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A Mirror of Soul

Though, we exist physically... we emotionally wanna disappear.

A Mirror of Soul

She was the lady everyone likes to see. As I kept on staring at her I noticed that she has slightly big eyes paired with long lashes and a pointed nose, her cheekbones are really attractive and her lips are perfectly shaped, I can’t deny, it is something any man would love to kiss. And when she smiles, you could see the beautiful braces holding her white teeth.  She has a great curve as well. You can compare her boobs into a baby’s butt. Her long legs are so flawless that it can make every man drool. Her butt helps her achieve an hourglass body. Her alluring looks never fail to capture the eye of anyone she will pass through.  She has a tan skin. And she smells really great. She walks like a model and her elegance was enough to satisfy this world.

She is way far different from me. She will never be me. But, in some way, I dreamed to be like her. Society comes after her. Everyone likes her. Unlike me, I am a silent voice hiding in a dark corner. And in this society filled with fake people, face faces and judgemental citizens…people like me is not accepted. Though, we exist physically… we emotionally wanna disappear. People used to love faces and curves. They are into physical aspects.

 

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279 Comments

  1. Ivan Kim Javier
    Ivan Kim Javier

    This article is very relevant specially to the teenagers. We should embrace our flaws for us to be able to be happy. 🙂

  2. Ivan Kim Javier
    Ivan Kim Javier

  3. Love Yourself.

  4. The person made her insecure, told her she wasn’t good enough but who they are to judge when you’re a diamond in the rough.

  5. Adrian Costales
    Adrian Costales

    This reminds people to embrace and accept what God gave us, we must love our own self and our own flaws. People nowadays focus on other people’s attractiveness that we forget our own self.

  6. Don’t hide yourself from the dark, show who you are, accept what God gave in you. No one nothing perfect but me I’m perfect because I accept who am I.
    #Tipsy

  7. Romans 14:1-2 ?☝

  8. Adrian Jay Olveros
    Adrian Jay Olveros

    WE ALL FOCUS ON OUR OWN PHYSICAL SELF THAT WE GET TO THE THAT QE FORGET WHO WE ARE. YOU MUST. APPRECIATEYOURSELF AND YOU MUST KNOW WHATS YOUR WORTH

  9. Aliella Mae Dimailig
    Aliella Mae Dimailig

    The first paragraph of the article depicts the Physical Self. The author describes how beautiful and how everyone would like to see this person whose the author describing. Every girl is beautiful in their own way, however, there are times that there are conscious of their looks because they look on other girl’s beauty. They thought they are more beautiful than themselves. In other word, there insecure of themselves and of others. So they become conscious of their looks. But the other reason of why women are so conscious about their looks is maybe they just want to look good and beautiful every day. There are many reasons why women are conscious about their looks. It may be because of their past experience, some thing like body shaming. As a woman, I sometimes feel conscious about my physical appearance. There are times that I don’t feel like facing people because of my acne problems. Most of my relatives and friends always asked me what had happened to my face like it was not a normal thing to have an acne problem. Although, I managed to answer them like it is not a big deal. Then, because of that I felt conscious of my face so I have tried different skin care routine. Also, I become conscious about my body because I am skinny. So I also felt what the author is feeling. I wanted to become someone who has curves, beautiful skin and face and has pointed nose. But I also have realized that I am beautiful in my own way. I have learned to embrace my flaws and my physical appearance or self because that’s who I am.

  10. Kyla Dann Fadera
    Kyla Dann Fadera

    Don’t compare yourself to other people. We all have our own uniqueness.

  11. When I was reading this article I felt so sad for that girl that she wants to be like that woman that has some physical looks that everyone would admire, but in this world you must accept your true and real self because you don’t need to be like them and be famous like them. Just be yourself and just stay away from them and also don’t compare yourself with other people because each of one of us has a unique personality and looks that will make people admire you the most than other people.

  12. The first paragraph of the article talks about the physical self. The articles refers on how ladies nowadays craves for a perfect face and figure. Their fancies for having an impeccable image was a result on how our society matters the outer beauty than inner beauty. With that, most of the women nowadays are trying their best to look flawless in the eyes of the society. However, as they try to look perfect, they are not aware that little by little, they forgot who really they are. For me as a man, I think look does not matter at all. Having a goddess beauty cannot capture the heart of a man. The best thing to capture man’s heart is to show how beautiful your are inside. If I will given a chance to comfort a woman who is suffering anxiety or depression over looks, I will hug her. Through that hug, I hope she will learn that not all human being here in this society matters look and there are still people who will love you for who you are and what you are.

  13. 1. Since physical self is about our relationship with our body, in the article, the part that talks about ohysical self is when the author tries to point out here that she is a nobody in the community compared to the girl that she describes in the first oaragraph. Not all, but some women used to always underestimate themselves because they care more about appearance. It always bother them on how they looks from the point view of other people. Maybe because they are consequential. Meaning that it always matters to them about the feedbacks or comment of other people regarding their physical appearance. They forgot the fact that there is someone loving them even if who they are, with or without beautifications that they add up to themselves. As a man, honestly speaking. Looks doesn’t weigh that much to me. I mean, having a good looks is just a plus points among girls for me and I would truly appreciate it if they stay simple.. like no make ups and things. Just her and her religiousness that counts to me and it would definitely knock me out on my feet. 2. If I have known someone (a woman) suffering from anxiety or depression, I would definitely love to tell them that I am willing to listen to whatever it is that is bothering them. Because for me, listening is the best step that anyone could to someone experiencing the like. Second is to understand whatever it is that she is trying to say. She needs someone who will listen to her just to burst out that feelings that she had been trying to hide inside her heart. I will let her see the positive side of every points that she’ve been worrying about. Telling her about the brighter side of everything such as how Perfect God is, the One who Created us and that if God sees her now, God will be disappointed with her because she wasn’t feeling okay with what God had given her. I would tell her that we are all born with our unique qualities and we must not forget to use them right. We may be not as much as good looking as other people may be, then try find out your comfort zone. Something that would make you feel the real you and by that, if you are good in drawing so be it. Try to excell in something that would satisfy you and would make you feel happy at the same time.

  14. Jandez Mark Pamintuan
    Jandez Mark Pamintuan

    Mirror of Soul

    Which part of the article talks about Physical Self and why do you think are women so conscious about their looks? As a woman, are you? As a man, how does looks weigh in being attracted to women?

    The first paragraph talks about physical self or physical appearance of a woman. It describes what a woman is supposed to look like from head to toe. A woman is being conscious about what or how they will look like because they are afraid of rejection or being neglected from anyone even from the man she wants. Based on what I have observed in the society, nowadays most people are becoming judgemental. An example is if you look nice even though you have a bad personality inside, people will still like you, but if you’re ugly and you have a good heart, you have a small chance to be accept by everyone.

    As a man, how would you console/comfort a woman who is suffering anxiety/depression over looks? As a woman, have you felt something similar as to what the author of the article is feeling

    As a men, we need to look clean and neat by the eyes of others not only from clothes but in face too. Having an oily face is a minus points from girls therefore you need to maintain having not dry nor oily skin. Smell is the second way to attract others. Choose the best mist that others want to smell. You need to tell her that she have a unique beauty from the others. Looks is just for external only, having a good attitude is more important than looks. I will tell her that God didn’t create a ugly people and He give each and everyone a unique characteristics and own beauty.

  15. I must say that every woman in this world is insecure of her looks because people really appreciate looks at first stance than the whole being of an individual. Why do you think so? Are you one of those people who just based firstly on the outer side of a person? Well if yes, you must think of ways to further see the goodness of a person deep within. And if you are not, then I congratulate you for exercising humanity deep within you.

    Based on the article I have read, “A Mirror of Soul” the persona tries to compare herself to the ideal woman of every man existing in the world. She is definitely insecure of other women’s looks compared to what she has, thinking that no one will appreciate and love her since she stays that way. To the point that she just wants to hide behind shadows for her to cover herself from judgment of people around her. People, we must realize that this kind of issues existing must not be tolerated because you never know how damaging it is in the entire life of a person to underestimate and degrade her just because she does not seem to pass the standards set by your eyes in terms of beauty.

    Relating such thing to Physical Self, we people sometimes tend to unappreciated what we have physically maybe for the reason that our physical attributes do not pass the standards of the society where we live. In the present generation, we have to literally break such stigma by empowering everyone to love what they are blessed to have, to clearly understand that we are uniquely created so, beauty is not about having pointed nose, alluring faces, attractive smile, white and flawless and all the root cause of insecurities.

  16. The first part of the first paragraph talks about the physical self where the writer or the author describes how the other lady looks like and compares it to herself. Beauty is being a privilage in this generation. Most people are focusing and giving more importance to those who are beautiful so I think the people around us or even us is the one to blame about this issue. After reading this article I came up with the thought that everyone is beautiful and we shouldn’t compare others to ourselves. But being honest, having the prettiest girl or my ideal girl as my girlfriend will somehow give something to boost my ego and it will add up to my pride as a man.
    As a man, I think the words that will comfort or console a woman when she is having problems with how she looks are “you are beautiful”. Beauty comes in different ways. It can be physical beauty, emotional, or anything to name a few. And our beauty and worth cannot be determined by others, but ourselves

  17. The second paragraph, she describe her physical self, the way she’s(the girl described in the first paragraph) better looking than her. The way she is damage from it, that this girl is far more beautiful than her and that the girl will never be more beautiful than her.

    Obviously nobody want to look ugly in purpose, we all care about our looks. women tend to care more than men, because women tend to compare their looks to other. They see actresses and other artist as a role model. They are very competitive that even their looks is a competition. And one of their main reason to look good is to have a better partner in life. Everyone loves pretty ladies, specially us men. basically we are to blame why women’s care a lot on their looks.
    2. As a man would console her by saying that “You don’t need to look and label other prettier than you, it is not a competition, that you need to be on top to be loved.Don’t look everyone as a mirror. Everyone has their beauty the only one you need to be better at is the one you were yesterday.” the end.

  18. Christopher Angelo Lim
    Christopher Angelo Lim

    The first part of the article talks about the Physical self where the author descibes the physical appearance or looks of the other girl and compares it to herself. I think, women are conscious about their looks because of their environment. They are being judged by the people around them and assessing women by the way they look. Beauty affects the various aspects like in job application, community’s acceptance and many things like that. As a man, I also do have my own qualities and standards of woman that I like. Having a girl that has that qualities as my girlfriend would somehow boost my esteem and pride as a man.
    If I would have an encounter with a woman who is suffering from anxiety or depression over her physical appearance, I will tell her that her beauty will not be determined or dictated by other people but herself. That everyone has its own beauty and beauty is not only defined in physical aspect.

  19. Act 181
    1. Which part of the article talks about Physical Self and why do you think are women so conscious about their looks? Are you conscious about how you look and how you register to other people? Why?

    In the first paragraph, I notice that the author is describing the physical attributes or what we call physical-self of another girl. It’s the part of the article where the author is stating the figure and the beautiful physical aspects of someone she knows. After that, in the last paragraph, the author started comparing herself on someone and I think that is because women are innately conscious and sensitive on how they look. Women loves make-ups, dresses, heels and jewelries. We are more concern on our skin, our hair and the shade of lipstick to use on a day than other stuffs. It’s our first stop when we are in a mall and sometimes, we save money just to buy branded make ups and dress. It’s not just to look pretty and fresh but to establish confidence, power and self-sufficiency.

    For me, there is a time that I’m conscious on how I look and that is when I’m in a party or any event that requires girls like me to dress nice and put make up. But most of the days, I don’t do those things cause it’s costly and time consuming. Also having a perfect figure doesn’t makes me worry that much because I believe that is the consequences of your doings. Being judged by other people through my looks is not a big deal because I know myself than anyone of them and I think women like that are just to uptight and have a low confidence level.

    2. As a woman, have you felt something similar as to what the author of the article is feeling? Recall that instance.

    I think I felt something like that when I was 15 and my classmates are too popular, pretty and sexy. Teachers are getting more bias because of them and sometimes they are the first choice to be a leader on a group project or to report in front. It makes me sad and made me wish to be just pretty like them so I can also get the attention of my teachers. Being in the star section pressures me so much on that days and I felt like I don’t have a right to be part of their squad because I’m ugly, fat and boring.

    Comparing yourself to others and finding good aspects that you don’t have, and they are like that is so much bothering and it makes me hate attractive girls just because I’m not.

  20. ACT-182 This article talks about the physical self of a person towards to another person. it talks about to the women on how their conscious to theirselves. As a men you will not think of it the physical appearance of a girl. their’s no need to be conscious of yourself. rav dano

  21. ACT 185. As a teenager we always examine our physical appearance than our values and morals in life which is the opposite.The best example here is the celebrities, most of them got the looks but still they having a difficult time in finding their partners for life, maybe because they more often to look on the physical appearance than to the beauty of the soul of the person. We must remember that the beauty fades but the kindness and moral always remains.
    For the woman who feel depression and anxiety as a man and as a friend I will make her feel that she is important and that no man ever created looks exactly the same and I will told her the line from the song “Born this way” by Lady Gaga that “your beautiful on your way”.

  22. ACT 181
    Marian Lourd Asinas
    The part where the Physical self is present is when the persona describes the physical attributes of the lady. Women tends to be over conscious with their looks because people nowadays only look for the physical appearance of the women. Also, when you don’t have the face that they were looking for, it’s either you will be judge or you will be rejected, and that’s how cruel the society is.
    As a woman, of course sometimes I am so conscious on how do I look and how other people perceives me but then, this is me and I need to accept it. I don’t need other peoples judgement or comments for me not to accept myself. Also, there are still some people who don’t care about the looks and I am so grateful for those people, who accepted me despite of my flaws.
    I even felt that feeling before, I used to be mad or annoyed whenever I saw a mirror because I really do not want to see my reflection because I really despised my face for not being pretty. It is so hard because you lost your self-confidence and much worse you don’t really have it. I also used to envy my classmates with pretty faces and wishes to have that kind of face too, but I never hated them instead I admire their beauty.
    For us girls, let’s not be so conscious with our looks, there are still some people who will accept us. Do not hate our looks, because that’s what God made for us, let us wholeheartedly accept it. And for those people out there, stop judging and making fun of people because of their looks, because you little did not know that you did not only ruin his/her life but also the confidence he/she hardly built for him/herself.

  23. ACT 181| Renillie Encinares

    1. Which part of the article talks about Physical Self and why do you think are women so conscious about their looks? Are you conscious about how you look and how you register to other people?
    The part of the article that talks about the physical self is the first paragraph, which she explained and discussed a girl with a perfect and beautiful physical appearance. She uses adjectives to perfectly describe her. I think women are conscious about their looks because it women believed that looks can describe them as a who really they are. They think it will be the basis of other people in judging a person. And also due to societal pressure, women are considered to have more moments of self-doubts than men. Like we are constructed from the very beginning to feel this way and even if we don’t, our peers or society force us into that state of mind.
    As a woman I’m conscious about how I look and how I register to other people. Because I want to feel comfortable when they see me, and we all know that people judge a person as to their first impression. We do it whether or not we even realize it. This is why first impressions are so important in every aspect of your life. It can define who you are to other people. It can be their last impression to you. But I believe that no one can judge us on how we look, but on how we treat them. And also looks can never be define who really you are. Attitude and personality is more important than looks and physical appearance.

