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Powder Women vs. Powerful Women, Point Blank with Asian Weekly 4th August 2017

Women Age

“Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I’m past that age.”

Katharine Hepburn

Born in 1930, Sister Madonna Buder nicknamed “Iron Nun” was the oldest person to finish the Ironman Triathlon at 82 years old.

Born in 1936 Ernestine Shepherd has been declared the oldest competitive female bodybuilder in the world 2016 by the Guinness Book of World Records.

These women are prime examples of powerful women, who have decided not to give up and lie around in saggy figures and wait for death. They are living every moment and defying the odds of social norms.

When Jane Fonda started her Workout videos in the early 80s, it created a sensation for baby boomers wanting to stay in shape. Jane is still in the prime of her career at the age of 79 years old and she did not shy away from admitting recently that she has undergone plastic surgery and has a fake hip, knee and thumb but can still do Pilates.

You can argue that Jane did not grow in our social media age and right now it probably does not affect her career opportunities as much. We have to agree the 80s fashion was terrible and thankfully millennials have improved in that, we are kicking it in the fashion trends now more than ever.

Therefore then, why is it that today’s woman is shy about her age? If men can grow handsome as they get older (only some by the way) then why shouldn’t women take this up gracefully, anyway they live longer than the opposite sex.

Let’s take you into a film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button where the hero Benjamin has been diagnosed with age reversal and he falls in love with Daisy:

Daisy: Would you still love me if I were old and saggy?

Benjamin Button: Would you still love ME if I were young and had acne? When I’m afraid of what’s under the stairs? Or if I end up wetting the bed?

Be like Shakespeare when he writes, “Age, with his stealing steps,

Hath clawed me in his clutch.” Hamlet (5.1.73-4)

Yes, women generally get offended when they are asked about their age. It depends from person to person, remember your information can be easily be obtained or deduced from social media so how far can you run. It depends in which context are you asking a lady her age, for example for a hand in marriage, be honest, for a one night stand you are clearly perverted. For the woman, I would say embrace your age like a flower, your body will wilt at some point but it is up to you to give it the tender care to keep it blossoming. When the inside is peaceful it will shine outside no matter how many wrinkles or white hair catch up. Oh yes, another drama about colouring the hair, you have the prerogative but remember don’t look like a 70 year old powder faced grandma with a bright red lipstick and charcoal black hair, you will scare even the Adams Family members.

Be kind to yourself and be charming, be you. Men are the hypocrites who get away with age. They can be podgy and ugly at 23 and then suave and Bond like at 43, be careful they have much to hide. A man who is careful about his looks but not obsessed like a narcissist will appreciate his lady no matter what her age.

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Posted by on August 11, 2017 in Uncategorized


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Chocolates, Flowers, Holidays & Proposals, Point Blank with Asian Weekly 10th February 2017

Chocolates, Flowers, Holidays & Proposals


“They do not love that do not show their love” by William Shakespeare

He could not have summed it up better, this modern type of love. I wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day to you and hope that you will surely make it one to remember.

Love needs to be expressed, it can not be suppressed.

When it remains in diaries or phone chats, that is where it will remain.

You need to say it out loud, you need to show it big and you need to feel it with each other.

Valentine’s Day should be the best day to express because for the shy ones, the busy ones, the pretenders, it is the time to get away with love. Make sure you shop in advance, for the chocolates, flowers and even a surprise getaway. Do not wait till the last minute, because the only thing that can save you then is to kiss like you mean it and is the last time you will ever be together.

Yes romance is beautiful, it does make the world go round so do the same for someone you are in love with you. Yes, she needs to hear you say, yes he needs you to accept. But wait what if?

Yes there will be what ifs, that is why the same day can be used to express love to others. Start off with your mum and dad or siblings, take time to take them out to make them feel extra special and leave all the family gossip for the car ride back home after dinner. Then move on to making it extra special for a colleague or more, if you are the boss, surprise your staff with a delicious lunch or actually cut a chocolate cake and share the love. If you are a school teacher, hug every child and make them feel special. If you are a doctor, take a rose for every patient of yours. If you are nobody then hug somebody but smile and make sure you keep expressing love for that one special day.

Why this one day? Well it is easy to join the hype and participate. It takes guts to enjoy love otherwise. You are always worried about the other person, society, your dog or boss. So be free you have the permission from cupid to be a cupid or be stung. It is worth the drama. Then you can go back to the boring daily life of sending smileys, love hearts and laughs that end up in the trash mail section. Nope, do not waste your love for a moment, you must use it all up on this day.





But do not fall victim to this type of situation:


“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

― Marilyn Monroe



She may have been the most beautiful woman, but getting to know someone at their worst is the end of all. So if you are going to break up with someone, be gentle but make room for the best to come. St Valentine did not waste time in making time for love, so why should you.


Dedicate the day to the lonely hearts, because they deserve a moment of your attention, but hey just a moment. You are lonely only if you have no love to share, so stop being a Scrooge and just be like a Mama, unconditional love baby.


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Posted by on February 10, 2017 in Uncategorized


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