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Mindanao: Quit touching my hair.

CJ: I agree with that article.

Back in high school, we had this communal system in the usage of face powder (a.k.a we take turns buying face powder that the whole class uses) and most usually, it's they dudes who use most of them.
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Yakashisan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Minda can I touch your hair
Yakashisan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Sorry forgot the question mark
Minda can I touch your hair?
AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
how do u do the animation!? :D
JCpilipinas Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student General Artist
*late reply...omg*

CJ: I can't remember but I think I did this on Adobe Photoshop CS5. o3o
AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
cool! :)
AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
Myst469 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
I'm surprised none of them uses your shampoo brothers do.
And yes about that article. In our school, the male's cr don't have mirrors so what the dudes do is that they sneak in the girls' cr and use the mirrors for themselves.
And guess who always brings combs, colognes, and gels to school?
Mad-Writer-in-Manila Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That survey the article refers to almost makes it seem like this is a bad thing. A man caring for how he looks is neither vain nor narcissistic, even if he does do it for himself. It is called a good grooming habit.

Also, culturally, Filipinos tend to be quite concerned about their personal hygiene and looks, if the historical records are anything to go by. Pigafetta mentions the natives they first encountered were adorned in jewelry, regardless of whether they were male or female, and notes how Humabon's brother (or brother-in-law; I forget) had three dots of gold in each of front teeth, which the Europeans found quite impressive. Draper also says in his diary that the natives of Mindanao loved to bathe and did so everyday, during a time when daily bathing was considered strange and, sometimes, dangerous (because of "germs" in the water that would make you sick, they believed). However, Draper eventually adopted their practice both because the tropical heat was difficult to bear and because it was difficult to conduct trade when your trading partners thought you smelled horrible. Of course, the Europeans took this concern for hygiene and appearance as vanity and, due to the prevailing sexist notions of the time, used it to feminize the Filipino and show how he is "inferior" to the Europeans. Regardless of what the Europeans thought about it, it is shown that even the early Filipinos liked looking good. It is no surprise that it continues to be that way today.

That ended up longer than I intended.
randomsketchez Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thanx for answering my question. ^_^

yeah. Its soo true. My mom even scolded me once that I should try to be a little more vain coz when I hang out with my male cousins I look like their nanny. TT_TT
sampaguitaxmaganda Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe they're doing it to attract the ladies :iconbigheplz:
GalaxyFart Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My male classmates ALWAYS use baby powder when we have it...

... but so that they can make a makeshift skating rink in the classroom.
maricookie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Are Filipino really that hooked to using baby powder?

And...aiyaiyai...oh JC ^^;

I can't help but agree with the article. Most girls of my age are even finding it hard to get a decent guy (aka a guy who doesn't comb his hair for more than half an hour)
SolAlli Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Minda, embrace your fabulousness. :icondivaplz:
Angels-Lover12332 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
HAHA, yup. My dad was telling me when he was in high school in the Philippines you would never see a man without his comb and a mirror.
moustache-bunneh Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha... true that. You're classmates remind me of mine. I can even see Bench Fix on every corner of the classroom. And on our Chriscringle, my male classmate gave me a perfume. Which wasn't on my wishlist. And he was the first to try it before me. Really, that guy, and my other guy classmates, loves perfume A LOT. :iconheplz:
lilgirlb Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with this article.. Most men I encountered are more "maarte" than me. They even admitted that they often take almost an hour in the bathroom (bathing, shaving, putting on girly cologne and styling their hair but it's mostly styling their hair) not counting the time when they get dressed; and way back in highschool, I had this guy classmate who keeps on asking us, girls, for powder and lip balm though I was hesitant on letting him borrow my lip balm because he keeps on licking his lips.
misschocoholic Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Really? That's weird...

The only time I saw boys wearing powder was when we're having this performance in India, graduation picture and my bro along my male cousins got primped up for weddings
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