Name a LEAST favorite of each: book, movie, tv show.

  • Book: ———-
  • Movie: Twilight.
  • TV Show: I can’t decide which to tell you.

10: If you were sat on a plane beside your favorite celebrity, what would you do?

  • Calm myself.

11: What is the strangest thing you have in your room? (You are not allowed to explain why you own it.)

  • Holy water.

12: What is a weird habit you have, or people have told you have. (Weird, not bad. No nail biting or any of that nonsense.) 

  • My friends don’t tell me if they think my habits are weird. They let me embarrass myself.

13: What would you consider to be the biggest insult to yourself?

  • Stupid. My ego hates it.

14: What are five things you absolutely have to have in your dream house?

  • Pool, vending machine, a bar, a huge walk-in closet, and a Jacuzzi.

15: If you could be reincarnated as any animal, which would you chose and why?

  • Dog. Definitely a dog. Because dogs are the most affectionate animals in the world. And I want to guard my owner and make him/her feel loved 🙂

16: Which band (current or past) would you want to go on tour* with? (*Travel with, not perform with.) 

  • 2NE1!!!!!

17: Name a favorite of each: band, album, song.

18: Why is your favorite band your favorite?

  • Because they play great tunes that are not so similar to the sound most bands produce.

19: How many concerts have you attended? Which was your favorite? Least favorite? If none, who do you want to see live the most?

  • I’ve seen only a few (4) and half of them are like, in school. (lame)
  • Favorite? Hmm, I’ve no favorite!
  • Who I want to see live the most? Adele AND Blue.

20: What is one of your favorite song lyrics? (Who is it by?)

  • So don’t you worry your pretty little mind / People throw rocks at things that shine / And life makes love look hard / The stakes are high / The water’s rough / But this love is ours  — [Ours by Taylor Swift]

21: Who do you ship?

  • Who do I ship? Fictional characters, you mean? If so, then it’s got to be DEAN and CASTIEL 🙂

22: What band merch do you own? If any, whose is it and when did you get it? If none, whose do you wish you owned?

  • I don’t have any band merch. 😦 Um, but The Beatles or The Smiths would be cool!

23: How did you learn of the band that is currently your favorite?

24: What celebrity do you idolize the most?

  • The most? The type of  admiration that it would physically hurt me if I don’t get to see any of his/her shows? None.

25: Which member from which band would you most want to lather in nutella?

  • Hihihihihihihihihihihi. GABE SAPORTA of Cobra Starship!!!

So this list is obviously from Tumblr and I figured it’s cool to do another Q&A here on my blog.

And before I even started answering this, my brother left the house. I thought he’s gonna spend the night here. Damn it. 😦

Annoying S–t.

Hey all! My friend Samanca and I decided to create a Tumblr-blog together and that’s what I’ve been busy about the last two days. It’s basically a blog where we all share stories and pictures of the things that annoy us.

Since the blog has been up for just three days, we’re still collecting submissions and followers. Sam and I have already posted a handful of word arts over there so there are some stuffs to pore over when you visit. 🙂 To be honest, she uses Photoshop and I don’t, so you could easily tell which are the ones she made and which are the ones that I made. Mine are the ones with a little less quality when it comes to resolution since I just use an online software (cheater, I know! haha) called picnik.com. It’s nice and convenient to use since I don’t need no freaking tutorial on how to create a simple word art.

Here goes a sample 😀

If I may be so bold, I would like to invite you to come visit us at shitthatisannoying.tumblr.com and if you find our blog interesting, go give us a message and a follow! 😀

Thank you!