Saturday, February 19, 2011

Romanticism is An Epidemic? (rant)

provided by google images. (swoon??)
Sick Love? What?

I noticed in the winter I see a consistent flow of couples. I don't know if the seasons have to do with it, but I always found romance itself interesting. I was in a forum of one of those teen websites and there was one discussion on romance. The discussion was on whether general romanticism in couples are influenced by romance novels, music videos, soap operas, etc. We hear them in dialogue when people call the person they are in a relationship with "significant other", "baby","my girl","my man","my boo", "my girlfriend", "my boyfriend." You get the deal (hopefully).Thinking about it now, what does it mean to be romantic? Do all couples do the same thing? I know these questions are so commonsense but in reality, I just want to know if it really has become a thing you can easily sell on a newsstand. There are magazines telling girls "how to please your man" but never really "how to please your girl." As a matter of fact, my guy friends always talk about how there is a high rate of divorces in the United States, so marriage isn't really worth it. Meanwhile, a lot of girls I know hope to get married. Do you think that it is only a girl thing, or do guys do it too? I would like to know your opinion, so feel free to comment.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Immortal Trend

You ever seen anyone on the street with their earlobe stretching like this?Whether you have seen it or not, it has been a recurring New York trend for a while now. Believe it or not,gauges have been here for more than just 5 years. You can say it would be one of many trends that has survived centuries. As a matter of fact, one of the World's famous religious icons wore gauges. Come on! take a guess.....(5 seconds later) BUDDHA! According to the Buddha story, Buddha was a prince before he became one of the most famous religious icons on the Globe. At the time of his prince days, he wore huge gold earrings on his earlobes. However, Buddha is not the only one suspected to have wore gauges. Mummified bodies "found in an Italian glacier" were also found with stretched earlobes. In that case you can guess that gauges were worn even during the ice age (well according to Wikipedia anyway). That is just a theory in my perspective, but hey...It goes to show a trend like this that has currently increased popularity in many styles (i.e. goth,punk,urban,etc), has survived centuries. It seems almost Vampyric, dontcha think?