Friday, October 14, 2011

From Whale to Mermaid ..... Yet!!

Recently I had read Coffee girl's blog regarding a post written by Ms Delphine Fieberg

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  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 t...enderness. 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 ?! " 

* Image of French Model Tara Flynn*  courtesy of French Elle mag.

~ Delphine Fieberg ~ 
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This post reminds me of how I look at myself after I gave birth to Lil Bryan. A whale exactly! I've put on 20KG and every time I met an old friend they will remind me of how BIG I have turn into. Later I becoming more  and more depress not only because of how BIG my friend always remind me of but also because of all the beautiful dresses and shoes that I had missed. 

One day when I returned to my mother's home I found some old albums. Some of them had the picture of my mother when she was young, beautiful and slim. Then there was an album of her married to my dad and they have me. Then there is my sisters and brothers. The more sibling I had the bigger my mother became. However few years ago she begins to slim down again, most probably is because all of her children had finally become a grown up and she had no burden any more. When I see these pictures, I thought to myself will I become like my mother too? No..... It would be a nightmare!

I know why I am FAT! The shampoo I use is for extra volume and body. I'm gonna start using some dish liquid to dissolves those fats :)

Luckily, later my hubby decide to move and those moving helped me to burn about 15KG of Fats. I am so glad because I get to wear most of those dress and eat my favourite junkies sometimes. For those who call me big when seen I've slim down and will keep asking abt how I diet. I will always reply them "Because I have no money to buy food, that's why I have nothing to eat and will you loan me some?" Sometime I'll say : " Try use superglue to seal the mouth la..." For those who haven't see me for a very very long time will still say I am fat but hey, I don't care any more 'cos I get these fats from my two beautiful kids and I like What I am now ~ Not a whale, not a mermaid but just me! =)

Today's weight loss tips: If you fatten up everyone else around you, then you will look thinner ;)

p/s: I don't have the skinniest waist but I do have the biggest heart to love you with...!!! <3


Sheoh Yan said...

You must be very skinnny last time, because you look slim to me now as well. You are a beautiful young mother.

Venie said...

Sheoh Yan:

There's some excess oil that you cannot see in the pix, Waist, legs & even double chin... Don trust that pix cos it the angle ofthe camera that make me look slim =) Thanks for the compliment anyway.

Hayley said...

Lovely story~

They said the real mermaid is ugly... hehe.

Venie said...


ya, i read some legend say that & the mermain in the Pirates of Caribbean eat human @_@

Birthmark said...

They are just perceptions made by certain industries for you to believe that being a certain way is correct. Or worse, perfect.

The irony is, advertising is an art of lying. But I myself was reluctant to do works, especially when it involved talents/models. I'll start with the same question every time, "Is this talent "me"?".

I don't want at the end of the day, people say while looking at my ad, "Who the hell are you to tell me what to do!?"

By the way, you look great. Even you are already a mother. Don't worry too much about it

Venie said...

Thnx =)