During highschool when school is out, me and my sister used to teach swimming lessons to kids as a summer job. The pay was good and it was fun and fulfilling to see these cute little kids swim their way from one end of the pool to the other during their summer clinic graduation. But also every school opening my classmates would never fail to tease me for having chlorine-dry hair and sun burnt skin. I stopped teaching the next summer and the summers after that for I became conscious and bothered about the constant teasings. In the Philippines having a darker skin tone isn't considered attractive especially with the guys. And I was crushing on someone then.tehehe
But that was during my awkward younger days when I was foolish and without a sense of identity. Now I know better. Why would I give up something I love just to adhere to the concept of other people's perception of beauty? I am a sucker for beaches and every now and then I make sure to go on a beach getaway to recharge and unwind. So why would I deprive myself of the beach and other outdoor activities just to avoid getting darker? That would be such a sad and limited life.
Now, gone are the days of feeling pressured to achieve fairer skin. Multinational beauty product companies surely wouldn't get a dime from me. LOL Thank you very much but I am happy and comfortable with my own skin.Screw the standards. Life is too short to be spent on what the world wants you to be. :)
About the outfit:
Wearing thrifted floral dress, leather belt from dad, sunnies borrowed from bf, MCM bag, straw hat from Gaisano Countrymall, and wooden bangles from SM bazaar