Fading Youth & Vanity

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Imagine how life would be if one day, a scientist would finally discover “The Fountain of Youth”. Or if there were some type of miracle cream that would completely eradicate all signs of aging. Wouldn’t life be soo sweet for us women then?

Unfortunately, age sneaks up on us unexpectedly, and there is no escaping the fact that we are all growing one year older every 365 days (*sigh). So what to do then? Ay ewan, basta ako I gave up na dahil di ko mapigil ang process na ito. Not even expensive and “soi disant” great skin care products that works wonder (kuno) can help. Sa tutuo lang I really don’t mind getting old, palagay na sana ang loob ko kong di lang dahil sa dalawang bagay. When I was young, dati na akong may laugh lines dahil bungisngis eh. People used to say: “your laugh lines looks cute, it shows you are a jolly person”. At present, di lang yata nila makuhang sabihin sa akin na: “ouch your laugh lines looks nakakatakyut”. Cute laugh lines now turned into ugly crows-feet, di lang yan…may kasama pa itong eyebags. These two signs of aging is what I dreaded most at present. Well, I know I have to accept/love them because they’re mine and mine alone (ngehehe). Ang mga laugh lines ko ay medyo okay lang, dahil di naman ito lumilitaw if I am frowning. Pero dios meh, my eyebags…they look like betlogs (sorry for using this word) na tumubo sa mukha ko. I have tried several skin care na (see image above), from expensive to the cheapest. Pero walang epekto, the only effect is naubos ang pera ko dahil lang dito.

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A friend of mine who is a bit older than me said that I should see a plastic surgeon. Pareho daw kami ng problema, pero dati yon…dahil galing na siya sa isang “butcher” at ipinahiwa niya ang mga ito. Kong di niya sinabi sa akin yon, hindi ko mapapansin na siya ay medyo bumata nga dahil wala na ang mga eyebags niya. Good idea, I thought. Pero bigla akong natakot ng maalala ko ang aking keloid sa tiyan. I can picture it in my mind na nawala nga ang ugly eyebags ko, ang pumalit naman ay keloids na mukhang bulati. Oh how horrible. I’d rather have my betlogs looking eyebags nalang than having those bulatis on my face.

Haay, admitting that I am no longer in my thirties is quite a hard task (I’m just being honest). But pains here and there often made me aware I’m old. I have to face the fact that my youthful look is forever gone. And that I can no longer do the same things as I used to do. Oh well, life is short and worrying about this might make my life even shorter and uglier. So the best I can do is enjoy life while growing old naturally. Schönheit ist eben vergaenglich genau sowie das Leben auch…

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The moral of the story (Die Moral von der Geschichte) is the lesson the story is trying to teach you.

Meron nga ba? :thinking

Beng

Beng Hafner is my name. Well, most of you know that already. I am a mother of 3 and a granny of 3 cute kids. I am proud to be who I am and I am proud of the way I am. I am alive because I have a lot to live for. I have many dreams that I wish to reach for and I have many journeys to make. My life is like a soap opera, and you are the audience.

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16 Responses

  1. K says:

    Kidding aside, I would go for a botox injection, one shot would cost you nothing, if you visit Thailand – very popular, but then again, wouldn’t you want to end up like Janice Dickinson, would you?

    Ate Beng, you look great – nowadays, people see their real beauty as they age. Why not try spend a little on facial treatment instead?

  2. Beng says:

    K, thanks for the compliment. well, as for the treatment…i might go for botox for my crows-feet and collagen filler for my smile lines from the outer corner of my nose, as mentioned on that link you added on your comment. but! in about five years maybe. maybe lang ha dahil takot pa si ako sa ngayon. malaki lang ang buka ng bibig ko but deep inside, i am actually enjoying getting older dahil i gained more confidence and people are taking me seriously on whatever i say and do. in the meantime, i do have my facial massage/treatment regularly.

  3. K says:

    Attagirl. Attawoman. Attaclass!

    My mother used to say, all the women on her generations was never into cosmetics kaya when they get older, makikinis pa rin (sunog nga lang dahil sa init sa atin) without pimples or blackheads, kasi gamit nila nun sabon na gawa sa coconut, at oil na gawa din sa coconut. Ngayon, kunting pimples daw we go for derma kaya tuloy mabenta ang clinic ni Vicky Belo in Pinas. Pati ilong ni Regine V di maayos tingan. What’s best is that, you are healthy inside.

    Now I’m worried when you said you’re going to “buy me an air-ticket” to visit Germany. Totohanin ba daw? Dali….. :run

  4. Beng says:

    aba, panay puntos mo ngayon ah. nasabi ko lang ibili kita ng ticket :bigsmile salamat ulit (pasalamat na ako baka bawiin mo pa). sagot ko tungkol sa ticket ay nandun sa blog mo.