    2. As a woman, have you felt something similar as to what the author of the article is feeling? Recall that instance.

    As a woman I have felt something similar as to what the author feelings because sometimes I felt really bad on myself, I think that I’m way more different to others. Like one day, I felt so lonely because I think that I’m not beautiful to caught people attention and not only that but also feel to be alone because no one dare talk to me. I’m feeling that time that I am the ugliest person in the world. But suddenly I realized that looks is not the basis of everything even our society makes it, but we know that we are all different from all aspects. We have our own beauty as human. Looks can fade but your personality is not. Now I’m not thinking on how I look in physical attributes but on how I interacting to other people. That’s why I’m more confident and happy now.
    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

  24. ACT 181| Renillie Encinares

    1. Which part of the article talks about Physical Self and why do you think are women so conscious about their looks? Are you conscious about how you look and how you register to other people?
    The part of the article that talks about the physical self is the first paragraph, which she explained and discussed a girl with a perfect and beautiful physical appearance. She uses adjectives to perfectly describe her. I think women are conscious about their looks because it women believed that looks can describe them as a who really they are. They think it will be the basis of other people in judging a person. And also due to societal pressure, women are considered to have more moments of self-doubts than men. Like we are constructed from the very beginning to feel this way and even if we don’t, our peers or society force us into that state of mind. As a woman I’m conscious about how I look and how I register to other people. Because I want to feel comfortable when they see me, and we all know that people judge a person as to their first impression. We do it whether or not we even realize it. This is why first impressions are so important in every aspect of your life. It can define who you are to other people. It can be their last impression to you. But I believe that no one can judge us on how we look, but on how we treat them. And also looks can never be define who really you are. Attitude and personality is more important than looks and physical appearance.

    2. As a woman, have you felt something similar as to what the author of the article is feeling? Recall that instance.
    As a woman I have felt something similar as to what the author feelings because sometimes I felt really bad on myself, I think that I’m way more different to others. Like one day, I felt so lonely because I think that I’m not beautiful to caught people attention and not only that but also feel to be alone because no one dare talk to me. I’m feeling that time that I am the ugliest person in the world. But suddenly I realized that looks is not the basis of everything even our society makes it, but we know that we are all different from all aspects. We have our own beauty as human. Looks can fade but your personality is not. Now I’m not thinking on how I look in physical attributes but on how I interacting to other people. That’s why I’m more confident and happy now.
    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

  25. Renillie R. Encinares
    Renillie R. Encinares

    ACT 181| Renillie Encinares

    1. Which part of the article talks about Physical Self and why do you think are women so conscious about their looks? Are you conscious about how you look and how you register to other people?
    The part of the article that talks about the physical self is the first paragraph, which she explained and discussed a girl with a perfect and beautiful physical appearance. She uses adjectives to perfectly describe her. I think women are conscious about their looks because it women believed that looks can describe them as a who really they are. They think it will be the basis of other people in judging a person. And also due to societal pressure, women are considered to have more moments of self-doubts than men. Like we are constructed from the very beginning to feel this way and even if we don’t, our peers or society force us into that state of mind. As a woman I’m conscious about how I look and how I register to other people. Because I want to feel comfortable when they see me, and we all know that people judge a person as to their first impression. We do it whether or not we even realize it. This is why first impressions are so important in every aspect of your life. It can define who you are to other people. It can be their last impression to you. But I believe that no one can judge us on how we look, but on how we treat them. And also looks can never be define who really you are. Attitude and personality is more important than looks and physical appearance.

    2. As a woman, have you felt something similar as to what the author of the article is feeling? Recall that instance.
    As a woman I have felt something similar as to what the author feelings because sometimes I felt really bad on myself, I think that I’m way more different to others. Like one day, I felt so lonely because I think that I’m not beautiful to caught people attention and not only that but also feel to be alone because no one dare talk to me. I’m feeling that time that I am the ugliest person in the world. But suddenly I realized that looks is not the basis of everything even our society makes it, but we know that we are all different from all aspects. We have our own beauty as human. Looks can fade but your personality is not. Now I’m not thinking on how I look in physical attributes but on how I interacting to other people. That’s why I’m more confident and happy now.
    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

  26. 1. Yeah, maybe most of the people are looking at the physical characteristics of a one person and that’s what the article is pointing out. For men???, me as a man, of course yeah, I also look at the physical aspects of the woman coz I’m not denying that it’s the most attractive thing that a guy will consider before he’ll be attracted to a woman, but mens aren’t the all the same. Like me, I also look first at the physical aspects of a woman but what will I considered the most is who she really is because that’s the most attracted thing for me.
    2. I think that I can a comfort a woman who’s suffering in that kind of situation by making her laugh and open to me.

    ACT 183

  27. WEEK 5
    1 The author describe in the first sentence the characteristic of a person by that she manage to describe the physical self of other people. As a man I live with the stereotyping of the society that if a girl has a white skin, long legs , straight hair , rosy cheeks , red lips , and snow white teeth the boys are dazzle and would do anything to have her, but in reality for looks is just a minor part of being attracted to women because for me I want to know the real deal or the real personality of the person that I will admire.

    2 At first I will try my best to say encouraging words to a woman to list up her self-esteem again but the story will not end here as soon saw that 50% of here anxiety is gone I will tell her the truth that the problem that overcomes her is not a big deal at all and she should stop wasting her time thinking about how she looks to other for I when this word penetrate through her heart and brain she will never be sad again in this problem.

  28. * Which part of the article talks about Physical Self and why do you think *women are so conscious about their looks?
    The first paragraph talks about the physical self. The author described a woman with great features that people, specially men, usually admire in a woman. I think women are so conscious about their looks because it is what society made them feel. Society praises perfection. People live with different standard of beauty. Standards that come from what social media is feeding us. Women feel insecure when they don’t reach these standards. They feel left out. Because whether people admit it or not, women who weren’t as perfect as other women are either judged or unnoticed. People praise an image. Most women are conscious about their looks because society made them to be.
    * For women, are you conscious about how you look and how you register to other people? Why?
    I have two sides of my personality. One that cares and one that doesn’t. I do care in a way that I take care of myself and how I look. I always try to be presentable and look decent. But I do these for myself. I don’t care what other people think. I do me.
    * As a woman, have you felt something similar as to what the author of the article is feeling? Recall that instance.
    I admit I used to feel like what the author is feeling. Sometimes, I still do. I compare myself to other people. But the more I mature, the more I realize how shallow it is to give priority or only look into the physical appearance of a person. I realized that we are so much more than what we look. There are many things we should seek, things that deeper than the eyes can find. I learned from my favorite human that it’s okay not to be perfect. Your imperfections are what make you You. Beauty of the mind and heart are much more important than the beauty of the face and body. At the end of the day, I like real people. Flaws and all.

  29. ACT 186
    1. The first paragraph talks about physical self, the narrator were delineating about how her ideal feature would look like. She’s describing the girl from head to toe and how that girl slay in every aspects. I think there’s no one who isn’t conscious about how he/she will look like, everyone wants to be presentable in front of many people, it is not about making yourself stand out, or dressing for other people because you have someone you wanted to look at you the way you wanted to be looked at. For me, its about satisfying yourself on things that you wanted to fulfill, its about making yourself comfortable.
    * Just like what I have said, there’s no one who isn’t conscious about him/herself. Of course, I would be conscious about how I look like, I always make sure that I’ll look like someone who is proud of his/her own physical attributes.
    2. Yes, I have this ideal girl named Kathryn Bernardo, I always wanted to be someone like her, someone who doesn’t have to make a lot of effort to be beautiful in and out.

  30. ACT 181
    I think the article entitled “A mirror of soul” is all about dreaming to be perfect in terms of face and body. This article is just like a cat seeing itself as a lion, were the cat dreaming to be brave or to be the king of the jungle/forest. Just like the character in the article, I think she is looking in the mirror and seeing herself a beautiful person with a perfect body and have a symmetrical faces.
    The physical self in the article is in the first part were the author herself describe and examined the person she saw in the mirror. And I think she’s feeling conscious in her face and body. But why does women very conscious with their looks?. As man I don’t have any idea but I think it’s their nature to be conscious as a woman. Because I think it’s very uncommon or not normal for girls to not be presentable or not taking care of their body and faces, especially when they are in front of their crushes or love ones. And as I notice women are very sensitive when it comes to their looks, for example in their eyebrows, when you erased their eyebrows unintentionally they will get mad at you. I’m not totalizing or pertaining to all girls because there are still women whose doesn’t care about their looks but it’s very rare especially in this generation.

    Let’s be honest we want a woman or girl who has a beautiful aspects in their face or body and I think the so called ‘beautiful hearts’ is not applicable in some man/boys. But for me, the first standard that I want is her manners, behavior, personality and morals then second is the look because I believe that looks is just a bonus for you.

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    As a man I’ll console/comfort a woman who was suffering anxiety or depression because of their looks by talking to her and saying to her “you are beautiful in your own way, we have differences in our looks and just focus on your own looks, ok your own self. Believe in the saying ‘the beauty is in the eye of the beholder’. And remember that your attitutde and character are always important than your looks. And if you feel that you’re not beautiful just talk to God and let your soul to be clean and beautiful, in thay way you will feel that your beautiful and not bad as you think. Just love yourself because we ourself is the only one who will appreciate our beauty.” Lastly I will hug her tightly.

  31. ACT186

    Physical self can be seen at the first part of this article, when she described her ideal physical self. A physical self that people around would surely love. A physical self that was very accepted in this society. We, women are very conscious on what we looks. Why? because for me, we are afraid to be judge and to be hated. In my personal experience, If you doesn’t look good, people would not choose you as a friend and no one will entertain you and more likely, you are only an option. You are not worth to be presented in public. You are not the priority; and the worst is if you doesn’t look good they will judge you like you will do something bad. JUDGEMENT. that was the reason why we are very conscious of ourselves. We are afraid to be judge, to be told things that we are not inside. We are afraid on being DISLIKED. Other than that, as a women our nature is to keep our selves clean and neat. We give value to personal hygiene. But sometimes, it was not enough to be called a good looking woman. We people give value to our physical self because everyone that we are going to meet will have an initial judgement or impression based on what we see on us physically.

    I had an experience about this like what I said a while ago. One time, when I was at the spa. I was their earlier than a beautiful girl that I may say puberty hit her hard. Even though I was the first one to be there, a girl who’s going to call the next client approach that beautiful girl next to me even if it was obvious that I was first in line. After a while, another girl approach me and told me ‘she was prioritized by that girl because she looks good and will give her a large amount of tip.’ After that, I realized and asked myself, so I look bad and poor? But I have money in my wallet can also give a large amount of tip. After the service I gave that girl who approach me 150 tip and the other woman only got 20 pesos tip and then she look at me. I do not want to be rude that time, but I hope she understood that do not choose your customers based on what they look.

    Actually there are a lot of stories happened to me, that was being judge just because of my physical self. Since Elementary, I have only few friends other than because I am an introvert and I feel extrovert inside but I doesn’t look good so I still don’t matter. It was hard to be a ‘NOT GOOD LOOKING PERSON, SMALL AND AN INTROVERT’ What a very unapproachable human.

    How I wish I was this and how I wish I was that. But at the end of the day I cannot change something and if I can it will take time. What I have to do is to accept what I do not have as of now and appreciate what I have today. I hope that people who are experiencing depression because of physical self will understand, accept and will be heal. Do not let society’s standard destroy ourselves. Accept our flaws, be unique and be proud of yourself.

  32. ACT186
    1. The first paragraph depicts the physical self where the author perceives someone’s self and describes her physical attributes stating her figures and physical aspects of beauty. And later, she started comparing herself on the girl. Maybe it is because, the nature of individuals like girls are conscious on how they look on the public. Sometimes it affects how they build their confidence because someone has greater looks than hers and the judgment of others affects their self-esteem and the way they flaunt their selves on public. The reason why most of the women are conscious on how they look is because all people has always a judgement on the looks of individuals. They love beautiful people and they do not accept ugly faces. They are always after of physical beauty than of beautiful character.
    As a woman, sometimes I felt conscious on how I look on the public especially when I attend gatherings. Sometimes I compare myself to other girls because of their beautiful faces and curvaceous bodies but then I just put in my mind that everyone is beautiful in the eyes of God, so I just set aside my enviousness because it just degrades and lower my self-confidence. I just believe that beauty is in the eye and actions of beholder and not of our physical attributes.

    2. Honestly, I have felt something similar on the feelings of the author way back when I rode a bus and it was rush hour, so I was standing the whole trip and beside me is a beautiful lady. The guy sitting in front of me made the lady sit and just ignore me when in fact I was the one who was near on his sit. In my perspective, beautiful faces are privileged than of those who have just simple faces. And in that instance, I just sustain of standing until I reached my destination.

  33. The whole article tackles the physical self, we can’t deny that in today’s society a beautiful face and a curvy body have a big impact on how other people will treat you, if you lack on those aspects then you will be treated less. And I think that is one of the reason why many women are very conscious in regards to their physical appearance because the society says it all.
    As a woman living in this millennial period, I can’t deny that I am very conscious in terms of my physical appearance but somehow I can’t manage to be one of the ideal girl who have beautiful face and a slim figure. Because before I think it’s the only way other people will notice and respect me. But as time goes by, I realized that I should not please other people to like me. I should live my life the way I wanted to be without thinking of what other people would say.
    A couple of years ago, I remember that moment in where all the the teenager are very excited because it was term as the most happiest part of being in high school, the juniors and senior prom. From my house I was being greeted by my family that I am very beautiful, but as I walk through inside the venue of our prom, nobody notice me and it was very heart breaking. All the efforts that we made just fade away, no one noticed me. From that day onward I realized that you cannot please anyone, the only thing you need to do is to love yourself and hustle to be the best version of your self without thinking of other people.
    #ACT181

  34. Rachelle Anne M. Villacorte
    ACT 181

    Physical Self was evident in the article when the author describes the woman she wants to be and when she said that people always look for physical aspects. As a woman, I think the reason of being conscious in ourselves is the want to be appreciated, the want to be loved and most of all, the want to be accepted as who we are. I admit that even I, was very conscious of myself simply because, for me, the way I look describes my personality or as to who I am as a person.

    Somehow I can relate in the article when she says ” I am a silent voice, hiding in a dark corner ” because like her , I am not as sexy or as beautiful as others but I know that I have something within me that others doesn’t have. I also experienced something similar to the article when I was in Junior High School because back then, I didn’t care as to how I look. I was always asking myself ” why am I not noticed? “, then I got the answer, it was because I am not like the other girls who wears make-up in school and wear something that shows too much skin, I am not as conscious as to how I look. Today, it is different because I care about how I look and I think it was because it is part of growing up as a woman.

    It’s okay to be conscious about yourself because it was natural but never forget to accept who you are because it is not always the beauty that attracts people, it was still the kindness of heart.

  35. Christine Alysza C. Anquilan
    Christine Alysza C. Anquilan

    An article entitled “A Mirror of Soul” talks about the physical self, particularly its first part that tackles the physical attributes that everyone might adore. Women are too conscious about their looks because good façade brings out the confidence within them. It helps to boost your integrity when it comes to believing yourself. Other than that, it also gives courage to face every people assuring yourself that you are brimming with confidence. As for me, yes, I am conscious of how the way I look like and I think everyone does that especially women. It’s actually a good attitude for me, taking care of yourself and making yourself feel beautiful is one of the greatest reward that you can give to yourself. Spending a little time pampering your own self is not really bad, it’s helping yourself to look presentable each time you face everyone.

    Actually yes, way back in high school I do have a lot of zits on my face. It’s my greatest insecurity before and I am glad that I’ve overcome that phase already. It made me feel less beautiful because of that skin imperfection and I know that it’s not good. I should love myself more than anyone could and who would love me if I, myself, can’t even embrace my own flaw. I’ve learned that society will make you see lots of pretty faces but what matters the most in this world is not only having the flawless outside but having the most purest heart.

