Saturday, 15 December 2012


I know, I know. We all looove our food because let's face it, even though most of us were not around during the Irish Potato Famine of 1845-1849 (or the Chinese Famine for that matter), we have all heard the dreadful stories and are all so scared silly of a possible famine that we choose to stuff ourselves like the famous Thanksgiving turkeys.

 However, as tempting as that third plate of Coq au Vin may seem, here's why you might want to restrain yourself:

1. The impossible weight you stand to gain, not to mention the indignity of hearing your knees CREAK at the ripe old age of 30 because all that excess weight is more than those poor things can carry!

2. Your sensibilities

 The "kill me now" embarrassment of being told to pay for two seats on an air flight. Think it does not happen? Let me tell you those skinny size zero air hostesses will absolutely be delighted to tell you your size 14 butt must be planted on two seats not one. And can you blame them? Coz let’s face it how would it look on their resume if the weight of one passenger took down the entire air craft on their watch?

3. Love vs. Lust

See that hot guy/girl you are eyeing? Well wanna bet that they prefer their partners slim? Absolutely. Well there is the occasional exception, but here’s a thought, if they insist they want you fat, why don’t they get all over-weight too so you guys can match in every sense of the word? Do not trust a rail-thin partner who encourages you to get fat. In my book, it may be a sign of something terribly wrong at the heart of your relationship!

4. Sensitivity

Have you ever walked down a street and felt self-conscious because you heard people laugh behind you? Well trust me, with every pound you pile on, that self-consciousness will take on a whole new meaning! And worse, they may be laughing at some other story and not the size of your behind, but you will skulk home with your confidence in shreds thinking you were the butt of their joke – no pun intended.


5. Your loved ones

Yes this might seem like a bit of a stretch but in truth, your weight sometimes affect those you love. I remember being a kid in Primary School. I had this classmate who talked tough and took pride in beating up all the little girls he could find (excluding yours truly of course; I was a fiery little termagant in my heyday J) Well imagine our surprise when this macho little guy ran out of class crying one day and hid until the end of classes! Know why? His mother had come to class! Well now that I remember her weight, it does bring a tear or two to my eyes too.

6. Health

And no I am not going to bore you with details of heart attack, lung capacity or arthritis coz chances are, you already know that. But look at it this way, what if you do have a heart attack and all your well-meaning neighbours come rushing to the scene but no one can lift you and you die anyway? Yes you might want to consider that.

7. Fashion

Well I could not leave this one out now could I? How many times have you had to gaze longingly at that absolutely killing Vera Wang gown or amazing Georges Hobeika couture piece in your closet and despite how much you absolutely wanted to, you couldn’t wear it because you could no longer fit into it? Enough said!

Despite all of these stated reasons, some people are actually happy within them despite being over-weight and if you are one of those lucky few, by all means stay as you are and don’t change a thing.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012


Ok, I have done it this time: I have shamelessly decided to be the whistle-blower! I asked a few women why they wear sexy lingerie and the answers were so “off the beaten path” that I naturally had to share it with you! I mean what kind of tattle-tale does not bear tales? J

So I asked why women wear sexy, killer, lingerie under all those clothes even when no one is going to see them and you won’t believe the answers I got back! And sorry guys, you were just the footnote!

1.     Accident:

Yes I had to sit down when I heard that one! And no, she wasn’t talking about an accidental, unplanned hook-up! Apparently, 70% of single women who are not in a relationship at all, do wear sexy, blow-your-mind lingerie under all those clothes so in case they have an accident on the way to wherever and all their clothes have to be cut off at the hospital, the nursing staff will not encounter granny panties or dirty underwear and die of laughter or just plain disgust!

Yep, got me!


2.     Changing rooms:

Apparently ladies sometimes wear hot lingerie so that if they have to try on clothes in some changing room or something, they won’t be shy about flashing other women; yes, regardless of whether they are heterosexual or not.


3.    Confidence:

There is something absolutely delightful about wearing absolutely sexy goodies underneath plain, severe, work-clothes and my survey showed that 8 in 9 women, indulge. So every time you see a career woman or nurse in scrubs hurry past, chances are, she just walked past with the hottest pair of lingerie you will never see.


4.    To hold on to youth:

Sadly for some women, growing older can feel like a death sentence. So I leant that sometimes as women get older, certain apparels may become unseemly and no matter how much she may want to wear them dressing like her teenage daughter may not be something she anticipates. As a result, most women gravitate to lingerie to make them feel sexy, young, and beautiful since the clothes do not do so anymore. So yes fellas, if your wife has started resorting to granny underwear, it may be a sign she has given up in the battle against age.


5.    For men:

Ok so I was kidding a little; guys were not the footnote after all. Apparently, ladies occasionally don jaw-dropping lingerie to spark up their love lives. Well one wonders how she feels when the man in her life barely spares a passing glance for the hot number. So the next time she surprises you with hot, hot, sexy lace, feel free to let out a wolf-whistle. We promise, you can’t possibly go wrong with that one!