“A true geisha can stop a man in his tracks with a single look”
Since I watched the movie (Memoirs of a Geisha) way back, I’ve always joked myself that I have the look of a geisha. Being half Japanese and all, it’s a way for me to boost my confidence when I am feeling most insecure.
“Am I ugly?” I asked my friend Carlos when we had a drink in Ortigas one night. I feel so unattractive lately. I am never vain. I don’t use moisturizers or anything you put on your face for vanity. Your face stops producing its natural oil when you start to apply moisturizers. If you stop using creams, face becomes dry. With the look I am seeing in the mirror lately, I can’t help but slowly accept the fact that time is being visible in my face. I need the help of a moisturizer now!
I have my “geisha meter” when I feel down. I look at a guy and try to seduce him and see if he’s gonna have a second look. Just for fun, to check if I still have “it”.
Since I’ve started working in the network, I’ve been trying to test my geisha meter every now and then. Unfortunately, not one single look stops any man in his tracks anymore.
The next morning, I was sitting at my desk when a guy from another department came in and approached an officemate. He’s cute. So I thought it’s time to try another strike. I gave him the look, and went back to what I was doing. A few seconds after, I noticed on my periphery that he stared back at me. I slowly looked at him again and he got shy and uneasy, he smiled trying to be cute (I assumed).
After my little test, I have chosen to believe I still have “it”. With all the lines appearing and comments from friends, little geisha is my only companion to tell me I am beautiful and special. Isn’t that what geisha do?