Wednesday, March 12, 2008

200 Pounds Beauty



This is a music video from the Korean Movie "200 Pounds Beauty". The song is entitled Maria and is sung by the main actress of the movie herself Kim Ah Joong. Anyway the song is a Korean rendition of Blondie's "Maria" for your information. Here is the lyrics:

"Maria"
(English translation)

She moves like she don't care.
Smooth as silk, cool as air.
Ooh, it makes you wanna cry.

She doesn't know your name and your heart beats like a subway train.
Ooh, it makes you wanna die.

Refrain:
Ooh, don't you wanna take her?
Wanna make her all your own?

Chorus:
Maria.
Youve gotta see her!
Go insane and out of your mind.
Medina.
Ave maria.
A million and one candlelights.

Ive seen this thing before.
In my best friend and the boy next door.
Fool for love and fool of fire.

Wont come in from the rain.
Sees oceans running down the drain.
Blue as ice and desire.

(Refrain & Chorus)

Ooh, dont you wanna break her?
Ooh, dont you wanna take her home?

She walks like she dont care.
You wanna take her everywhere.
Ooh, it makes you wanna cry.

Shes like a millionaire.
Walking on imported air.
Ooh, it makes you wanna die.

(Chorus 4x)

So and if you're wondering what the movie is about you can watch it from Crunchyroll and here's an interesting synopsis from Lunapark6:

"Han-Na is a very big girl with a warm heart. She is also gifted with an unbelievable voice from God. Han-Na has always wanted to be a pop-singer, but due to her appearance, could only work as a faceless singer. She provides the vocals for a popular singer named Ami, a beautiful young lady that can’t carry a note to save her life.

Also, Han-Na is in love with Ami’s music producer, Sang-June, but it is a one-sided love. One day, Han-Na is invited to Sang-June’s birthday party and receives a red dress from him to wear to his party. Han-Na is excited, yet scared. The dress is revealing and quite extravagant. With her very large figure, she is not sure if she could wear such an outfit. She does eventually go to the birthday party in the red dress, but is mortified when petite Ami appears in the same red dress. During the course of the birthday party, Han-Na absorbs more emotional trauma and she simply disappears……..

One year later, after Han-Na’s extreme makeover (major plastic surgery), Han-Na takes on a new identity and becomes Jenny. Jenny has a near perfect body and face. Nobody recognizes her, even her best friend. Meanwhile, the producer Sang-Jung is searching for a replacement singer for Ami, but can’t find anyone close to the talents of Han-na. Han-na as Jenny, now comes back into the picture and auditions for the job. Sang-Jung is immediately floored by her. She has the absolute beauty and that stunning voice. Soon afterwards, her dream that Sung-June will fall in love with her, is about to come true. Unfortunately, Ami is now jealous of her and feels threatened by her sudden success. She researches into Jenny’s background and comes up with the truth about her true identity. Will this ruin Jenny’s career?"

So you might ask me what the relevance of this post is to my blog... my answer? It's very relevant! It does not only concern physical health but it also includes mental health and even all around wellness. Think about it, we are surrounded by media that brainwashes us into thinking that skinny girls and buffed boys are the only thing beautiful.

Because of this g that the media is trying to portray, we have a society that looks down on obese people and think of them as ugly. In return these poor obese people become so affected that they are socially impaired and worst are driven to a life of self-pity and self-hate up to the point that they think of suicide.

We also have skinny people who believe that they are fat and ugly thus we have our beloved bulimics and anorexics. By the way the difference between anorexia and bulimia is that in anorexia, it affects mainly teenage girls (and even boys!) and is described by starving themselves to death so they are underweight. Bulimia on the other hand affects women to their early to mid-20's and they retain a normal body weight because they eat a lot but purge or throw-up the things they ate. Both bulimics and anorexics are laxative (a drug that makes defecation easier) addicts by the way.

But if you ask me, isn't it true that we find people who are skinnier more attractive? I am guilty of being a skinny person lover than a chubby person (but that depends if the person is cute hehehe ^_^). I even plan on dieting this summer because I see myself as fat, but I don't crash diet because I know that more harm can be gained from it rather than good. Crash dieting as defined by diethack.com is drastically cutting back on the amount of calories and fat that you take in on a daily basis. Similar to a starvation diet, a crash diet is often paired with other weight loss "fixes," including extreme exercise routines and the use of diuretics or diet pills.

So what are the effects of crash dieting? Well for one you become malnourished and there tends to be a"yo-yo effect" where a person not only regains his normal weight but also additional weight when he goes to his normal diet. diethack.com also emphasizes the following effects of crash dieting:

  • iron, vitamin B12, potassium and sodium deficiency
  • liver and kidney failure
  • heart attack
  • stroke
  • osteoporosis
  • anorexia
  • bulimia
But again the main reason why cause why people crash diet is because other people makes fun of obese people and bring their self-worth down. It would be nice if they don't treat obese people as monsters. People should really be educated that nothing would be gained from name-calling. Although the obese should lose weight but they should not lose their dignity in the process.

2 comments:

  1. You're so right about brainwashing. Actually, if I can have my own movement, I would rebel against the exploitation the media is doing for our Language; Tagalog. Unfortunate as it is, we are losing so much of language because of the image people portay in their TV sets and written papers in general. Hindi second rate language ang Tagalog!!! Hindi dahil marunong ang isang Tao nang Ingles magaling na siya o mas nakakataas sa mahihirap. MALI. Totally wrong. Mayroon akong nabasa sa National Geographic na may mga namamatay na lenguwahe na sa Pilipinas dahil wala nang nagsasalita nito... Gusto ko hindi mag-patuloy ang ganoong bagay. Ang gusto kong mangyari ay yumabong ang ating wika at maging maka-bayan ang mga natitirang tunay na Pilipino. Kakaunti na lang ang mga taong magaling sa Tagalog. Kakaunti. Mayroon pa ba tayong literatura??? Saan na napunta ang galing ni Balagtas????

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  2. Wow "learn tagalog"! You have a very strong nationalistic attitude! It is very commendable, even if you're in Canada you still haven't forgotten your native language.

    Totoo ang lahat ng mga sinabi mo, dapat nga talaga na hindi natin kalimutan ang ating inang wika at ito ay nagsisimbolo sa ating pagiging tunay na Pilipino na malaya at may sariling wika. Pero sa kabilang banda, importante naman din ang Ingles at ito ay ang ating medium of instruction o ginagamit na language para tayo ay maaaring makipag-ugnay sa ibang mga tao na banyaga.

    But it is true that the Philippines is rich with different dialects but they slowly die because the image portrayed is cheap especially if the language is Cebuano or Bisaya.

    Pero dapat talaga nah Tagalog ang ating ginagamit kung tayo ay nakikipag-usap sa kapwa Pilipino.

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