Turning 30: The Asian Edition Part II
Yesterday we featured a list based on Pamela Redmond Satran’s 2007 article in Glamour Magazine titled “30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Know by the Time She’s 30”. Read Part I here. The remainder of the list covering everything every Asian woman should know by 30 is as follows:
Things Every Woman Should Know by the time She’s 30:
- How to give herself a pin-straight blow-dry and create perfect corkscrew curls using only a flat iron.
- How she feels about the prospect of marriage, kids and living with her in-laws.
- That flawlessly fusing her desi values with British culture is important to maintaining who she is.
- How to live without being surrounded by family (even if only with non-blood related housemates).
- How to achieve the perfect winged eye and what her actual foundation shade is.
- Where she stands on religion.
- That being South Asian means she is blessed with beauty and brains and not to waste them on silly things.
- How to bargain for a good deal.
- That her skin is beautiful even without whitening creams and that desi-black hair turns brassy when treated with bleach.
- That her parents gave her everything and can (still) take it all away.
- How to handle a rishta with grace—regardless of her feelings towards the custom.
- How to speak her mind without being rude or arrogant.
- Where to go—her mom’s kitchen table or to a yoga studio—when her soul needs soothing.
- That Bollywood films are not real.
- Why they say life begins at 30 (I left this one as is being a universal truth).