Is it a problem that there are so many white guys dating asian chicks?
It’s well confirmed that there are something like 9 white men dating asian women for every white woman dating an asian man. I used to think that was because asians were “fetishized” by american media. But while visiting China, the people there told me that its really white men who have been sexualized by asian media. And so I’m wondering, is it a problem that asian-american romances are so one sided?
Being a Latina in the US is fabulous, but it comes with its own set of challenges. Sure we rock the best of both worlds, but it’s not always easy striking the right balance between traditional, church-going, family-oriented good girl life and sexy, independent working woman. We love Jimmy Choos and we love maduros. We love our mamis even when they nag in Spanish about our gringo boyfriends; and we rely on la Virgencita as much as we do on our iPhones. Sometimes, though, it’s still hard battling stereotypes. For example, we are not all Mexican (there are like 20 other nationalities, people!) and we don’t all break out into dance the minute we hear the sound of congas and an electronic keyboard (thanks, Dave Chapelle, for that one). And it’s annoying being constantly referred to as “spicy” or “caliente”. There are many non-food related adjectives I’d rather be described as. Overall, though, it’s pretty fantastic being bicultural. LaCosmopolatina understands and celebrates that, challenges and all. That’s why you’ll always find everything you need to know this minute on LaCosmo to continue being your fabulous self. Check out www.lacosmopolatina.com for daily tips on health, fashion, style, travel, technology and life.
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Baby Doll – Date a younger woman, before it’s too lateâ¦
Not unlike Caroll Baker’s billing in Elia Kazan’s Baby Doll (Warner Bros. 1956), the life enhancing role of a younger woman in a man’s life can best be summed up as â€˜raw electricity’. Following this line of thought, German study tank The Max Planck Institute last year released the results of a report based on Danish subjects which postulates that men who marry younger women will likely live longer.
Caroll Baker, Kazan’s Baby Doll
Men pare down the risk of kicking the bucket prematurely by 11% if they marry a young woman seven to nine years their junior, Max Planck says. This figure rises to 20% for men who marry women between 15 and 17 years younger than they. Any gentlemen out there care to add double digits to your lifespan?
The Max Planck study examined deaths between 1990 and 2005 for the entire population of Denmark.
The study also found that men marrying older women are likely to die earlier.
Some scientists say that these figures may be the product of natural selection, meaning that likely the healthiest, fittest, most well adjusted and most successful older men are able to attract younger women.
Another theory is that “young women will better care for a man enabling him to live longer,” says Sven Drefahi, spokesman for Max Planck.
Katya Ivanova, 22, erstwhile girlfriend of British rocker Ron Wood, 62.
On a social level the issue of younger women and older men (senior by 10-15+ years) is in some environments taboo and in others the norm. America, it seems, has stiff shorts when it comes to such relationships labeling them scandalous and immoral, often using depraved terms such as â€˜cradle snatcher’, â€˜sugar daddy’, â€˜gold digger’, â€˜jailbait’ and â€˜forbidden fruit’ in such topical conversations. In the States the ideal is to â€˜marry your high school sweetheart’, who is usually within a year of you in age. For American men, dating a younger woman once they’re past 30 or so is broadly considered a rare and special experience. But for the majority of the U.S. population it’s considered somewhat deviant.
But truth be, at least statistically, that America is in the minority by manifesting such Puritan attitudes when compared to the number of societies in the world that weave this lifestyle into the fabric of their culture.
The norm in Asian, Latin and particularly European societies accepts a significant difference in age between younger women and older men as par for the course. For example, on average, most European men marry women in the neighborhood of three or more years their junior. Statistics also show that the average age at which one marries has risen steadily since 1960. This means that men in modern liberalized societies marry later in life from a growing pool of younger women which produces a significant age difference in many couples.
This being status quo for the rest of the world, American attitudes towards acceptable age differences seem to be the exception to the rule, and are positioned quite contrary to many time honored traditions in most parts of the globe.
In Russia and Ukraine for example, one can easily spot numerous couples widely separated by age. Ask any young Russian woman you happen to meet from Moscow to Odessa, and they’ll readily answer that they actually prefer the company of a worldly, mature man to that of someone their own age.
Social anthropologists believe the choices of Russian women have been limited by the devastation of war, a shorter male lifespan, a declining birthrate and a higher proportion of women to men. All these dynamics contribute to the proliferation of youthful females with limited options for a mate.
With these factors in mind, a well traveled, presentable older gent in reasonably sound physical health represents a good alternative to becoming a spinster in this part of the world.
