Girl Power!

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This week was all about girl power. Funja had the crazy idea of doing a girls night in the dorms this week, she called it “Pussies’ night”. We all get together in the AIESEC office (that we use as living room) and, in our pajamas, watched “Magic Mike” (let us just say that there were a lot of hot-almost-naked-guys-doing-sexy-dances in the screen). I also went shopping with Iga, Funja and Haley this week, girly style: a lot of comments about how clothes’ numbers are getting smaller, and that is why we don’t fit in a 36 anymore and how we don’t need more high heels and we end up buying a new pair… And we also had an only-girls barbecue in Teodora’s house which was very nice because most of the times guys take care of the meat and the fire and everything.
Talking about girls’ power, another very girly subject is makeup! As you know, I lived this past 7 weeks with 5 girls in my room: Me (Portugal), Fedora (Indonesia), Funja (Turkey), Haley (USA) and Iga (Poland). It is very funny to observe the different ways of living, the different routines we all have. For instance, I never wear make up during the day, only to go out at night, but Funja needs at least half an hour to do her make up. And she takes it very seriously! Funja danced ballroom dances, so she was used to the stage make up and she can’t live without it now. Fedora also likes to take her time with bodylotion and one thing that is very curious is that her foundation (the makeup that girls use in their faces to make the skin more uniform) makes her skin look whiter! In Portugal everyone wants to look more tanned, but in Indonesia they want to look whiter! Most of the girls, no matter which country, have a straighter to their hair and they take a lot of time everyday straight it so “they would look nice”. What about pretty curly hairs?
I hope one day I will have the chance to talk more about how women are seen in different countries, but this is all for today!

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7 thoughts on “Girl Power!

  1. Margarida says:

    Being a girl is not just talking about makeup and high heels, but it is also about it. Being a girl is being strong and not stop towards any man, regardless of their strength. It is to be strong and not avoid making a barbecue because they are “men” who usually do.It is not stop doing ANYTHING. It is also being strong, but being always gracious, being proud and being companion.
    That’s why your post shows the girl’s power, because it shows that we are able to come together and have fun, regardless of our culture and country because despite differences all have something in common: femininity

  2. I. Tomé says:

    Querida Sofia,
    Tenho seguido com curiosidade e às vezes até com emoção o teu blog e as tuas impressões sobre a Roménia e a experiência extraordinária que estás a viver/viveste. É extraordinária a maneira como compreendes e aceitas a diversidade do outro, mas também como não abdicas dos teus valores e da tua ética. De certeza que voltas mais rica e mais forte, porque não te refugias na tua concha, pois tens uma grande capacidade para compreender o mundo que te rodeia e interagires com ele. Também ficas bem na arte da POLÍTICA!
    I. Tomé

    • Sofia Santos says:

      Muito obrigada professora!
      Foi com a professora em Itália (já lá vão uns anos!) que comecei a minha aprendizagem na aceitação inter-cultural. Só posso agradecer essa oportunidade porque foi através dessas experiências que fui ganhando o gosto por conhecer o Mundo.
      Beijinhos,
      Sofia

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