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Mirror, mirror on the wall…

When I was younger, looking into mirrors was not really one of my favorite things to do. I was always very self-conscious about the way I looked, especially beside my siblings and cousins who were always so much fairer and slimmer than myself. However, as years went by, I learned to appreciate myself more and I became less critical of myself, especially when I had lost weight.

I still tend to have a love-hate relationship with mirrors but it borders more on the love side lately. I figured hating the way I look won’t really solve anything, right?

Before my sister relocated, she would always tease me about the way I can’t stop myself from pausing in front of a mirror to glance at my reflection. She says I have a funny way of looking at myself when I do so, and that she catches me frown at myself at the full-length mirror in our room when I pass by.

Full-length mirrors are still iffy for me though…I still haven’t learned to appreciate my full-length image. On the other hand, hand mirrors or those antique venetian mirrors that hang in walls are kinder to me 🙂 Given my goals of self-affirmation, I try to look at myself and just appreciate one or two things about myself. Lately my favorite thing has been my hair 🙂

I was recently browsing a website about Venetian mirrors and learned a very interesting fact: the invention of mirrors emerged from people looking at their reflections from pools of water. I never realized that’s where the idea came from. Nowadays mirrors have evolved to include a whole range of designs and styles. An added trivia I learned from that website: many of the best hand-crafted mirrors are made in the Philippines. This makes me even more proud to be Filipino 🙂

  • #1
    Posted by Meikah Delid on April 28th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Me, I choose the mirrors that make me look slimmer and lovelier! 😉 But really, as my dad would always say, feel good about yourself and you will look good.

  • #2
    Posted by yapatoots on April 28th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    that’s very true Meikah 🙂 feeling good about yourself does make a big difference in your external image as well!

  • #3
    Posted by redamethyst on May 5th, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    we are all unique in our own ways so we should love ourselves as always.

  • #4
    Posted by zoan on May 9th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    woohoo 🙂 dati wala din akong mirror sa kwarto ko na full-length.. ewan ko, di siguro ako maarte nung bata pa ako.. ngayon meron na, kaso iba na gumagamit ng kwarto ko eh ahaha

  • #5
    Posted by Lourdes Espanol on May 13th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I used to look at myself in the mirror all the time when I was younger. But as I matured I only looked at the mirror when I’m applying makeup and moisturizer.

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