05 July 2005

What A Girl Wants III

You know, gut feels says that I should stop writing about this at Part II before it gathers too much attention and blows out of control. As this involves people that I know, I would be in big trouble if the mainstream media decides to latch on and make a meal out of this.

Having said that, why I am still blogging about this? I guess it's mainly because of what I saw over the weekend and all the questions in my head that started popping out. I just couldn't let it go.

Here's why.

The turnout for this tournament was pretty good. About 70+ and as usual, there were an addition of about 7 - 8 "girlfriends" that tagged along for the trip. All new names and faces from the previous tournament.

Here's the thing that caught my attention and had my jaw dropped to the floor. There was a pair of them who looked to be in their teens i.e. they looked to be agar agar 14, 15 years old? Isn't that supposed to be illegal? Anyway, both were brought along by this one guy. Did he bring a spare to share? Or did he want them as a pair? One can only speculate.

I found myself sitting with them at dinner. Being the lone guy, I am always the one they used to fill up the table. (Eh, this table only got 9 people. Jay, come sit here.) It was there and then that I found out that they were both 18 years old and as such considered legit. One of them was even having a birthday that very day. I am hoping that it wasn't her 18th birthday as it would mean her being underage the day before. Anyhow, I decided to shut up and eat my dinner.

What kind of disturbs me is that while both these girls are officially above 18 years of age, I see them behaving machiam like a bunch of 14 year olds. It really didn't help matters that both got the babyface look somemore.

The burning question is: If the girl's mentality and behaviour machiam like small kid, doesn't that still feel weird even she is above 18 years of age?

p.s. They were soooo young that I couldn't find the courage in me to press the shutter on my camera.

- Voxeros

1. The Angry Little Girl left...
Tuesday, 5 July 2005 8:32 pm ::
I wonder, what is it that the 18 years old girls did that made them seems like 14 years old?

I'm just a year older than them, I wonder what is it that make them different, or maybe, similar to me?
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Tuesday, 5 July 2005 8:54 pm :: 
AngryLittleGirl: For starters they looked really really young. The way they talked, giggled and skipped all over the airport lobby, nobody would believed that they were adults.

Man, if only I knew how to word it better. You had to be there to see it.
3. vandice left...
Thursday, 7 July 2005 10:41 am
Money talks lor. It is a easy way to leap up society's ladder (in terms of lifestyle).
On the burning qn, I think its bcos if they look and sound and behave young, we believe they are not in total control of their lives (that's the only reason I can think of if we don't think the same of a 20 something going on 30). Maybe we feel they are being 'cheated' or 'misled' by those 'smelly' men. How do we know if that's reality behind that facade of youthful innocence? That said, yah, I don't envy you at that table, Jay. I would feel really out of sorts, cos I cannot pretend its ok.
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Thursday, 7 July 2005 10:51 am :: 
vandice: You have a point there for all you know this sweet young innocent thing is just an act to spellbind the older men hook, line and sinker.

I am ok sitting at the table lah. After so many years, I more or less numbed already.
5. ei|een left...
Thursday, 7 July 2005 7:08 pm ::
yeah, i think its definitely strange if the mentality is underaged even though the body is legal aged.

just like if you have a mentality of a child, you have a legal defense (of some sort) in the event you commit a crime, even though you may be 50 years old.

i guess its the question of whether the person knows what is right and what is wrong. but nowadays, even the kids are getting smarter. children can tell us that what we do is wrong. children point out our mistakes. so... times have changed lah.

on a side note, regarding the one-guy-two-girls phenomenon.. i just remembered a practise that used to be really popular (although i'm not sure if its still popular now. not much news about it recently.)

the "godfather" syndrome - where rich, "mature" men take many many young girls as their "god daughters" and er, "take care" of them. maybe that is what was happening. perhaps. :)
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Thursday, 7 July 2005 10:01 pm :: 
ei|een: I supposed you are right in the sense that kids nowadays are getting smarter earlier. As such, I guess these girls do know what they are getting into and therefore, the older guy should not be regarded as the sole devil. I think it is the proverbial "two hands to clap" situation.

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