    #UTS

  36. Maria Kiela Vince E. Nocito
    Maria Kiela Vince E. Nocito

    The first paragraph shows the Physical Self of someone by describing her looks and how she became the apple of the eye of everybody. Women these days are fond of taking care of their faces and looks. Having good looks and perfect body also became a standard for every men. That’s why in today’s generation, body/face shaming became a trend. Even a 12 year old kid already has skin care routine or she is now going to gym at her early age. At my 12 year old self , the most important thing is to play outside our house and getting a new toy but today, having a boyfriend and pretty face is very important for some because they think it will look good for themselves. Women get conscious about their looks because of the judgemental society. These days, people will judge you if you are ugly or you have something on your face. Society is the main factor why women became conscious about their looks. Although women do not care about how they are evaluated by others but majority of young women was driven by the society.

    I am also one of the young women who became conscious about their physical appearance. I was influenced by the most heartbreaking events of my life. I learned that without having a beauty for yourself you’ll be left by others. People will leave you just like my past relationship. That day, when we were together I did not bother to look good in front of people because I know that someone loved me on how the way I look but men are not contented on what they have. When we broke up, I changed myself and I became more conscious the way I look, I manage to become pretty and fresh everyday like “ako-nga-pala-yung-sinayang-mo” look. And having that look, I became more confident about myself.

    Today, my days led my face to have more blemishes that cause myself having a not so clear skin. And I became stressed and depressed with my look but I just accepted that fact that I know that time will come and I will have my clear skin back. I already put up hopes in this matter because I am scared of losing my present relationship.

    My advice to those who are suffering from depression about what they look, just be yourself and don’t let judgements kill you. Be positive always and have some hope for your self. God made us what we are right now and we should be treated equally.

  37. JOLO BERMUDEZ
    ACT 182
    1.For me, looks are the first thing you notice in a woman. From head to toe you judge her without knowing her. As a man, we always dream of women who are sexy, beautiful and can give you the pleasure you want, but i always value the inner self of a woman after knowing her

    2. I would tell her that looks are just what we see, there is something deeper inside you. Something we can all value and we can treasure

  38. The first paragraph or part of the article tells something about the physical self it described want the author wanted as a woman, As a woman we are so conscious to our physical self for us to gain friends, admit it all of us wanted to a group that is well groomed so for us to be with them you need to be feminine and good looking and also it was so important to be conscious because it also reflect who we are but we must not forget that physical self is just a bonus the most important thing is you have a good heart for others to love you, thought I also felt the same way as the author sometimes I envy those beautiful girl out there and to avoid that I tell to myself that I have my own beauty every one is unique in different ways so there’s nothing to envy about, there’s a person who is really destined to you that will love you who you are, and will accept your flaws.

  39. 1. Physical self defined as the tangible aspect of a person that can be directly observed and the article talks about that when the author describes the physical characteristics of the woman. It describes the height, curve and every little thing that the author noticed to the perfection of the girl. I think we, women are conscious about our looks because it gives us confidence to face people that surrounds us in our everyday life. Like me, i am still conscious about my everyday look even if i have a boyfriend because it makes me comfortable, i don’t like to face people with an ugly looks.
    2. As a women, i felt something similar to the author’s feeling because some girls are so cute, tall, sexy and have that beauty uniqueness. I felt that somebody would judge me as simple girl, having an ordinary face and having a height like this. I felt similar to the author’s feeling when she said that the girl will never be her and she dreamed to be like that woman but nobody can drag us down even if we do not have that physical appearance.

  40. CAMELON, YRICA M.
    ACT186

    1. This article talks about Physical Self. Because it describe the looks and appearance of a person. After she describe the appearance, she compare herself/ she compare her looks to the appearance of the other girl. I think it is a nature of every women to be conscious to their appearance, because we are curious on how good our looks is or sometimes, if we think that if we have a good looks, our confidence to face different people are increasing. We may not be able to get shy when we are accompanying other people and such. And lastly, we are conscious to our appearance because we want to look good and presentable to other people. As a woman, I can’t deny the fact that sometimes, I am getting curious on how will I look to other people especially when there is a special or important event. But sometimes, I don’t bother to be conscious on how will I look to other people. I don’t mind if they find that I am plain and dull. As long as I have a confident to face other people, I think that it’s good enough.

    2. As a woman, I feel what the author feels when she compare her physical appearance to other. Sometimes, I can’t deny that I envy them for having a good looks. Because, in this world that full of judgmental people, having a plain, dull and simple look are out of style. People nowadays criticize these people as boring or ugly.

  41. John Rey Dungca ACT 184
    I will tell her everyday that She is beautiful in every aspect. Every woman is special and every beautiful inside and out its about how you appreciate woman.

  42. 1. The part where the narrator talks about physical self is the second paragraph. She did describe herself, that she was nothing compared to the lady she was talking about on the first paragraph of the text. For me, women are so conscious about their looks because they want that satisfaction for their own. Now some would say, they would like to look good for the guys or they’re trying to impress someone but honestly, it is just all about self satisfaction and I think that’s normal because, growing up means that you are aware of how you look and it is just normal to be conscious about how you look to other people. For me, looks are just considered bonus points. I wouldn’t fake it, so yes I like girls who are pretty and attractive but it is not really about it, being beautiful doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to set standards for yourself because that is what you see into other people.

    2. As a man, I would comfort a woman whose suffering from anxiety/depression over looks by telling her that she doesn’t have to try hard. Sometimes being different is what makes you the best kind of person. Uniqueness will always be better than the set of standards the society is trying to give us. I would tell her that, she should love herself the way her mom loves her and how her dad felt when she was born, and saw a masterpiece right in front of his eyes. Meaning to say, that she was born beautiful.

  43. “But, in some way, I dreamed to be like her. Society comes after her. Everyone likes her.”
    For me this part of the article shows that women are so concious about their looks. Some women compare their looks with others. That somehow shows that they are concious about the way they look because if they don’t care about their physical appearance why would they compare their selves with others. This triggers some women to improve the way they look but I am not saying that all women are like this because there are also women that do not care too much about their physical appearance. I am not attracted by a woman who looks pretty only. Attitude is what matters to me.
    As a man if there’s a woman I know that is suffering from anxiety over looks I will just simply tell to her that beauty isn’t just about face and body. The goodness inside her is a beauty that cannot be seen by the naked eye it is a beauty that won’t fade.

  44. Princess Marie Juan ACT184
    Everyone is gifted with their own beauty but not everyone sees it because some people are just more attractive than them. We all in a world full of judgemental people and place where only persons with pretty faces are belong.
    The line in the article ” But, in some way, I dreamed to be like her. Society comes after her. Everyone likes her. Unlike me, I am a silent voice hiding in a dark corner.” shows our physical self pure of insecurities. It simply tells us that the author dreams to be someone else that she know she will never be because she is not confident on her physical self. In the article she described the kind of girl she wanted to be but unfortunately she is not that beautiful.
    As a girl, there are times where I feel like putting my makeup on because i have thin eyebrows, short eyelashes, pimple marks, and clogged pores. I am frequently concious about how I look because I know that being pretty will be the only pass to be liked by the people that I may encounter everyday. I guess it’s not that bad because girls are really vain not only to have good looks but also to be confident. Most of the time, girls feel concious because we think that the way we look and the way we present ourselves shows who we are as a person and we always want to give good impresaion to everyone. I believe that our physical self is the way to connect with people because as persons, we tend to choose the people who would be part of our life and some think that having a pretty face, nice curves, big butts, and big bust is one of the many reasons on how to be belong to a grou of people.
    There are instances where I also felt what the author felt. When I was on my 9th grade, I am thin even though I eat a lot, I have a lot of pimples on my face, I feel like I have a dark color, I have big eyebugs, thin eyebrows and unpretty smiles. That was the time where I felt envy to my other classmates who are gifted with beautiful faces and sexy bodies. My classmates usually tease me because of how I look so I really asked and cried to my mom that I want to go to the dermatologist and help me about the pimples that keeps on appearing on my face.
    Well, right now there are still times where I feel concious and all I want is to make myself pretty. Good thing, I am better than before so I learned to be more confident.

  45. The article “A Mirror of Soul”is about the physical self women wanting to have. A physical attribute every woman dream of, I think ot os the reason why women are so concious about their looks because society already build a stigma of what beauty is. As a woman, I am very conscious on how I look and on how others will see me but I think it’s normal not only for women like me but in everyone. And for me the main reason why I am very conscious on how I look and how I register to others is because the inner me wants to please them in a way that if they will see me I know that there’s nothing wrong on me and I can confidently walk passed through them knowing that I left a good impression. Also as a young adult woman, I have crushes in life that if destiny let me bump with him I want to be noticed because of good thing not with some bad impression because I firmly believe that first impression, though it does not really last, still has an impact. And for the last question, that if have/had experience what the author is feeling I don’t remember anything because yes I’m concious on how I look and how others will see me but whenever I walk I don’t care about the people around me, I’m not that attentive to them. So maybe they have a thing about me it’s just I don’t give them a satisfaction that they want.

  46. Amparo, Marilou Mae E.
    ACT183
    The article shows physical self in the first part. When the writer listed the chracteristics a person she wanted to be. Women are conscious about their looks , I think because the meaning of beautiful in our society today is different from what is the real meaning of it. Because now a day we define a person as beautiful depends on their looks. As a young woman I can say that sometimes I am really conscoius on my look. I sometimes depend it to the people I will meet.
    Yes there is a time that I felt the same feeling with the writer. When i found out that my long long super long time crush already have a girl. And somehow I wish that I was like her.

  47. “..she has slightly big eyes paired with long lashes and a pointed nose, her cheekbones are really attractive and her lips are perfectly shaped..” this
    are just a few lines of the piece in which the author talks about the “Physical self”. Physical self as defined as an attribute of an individual that is visible to the eyes of everyone. It is not new to us that each and every people has their own insecurities inside them, specially girls.

    Just like the girl narrating, it is not a “wow” to me that I can relate to her. I also have different things that I possess in which I am not confident at. Just like being so small. Sometimes when people are telling me that my height is so small I just laugh but also sometimes it annoys me. But it’s still fine, I can’t change it anyway. Thank God that my height, here in the Philippines, is average for a girl at my age. Haha.

    Now I started to do things that could benefit me. Instead of minding my flaws, I focus on my strengts and improve my weaknesses as a person. I believe someday, I will be the better “Mharian” I now foresee.

    ACT 183

  48. Elianar dela Pena
    ACT182
    The first paragraph of the article talks about Physical Self because the author is describing someone physically and she is comparing herself to that one. For me, the reason behind why women are conscious about their looks because in a positive way it can improve their self-confidence or self-esteem and on the other hand is because of the people who is easy for them to judge anyone physically. For me, I am conscious about my physical appearance. As I grow older, I am become more conscious about my physical appearance because I am not a little girl anymore, I should be look presentable. And by fixing myself physically it pushes me to have more confidence to myself.
    Yes, I felt the way the author feels about herself when I was in elementary, I am doubting and asking myself why I am too fat and not a good-looking one. But I’ve realized as I grow older that having a good and beautiful physical appearance is just a bonus, what matters the most is having a good heart and being proud on who you are because we are all beautiful in our own ways.

  49. Which part of the article talks about Physical Self and why do you think are women so conscious about their looks?
    > When the author started to describe the looks of the lady she’s staring at. Or simply at the first paragraph of the article. I think women are conscious about their looks because of us, men. Some of us made them conscious about their looks because we make other women, who’s not good looking, feel that they will not be liked or loved by us because they aren’t beautiful and sexy like other women. Because we all prefer to have a woman who’s beautiful and sexy. So that they feel jealous to those women that make them desperate to have a sexy body and good looks.

    For men, how does looks weigh in being attracted to women? Why?
    > Having a good looking partner make us feel confident and proud because other men will get jealous of you because you have beautiful girlfriend or wife. But for me, having a partner who only looks good is not a good thing. I prefer to have a partner that has a good values and characteristics. If I found a woman who’s good looking with good characteristic, attitude and values, Her looks is just a bonus.

    As a man, how would you console/comfort a woman who is suffering anxiety/depression over looks?
    > I’ll comfort her and say to her that not all men look first in face and body. Some are searching for a woman that will be a good wife and mother to their child. Having a partner that will help you to grow and successful is the most important thing in getting into a relationship. Not having a partner who makes you superior just in front of others. Unlike in having a partner that will help you to grow and successful, people will be happy and jealous to the both of you because you have a good relationship at the same time successful in life.

  50. Isiah David Dones
    Isiah David Dones

    Isiah David L. Dones ACT 182

    The first part of the article talk about the physical self since the author describes the woman which the society likes and what she want to perceive. For me women are being conscious about their looks because of the societal treatment. They really want to please and look good in accordance to the society since when society accepts you there’s a different kind of fulfillment. Nowadays I noticed that we millennials really listen to the feedback of other people, we used to live upon people expectations and reactions.

    1. As a man let me tell you the truth looks really weigh. If you’re going to find someone around a certain area you’re going to be attracted by their looks, since you don’t know the person really well and physical appearance really trigger attention and that attention lead to attraction. I must appearance of a person really matters. In this society the basis of perceiving someone is when you find the type of look that really suits your taste that’s when attraction happens and as you go deeper when you already talked, date and bond this is when you discover something about that person and you forget about how she looks since you already fall for her personality and humor. But the thing here is the first stage of being attracted to someone is by examining their looks with that looks really weigh.

    2. Comforting someone who is suffering with anxiety over looks will be really hard since society and the environment really uplift looks over personality, but the way to console them is to simply empower them and teach them to turn their flaws in to flawsome (amazing flaw). We must let them realize that looks are short-term attraction and personality are long-term it’s better to have that long-term rather than a short-term attraction. At the end of the day you’re not going to love someone who’s pretty but have a bad habits, someone who’s cute but Ill mannered.

  51. ACT186
    The article talks about Physical Self by describing the ideal physical self for her, the ideal self that she wanted to be that will probably suit in this society, a judgmental society. Mostly women are very conscious on how they look, and one of them is me. We are so conscious on our looks, being conscious on how to present ourselves in public because of the fear being judged in this society and pressuring ourselves to meet the standards of others. In this society if you don’t have the looks some people will less prioritize you, not getting the advantages that people with good looks experiencing. No one will entertain you like what they do to those people with pretty faces and curved body. They will not treat you the same because you don’t have the looks that is accepted in this society. Some people will judge you easily because you don’t look good and worst some of them will hurt you not just emotionally but will also hurt you physically. They prefer the looks than the attitude, looking for the outside beauty instead of the inside beauty.
    As a woman, I always have this feeling of being conscious on how do I look, being conscious on how to present myself in public. I have this attitude of comparing myself to other beautiful girls with clear skin, beautiful faces and body that has curves. I came to this point of my life when I experienced being cheated and played twice by the same guy. Then, there I start to think that if you don’t have the looks some guys will not treat you seriously and will love you truthfully despite of not having a beautiful face, and because of that I manage to make myself beautiful and trying to leveling myself to those girls with pretty faces though it is so hard.
    To those women who have been suffering from this judgmental society where pretty faces are only being noticed, don’t let yourself being surrounded by their judgments. Don’t let them dull your sparkle, because we are all having our own kind of beauty in ourselves it can be seen from our physical looks or in our attitude.

  52. “Being yourself is the prettiest thing you can be”

    Each and every one us is different from one another. We are unique in our own special way. We may have a little things in common, but there’s a lot of differences.