    Kong Vicky Belo lang, dito na ako sa Germany if ever I decide dahil madali ko silang habulin :run sakaling may bolilyaso . But I doubt na gawin ko yan dahil ngayon palang ngatog na tuhod ko sa takot :huh:

    Tama ang Mama mo sa sinabi niya. Ang kikinis nga ng balat ng mga generation nila. Lola ko nga more than eighty na wala pa gaanong wrinkles at uban. Di katulad ko na hindi na pwedeng bunutin ang puting buhok orlese kalbo labas ko. Paano…lagi kasing nagkukulay ng buhok kaya ayunnn! Sa sobrang arte naging bruha tuloy ‘tsura.

  5. manilenya says:

    ang taray ng pic….kahit kelan di ako magkakalitrato ng ganyan lol!!!
    puyat lang yan…tulog ka maaga tapos inom ka ng isang drum na tubig araw-araw tignan mo babalik na yung itsura mo 9 years ago….yan din payu sa kin ng nanay ko e..kaso mas masarap magpuyat kaysa uminom ng isang drum na tubig araw-araw kaya kahit na ganito itsura ko ok na lang diba 🙂

    sa seryosong usapan naman….dati ayaw kong gumagamit ng kahit na ano sa mukha saka sa kili-kili (gross ba? di naman diba?) pero sabi mo nga habang nagkaka edad kahit na anong ingat mo talagang kukulubot ang balat kaya kahit na ayaw sige..kahit na mahal…hmmnnn (nagdadalawang isip) sige na nga..diba?

  6. Beng says:

    melai,

    hoy don’t tell me at nakita ko yata yong mga pics mo doon sa flickr. tungkol sa sinabi mong isang drum na tubig, eh kong gagawin ko to di panay wewe ko? problema nito sa gabi, kailangan kong palitan arinola ko ng mala drum din ang laki :woot:

    sang-ayon ako sa sinabi mo na mas masarap magpuyat kaysa uminom ng isang drum na tubig. hehehe, o sige puyatan na tayo accept the way how we look like afterwards. di vah :angel:

    psst, may cream akong alam na medyo epektibo annayake ultratime series, bilhin mo.

  7. auee says:

    manay pinatawa mo naman ako with your bet— eyebags :))

    Pareho tayo ng day moisturiser, gamit ko din yung teammate nyan na panggabi plus yung eye cream (first time to try it). Wala naman akong napapansin na youthful change, di na lang gaano dry skin ko.

    BUT Hubby wanted to try the Boots No 7 age serum. I bought him one last week, I will let you know if it’s working for him. Banidoso ‘no?

    You’re pretty naman Beng & still very sexy.

  8. joy says:

    I don’t know what the secret is to staying/looking young. My bestfriend buys all the latest cosmetic products, though she has flawless skin! Her skin hasn’t aged at all. For me, I simply believe in happiness as the best age-defying tool. Smiling only uses 14 muscles, as opposed to frowning. I think if a person stops thinking about the passing years and just lives life to the fullest, they’d grow old with much more grace.

    joy
    Your Love Coach

  9. manilenya says:

    hehehehe ate beng…wag ka ingay atin atin lang to …. kili-kili ko lang maganda sa kin lol!!! kaya di ko pa kailangan ng cream waheheehehehe saka baka mahal yan lol!!!

  10. vanidosa says:

    Di ka panaman old tingnan Beng. Sa totoo lang yang mga creams na yan business lang la naman effect. Buti pa mga make-up naka camouflage kahit pana ang mga wrinols. Tama ka Beng dapat naman talaga ang acceptance dahil di na yan mapipigil. Nag try nako mag pabotox under my eyes pero di na naulit kasi parang tumigas daw ang smile ko sabi ng hubby ko, ewan ko ba. :furious:

  11. vanidosa says:

    ay sus paki erase nalang yang sumabit na photobucket file, ang engot ko talaga :angry:

  12. kneeko says:

    eyyy ate beng! :bigsmile wie geht es dir? wheeww ganda mo sa pix ah… pareho huh!

    well, ganyan talaga… we need to accept the reality na tayo’y tatanda rin… ang bumabalik lang sa pagkabata ay ang pagiging isip bata hehehe

    einen guten tag noch!

  13. cheh says:

    You’re gorgeous as ever benggay! IMHO,for you no botox/s needed

  14. Thea says:

    HI Beng,

    I totally love your blog layout now! Thanks for designing my site (alfalfa) 🙂

    Thea

  15. Asus ate beng, ahahah, ang pretty eh. Lam mo madame ako kilala lapit lang sa age ko mas mukha pa matanda sau. Kahit nga ako minsan mukhang matanda kesa sa age ko. 🙁 Tulad nga sabi nun mga una na comment, isa sa best way eh yun hindi pagiging stressed. Basta happy disposition sa life eh mukhang glowing ang tao no matter what age they may be. :bigsmile

  16. Thess says:

    maka betlog ka naman dyan! eh ano tawag mo sa eyebags ko, “ba*ag”?! :))
    totoo hindi na natin mapipigilan ang panahon na gawin laylay at drawingan ng mga linya ang ating mga mukha…napakalupit ng gravity din, hindi ba? :angry:

    basta ako, papa botox! sa wetPU!! :))

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