照騙 [zhào piàn] n. Photo+deception. [Inaccurate] photo. This Internet slang term refers to a photo that does not truthfully reflect a person’s appearance. It is usually over-photoshopped. This term and 照片 [zhào piàn/pian] are homophones.
顏即正義 [yán jì zhèng yì] <Expression> Appearance is justice. This expression is used to humorously defend one’s preference for nice-looking people, to the dismay of plain-looking people and those who are against body shaming. The expression is sometimes used sarcastically.
小仙女 [xiǎo xiān nǚ] n. Little+nymph. 小姐姐 [xiǎo jiě jiě] n. Little+older sister. Both Internet slang terms are used to address or describe girls and young women. These two newly-coined terms have probably rendered 美眉/MM [měi méi] “pretty girl” obsolete…
But personally I think “little nymph” is still a gendered term as by the Chinese people’s standards, nymphs are ageless and slender.
Louis Koo: At that time we were shooting [Cold Blood Warm Heart] day after day, night after night. How come your skin wouldn’t get lighter? I rarely wore makeup when I was filming. Why did I rarely wear makeup? Because I loathe putting on makeup! When you go home for a one- or two-hour break, what are you going to do, removing the makeup, taking a shower, or getting some sleep? Pick one. You were so worn out…why do you want to remove the makeup? Get some zzz’s! There is only one way to get away with wearing makeup—get tanned!
Alicia Keys quitted makeup in May last year, but under duress, most female artists still dare not go bare. I don’t really think wearing makeup is a way of showing respect. It is just a way of catering to the male-dominated aesthetic culture: Young, fair-skinned, ageless…The funny thing is that Wallace Chung is touted for his flawless skin partly because he lives many Chinese women’s dream. Do we fans sexually objectify Wallace as many men sexually objectify women? There seems to be a fine line between admiring beauty and obsessing over appearance…
The obsession over appearance has a huge impact on me. I too swoon over people who max out the cute-o-meter. Sometimes I caught myself rating people’s appearance in my mind… Hopefully one day I will be less scared of getting old or ugly and less judgmental of a plain Jane.
It is said that a French postman collected various pebbles during his daily mail route for 33 years. In the end he managed to build a palace. I want to see it! |via Scenery Digest Note: It’s called Le Palais idéal by Ferdinand Cheval (1836–1924).