    In this article, the first paragraph talks about how the author described what is her ideal self. In addition, the second paragraph the author describes her true self or in other words, physical self. She discussed everything, what she feel, what she want and what she is now. We all have our own ambitions in life. In fact, we are all trying our best to look better in the eye of other people. Furthermore, I think women are conscious about their looks maybe because nowadays, people are all judgmental, judgmental in a way that they see the worth of someone by their physical look.

    As a woman, I admit it that sometimes I am conscious about how I look and how I register to other people, I am envy of those beautiful girls that I see. They look so flawless or perfect. I envy them because they are exactly what I wanted to be. I always care of what other people will say that is why I am trying my best to be beautiful in the eyes of other people.

    I admit it that there are times that I felt the same way on what the author felt. Like for example, back when I was a child I had a dark color complexion of skin and I am thin, I belong to a group of girls and other people always ranked our beauty, they always put me in the lowest because they always say that I am ugly because I have a scar on the right part of my face and I have a dark skin color. I envy other girls who doesn’t have any scars in the body. I wanted to be flawless, I wanted to be beautiful, I wanted to have a white skin color. But as time passed by, I learned to accept who am I.

    ACT 185

  53. MERCADO, Sheilla Mae O.
    ACT182

    The first part of the article describes something about physical attributes. Women are concerned about their physical appearance because it is central to how they are evaluated by others. Most of the people today judge by looks and attire. Being a typical woman, I never turned heads when I entered a room; my presence was a breeze that you felt but never saw.  I was a shape always hidden behind a book. Boys never looked at me the way they looked at my friends. If they did, it was usually by accident. But I think it’s okay. In my opinion, the most attractive people are the ones who know that their physical appearance isn’t the most attractive thing about them. For me, it’s not about being a flawless, shiny person, but spreading my light—however dull or bright or flickering it may be—in the most authentic way I can.
    ——
    My friends say that I always see the best in others. And I guess this is one of my best qualities. But I find it so ironic. That I cannot muster enough kindness to say something good about myself. There are some rare occasions when I actually think I look decent and decide to take a picture, but then end up making myself miserable because I have trouble taking a good shot. Insecurity strikes me when I’m changing my outfit three times (minimum) before I leave the house, because nothing looks good. I’m claiming I have nothing to wear, even though my closet is overflowing with clothes. And suddenly, I’m looking in the mirror, fighting against my thoughts, wishing I could profess self-love, but failing to see any glimmer of my own beauty.

    As I am slowly learning to love myself, I owe my body one last apology. ‘To my beloved physical self; I am so sorry I didn’t love you enough.’

  54. Ignacio, Kyla Faye L.
    ACT182

    1. The paragraph discussed about the Physical Self because the author of the article is talking, describing, and comparing herself from a woman she is talking about in the article. Yes, I think most of as women is always conscious in every little aspects of ourselves, why? because we all want to look good and presentable with the people we can encounter with everyday. As one of those women, I will say that I am very conscious on how I look in front of others, on how the way I dress, how the way I fix myself and my face. It makes me very conscious when there is someone staring at me it makes me very uncomfortable I always ask myself what’s wrong with me. But sometimes, I don’t bother when someone stares at me like something is wrong as long as I am not doing anything I will always just walk with confident.
    2. Yes, I always feel similar to what the author is feeling. Because there are women that always caught my attention because even if they don’t do anything they are still beautiful and always fresh. I always feel that I am always judged because of how I look. I felt the same way when the author said that “She is way far different from me. She will never be me. But, in some way, I dreamed to be like her. Society comes after her. Everyone likes her. Unlike me, I am a silent voice hiding in a dark corner.” But still it don’t matter to me because the very important aspect in every person is that what we have inside us.

  55. Mary Erica G. Gregorio
    Mary Erica G. Gregorio

    1. “She has slightly big eyes paired with long lashes and a pointed nose, her cheekbones are really attractive and her lips are perfectly shaped, I can’t deny, it is something any man would love to kiss. And when she smiles, you could see the beautiful braces holding her white teeth. She has a great curve as well. You can compare her boobs into a baby’s butt. Her long legs are so flawless that it can make every man drool. Her butt helps her achieve an hourglass body. Her alluring looks never fail to capture the eye of anyone she will pass through. She has a tan skin. And she smells really great. She walks like a model and her elegance was enough to satisfy this world”, this is the part that talks about physical self. Nowadays, we are living in a world full of judgmental and hypocrite society that all the people are basing on the looks of the person like the figures, pretty faces, skin colors so the tendency of it, is the effect of losing self-esteem that many woman are curious on what looks they have outside and not inside.
    To be honest, I’m not a usual girl that you will see on wearing make-up every day, I like my hair being messy and I don’t care on what other people thinks because that’s me but at some point I’m conscious on what I will look, so I have to fix myself in a simple ways but not losing myself in the process.

    2. Yes, I experienced that people are comparing me from others and I come to the point that I’m comparing also myself to others like I’m asking myself, “can I be her?, why am I not enough?” but I’ve learned to love myself because as it goes it will all follow and I’m always saying I have my own kind of beauty and I’m always worth it. There is an instance that some people will love you not just the way you are but just the physical appearance itself and that’s not the true love maybe it’s just an infatuation but always remember you must learn to love yourself first from inside to outside in every inches of you and at the right time someone will appreciate and love it for being who you are.

    GREGORIO, MARY ERICA G.
    ACT184

  56. Based on my experience looks matter the most for women because, they want to fit in in the standards that this society have , In order to comfort women, I always tell them that they are beautiful inside and out. Every woman has a unique personality and beauty it might not in the physical aspect but in the manners or how they will treat a person. John rey dungca act184

  57. Andrea Fernandez
    Andrea Fernandez

    ANDREA D. FERNANDEZ ACT184

    1. The first part of the article talks about the Physical Self.
    Women are naturally wanted to look good or to be beautiful, because who doesn’t? It is not just to be pretty in the eyes of other people but also to feel good about their selves. We feel good and confident when we feel we look good at that day. But in today’s world, society sets standards about beauty, that’s why some of the women are conscious about their looks because they don’t want to be judge, to be criticized, or not to be accepted by the society. Nowadays, when a girl is fat or so thin, have dark or pale skin, not flawless, doesn’t have pointed nose, or simply doesn’t achieve the definition of beauty that society established, that girl will be judge and criticized because of her looks. The sad part is that sometimes, people treat better those who have so-called “pretty faces” than those who they think doesn’t. The privileges and opportunities when it comes to work, commuting, etc. are more favored to those lucky women who were entitled that “beauty”. So the question is, who doesn’t want those privileges, good treatment, and acceptance?
    Any women would love to experience and be given those things. That’s why mostly of the girls try their best to look good as best as they can because they want to fit-in in the society’s standard, and not to feel the pain again because of the bad judgements of other people when they are not conscious about their looks.

    Honestly, I am conscious about how I look but not all the time. When I am at home or with just my friends, I’m not conscious about my looks. I don’t care how I look. But when I need to meet other people or I needed to go somewhere, I’m conscious about my looks because, as always, I want to look presentable to others. So everytime I go out, I try to dress well and fix myself. It is not just to be pretty in the eye of other people, but because I just want to present myself in that way and make their view about me as like that. I always want to look matured so I dress like that and present myself in that way to other people.

    2.
    Somehow, I can relate to what the author feels but not in the point that I want to disappear. I think all of us have their own insecurities about ourselves. And I am just a human who have a lot of flaws and imperfections so I have a lot of insecurities. Before, I was been called as “negra or nognog” because of my dark skin. My sisters have fair skin that’s why I really feel insecure that time. I remember, one of my classmate in Grade 6 told me, “Ang nognog mo”. I really don’t care how I look before or how is my skin look. I played a lot outside and joined in sports event so my skin was really exposed to sun. But I was hurt when my classmate told me that. Then from that time, I was unconsciously starting to compare my dark skin to my sister’s and friends’. Then, I was also too thin before so my confidence was so low. I hate how I look. But when I entered highschool, I started to accept who I am and how I look like. I started to keep in my mind that not all people’s opinions should matter. I have realized that we all have imperfections and flaws, and we just need to love and accept it because it will set us free and happy. We just need to love ourselves more, and look to the own beauty we have because I do believe that we are all equally beautiful. We don’t need others’ approval. All we need is love and acceptance of ourselves.

  58. ACT186
    RAYO, Lexzadel Marie.

    1. The first part of the article talks about the physical self of a woman described by the author. The author describes a woman she wanted to be, the woman that society likes because of her physical appearance. I’m a woman so I know that a woman become conscious of herself because of the treatment of the society, it’s obvious that nowadays good-looking people are the one who is more likely to be noticed. In that case, woman become conscious of certain things in their life because they want to please the people around her. And woman are more likely to listen to the society and that’s the reason why they wanted to improve and to be the best version of themselves.

    To be conscious is one of the woman’s nature and we need to deal with it. I’m honestly conscious on what I look because I wanted to fit in with other people but because of my flaws there are some point that I get even more conscious and my self-esteem become low. But, I know that I need to deal with it so my consciousness are not more likely before because although I have flaws because of my pimples I still have the urge to face other people because I realized that my physical self is one of the greatest blessing I have from the Lord, so why would I bother myself to be so conscious.

    2. As a woman, I feel what the author feels when she compare her physical self to others. Although I’m confident on what I have right now unlike before that I’m too shy to face other people, there are lot of times that I envy other woman around me, specifically because they have a clear skin that I don’t have because of the pimples and pimple marks that I have. And I felt that people are judging me because of my flaws, knowing that we are in a judgmental country having imperfections are out of style. In this world full of judgmental people, you will never going to be beautiful in their eyes because whatever happens they will see bad things in you maybe not on you attitude but in your physical self.

  59. Which part of the article talks about Physical Self and why do you think are women so conscious about their looks? * For women, are you conscious about how you look and how you register to other people? Why?

    Actually, the whole article depicts the concept of Physical Self. From describing a perfect image of a lady to the part she’s perpetuating herself from a mirror. The way she reflects, it made her realize how worst our society nowadays. Women, like us, is normal to have a mirror in our bags. This symbolizes how conscious we are to ourselves’ physique especially on our precious faces. Most of us want to look decent to everyone not just to impress but to also fit in. If our looks satisfy us, it is enough to slay every day wherever we may go.

    As a woman, have you felt something similar as to what the author of the article is feeling? Recall that instance.

    In every day that I face myself, I just continuously motivate her as much as possible. I know the majority of us, women, feel anxious every time we pass by a gorgeous lady that made us conscious always. No one can deny it, but it is not good to make it a hobby, every time we see people like that. I think it’s normal to compare themselves to others. However, in every time that happens to me, I have this thought in my head; ‘yes, she’s pretty or even prettier than me, but still, I know that we still have our own beautiful that can bloom inside our bodies and souls.’ A kind of beautiful that no insecurities can destroy anyone’s confidence ’cause at the end of the day, we all know the fact that we are molded by Him, perfectly unique.

  60. The article ” A mirror of soul” talks about all the physical attributes that any woman dreamt of having. It describes all the attributes that any person would notice once he/she looks at you for the first time. Every women, has their own insecurities and I think it is inevitable for us to avoid feeling this way, given of our social environment – who are rich in being a judgemental person. What’s wrong of being fat? What’s wrong of having no curves? As far as I know, there is no one living here that are perfect. We are not created, for us to become perfect rather we are existing, for us to value what we have and what others have.

    As I reach this age, I would not deny that I also feel conscious of how people look at me. Of what would people say on how I look today, on how I walk or talk. At first, I was getting affected to this. I started to do things that I know that people would not make it a big deal. I am beginning to lose my confidence. I am beginning to change myself to please other people. But at the end of the day, at the end of every lesson in our class, as I go to bed at night. Reality will always be there, that you could not please everybody, rather, learn to be contented of who you are and let the people know you because of you not just because you want to please them. Don’t let others judge you by your physical attributes or even you social or emotional state. Instead show to them that no matter what they say about you, you will always held your head up high and walk with a confidence and a smile.

    Marie Anne Louise F. Nalaunan
    ACT181

  61. Jenny Sylvia Eustaquio
    Jenny Sylvia Eustaquio

    The first paragraph depicts the Physical self. It describes the physical aspects of a girl she know. A girl or a woman is conscious of her looks because it is what makes them confident. Their confidence is a very big asset to their personality that is why it is important for them to look good and feel confident. For me, I experience scenarios similar to what author feels. As a girl, there are times where I become very conscious of what I look and on what impression I will leave to people. Because honestly nowadays people are very judgemental. One wrong thing that they observe it will leave a mark. Honestly I really know what the author feels because lately I am experiencing it. I become conscious about my weight and my pimples that it irritates me realising that it is hard to do something about it. It lowers my self esteem and sometimes I don’t really feel that confident. That is why I start working on it little by little. So that time will come that I will truly be confident with myself.

    ACT183

  62. The first paragraph discussed about the physical self of the woman she saw that day. Women tend to be conscious on what they look because they thought that people would judge them based on their looks. For instance, if I wear too much make up then people would tell that I am a prostitute or a clown. If I will not wear make up, then people would say that I’m plain and a “manang”. Women are sometimes conscious since people are in-born judgemental. They judge everything and anything.

    I remember myself from the author. I experienced it. I was conscious and insecure to the women that I see everyday before. I changed my style because I was fond of their own fashion to the point that sometimes, I got uncomfortable because of my chosen style and then I’ve realized that it wasn’t me. I wasn’t comfortable because this wasn’t my style. I realized that if I will notice their opinions and my insecurity then I will surely be lost on track. This ain’t me. And so now, I am enjoying just wearing a plain shirt, pants or shorts and sneakers. This is how I dress and how I style myself. And I am truly proud of it.

  63. VERGARA, LEILANIE ACT 186

    In the first paragraph, it describes the physical self. The self that the society accepts and the self that most people would want to see. In this what we so called ‘unfair world’, and outraging generation, having good looks could make you more popular or moresoever, people would want to be with you always. You can gain friends easily and it wouldnt be hard for you to be liked by guys out there. But this is just the Physical self. The self that can be consigned to oblivion. The self that is just temporary.
    Women are conscious about their looks because women are afraid to be judged bot just by the man they like but also the society. Women thinks that if they have bad looks, then it would be difficult for them to engage with other people as other people would rather choose the ones who are with good looks. To add more, women are conscious because sometimes, they want the attention. They want to be seen. They want to be praised by any body. They want to be liked and they want to be cherished as they think that having the attention or being liked by any one would guarantee them a self confidence with high self esteem.
    Yes, I can relate to what the author is trying to say and trying to boast out what she feel. To be honest, as I read every word that she said, it is as if, she is talking about me directly. It is as if, she already knew and it was like a knife pointing at me. As a born-woman, I always felt like comparing myself to other ladies who are much more beautiful and flawless. I sometimes have this jealousy that I feel when they are around because I feel like I was like just an inch of them and I will never be like them. I will never be as attractive as them or as slim or even have their shiniest smile as I was just an ordinary girl. An ordinary girl who just wish to be different, to be like them. Just like the author, I am different from the people’s choices of looks. The author is right, we exist physically but we emotionally wanna disappear because the society is eating us whole. That as if, we are not belong nor have to be here for having an ordinary looks. And that hurts us a big time. I had an experience back then in riding a jeep. Most of the time, the maniac drivers only want the pretty girls or the sexy girls to ride in and neglect the ones who are fat or chubby. I was really mad that time. It was unfair. Although, I was not the one who get to pushed out from the jeep, it hurts me. Being chubby or whatsover is not a big sin nor a thing that a people would be ashamed of and why this ungrateful barker/driver had to say hurtful things to that woman. As much as I want to give my stand, I just let it go. I dont wanna be in trouble and add another issue to the topic. I just let out a sigh. It is sad to see how people in the society the heroes fought for, would drag their own consaguine(kalahi). It is just so saddening.

