Guest Blog for The Effortless Beauty

I am very honored and excited to be Guest Blogging for my dear friend, Jamie Khoo, who is the very definition of The Effortless Beauty. In this guest blog post, I have decided to make a confession about how I went under the knife and did some plastic surgery in my younger days in hope to achieve an "ideal ...

Poem: The Brilliant Carcass

No amount of concealer Will hide the bruises No foundation Will quite cover the pain No red lipstick Will match the blood Dripping from inside   In the asylum of mind There are battered walls Punctured by screams The cracks on windows Mirror the scars They will never heal They are wounds No one will see or hear   Do I look pretty? Am I thin enough? Will this make me desirable? Should I let ...

Poem: An Ode to Corset

My darling Corset How you beguile and bind Stifling every breath  Constricting each inch Moulding us into A Beauty of Disguise Our natural form You shun  Under the wire Of lace and bones You pull, you tug Tighter and tighter Breathing is unimportant Enduring the pain is a given Such exquisite torment We put ourselves through To carve our version Of Beauty in Contortion. Is it the corset that binds, Or our very sad ...

The Body Revolution: The Relationship We Have With Our Bodies

The Body Revolution is really about the rather "tumultuous" relationship I have with my body over the years. If you had read my earlier posts, "Unveil Your Inner Goddess", and "To The Beautiful You" you might have a good idea of what I mean. In truth, the love-hate relationship I had with my body is not unique. ...

Poem: The Scent of a Woman

She bathes in beauty Like the blossoms of flowers Her scent lingers Like her enchanting smile. Never close enough to touch Just near enough to breathe in Her intoxicating aroma It fills men's hearts with desire And drive their minds mad With longing. A woman's scent is delicate and sweet Designed to lure and dazzle Much like the loveliness Of her lustrous figure and face. No two ...

Unveil Your Inner Goddess

A woman's form has inspired paintings, poems, films and countless photographs as much as it has incited controversy, objectification, hatred, and even violence. There are countless debates, arguments and ongoing "discussions" on this subject alone. Suffice to say, it elicits a great deal of rational/irrational and emotional response from all sides. Here, I shall not pretend ...

The Many Faces of Shirley Maya Tan and her relationship with her hair

This is not a self-glorification post. Well, may be it is a little...but don't tell anyone that I said that ;p Seriously though, it is about my former obsession with my hair. I say former because I no longer have that kind of unhealthy attachment to my hair. By the way, I am referring to the hair on top of my ...

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