because the world should be black or white

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compare this ad, of a typical variety found all over asia:

…with this one, which is currently displayed in most metros in montreal:


it’s really funny, the poster says, “picture yourself tanned!” and includes a mirror that’s tainted very very yellow. but more like a dirty colour rather than anything remotely pleasant.

from the new york times: a vision of pale beauty carries risks for asia’s women

late metro rides

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it’s a curious group of people on the metro this 11 pm. some are reading like the normal rush hour crowd; others look dazed, as if they don’t know why they’re there; still others who are tired and want to be home and even their clothes look like they’ve been worn for slightly too long a day.

15 down, 45 pages to go. 9 more days. can I really do this? panic rising. frenzy. write write write. study study study. /end

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