  64. For me, I saw the physical self in the first part of the story where she describes a perfect women with characteristics so mesmerizing it will leave every man wanting a piece of her. Physical self or beauty for us men when it comes to looking at women have an effect because we men always look at the pysical characteristics of a women before we know their attitudes or what kind of person they are. Beauty has a big impact for me on women because beautiful women are pleasing to the eyes. It is also a kind of enjoyment for us men when we see a beautiful women.

    In comforting a women when she feels she is not beautiful, I could say to her that beauty is not about all the looks. It is not all about physical appearance. I personally find women more gorgeous than ever if her attitude or way of treating people is good. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder as the saying goes and not all of us always look for beautiful women. What is beauty if your attitude is ugly right? Then again I will always remind the women with a problem on her physical self that everyone has a beauty inside them, You just need to find that and let it shine. The physical looks and the rest will follow.

  65. I. The part where Physical Self was mentioned was in the first paragraph of this blog. As a person who is biologically born as a man but has a heart of a women, I truly understand why women are concious about their physical appearance. I believe that not only woman have insecurities about themselves. Women are concious about their looks because of several reasons. It may be because she got bullied because of how she looks nor dress, it could be because she believes that approval by the societal standard when it comes to beauty might boost her confidence. We never know. Women has different opinion about this matter, but all of them has a reason behind it.

    II. I’ll answer as a man and a women. As a man and a person, no one should judge nor make fun of what a certain person’s physical attributes looked like. If I were to console a women who is conscious about how she looks, the best way that I can do is to make her believe that she is a diamond. That she should never ever compare herself to others. I want her to believe that she is beautiful the way she is. Words can be powerful, though.

    As a person who has a heart of a woman, I can truly relate to the author of this blog. Insecurities are all over yourself and you feel like you deserve something better than what you are right now. But best believe me, someday, someone who you don’t expect to see the real beauty in you, will make you believe that you deserve everything that the world has to offer.

  66. ELAIZA MAE CORATIBO ACT181

    The author expressed her thoughts about physical self on the first paragraph. Women are usually conscious about their looks because they are aware on what people’s opinion and judgment. They want to look pleasant everywhere. They couldn’t avoid to compare themselves with other women who looks prettier and nicer than them. As a woman, I am really conscious on my physical looks, wherever I go I always want to look pleasant and well-groomed so other people won’t judge and avoid me. I don’t want to be degraded based on my physical looks.

    Way back high school I used to compare my body and face with other women. I saw myself as fat and ugly who have a lot of pimples on face. My self-confidence is not that high as what other women have because I am bothered with my body. Felt insecure sometimes for not having flat stomach and sexy body. In my perception, people are easily attracted with sexy body. However, As I get older I learned to love myself first and everything will follow.

  67. For me, the second paragraph in the article discussed about her physical self because she describes herself by comparing it to the lady in the first paragraph and she added her ideal version of her physical attributes.

    As far as I observed, mostly of men today looks for beautiful women that attracts them. That’s why the basis of many people or men is the good-looking and appealing those women to the eyes of men.

    For me, it’s difficult to confront a women who is suffering about their looks because women who suffers in every problem is hard to please to do things that will make their feelings to get better. But the thing that I can do is to remind them that God created us equal, we have different looks and beauty inside and out and God didn’t create ua to be perfect, because God create us imperfect to know and to improve those imperfect things.

  68. The whole article talks about the physical self of a person, specifically, women. Women became conscious with their looks because nowadays, society is looking for perfection and aesthetic only, society appreciates the physical beauty more than what’s inside. In reality, men in the modern world chooses the physical beauty, they tend to be attracted to people who looks good physically. As a man, I think that women who suffer depression because of their looks should be comforted and tell them they’re beautiful in every way and that they deserve the world.

  69. The first paragraph of “Mirror of Soul” depicts the physical self. The author describes the “standard beauty of society”.  A woman must be tall and has a hourglass figure. Her skin must be flawless and white. Her face must be small and no pimple marks. Her cheeks must be red as well as her lips.
    Society has define the physical beauty of a woman must have, so the outside beauty has given more importance and value than the inner beauty. In effect, we, girls, are becoming more conscious about ourselves. We never go out without make-up and we try to wear fancy dresses and perfume in order to gain attention from others like how beautiful woman gain love and affection. It is why surgery has become famous to all girls because they want to change their real physical self and turn into ideal physical self (the well-defined standard of beauty). In my opinion, the reason why women are insecure and so conscious about their looks is that they are afraid in rejection and loneliness. Woman is afraid that man would reject her if she does not meet those standards. She is thinking that the reason why her boyfriend had an affair because her beauty fades. We are afraid because we became a ghost in this society, no attention , no care, and no love.
    As a women, I admit that I become conscious about my beauty and envy other girls. I tries to compare myself to other beautiful women. I am insecure to the point I do not have confidence to communicate and face the society. I became a shadow where I am not exist emotionally. My pimples bother me. My fats on thighs and belly tells me that I am ugly because I am fat.

    While reading the article, I feel like I am the author because we have the same feeling and experience. Her insecurities is also my insecurities. I have felt her emotions because I know what is the feeling of teasing and bullying because of your ugly looks. After losing weight, I became anorexic. I only drink coffee every morning, and apple for lunch and I never eat dinner because if I eat a single thing I will gain weight and I will go back to past, and I will look ugly again. My friends told me that I already thin but whenever I look on the mirror I never see it.

    You can never blame us if we are becoming more concerned about our looks, because you never felt the way we have felt. It is painful when people are making fun of your ugly appearance. It is painful to see that you are so unfortunate because you do not own those beautiful faces and body. The society made us to be like this.

  70. ACT 181

    1. The whole article talks about a physical self. From a definition of a perfect woman to describing herself the opposite way. She knew there’s something that she lacks of, yes she doesn’t deny the fact. She’s as conscious as everyone else does. Perfect girls, as we label them, are the most conscious one. As the spotlight are focused on them, they instill in their minds that their physical self is their foundation. They cannot fail the expectations of the people who admire them.Most of them carry mirrors and make ups that they call as their “essentials” which proves that their the most conscious about their looks. I’m nothing compared to those girls. But as I said, most girls, either perfect or imperfect, have a sense of consciousness in ourselves. I think it is normal to us especially that we are in this age & in this generation, plus the factors that trigger our consciousness. The society’s standards is very judgmental that we felt like we don’t fit in.

    2. Same as the author’s experience, sometimes I felt ugly when I pass by a beautiful woman and/or walking in the street with people looking at you as if there’s something wrong with your looks. I ain’t perfect but sometimes it hurts seeing people talk behind you. Sometimes, I wish I can have those features that they possess but at the back of my head, I know they also experience the disadvantage of having that physical look. I am just grateful to the Lord that he mold me as a woman that I am today which is living a usual life not pressured in compromising to the standards of the society.

  71. ACT181
    On the first part of the article, she described the girl she’s staring at. And based on her point of view, she was the lady everyone likes to see, a perfect girl I think. And she was the opposite of her. For me, it depends on the perspective of the person. There are some people that good looks aren’t nothing if you have a clear intention. But the sad truth in our generation today, looks is greater than what is inside of us.

    A woman with a good heart is what a man really wants to marry. Physical aspects may fade but good personality will last forever. So for me, looks are just a bonus. Get to know her more and you will fall in love with her deeper.

    As a man, you need to tell her that not everyone who says something about you will define you. Not everyone matters, don’t beg just to be appreciated. You are beautiful in your own unique way. Good looks is just a bonus, a good heart is what matters most and Good looks fade. But a good heart keeps you beautiful forever.

  72. On the first part of the it describes the physical self. The overall physical aspect of a woman that every man will love. Women are so concious about how they look with other people because the society build their own basis on how the woman should be presented in the society. They are afraid to judge by the other people.
    As a woman, I am concious in my cleanliness. Of how should I presented myself with other people. But I don’t really gave care about my physical aspect, I just let myself to be who I want to be. I don’t need to change myself for other people. If I want to change myself, it is for me. Not for other people. I am confident enough that they’ve known me for who I really am. I presented my self as a woman with manners and I don’t care if they’ll judge me through my physical appearance because everyone will still have their own comment even if I gave my best not to be judged by other people.

    2. I have that one experience. Me wondering things like what if I have curves that everyman like? Have the smoothest skin, beautiful face, and best in everything. I am wondering and putting myself into the person that I really want to be. But that was when I was younger. But as I aged, things changed. I am starting to discover the things about my self that I didn’t know yet. Appreciating what God offered and gave me. Maturing on everydecions that I have encountered. As a woman it’s very natural for us to look for more self attributes but you should not feel like you’re not good and don’t excel on everything. You can still processed the things that you want to achieve just learn to appreciate the things that you already have.

    Ogawa, Edsel Anne B.
    ACT181

  73. The article discuss the observation and comparison of a two individual. Also, it talks about the Physical Self of a specific girl based on her opinion and judgement. The part where in the physical self had been discussed is when the author described and examined the body parts of the women in the article. The women are conscious to his body and looks because they might not appreciate and think about their true beauty and they might get easily insecure or they just want to have a pleasing personality. Also, women have a sway of emotions that enable them to shave a self pity time that result to being too conscious to their looks.

    How does looks weigh in being attracted to women? Though I’m not really a men in heart, I can give some opinion about it. Honestly, beauty and looks was not the trend anymore when it comes in picking a girl. Having a brain with a beautiful heart can make a women more attractive in every aspect. Also, having a persistent attitude in achieving dreams and aspiration are the key to have a great personality that can make every man drool. As a Men with a women heart, being satisfy to what God given to you and using it to the absolute fullest make you more damn attractive.

    As a man how would console a woman who is suffering anxiety/depression over looks? To have a say and voice in this society and influence other you must have a confidence that can bring people minds into enlightenment. As a man, I can motivate them by saying positive words and boost their self confidence. In addition, by saying true words that can touch their heart to change the way they perceive beauty of human beings. The best way to console, of course, is to comfort them. Ultimately, people can do things that makes them unworthy, it might be because of too much realization in life or it is because of unappreciated beauty. We must think and be more positive to have a positive result in life because in the end of the day we are still same human beings breathing in same air.

  74. BALINTAG, JHOE MARIE B.
    ACT186

    Which part of the article talks about Physical Self and why do you think are women so conscious about their looks? * For women, are you conscious about how you look and how you register to other people? Why?

    Technically, the whole article depicts the concept of Physical Self, but this line… “Though, we exist physically… we emotionally wanna disappear. People used to love faces and curves. They are into physical aspects”. This symbolizes how conscious people with regards to their looks nowadays. As a young lady, I honestly being conscious on how I look and how I register to the people I already encountered and even to the people I might encounter along the way. Self-conscious doesn’t sound so bad when broken down. After all, being conscious of oneself is something we all need in order to operate as social beings in a social world. However, self-consciousness often occurred when I had an exaggerated focus or uncomfortable attitude I have about myself and how we I perceived. The problem with self-consciousness is that it’s often based on distorted perceptions. Ultimately, it also alter my behavior in ways that aren’t representative of who I really am or how I would naturally interact. It seems that I did things I wasn’t good at before but the pressure on me made this happened. We all have different saturation point in life but we can deal with it with the right sense of self-consciousness.

    As a woman, have you felt something similar as to what the author of the article is feeling? Recall that instance.

    Being vulnerable is so hard and I don’t even know how to. I go to my classes everyday feeling strange and uncomfortable. My voice sounds strange to me, and I feel that I mess up when communicating with my group members. Its the same feeling everyday of classes, and I get stuck in the routine and who I believe they perceive me as. As human beings, we exist in a highly social environment. How we’re seen is important in determining whether we’ll be chosen – be it for a school, a job, or a date. However, nowadays, we seem to live in a culture in which we are more visible than ever. Social media and the new pressures that come with it can cause us increased levels of anxiety and self-consciousness, as we no longer just have concerns about how we’re perceived face-to-face, but how we’re represented virtually. But suddenly, I realized that The more we can embrace being ourselves as a sign of strength, the stronger we will feel in everything we do.

  75. The first paragraph of “Mirror of Soul” depicts the physical self. The author describes the “standard beauty of society”.  A woman must be tall and has a hourglass figure. Her skin must be flawless and white. Her face must be small and no pimple marks. Her cheeks must be red as well as her lips.
    Society has define the physical beauty of a woman must have, so the outside beauty has given more importance and value than the inner beauty. In effect, we, girls, are becoming more conscious about ourselves. We never go out without make-up and we try to wear fancy dresses and perfume in order to gain attention from others like how beautiful woman gain love and affection. It is why surgery has become famous to all girls because they want to change their real physical self and turn into ideal physical self (the well-defined standard of beauty). In my opinion, the reason why women are insecure and so conscious about their looks is that they are afraid in rejection and loneliness. Woman is afraid that man would reject her if she does not meet those standards. She is thinking that the reason why her boyfriend had an affair because her beauty fades. We are afraid because we became a ghost in this society, no attention , no care, and no love.
    As a women, I admit that I become conscious about my beauty and envy other girls. I tries to compare myself to other beautiful women. I am insecure to the point I do not have confidence to communicate and face the society. I became a shadow where I am not exist emotionally. My pimples bother me. My fats on thighs and belly tells me that I am ugly because I am fat.

    While reading the article, I feel like I am the author because we have the same feeling and experience. Her insecurities is also my insecurities. I have felt her emotions because I know what is the feeling of teasing and bullying because of your ugly looks. After losing weight, I became anorexic. I only drink coffee every morning, and apple for lunch and I never eat dinner because if I eat a single thing I will gain weight and I will go back to past, and I will look ugly again. My friends told me that I already thin but whenever I look on the mirror I never see it.

    You can never blame us if we are becoming more concerned about our looks, because you never felt the way we have felt. It is painful when people are making fun of your ugly appearance. It is painful to see that you are so unfortunate because you do not own those beautiful faces and body. The society made us to be like this.

  76. ……..
    The first paragraph of “Mirror of Soul” depicts the physical self. The author describes the “standard beauty of society”.  A woman must be tall and has a hourglass figure. Her skin must be flawless and white. Her face must be small and no pimple marks. Her cheeks must be red as well as her lips.
    Society has define the physical beauty of a woman must have, so the outside beauty has given more importance and value than the inner beauty. In effect, we, girls, are becoming more conscious about ourselves. We never go out without make-up and we try to wear fancy dresses and perfume in order to gain attention from others like how beautiful woman gain love and affection. It is why surgery has become famous to all girls because they want to change their real physical self and turn into ideal physical self (the well-defined standard of beauty). In my opinion, the reason why women are insecure and so conscious about their looks is that they are afraid in rejection and loneliness. Woman is afraid that man would reject her if she does not meet those standards. She is thinking that the reason why her boyfriend had an affair because her beauty fades. We are afraid because we became a ghost in this society, no attention , no care, and no love.
    As a women, I admit that I become conscious about my beauty and envy other girls. I tries to compare myself to other beautiful women. I am insecure to the point I do not have confidence to communicate and face the society. I became a shadow where I am not exist emotionally. My pimples bother me. My fats on thighs and belly tells me that I am ugly because I am fat.

    While reading the article, I feel like I am the author because we have the same feeling and experience. Her insecurities is also my insecurities. I have felt her emotions because I know what is the feeling of teasing and bullying because of your ugly looks. After losing weight, I became anorexic. I only drink coffee every morning, and apple for lunch and I never eat dinner because if I eat a single thing I will gain weight and I will go back to past, and I will look ugly again. My friends told me that I already thin but whenever I look on the mirror I never see it.

