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Entries from February 2009

Suggestion: Glamor Shots

Posted February 27th, 2009 by Peter · 3 Comments

Christina says: “Asian people love glamor shots, with those fuzzy backgrounds — and they’re usually holding a peony or some other flower near their face.” Hi Christina! It’s certainly been a long time since we brought up Purikura photos in a SAPL post (it’s amazing to see that there have been over 100 posts since). [...]

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#110 Image Projection

Posted February 22nd, 2009 by Peter · 19 Comments

Toby Says: “I was recently in Vietnam, and I while the majority of the women there dress appropriately, I did notice when I was at the airport that quite a number of Vietnamese women – the young pretty ones (maybe they have more money? i.e. their ability to travel) dress like they are going clubbing [...]

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Big Bang for Fila

Posted February 19th, 2009 by Peter · 10 Comments

I can’t remember the last time European and USA fashion-conscious boys and girls thought Fila was hot. But Asia loves the brand. Rep by the striking hot boys of Big Bang, I’ll wear Fila, if it means removing it from one of them. Just kidding! This is wise and appropriate for the Italian company. Considering [...]

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#109 Being Skinny

Posted February 10th, 2009 by kvietgrl · 80 Comments

As a treat for our loyal readers, we have given two perspectives (male and female) to this less-discussed but very important topic: Being Skinny.  Enjoy! Asian Guy Perspective When I hit the 50 kg mark in 3rd grade, my mom responded appropriately, just as any concerned parent would: “It hurts me to look at you! [...]

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