Saturday, September 03, 2005
我不夠白 (I'm not white enough)
One thing I've noticed about Taiwan is the (partial) obsession with white skin among women. Many women here carry umbrellas and wear long sleeves and gloves when they go outside. Also, there are often these freaky skin whitener commercials on TV where some woman will magically put some stuff on her face and come out looking both whiter and Photoshopped. Personally, I think that this is sort of creepy. Also, the thing is there's not an appreciable difference between women who wear long sleeves and carry umbrellas and women who don't which makes me wonder sometimes why they bother.