    You can never blame us if we are becoming more concerned about our looks, because you never felt the way we have felt. It is painful when people are making fun of your ugly appearance. It is painful to see that you are so unfortunate because you do not own those beautiful faces and body. The society made us to be like this.

  77. The way you walk, the way you talk, the way you present yourself, and the way you accept your ought self rather than your ideal self defines who you really are. In contrary, I myself, have this principle that I need to meet other’s expectations. And one of those is making myself presentable; Wearing makeups, branded clothes and ensuring that my things are organised.

    As woman I also have a lot of insecurities and I can’t stop comparing myself to others. According to Marcelo Santos “We lived in judgemental society” I am also surrounded by fake and judgemental people that makes me someone that I am not or i just wear mask in order to conceal my ought self. In the article it is stated that “ I dreamed to be like her” for me this statement express the thought of being greedy because considering that we are born unique and beautiful yet we are not satisfied with ourselves. I idolize Sharlene Sanpedro and she is so damn pretty and I can’t do anything but to adore her. I imitate her outfit and her styles. But at the end of the day, it’s the real you that will shine. Just be yourself, you don’t need to please others just because they are not like you.

  78. ACT186

    The first part of the article talks about the standard of the society in terms of “beauty” of women. As they say, a perfect face that has no flaws and a model-material. This kind of face and body is what we see in televisions, magazines and different advertisements. This kind of standard resulted to women to become conscious to their physical looks. They want to achieve that kind of beauty for the acceptance and to achieve no judgement from other people. They tend to use different products while some took risks by having plastic surgery to boost their confidence and be comfortable with their looks.

    I have to admit that I am really conscious about my physical appearance. I want to look presentable as always. I want them to see me as someone who take good care of herself. However, I still believe that we should be contented with the body and face that God gave us. We can enhance it but it is better to be more natural.

    As a woman, I sometimes belittled myself and I can really feel that my self-esteem decreases especially when I am having pimples on my face. I also envy those beautiful models I am seeing on magazines. They are born perfect. Sometimes, I am asking myself why I am not like that. They have no flaws or imperfections in terms of physical appearance. However, I still believe that to become beautiful, you should feel it from the inside so that it will show on your aura and your physical beauty. Also, as they say that real beauty comes from within, we should have a good heart because that is the real beauty.

  79. “She is way far different from me. She will never be me. But, in some way, I dreamed to be like her. Society comes after her. Everyone likes her. Unlike me, I am a silent voice hiding in a dark corner.” — This part of the article talks about physical self. The author admitted that she gets concious about herself by existing physically yet wanting to disappear emotionally.

    Women these days get concious about how their looks because this world is full of criticisms and judgements. Aside from that, every now and then, society sets a standard when it comes on physical appearance of an individual, not just women but also men. This so called “beauty standard” is one of the main factor why women get concious about themselves. The desire to conform with the standards makes them compare themselves with other people.

    Personally, I have also been into this phase. I guess all of us once in our lives get concious about our physical appearance. To be particular, I started being concious about myself when I entered senior high school. I started putting on makeups etc., however, this experience of mine is different from the author’s experience. I am thankful that I get to love and accept myself earlier this age.

  80. The first paragraph of the article talks about the Physical Self of a lady. Some women is conscious about their looks because of the insecurity that flows to them just like the physical attributes they dreamed of but they can’t have it. As a woman, sometimes I felt the consciousness or what do we call “insecurities” because I try’na fit in in this world full of judgemental people. But then I realized that, I don’t have to follow the standards of others for me to be conidered as “beautiful”. I believe that every girls have their own unique ways to be beautiful not only in the physical attributes.

    As what I’ve said, sometimes I felt the word “insecurities” because I wanna be fit in. But I keep on reminding myself that I am a diamond in this world full of pebbles. So there’s no need for me to get jealous with what others have. Let’s embrace what we have and who we are.

  81. The first paragraph of the article talks about the Physical Self of a lady. Some women is conscious about their looks because of the insecurity that flows to them just like the physical attributes they dreamed of but they can’t have it. As a woman, sometimes I felt the consciousness or what do we call “insecurities” because I try’na fit in in this world full of judgemental people. But then I realized that, I don’t have to follow the standards of others for me to be conidered as “beautiful”. I believe that every girls have their own unique ways to be beautiful not only in the physical attributes.

    As what I’ve said, sometimes I felt the word “insecurities” because I wanna be fit in. But I keep on reminding myself that I am a diamond in this world full of pebbles. So there’s no need for me to get jealous with what others have. Let’s embrace what we have and who we are.

  82. Ella Mae R. De Paz
    Ella Mae R. De Paz

    ACT181

    In today’s world, having a perfect face and sexy body can easily get an appreciation, love and attention by other people. Obviously, the first paragpraph pointing to the physical self whereas it describe the physical attributes of one lady. I think the reason why we’re conscious simply, because we are women. We all know that it is a nature’s way for us to escape from judgements, and also to boost our confidence. Yes, I am. I admit that I’ve been conscious about my looks. I want other people know as being woman with no worries about what she looks by just accpeting my flaws and being myself. As a woman, I do have some insecurities. Back then, I am in a breakdown period where all the space in my forehead was full of pimple and acne. I’ve always pinched my nose hoping that it would get pointed. I’ve been using some whitening products just to brighten my skin. But now, I accept those flaws that I have. Because I believe people will appreciate you by being who you are. Loveyourself and be contented.

  83. 1) The whole article talks about the physical self. It tackles about how the author envied the woman she described in her essay. From its Angelique face, kissable lips, curvaceous body, fragrance, and up to its elegance while walking, the author can’t help but to desire this perfect physical aspects of the woman. And I can’t blame her for being like this because just like her, I admit sometimes I also desire such things. Sometimes I am asking myself those “what ifs”. What if I look like her? What if I’m also as appealing as her? What if I also have that perfect curves? What if others also envy my physical perfection? For me, the reason why women were this conscious because it’s part of their subconscious mind, even of a man, to often be envious of others. Also, other reason might be because its already part of the nature of most people, if not all, to be not contented and happy with what they have and how they look. That they see their flaws not realizing that every individual, including those so called “pinagpala”, all has flaws too. That they keep on wanting what others have, making them to feel that life is unfair, thus not appreciating its own beauty.

    2) Just like what I have mentioned above, I too sometimes felt what the author is feeling. Those instances wherein I subconsciously gaze at the girl in awe. I remember there’s one day, when I ride on a jeepney, a woman who looks like she’s in her 20s also happen to ride the same jeepney as mine and sits in front of me. She didn’t wear any make up but gosh, she’s more beautiful than those with make up. I can’t help but to sneak glances. Pointed nose, brown eyes with long eyelashes, small lips, faint red cheeks and small face. Even though her hair is so short, she looks more feminine than me. I felt that I’m not even considered as an average beauty when I’m beside her. I even asked, what did I do to myself? Why am I just look like this? It’s irritating to realize myself asking and thinking these things just because I saw someone who triggered my insecurities. Its annoying that I’m comparing myself to her, that I shouldn’t be doing because I am me and she is her. We’re different. And so I realized that I should just love my physical flaws for these were part of me, part of my imperfections.

    Ma. Angelica S. Sarmiento
    ACT181

  84. Karen Dayle
    ACT 182
    In this article, the part where it talks about physical self is when the author describes the physical appearance of a woman who is accepted by the society. As a woman I also experience that kind of feeling of being conscious on how I look or how others will see me because of some reasons. One of those reason is because If I’m not going to make my physical self-better, everybody around me will be going to say something about me, they will be going to judge and make me feel unwanted. Like when I was in high school, this is the time where I start to make myself better because at that time, I only have few friends and I think that is because of my physical appearance like being fat, dark and such. Because of this I lost my confidence and it was hard for me to stand in front of so many people and showcase my ability.

  85. They say, life is unfair. Before, i don’t want to believe on that. But growing up and seeing people around me behave, I slowly get disappointed by this emerging fact. At present, people usually base the way they treat or favor someone through their physical appearance. Mind you, on the transport terminal where I get to every day and take my ride home, if you’re a sexy, pretty, young and flawless passenger, you will be first in line— will be prioritized than the rest of the early bird passengers. These women, i call them ‘Senior Citizen Young Gen.’

    That can be an example of how a person’s attractive physical appearance can give favors to her. That usually, these favors are unfair for others.

    “She was the lady everyone likes to see. As I kept on staring at her I noticed that she has slightly big eyes paired with long lashes and a pointed nose, her cheekbones are really attractive and her lips are perfectly shaped, I can’t deny, it is something any man would love to kiss. And when she smiles, you could see the beautiful braces holding her white teeth. She has a great curve as well. You can compare her boobs into a baby’s butt. Her long legs are so flawless that it can make every man drool. Her butt helps her achieve an hourglass body. Her alluring looks never fail to capture the eye of anyone she will pass through. She has a tan skin. And she smells really great. She walks like a model and her elegance was enough to satisfy this world.” This was a part of the article that talks about Physical Self as it has provided a description about a woman’s appearance.

    I think, there are women who are always concious about themselves— that, they would always make sure to have make ups on; maintain their sexy figure; and, to look appealing on the eyes of people around them— because that could add on to their confidence. Well, it is no secret that if you know in yourself that you look good and that others appreciate you, respect and are being nice to you even if they haven’t had a word with you yet and they have just seen your appearance, that really is esteem uplifting.

    In my case, sometimes I get to feel concious about myself too. In fact, there were moments that i get so disappointed by the thought of, of all blessings on earth, why am i blessed with a lot of pimples, chubby body and short height, while, others are blessed with pretty face, appropriate height and unique talents that made them even more attracted for other people.

    Well, of course I don’t allow these thoughts to get on my way thoroughly. I always brush them off immediately. But, I still do make sure that whenever I am dealing with other people, I know how to present myself well. Not just my physical self but also my ethical and behavioral attributes. I believe that a person’s physical stance alone can leave an impression of himself to others.

    There are some people, on women especially, who are naturally fancy about their appearance. That, it seemed like they were purposely born to be fashionistas or style-concious.

    But, there are some who just dressed well because they just want to gain attention from others.

    Each of us has our distinct reasons as to why we feel whatever we DO feel about our looks. But whatever it is, what important is, we get to express ourselves on the way we present ourselves to the world.

    VILLA, MARY CRIS M.
    ACT181

  86. As we grow, we tend to have new experiences, increase our knowledge, widen our thoughts, apply our maturity and we also meet new people and we have no idea that these people will play a vital role in ourlives. In the article given, the author describes a woman that he really adore, in this case that author is putting to the minds of the readers the image of a girl by describing her looks or physical appearance. In this situation also, there will surely be a comparison to the readers and the subject of the article. It is a human nature, a human trait that we easily compare ourselves to other and women are more likely to be guilty in the said trait. Women are said to be more conscious than men with regards to their physical appearance and I think this is because of insecurities, because of comparing we get more conscious of how will be our image to others especially for men.

    As a woman, I relate my self to the author. I adore men who are tall, dark and handsome. I think that it is a normal thing to be attracted to physical appearance but it doesn’t go all the way. I’m attracted to physical appearance but what’s more important is the attitude. The respect and mindset towards life of the man and how he achieve his goals. It is more attractive if a man reaches his goal than a man who only good in his appearance but did not putting effort to achieve sucess. Physical appearance is important, the first impression of the people towards you is based on your physical appearance. It is great to wear nice dresses and decent clothes because it is also a way of gaining respect to other people, being neat and being clean is also part of physical appearance.

  87. This article talks about the physical self of a beautiful women. Saying how perfectly she can be. “She is way far different from me. She will never be me. But, in some way, I dreamed to be like her.” this line shows the consciousness of a women. Womens are are about on they will look in others because it help us to boost our confidence. As a women, I also experience being conscious and insecurities. But this articles reminds me that we must love and accept all of our imperfections because that’s what God’s gaves us.

  88. Shiela Mae Camagan
    Shiela Mae Camagan

    Shiela Mae Camagan
    ACT186

    Our physical self depicts our image to other people. Image that we are able to keep clean and beautiful to the eyes of others. The first paragraph of the article literally talks about the physical self. From how the author described every detail of someone’s physical aspect. For me, I think women are so conscious about their looks because it is their way to display confidence among themselves. I, myself, is a very conscious girl when it comes to talking to other people. I always think about on how I will be presentable to others because it boosts my self-esteem. Also, as a woman, we are naturally conscious on how we look because we want to be remarkable in the eyes of others when it comes to being presentable and displaying confidence which give us the satisfaction that we are able to communicate with others that gives them a good impression about us.
    On how the author feels in the article, I also felt something similar with it sometimes. Like, I envy their beautiful faces, their skin color and how flawless it is. All of us have our own flaws. We sometimes felt insecure. We live in a judgmental society full of criticisms, and we cannot avoid it. But still, we should embrace who we are today, do what we love to do, and be our true self. Change is the only constant in life. And we should change not to get impressions from others instead we should change for our better self.

  89. 1. The article titled “A Mirror of Soul” reflects on how the people see or judge them by their appearance rather than see people through the goodness and purity of their soul. Most of the lines in the article talks about mainly about the physical self and self consciousness of a person who isn’t confident with their looks. In the line, “She is way far different from me. She will never be me. But, in some way, I dreamed to be like her. ” the author’s point of view referring to her physical self compared to the standard of the society in judging a person. Women become conscious about their looks once they feel uncomfortable around with the people who keep eyeing on her. Women will definitely overthink what does these people thinks about her look, style, behavior, and even the way she talk, walk, act and speak. Some people will probably misjudged women opposite to the real characteristics of the person that they thought it would be.

    Personally, as a woman. I became more conscious about myself. I’m wondering how would I look in other people’s perspective, how would they see me, and how will people think of me. Admit it or not, most of the girls are putting makeup and dress up to impress everyone. To please everyone that they will be accepted by the society. But as we grow older, we’ve come to realize that these things aren’t going to happen according to what we envision to be. As a woman, we can express ourselves starting by taking care of ourselves, motivating and pampering ourselves not for the sake to look good for other people but to look good to be a better version of yourself. You are doing these things not to impress but to express your true self in the society. They may or may not accept for who you are but as long as you are happy in how you take care of yourself and you are doing fine. Keep going. It doesn’t matter if we don’t look fresh and good all the time. As long as the people are not judging our true personality based on how we look. They may have first impressions but they will definitely realize that they are wrong once they get to know our true self.

    2. As a growing woman, I can say that I can definitely relate in every line in this article. The author talks about the physical characteristics that a girl should have in the eyes of the society. A characteristics that fits in their standards. In the line, “Her long legs are so flawless that it can make every man drool. Her butt helps her achieve an hourglass body” it’s kind of downgrading some women who have scars and stretched marks on their legs and even those who are too thick and too thin body shapes. This is obviously what the society needs to see in order for them to capture their attention. It means if you are fat, or thin and you don’t have a butt to show off. You will never get their attention. And in the line, “her alluring looks never fail to capture the eye of anyone she will pass through” has a strong empowerment that with that kind of look anyone would definitely notice her. Even if she’s not doing anything, she can please everyone with that kind of look. And lastly in the line, “in this society filled with fake people, fake faces and judgmental citizens people like me is not accepted. ” where the author talks about the differences between her and the kind of standards that this society is looking for. For a simple explanation, society gives favor for those who they think that fits in their standards, and they tend not to recognize those who are not fit within their standards. For some realizations, this kind of society is more on the physical aspect. They will judge you immediately based on how you look not how you get along with them. Even if you do nothing, they will still say something bad about you. So, just be yourself. Nevermind about their thoughts about you. The important thing in this world is that you are able to understand and express yourself in a good way where you will not able to downgrade anyone.

