What A Country II

Greetings from Kathmandu,

Turns out the ladies here all want to have lighter skin. There are many products that claim to lighten skin. When I first arrived, I realized that I had forgotten the moisturizer for my face (no, this is not Kirk). I found a product with a recognisable name from back home. What really caught my eye was the 30 spf (sun protection factor). I didn’t think much of the whitening factor.  By the time I get home I may be invisible! Seriously, I had no idea this was an issue. One of the most beautiful ladies I’ve ever seen commented about her skin color being “so dark”. I told her she was beautiful–just like God made her. Women in the U.S. risk their health to have deep tans, and here they want lighter skin? We are fickle creatures. The grass is always greener on the other side ( of the world). Another thing I noticed at the ladies meeting were the fancy purses most of the ladies had. They are the large, colorful ones that are popular back home. At least I think they are still in style. Have things changed since I’ve been gone? Well, women are the same all over the world! They like their purses & their beauty products! I’ve been amazed when going into a small store at how many hair & beauty items there are to choose from–way more in proportion to necessities. I guess we women just NEED our purses & beauty products. Right? Well, it’s been fun to find & observe our common ground. Another observation, most women want to look their best. They do the best they can with what they have. You wouldn’t believe the head-turning fabrics & colors women wear. They are truly a feast for the eyes!

Well, times-a wastin’, and I’ve got to go cook……………….

Love,

Liz

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1 Response to “What A Country II”


  1. 1 Terry Simpson March 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    That’s one thing that always amazed me too. And I would always tell them the same thing you do. “God made you the way you are and you’re beautiful.” In Africa they want to be fat; in America they want to be skinny. Grass is always greener…


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