Indeed, this writer has heard a number of gentlemen on different occasions exclaim that girls here in Russia and Ukraine all seem so young, open to advances from men older than themselves, and additionally seem to want to become married so early. And age doesn’t faze them. What gives? Well, one factor is that women in the former Soviet bloc mature more quickly than men do. And while this may be true throughout the world, in Eastern Europe it’s taken as a serious reason for women to be married by their mid-twenties. So much so that they almost automatically expand their options by including men in an older age bracket as potential husbands.
This seems to be best supported at least in part by the results uncovered by the good folks at Max Planck. This is natural selection, alive and well in Russia Ukraine and many parts of the world.
This is what the good Lord intended. And just like eating the choicest, freshest fruits and vegetables is most beneficial to one’s health and vigor, so having a younger woman is the best tonic for a guy’s longevity. And ladies seem to be programmed this way as well.
It’s not rocket surgery to understand that a younger woman has your best interests at heart when she looks into your eyes and asks why you haven’t yet invited her to see your apartment in central Moscow.
Black Book’s tangential theory presumes that when a guy is planking appreciably younger women, he can’t help but enjoy himself to the point of better health and happiness. The issue is at that point out of his hands, so he may as well succumb to natural instinct and enjoy. The younger women is merely attempting to contribute to your mental and physical health, thus providing you with a longer and better quality of life.
You now have the Black Book stamp of approval to let your libido run freeâ€¦within reason.
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The Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League announced today that individual tickets for all 40 games to be played at the Cumberland County Civic Center during the 2010-11 season will go on sale to the general public Saturday, September 25th at 10 a.m. at the Civic Center Box Office and on-line at ticketmaster.com. 2010 Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort & Spa, Ocho Rios All Inclusive Vacations
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There are 2 of us but we have to fly in from 2 countries and I’m trying to find no single supplement. I am not interested in sharing a room with anyone.
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When It Comes To Honeymoon Destinations Italy Is More Popular Than Hawaii
Ask any bride-to-be and she’ll quickly tell you that honeymoon dreams come true in Hawaii. This tropical paradise has been king of the hill when it comes to honeymoon destinations for nine straight years. But this year, the king was dethroned. Instead of finding Hawaii as big kahuna, Italy took the lead.
In previous years, Italy ranked third, but in the 11th annual Modern Bride survey for 2007, it surpassed Hawaii, followed by Tahiti, Costa Rica, Mexico and France. The 11th annual survey was conducted through a network of 6,000 luxury travel agents who ranked their 50 favorite honeymoon spots. The results appear in the magazine’s August/September issue. But what doesn’t appear is the answer to the question “why?”
According to Hawaii’s state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, the trend has been building over time. The number of honeymoon couples traveling to the Aloha State fell to just over 200,000 as of June this year. That’s a 1.2% drop from 2006. Hawaii certainly has beauty and a playground with enough adventure and romance to keep couples busy for weeks. But Italy is beginning to be appreciated for many of its unique features.
For instance, Venice charms young and old alike with magical waterways stretching throughout the entire city. The gentle trickling of water through the canals is romantic on its own. Add to that a dreamy gondola ride and you’ve set the mood for the entire trip. Truth be known, Venetians travel by gondola because there are no cars, not because of the romance! You also won’t find any motorbikes or motorized scooters. Why no cars? Because there are no roads to drive them on!
What you will find in Venice is gorgeous scenery along with palaces, museums and art collections. Open-air food markets are also plentiful and make for wonderful shopping. Or, of course, you can dine at any number of restaurants where you’ll delight in truly authentic northern Italian cuisine.
You won’t want to leave without participating in Carnival. Remarkably, the term “carnival” comes from the Latin “farewell meat!” Similar to Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, Carnival began the practice of throwing huge parties in order to use up all the meat, eggs and butter before the fasting of Lent started. To make Carnival unique, Venetians wore masks to disguise themselves. This way they could participate in all types of debauchery without being found out. While Carnival today is much more civil, the enormous levels of fun still run high.
Another unique destination in Italy is Capri. An island (as is Venice), this region has wooed the world for decades. Countless movies have been made on Capri, emperors have visited and honeymooners have strolled along her hillsides. Part of the allure of this island lies in the aromatic fragrances that overtake you as soon as you arrive.
The scent of ripe natively grown lemons in addition to the intense perfume of indigenous basil, marjoram, oregano, parsley and thyme waft through the air with every breeze. It’s something almost everyone is pleasantly surprised by.
One of the most popular attractions is The Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) – a must-see. As daylight enters through an underwater opening located immediately below the entrance to the cave, the light is filtered by the water. The red tones are absorbed, leaving only the blue ones to pass into the cave. The result is an astonishing aura of blues that simply defies words.