  90. Patrick kent Cecilio
    Patrick kent Cecilio

    ACT 181

    1. As I’ve read the article, the whole article tells about the physical self of a woman. It describes the features of a beautiful woman and also she characterizes her looks. I think woman are very conscious of themselves because they feel like they should always look presentable to other people so that they can’t be degraded and judged. They felt like they are ugly or there’s something wrong with their look that’s why they always check on theirselves if they still look good. They lack confidence because of their insecurities and opinions of the people around them. And I think they want more than what they have. As a man, of course a woman’s physical looks is the first thing that we quickly noticed. But for me, it wasn’t a big impact. We all have different views on how we get attracted to them. I prefer the comfortable feeling with a woman, the attitude and character is merely the best asset of a woman because looks is just a bonus for us especially when you are looking for a lifetime partner. You need to assess the most important point in a person.

    2. We can’t avoid woman not to get depressed by their looks. Being conscious is normal for them after all. We just need to make them realize that looks will fade sooner or later. We should not let them feel that they are degraded because of their looks because there’s nothing wrong with our physical appearance. Life isn’t measured by our looks, it is still what kind of person we are. And especially, remind them that you’ll get to know who your true friends are if they accept your flaws and insecurities and help you improve and grow.

  91. ACT 185
    The author talks about the physical self when she is describing the physical appearance of a woman. The author talks about how beautiful a lady is, its eyes, nose, lips, cheeks and its body were described in a detailed way. The author told that those who are beautiful were the ones that would be accepted by the society. As a woman, I am very conscious about what I look in the eyes of others. I always want to look presentable to everyone and that is why I put light make up everyday before going to school. Everytime I do that I feel confident which I think is important.

    I also felt similar as to what the author is feeling. Everytime I saw beautiful ladies, I always wish that I could be as beautiful as them because I believe that people will notice me if I am beautiful too. It also made me insecure and lessen my self-esteem whenever I am beside of a lady who is flawless because I feel ugly and unwanted. But I realized that wishing for good looks is not important but the most important thing is the beauty in our hearts, people may judge us of our looks but we shouldn’t be affected. We should first be beautiful inside because that is the true definition of being beautiful. Accept our flaws and then be confident.

  92. ACT186-Biron. Her alluring looks never fail to capture the eye of anyone she will pass through.She has a tan skin. And she smells really great. She walks like a model and her elegance was enough to satisfy this world. This shows conscious mind in the article which she look a person has a better character in her. Women are conscious with their looks because this is the way how to show that they are respected person. In case women are more concerned with their physical self appearance rather than men. Like us, we are more conscious about ourself. We always doubt in our-self appearance. There’s a time that everytime we see other people who has a strong personality we became insecure . It cause us to become envy. For me always conscious with your self may become bad. It is important that we build a strong self-esteem and we are concerned because we care and love ourself.
    As a man I can console/comfort a woman who has suffering anxiety and depression in a way of advising and talking how to help and solve her problem. And I make an actions of getting a person who can prevent a depression and also I always be good with her. As a peers I don’t want to add problem in the person who has suffering anxiety and depression. I will treat her no matter what her problem and Its important that we feel a hope and I always in her side for me that’s the thing how can I help a woman who are suffering in depression.

  93. The first part where the author was describing the lady, talks about physical self. For me, yes I was very conscious about my looks because it leaves an impression to anyone. It is the basis of how people judge us. Growing up as someone who is bullied because of how I look, it was traumatizing that’s why I changed myself. It was hard to cope up and socialize with other people especially to those who are really good looking person since being with them makes me feel more insecure about myself. As a woman, I have felt what the author was feeling. Everytime I saw people who were close to perfection, I envy them and I would just look at the mirror and say “why am I so ugly?”. I always dream to be perfect like other women do. But ofcourse I can’t completely change myself, I just have to accept everything.

  94. Jonathan Arcayna ACT182 –
    1. I think the last part talks about more on Physical Self not just as a characteristic or traits but rather as a mindset towards our physical appearance and self. I believe that women are conscious about their looks is because they want to look the best as they can in front of other people. More women are conscious about their appearance compare to men. I think because unlike men , women tends to seek for attention and sometimes they certainly feel and get those attention that they want if they look great in eyes of other people. Looks really matters to somehow find a girl attractive, you can’t ignore the fact that it is one of your qualification to consider someone attractive. I think it is because that your appearance or how you take care of yourself in front of other people tends to explain what you are as a person. If you’re always presentable . people might have an impression that you are responsible and self- welfare. Even it is not always the case , I think that really somehow portrays you as an individual.
    2. I think I”ll tell her that looks is not really everything. And I think the most effective advice that you can give to a depressed person because of their looks is that you help them accept and appreciate more of their selves and accept their own flaws. Sometimes those imperfections makes as more perfect and special. As a man, I have a similar case, I want to look the best as I can for other people but also for myself. I love myself that is why I’m extra conscious about my appearance . People will always have to say about you , so rather than feel bad about it I think the best thing that you can do is to improve yourself .

  95. Joseph S. Valenzuela
    Joseph S. Valenzuela

    For me, the second paragraph in the article discussed about her physical self because she then described herself through comparing to the lady in the first paragraph and mentioning some physical attributes. Almost of the man, the looks of women are somehow big deal for us because in my own opinion and observation it is a measurement or the basis of many people in our surroundings on how good-looking we are as a man and how appealing we are. As a man, comforting a woman who is suffering from anxiety over her looks is somewhat difficult but the thing that I can do is to remind her that she is beautiful because she was created by a beautiful God and then I will pray for her personally.

    Valenzuela, Joseph S.
    ACT 181
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  96. Joseph Torreja ACT181

    1.) It is on the first paragraph of the article where everything about the physical appearance of a woman was described. For each part, the writer elaborates the physical features by describing it with flowerful words. It really shows that the lady she’s talking about has it all and was a definition of close to perfection. This is the part where most women are conscious of: the woman’s vital signs or phsyical attributes. Women (same as men) are conscious of themselves because they would want to be presentable to anyone at anytime. It is a must for them to make themselves look good because in today’s world, if you look great, you’ll be admired by many easily. Getting people’s attention would be a lot easier. And it could also be that it is a part of someone’s confidence or self-fulfillment. And in the perspective of women, to attract the opposite sex, you need to look good physically in front of them. For some men, they base their liking according to the women’s looks. The physical attributes. They want to have a girl who is presentable to the world, someone they could be proud showing off. Some men even look at women lustfully. They start objectifying women through this. But of course, there would still be those men who respect and care about women. The matured and more educated men.
    2.) I would be able to console a woman by knowing all her weaknesses. And staying right by her side through her tough times. In this way, I could give her the emotional support she needs and her depression / anxiety could be lessened. In my own simple ways, I would show her that im proud of her to a lot of people to uplift her mood and self confidence. I would give some tips about the importance of taking care of one’s self. I would also explain that for her to be loved by many, she should learn how to love herself first. I would make her understand the importance of self love. See, self love is the best thing in this world. Each one of us is unique in our very own way. We deserve to love, and to be loved. And depression and anxiety even suicidal thoughts aren’t the way. But love is.

  97. Joseph Torreja
    ACT181

    1.) It is on the first paragraph of the article where everything about the physical appearance of a woman was described. For each part, the writer elaborates the physical features by describing it with powerful words. It really shows that the lady she’s talking about has it all and was a definition of close to perfection. This is the part where most women are conscious of: the woman’s vital signs or physical attributes. Women (same as men) are conscious of themselves because they would want to be presentable to anyone at anytime. It is a must for them to make themselves look good because in today’s world, if you look great, you’ll be admired by many easily. Getting people’s attention would be a lot easier. And it could also be that it is a part of someone’s confidence or self-fulfillment. And in the perspective of women, to attract the opposite sex, you need to look good physically in front of them. For some men, they base their liking according to the women’s looks. The physical attributes. They want to have a girl who is presentable to the world, someone they could be proud showing off. Some men even look at women lustfully. They start objectifying women through this. But of course, there would still be those men who respect and care about women. The matured and more educated men.

    2.) I would be able to console a woman by knowing all her weaknesses. And staying right by her side through her tough times. In this way, I could give her the emotional support she needs and her depression / anxiety could be lessened. In my own simple ways, I would show her that I am proud of her to a lot of people to uplift her mood and self confidence. I would give some tips about the importance of taking care of one’s self. I would also explain that for her to be loved by many, she should learn how to love herself first. I would make her understand the importance of self love. See, self love is the best thing in this world. Each one of us is unique in our very own way. We deserve to love, and to be loved. And depression and anxiety even suicidal thoughts aren’t the way. But love is.

  98. Geordana Marie R. Moreno
    Geordana Marie R. Moreno

    The first paragraph talks about the physical self wherein the girl was being defined physically and the second paragraph put emphasis on it. When the author said “She is way far different from me. She will never be me. But, in some way, I dreamed to be like her. Society comes after her. Everyone likes her. Unlike me, I am a silent voice hiding in a dark corner. ” I felt it. Because as a woman whose appearance doesnt conform to society’s standards, it is really hard for me to boost my confidence up and to be carefree because i have this anxiety that the society will never accept me. Physical appearance affects me psychologically like I always overthink that people may not like me because of what I look so isolate myself. For me, its important to know how I register to other people because that is how i get confidence when I know other people like me and the way I look. I also can relate to what the authors wrote because I experience it myself, during our high school days there are events like socialization and christmas party wherein students are allowed to wear civilian and whenever this event happens Im always behind, like they dont see me, because theres a lot of student who looks pretty and better than me, other student would only talk to you when youre pretty and famous. That is why I always wanted to be what the society wants, for me to gain acceptance and confidence even though we must love ourselves and be confident for who we are.

    ACT181

  99. ACT 181
    The first part of the article talks about Physical Self. Did I get conscious about how I look. Yes, because people look at me like why did I belong in this kind of group that was pretty and sexy. As a women it gives me a low self confidence on what I’m doing outside. I’m being conscious in every way that people think and say. Judgement by others can put someone out of her comfort zone.

    I think I felt something like that when I was on my senior high level, when my classmates never stop making me feel that I’m not part of the group and that my friends don’t deserve me. It makes me feel so sad and just wish that I didn’t exist so i never got this kind of comparison.

  100. ACT182
    1. The article talks about physical self when it mentioned physical looks. The author was describing the looks that is acceptable by our society. As a woman, I think the reason behind why a woman like me becomes conscious in herself, it is because, she is afraid to be judged by the people around her. She’s afraid to be rejected just because she can’t aim the required physical attributes setted by judgmental people. That’s why, she always look at the mirror and check if she is aalready enough or she already have the good appearance acceptable by the society.

    2. Yes, I have experienced that kind of feeling when I thought to myself before, “ I wish I have a physical attributes like her”. I admire so many celebrities because of their beauty. That’s the reason I used to compare myself to them. But I realized to myself that I was uniquely born and I should love myself more.

  101. The first paragraph shows the part of Physical self, where it describes the features of a woman that everyone wants to be. An hourglass body, perfect face, and a long flawless leg.
    And me, as a woman, I am somehow conscious about myself, trying to look good, neat and presentable. But I don’t want people to recognize me how I look hahahaha.

    And about the last question, before, yes, i felt something similar to the author, I want to fit in the standards of the society. Having a good body, perfect face and other stuffs. But as I grew older, I became contented on how I look. I just want to lose a little weight just to be healthy and it’s all good.

  102. The whole article talks about physical self. I think, women are so conscious about their looks because the society has set of standard norms. That they should dress like this, that their face should be like this and that their body should be like this but one thing they didn’t appreciate is they are enough and complete without joining the norms. They’ve become more conscious about theirselves because they themselves wants to conform. They’re conscious because the respect and acceptance is not within theirselves. As a man, looks aren’t really that important for them to be attractive. Honestly, I appreciate girls with big boobs and big butt but what attracts me the most is their IQs. I am more attracted to intelligent girls, Godly and family oriented girls. I just believe that beauty is within and it can’t be seen but felt.

    As a man, I’d comfort a woman who is suffering anxiety over looks by telling her that she’s created in God’s own likeness and image. She’s as precious as pearls. She is fearfully and wonderfully made. She enough and complete without confirming to standards. As my favorite book said, “what is essential is invisible to the eye”.

    Kevin Aldrin De Guzman – ACT184

  103. Villoso, Shen
    ACT184

    The first paragraph of the article talks about the the Physical Self. For me I at first I don’t really care about my face or the way I dress but when I got matured enough I learned how to fix myself to be pleasant in other people’s eyes, I learned to fix myself because people today are starting to judge everyone on how they look. Yes, because our generation some of the people rely on how the person look or what does the person smells like. That’s why everything I wear even though we are wearing our best outfit there will always be judgements around us.

  104. -It was mentioned in the article what does the good looking woman looks like and described each feauture of her face/body. Those descriptions were the so called physical self. Women are much more concerned about their appearance than men are. The key reason for this is that their appearance is central to how they are evaluated by others.

    *No, I used to be careless about my looks. I better pay attention with my own attitude, I would always like to be loved by traits rather than the looks. I wasn’t good looking tho, oppositely how beautifully that woman is being described. I always make it a hindrance that’s why right now, I’m letting myself to love everything about me. I got so many flaws and I use acceptance as the key instead and realize how much more beautifully my life was made. I used to be ashamed with this, but I realized that I better be ashamed if I did worst things. My looks makes me realized a lot, full of thinking how would I be safe from the sinful mouth of people in this world full of negativity.

    -“I am a silent voice hiding in a dark corner. And in this society filled with fake people, face faces and judgemental citizens…people like me is not accepted. Though, we exist physically… we emotionally wanna disappear. People used to love faces and curves.”
    I felt this, precisely! I felt that it’s not my world like I’m not belong here because it seems I was different from typical features of a human. My mind is full of thoughts that I couldn’t voice out, yes I’m afraid of rejections. But then I learned myself. From those feeling that I wanna leave everything I used to be because people like me is useless. How would you feel that you had your worth when no one even notice? I let myself to know more our God, he helps me overcome everything. I have read that “Losing everything is the only way to figure out what’s worth finding”. I may lose everything but I found out that we all had God who’s always bigger than those things.

  105. In this article the part ” big eyes paired with long lashes and a pointed nose, her cheekbones are really attractive and her lips are perfectly shaped ” tells about the physical self of a woman, women are conscious about their self because they know that the first thing that others will notice is their outer beauty and also by that, as a women how we dressed is mirrored us as a person , for me as a women yes i get consious everytime actually even though i know to my self that my appearance to others is good i know to my self that im clean and comfortable but then i still get consious because people judge easily and sometimes even though i want to wear something i still have think what people will think if i dressed up something that they dont usually see me like that , and for those people that judge me easily by the looks or how i dressed up yeah i get offended but then still accepting it because people are like that they judge and judge you even you are in a good condition or what .

    I felt the same as the authors said “She is way far different from me. She will never be me. But, in some way, I dreamed to be like her. Society comes after her. Everyone likes her. Unlike me, I am a silent voice hiding in a dark corner” this really caught my feeling because its really like me , i always dreamed of having a perfect physical appearcance and want to try something that i dont usually do but im just a woman that always hide myself to others, actually I have felt also the same feeling of the author in the last part .

