I wrote the article The "white skin" standard in Filipina beauty for a couple of hours before posting it online about two weeks ago. Never did I imagine that it'd be viral again next to my 8List article written last February.
I have to say that it was the perfect example of the old adage that "timing is everything". Considering the fact that I have the preliminary critique draft written two years ago. But for some reason, I shelved it and was just reminded to continue writing about it in lieu of Megan Young's Miss World win (And yes, I'm not a international pageant buff, thank you).
|The repost at Yahoo! Philippines.|
Well, it was in fact the second time GMA News contacted me regarding my articles. The first one is regarding Tito Sotto's plagiarism issue, but due to my Facebook hiatus last year, I wasn't able to notice the message sent to my 'Other' folder.
That's why this blog sends its many thanks to GMA News Online for re-posting the article. And Yahoo! Philippines, too for reposting my article.
|It was indeed, a surprise to see my article on the Top Stories of Yahoo! Philippines.|
|The article is once again dedicated to my beautiful mother, Grace Gonzales; and|
to all the Pinays who are contented with their God-given hide.
And to wrap this up, I reiterate that beauty goes beyond skin color, it is timeless; and it doesn't expire.
You may download the printable copy of the article at: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/162974182/The-White-Skin-Standard-in-Filipina-Beauty-by-JR-Lopez-Gonzales
Image taken from Carmela Lapena's article, "Dissecting the Pinoy white skin obsession" at http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/182773/lifestyle/dissecting-the-pinoy-white-skin-obsession