First of all, I’d like to thank you for subscribing to my beauty blog. Last week the KathleenGodfroy.com blog has reached to 5,500 subscribers, whoot whoot! It also means that I’ve been receiving questions about certain things in my life and I’d be happy to answer it. My answers will not be simple because things can be complicated to explain. Ha ha!
Q: You look mix, are you?
A: I believe so. Both of my parents are mixed and our genes are kinda of a complex. My father is the 3rd generation of Filipino-Chinese where his family’s origin is from Fujian, China while my mother has Spanish-German and Filipino genes. My maternal grandfather has blue eyes, light brown hair, tall (around 5’11) and high nose, while my grandmother has the typical Filipina look – brown skin, short (around 4’11), black hair, small bone, and black hair.
I also have relatives in Bacolod, Cebu and other parts of the Philippines who look more Caucasian than Asian.
Although being a “mixed” is not really a big deal to me but this is a common question of people when I meet them in person.
Q: Is Filipino a race?
A: Filipinos are generally categorized as “Asians” because the Philippines is located at the heart of South-east Asia with 7,107 beautiful islands. However, it is more realistic to call Filipinos as Pacific Islanders.
The race of Filipinos is mixed with Malay and Hispanic descent. Unknown to many there are also many Chinese, South Koreans and Iranians are residing in the Philippines and they are Filipino citizens.
I remember when I was in my pre-university days, 30% of my classmates are Iranians and 10% are South Koreans. It was hard to understand at first of why they migrated to the Philippines but after hanging out with them it becomes a social norm.
Q: Are Filipino women are really busty, meh?
A: Honestly, I never pay attention to Filipina’s body before until I live in Singapore. Most women in the Philippines are naturally busty because of the Hispanic genes. Just like the Latinas who are Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican Latinas, Mexico, Venezuelans and Brazilians are curvy. Filipina girls can have 36C to E by the time we reach 16 years old.
Q: Why some Filipina girls are crazy?
A: In the Philippines, we are not divided by race. We are divided by our parents’ upbringing and socioeconomic backgrounds. Some women in the Philippines can be crazy, especially if they are from a family who is not educated. However, I will not judge them based on that because people can be crazy due to many reasons and it has nothing to do with race or nationality, it has something to do with psychology or upbringing.
Q: What are the most desirable traits of Filipino women and why foreigners get attracted to them?
A: I would say that most Filipino women are hardworking and family oriented. We hustle not because we want material things for ourselves but to provide a good life for our family. Filipino women who are well-educated can make smart decisions in finances and it’s good in a relationship. We are also caring, forgiving and understanding.
The Christian influence in the country has taught the locals to forgive people who hurt us. So, personally, I do not think Filipino women hold a grudge when we are angry, hurt or betrayed.
Q: I’d like to marry a Filipina girl; which province can find a good cook?
A: Although Filipino cuisines have been criticized by foreigners that its lacking of good taste but Filipino women can cook. I believe the best ones are from Pampanga, Cebu, Bicol, and Batangas where the local cuisines are exotic and full of spices and herbs.
Q: Are Filipinos have fake double-eyelids?
A: In general, Filipinos do not pay attention to have eyelid surgery because most Filipinos have medium to large size eyes with natural double eyelids. Even we have Filipino-Chinese in the Philippines but we appreciate their beauty because eyes are not the main definition of beauty for us.
Q: I saw a lot of Filipino women at Orchard tower, are Filipino women are really that wild?
A: I think, it’s unfair to generalize Filipinos based on what you experienced at the pub! 🙂 People who work in KTVs or PUBs are from poor family and some of them are victims of human trafficking, so I will not define all Filipino women are wild just because you buy them drinks at Orchard Tower.
In the Philippines, our grandparents are very conservative and most Filipino women are virgins until we marry or most of us will only have the sexual desire if we are in a committed relationship.
Q: Why you’re not afraid to share with people where you come from, don’t you think it will affect your brand?
A: I will always stay true to myself even if it will offend people or if I will be unlikeable by many. My race, nationality and upbringing don’t define me. I define myself with my own values, education and positive outlook in life. I always believe that you have to embrace who you are and people will accept you. Look at Huda, she is the leading cosmetics brand. She’s Iraqi but she never apologizes for that. Why would she? She inspired many women, including myself to embrace yourself and to break the barrier to be successful in life.
Q: Who amongst Asian women you can get along with?
A: I don’t define getting along with people by their race, it all depends on the situation. Recently, I like to hang out with Indonesian women because I find them down to earth, caring, soft-spoken and supportive. They don’t have a hot temper and they’re understanding. I can also get along with Singaporean women because we talk the same language when it comes to values, education, and tastes of food. I also like Thais, they’re down to earth, unassuming, soft-spoken and feminine.
Here’s my Sunday look.
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