"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them."
The Book of Genesis 1:27
Ever since I could remember I could always relate to the saying all form and no substance. An expression you may have seen me use in the blog was all icing and no cake. A saying I attribute to one of the many talk show hosts I listen to, Scott Van Pelt. I remember having a discussion with a friend of mine 15 years ago and the theme was be happy with what God gave you. And we were talking about hair color.
I was never a fan of cosmetic surgery. In most cases it is humans attempt to reshuffle God's deck. They conveniently forget God also made their inside. The inside can be worked on too.
One of the well known local attempts of reshuffling the deck is Pops Fernandez. I have included a mix of pre and post inflation pics. You can agree or disagree with me which is more appealing. Sorry if the word "skank" comes to mind in the post procedure pics. Not to mention the words ghastly, corpselike and trampy. And it's supposed to be an upgrade?
There are some of you who would wish that I leave Charice Pempengco alone. Well, it won't be today. Much was made of her botox procedure by that attention seeking hound Vicky Belo. I know someone who has known "Dr." Belo personally for many years and his/ her exact words were " she looks like she is made more by man than by God". Once again, what God gave is not good enough, let's get Charice's natural face and conform it to some man made ideal.
Many of you have seen Shrek (2001). That climactic scene about "you find true love's first kiss and then take love's true form" really blew me away. It was an ending that will never happen in a Disney movie. If you were ever a fan of soaps or "daytime dramas" , Disney is the equivalent of soaps for kids. Everybody is attractive as long as they are good. When I was in high school, ET had a similar message. As my high school English teacher Brian Devenport once told us: "real life is not like that, everybody beautiful". That makes the climax of Shrek so powerful and ultimately better for the psyche of kids than all the Disney movies put together.
I have included two videos for your perusal:
1) ABC News report on some Hollywood casting agencies looking for actresses that are not surgically enhanced. A report that I consider the anti Vicky Belo video.
2) Cliff Richard and the Shadows doing their tribute to Pops Fernandez Lucky Lips.
I believe God meant us to take "love's true form".