Whichever you choose as your top honeymoon spot, you’ll find plenty to do and see. Cruising to your destination offers the flexibility to see more of the region for less than you might think. Explore online first and then decide which location will offer more of what you and your spouse-to-be will love.
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Heidi and Spencer Pratt have definitely stolen the spotlight on NBC’s “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!” After only one day in the Costa Rican jungle,
“The Hills” duo threatened to bounce from the show’s cast of eleven quasi celebs.
After some cajoling from (((NBC brass)))), the two stuck around for day two — long enough for Spencer to be baptized by born-again Christian Steven Baldwin.
Janice (((“I didn’t realize I was signing up for I’m a holy roller get me out of here”)))
“And now Spencer we baptize you ….”
After Spencer had been cleansed of his sins, he and his bride reportedly quit the show and bolted from the jungle back to L.A.
Or did they?
Us Magazine is reporting that not only are the Pratts staying on the show, they never even left Costa Rica.
Spencer’s sister Stephanie and her friend Spenser were apparently acting (((((as decoys under the blankets!) )))
“Holy roller” is another term for a fundamentalist Christian, a “Bible thumper”. In some Protestant sects, people claimed to be filled with the Holy Spirit and they rolled around on the floor in the throes of religious ecstasy.
The Little Girl from the Island: Hada Grullon the Founder of Royâs Delivery Service has Persevered through a Robbery and Economic Downturn
The world can be a cold place when average Joe tries to work with big business. The bigger the company, the more he becomes merely a piece of the statistical pie. However,. Hada Grullon, however, has demonstrated that it doesn’t have to be this way, with a career built from breaking down walls that separate her from costumers, while fostering lasting relationships that go beyond dollars and cents.
A self-described “little girl from the island,” Hada is a first-generation American from the Dominican Republic who has never forgotten about the people who got her to where she is today: the head of one of the most success delivery services in Florida. She was named the Outstanding Businesswoman of 1999 by the National Association of Women Business Owners and has won numerous awards including the Customer/Client Service Excellence Award by Morgan Stanley/ Dean Witter. But how did she manage to come out of seemingly nowhere to blaze a whole new trail in the business field?
Hada started in the business world where most do: at the bottom. She worked as a banker in Florida for 15 years, learning the standard ins and outs. Her first major business influence was her boss during this time, the first woman to serve as the chief financial officer at her bank. “She taught me how to be a more professional person and a hard worker.”
In 1992, the news that would forever rock the foundation of Hada’s life would be delivered: she was fired. Though immediately picked up by another bank, she hit bottom again after being the victim of another round of layoffs. But the spirit that later carried her to the top of the business world wouldn’t let her go out that easy. “I’m tired of getting laid off and I’m going to do something about it,” Grullon repeated to herself at the time. Instead of falling back into the rat race and trying to get another bank job, she decided to start her own business. In a refrain common to many successful business owners, she observes simply, “The best thing that happened to me was getting laid off.”
Starting at the bottom again, Hada had to fight for every inch and every customer. She worked out of her garage, and took second and third jobs just to pay the mortgage on time every month. Yet when it looked like clear skies for her business, she would face her most difficult challenge yet. A thief had struck in the night. All of her money and resources-gone, representing a devastating blow out of left field, almost pushing her out of business all together. “Sometimes you go through the journey and get a wake-up call when you’re doing something wrong.”
Hada fortuitously contacted SCORE to explore her options and how to prevent something like this from happening again. Because of her counselor’s help, she was able to slowly but surely regain her footing in the business world, by deciding to go above and beyond what her customers expected from their delivery service. She started remembering clients’ birthdays, their kids’ names, and all manner of large and small details. These weren’t just faceless pie-chart statistics and percentage points; they were people. “You must take one customer at a time. It’s better to manage 10 than not manage 100.”
Her personal touch is evident in every aspect of the job. When a client called for 500 packages to be delivered in time for Christmas just days beforehand, Hada rounded up every friend and family member to help her finish on time. She isn’t just creating a business, but rather a meaningful, responsive community. Though times are tough because of the recession, she still thrives as a business owner and person. Given such success, other businesses will no doubt follow in her footsteps. “People have forgotten about the personal touch these days; you must build lasting relationships with your customers.”
Could Hada’s formula be any simpler? Could it be any more effective? Hundreds of customers answer each day with a resounding “yes.”
Rebels primed for deeper postseason run
L’Observateur Riverside’s volleyball team struggled down the stretch of the regular season last year, failing to garner a win against district foes John Curtis and St. Charles Catholic —and with SCC the draw as its first round playoff opponent, things would have to turn around in a hurry for the Rebels to have hope of extending their playoff stay.