    Ashly Joyce Gomez
    Act186

  106. Erika Yvette Lopez
    Erika Yvette Lopez

    The first paragraph in the article talks about Physical Self because it mentions all the physical characteristics of a girl. I think, women are so self-conscious about their looks is because they lack that self confidence and they are very afraid that people might judge them because of how they look. It is also because the standard that the society have been putting on us. That a women will be beautiful if they are skinny and the like. Women became so self conscious because they want to meet the standards of the society which are not really right, because God created us differently, we are beautiful in our own little way.
    I can say that I am conscious of how I look, because in some way, I don’t want to offend people because of how I look. I don’t want others to judge me based on how I look. I don’t want them to misinterpret my personality because of my physical features. But, as the time goes by, I came to learn (and still learning) that I shouldn’t be, of course I should not stop working on my physical appearance but, I should not forget and prioritize first inner self. I should first change my mindset. So that I can love myself even more.
    Of course, everytime I’m watching YouTube videos or just scrolling in my Instagram feed, I would always wish to have the same face and same body like them, so that all the clothes that I want to wear will fit me. I won’t stop scrolling and watching until I lose all the confidence left in my body. Until, I’ve tried not eating, I’ve almost tried every crazy thing that will make me skinny but it just doesn’t work. Right now, I’m currently trying to love myself and work on my inner beauty.
    -Lopez, Erika Yvette
    ACT 184

  107. Princess Marie Juan ACT184
    Everyone is gifted with their own beauty but not everyone sees it because some people are just more attractive than them. We all in a world full of judgemental people and place where only persons with pretty faces are belong.
    The line in the article ” But, in some way, I dreamed to be like her. Society comes after her. Everyone likes her. Unlike me, I am a silent voice hiding in a dark corner.” shows our physical self pure of insecurities. It simply tells us that the author dreams to be someone else that she know she will never be because she is not confident on her physical self. In the article she described the kind of girl she wanted to be but unfortunately she is not that beautiful.
    As a girl, there are times where I feel like putting my makeup on because i have thin eyebrows, short eyelashes, pimple marks, and clogged pores. I am frequently concious about how I look because I know that being pretty will be the only pass to be liked by the people that I may encounter everyday. I guess it’s not that bad because girls are really vain not only to have good looks but also to be confident. Most of the time, girls feel concious because we think that the way we look and the way we present ourselves shows who we are as a person and we always want to give good impresaion to everyone. I believe that our physical self is the way to connect with people because as persons, we tend to choose the people who would be part of our life and some think that having a pretty face, nice curves, big butts, and big bust is one of the many reasons on how to be belong to a grou of people.
    There are instances where I also felt what the author felt. When I was on my 9th grade, I am thin even though I eat a lot, I have a lot of pimples on my face, I feel like I have a dark color, I have big eyebugs, thin eyebrows and unpretty smiles. That was the time where I felt envy to my other classmates who are gifted with beautiful faces and sexy bodies. My classmates usually tease me because of how I look so I really asked and cried to my mom that I want to go to the dermatologist and help me about the pimples that keeps on appearing on my face.
    Well, right now there are still times where I feel concious and all I want is to make myself pretty. Good thing, I am better than before so I learned to be more confident.

  108. ACT184

    The first paragraph talks about Physical Self. I think not only women but all people become conscious about their looks is because this society is full of judgmental people as if they are born perfect. What’s more sad here is all of us is just sitting here dealing with “nasa pilipinas ka kasi” reason. Why do we need to adjust ourselves because of their “criteria” in accepting someone’s physical appearance in this shitty society?

    As a woman, I am always conscious with how i look like in someone’s eyes, what’s different in me is that I am conscious when no one is around me, but I am always wearing confidence when someone is around, or when I go out. How come that I am conscious yet confident at the same time? Simple, because I know in myself every person has it’s own opinion, most of the time, when they see you, whether they know u or not, thoughts are popping in their mind, in a little span they saw you, sometimes they give comments on how you look like, it doesn’t matter if they voice it out or just hide it in their heads, people always have a say with your life. And yes, I don’t give a damn. We have a free will, and I know somehow they are telling the truth.

    I am not perfect, yes. Like the writer, sometimes I am wanting to be this kind of girl that everybody loves. I want to be sexy, tall and flawless like every who has it will confidently flaunt it. But I am contented with myself, because this is me, I already accept myself before anybody else does.

  109. The physical self is manifested in the first paragraph as it describes the girl’s physique. The author carefully described her as the epitome of beauty as shaped by the society. She is someone that other girls, maybe including the author, can be jealous about. She is what women would think as the portrayal of elegance and perfection. This insecurity can sometimes invoke a women to be conscious with their look. This pushes womens to erase all the flaws and take aways they have to be like the perfect girl. There shouldn’t be room for imperfections for women. As a man, I think women are so obsessed in becoming like her because they think it is what society dictates for them to be. It is the indication that they are ready to be part of society and maybe as well as find their match. This makes looks and get ups very important to ladies that sometimes they even sacrifice their health over it.
    Over the course of time, anxiety and depression might develop. As a man, I think we, society, should be able to make women understand that they form integral part of the society. They are essential to creating a sustainable future for everyone. It is not looks which measures their worth but rather their will, dedication and what is inside their hearts. Beauty will eventually fade over time, but what they did will remain and define beauty for them. For God said, “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” (Colossians 3:2)

  110. As I have finish reading the article I feel sad on how the author feel about herself and that how she wanted to become just like her. She’s insecure of that person that she desire of being her. We all know that many of us especially women have the tendency to be insecure or to just hope that we could be somebody else just becouse we are not satisfied of what our physical self are having. We women always think that we are not enough if we don’t have that perfect figure. Women are always conscious of what they look like in the outside that they really don’t see the beauty in their insides. We, women, are always conscious about our look becouse for we know that many people are judgemental by our look in our physical attributes. Some are bullied by their looks like calling different names like nerd, fat, etc. As for me I can’t deny the fact that I also have insecurities in my physical self. I sometimes feel conscious about how I look because that is the first impression, as for me, or the basis of people they see in you. If you look presentable then they would think that you are a good person. We all have our differences as a person or as a women we just have to be contented of what our body can give. We all have our own beauty that God gave us. There is nothing wrong of being insecure or conscious towards our physical self, we just have to limit our wants for our body because there are saying that “lahat ng sobra ay nakakasama”.
    All part of this article shows physical self.

  111. Princess Leah Banoy
    Act 184
    Physical attributes play some delusive roles in our minds thinking that these define us as humans, these unfold our beauty and that is what we are. The physical self was tackled in the first paragraph of the note, and reading this made me reflect upon myself. For women like me, having the ideal physical appearance is a dream come true, because aside from it makes us perfect and good looking in all angles, it gives us the confidence to be and to do what we want. And in contrary, if we dont have it, we feel so down, ugly, unworthy and unlovable. That is why we tend to be really conscious about ourselves, about how we look, how people think of us and how we are in the mirror. I cant deny the fact that I am also like that. Whenever i am around beautiful people, I feel so small, I feel like I am not even comparable to them, and those thoughts dominate my esteem and had eaten my actions, and ended up losing my smile and not enjoying the day, wanting to escape and leave the place i know i dont belong. Whenever I am around handsome boys, I cant look at them in the eye, not because I like them but because I feel like I am nothing to them and they would not even notice me, they will feel disgusted of me, ashamed of me. I feel like no one would like me. That is what I used to be.
    But now, as I aged, and continuously gain wisdom and realized alot of things, I knew that we are all different, and we are all beautiful in our own little ways, that we maybe different in our physical looks, still, we are equally valuable, lovable and worthy. Having the perfect physical body could only make you temporary happy but will never make you satisfied, because real happiness comes from within and from the people around you who accepted you for who and what you are. That the real satisfaction is being happy about what you have, accepting and loving yourself. Being satisfied and wearing that confidence of being beautiful as you are is the key, but then there is nothing wrong of demanding for more, wanting for more and trying to make yourself more beautiful. As long as you had already accepted yourself, your flaws, imperfections and scars, I would say that the change you want to have for yourself would bring you self-happiness, because it is already for yourself and not for other people to be pleased and to like you. Remember, that there will always atleast one person whom you inspired and make feel loved. there is always that person who secretly looks at you, like you and would always be proud of you, someone who accepted you and loves you for who you are regardless of what physical appearance you have, because what matters the most is the heart you have inside that makes you beautiful more that you’ll ever know.

  112. Princess Leah Banoy
    ACT 184
    Physical attributes play some delusive roles in our minds thinking that these define us as humans, these unfold our beauty and that is what we are. The physical self was tackled in the first paragraph of the note, and reading this made me reflect upon myself. For women like me, having the ideal physical appearance is a dream come true, because aside from it makes us perfect and good looking in all angles, it gives us the confidence to be and to do what we want. And in contrary, if we don’t have it, we feel so down, ugly, unworthy and unlovable. That is why we tend to be really conscious about ourselves, about how we look, how people think of us and how we are in the mirror. I cant deny the fact that I am also like that. Whenever I am around beautiful people, I feel so small, I feel like I am not even comparable to them, and those thoughts dominate my esteem and had eaten my actions, and ended up losing my smile and not enjoying the day, wanting to escape and leave the place i know i don’t belong. That is what I used to be. But now, as I aged, and continuously gain wisdom and realized a lot of things, I knew that we are all different, and we are all beautiful in our own little ways, that we maybe different in our physical looks, still, we are equally valuable, lovable and worthy. Having the perfect physical body could only make you temporary happy but will never make you satisfied, because real happiness comes from within and from the people around you who accepted you for who and what you are. That the real satisfaction is being happy about what you have, accepting and loving yourself. Being satisfied and wearing that confidence of being beautiful as you are is the key, but then there is nothing wrong of demanding for more, wanting for more and trying to make yourself more beautiful. As long as you had already accepted yourself, your flaws, imperfections and scars, I would say that the change you want to have for yourself would bring you self-happiness, because it is already for yourself and not for other people to be pleased and to like you. Remember, that there will always at least one person whom you inspired and make feel loved. there is always that person who secretly looks at you, like you and would always be proud of you, someone who accepted you and loves you for who you are regardless of what physical appearance you have, because what matters the most is the heart you have inside that makes you beautiful more that you’ll ever know.

  113. “We exist physically… we emotionally wanna disappear. People used to love faces and curves. They are into physical aspects.” We are living in a world that is full of judgements. Where everyone accepts one’s physical appearance than its personality. This is why, women are so consious about their looks because they don’t want to be criticize. People think that their character is based on what they see towards them.
    As a woman, I experience it everyday. Everytime I look on a mirror, I am asking myself why am I not that beautiful like them. I feel small whenever I see people with beautifuful eyes, pointed nose, kissable lips, and tan skin. Everytime i see people like this, I dreamed to be like her. Sometimes, i just want to sink for a while.

  114. In this society filled with fake people, face faces and judgmental citizens…people like me is not accepted. Though, we exist physically… we emotionally wanna disappear, it truly hits me as someone who was judged because of my face and not my attitude. I used to be afraid of making myself a little better, to be able to put makeup on and to dress in accordance to what is trendy. People always criticizes someone just because they do not go with the norms or because they fail to go beyond their standards, most Filipino have that attitude. Filipino women will always have that unique physical attributes that will make her standout over the rest of other race. For some, it is because of their skin color, their eyes, or their long legs but having this appearance is not an excuse to be criticize because we are here in the Philippines, a country full of “PERFECT” and “JUDGMENTAL” personality.

    For almost half of my academic years, I was bullied by many. It is a rough road to have overcome. My insecurities, imperfections and flaws triggers just by this harsh words that will make you think. “Why am I having this big eyes?” “Those curly hairs looks like an electric wire?” “This tan skin is like a dirt on my body” not until I realize that I should not give a damn. These words will not DEFY me as a woman striving so hard for myself and my family. A woman who knows her true worth. Her beauty will not be describe just because of her imperfections.

    “She is way far different from me. She will never be me. But, in some way, I dreamed to be like her. ” never ever let yourself to look up on someone you think is beautiful, intelligent, or the worst is perfect, there is no one existing as one. God created you in a way you will see yourself and be reminded by his words “You are my child, you are ENOUGH”

    Self-love and self-acceptance is a process. It is worth the wait.

  115. The article entitled A Mirror of Soul was well-written. It tackled the insecurities a woman has to herself. It described the perfect imperfections the society wanted for a girl. The first paragraph just proved the characteristics and traits a woman should have to be accepted in the society. The alluring bust and hips to be wanted, and the desirable lips and mouth to be liked. It was a list of characteristics a lady should have but never had. They said “love yourself and fuck the society,” but they never said the society would do it back… with much worst come back. Because even a woman loved herself so much, it would never matter if the society did not love her right. It was a one for all battle. An all or nothing… and an accepted or destroyed dilemma.

    When I was a mid-teenager, probably 16 or 17, I was really conscious about what other people would think of me. I made myself accepted. I did what I could to make myself visible. I thought it was an instinct everybody experienced. I thought it was normal to feel the need to be better in front of other people. But I thought wrong. Because I realized I was so obsessed to the thought of being judged, I forgot my sense of self. I was so into being liked, I lose myself.

    I admit, I was really conscious about what other people thought of me and would think of me. I am not confident. I lack of self-esteem. I do not have a strong soul. But despite of all of these, I do not make any changes. It is not like when I was a mid-teenager anymore, because right now, I started to lose interest of minding other people’s thoughts. I dropped everything I did to make myself acceptable. I just do what I have to do and love to do. I do me… and I focused on me, and only me.

    The society maybe crucial, but one’s mind is much more crucial. It thinks the worst possible scenarios. It ponders bad things. It tolerates pain… and it foster negativity. But long story short, let us accept ourselves and fuck the society.

    –Christelle Mae Misperos, ACT185

  116. “….slightly big eyes paired with long lashes; pointed nose; cheekbones that really attractive; her lips is perfectly shaped; great hour glass shaped body; her boobs is like baby’s butt; long legged and tanned skin.”

    These are the physical attributes that shows physical self in the article. Sad truth where she wanted those attributes but will never have those to be liked by the society.

    As a woman, yes, I am concious about how I look, it is just for myself not for other people. I grew up knowing in myself that be who you are, not who the world wants you to be. To be honest, sometimes I’m concious how do I look/register to other people, because nowadays, whatever you do whether it’s good or bad, you look beautiful or ugly they will judge you. They are just insecure because they can’t be you.

    I remember when I idolized a certain person, I want to have her physical attributes but then I suddenly realized that I can’t be like her because I’m unique. We can’t be the same.

    Nowadays eyes and mouth are so powerful. They can hurt you in any ways. Even though you look good, they will say negative things into you. They will pull you down, why? It is because they can’t have what you have and they can’t reach you.

    I don’t care whatever they will say to me. About how I look, I am proud of what I have. I am contented. I know I am different but always remember that don’t be afriad of being different, be afraid of being the same as everyone else. Be you, be real. Love all the flaws. Be contented.

  117. Galera, Peachy C.
    ACT 182

    I. At the very beginning of this article, the author already enumerating all of the physical attributes of a woman that she saw up until the end of the article. Actually, the content of this article talks about Physical Self. Wherein the author said that the woman has perfect body because she has pointed nose, attractive cheek bones, beautiful teeth, nice smile and an hourglass body that a society’s admiring for. Women are conscious about their looks because others set their eyes and minds that women should be beautiful in the eyes of the beholder and the fact that we are WOMEN. In addition, women are weak when it comes to emotional aspects, so if no one appreciates our physical attributes, we tend to hurt easily and as much as we can, we try to avoid that because it is too painful for us. Others’ compliment serves as our fuel to be more confident on our daily living.
    As a woman. of course I am conscious on my looks and how I register to people because I don’t want to get unpleasant comments from others and it serves as my connection form other human being in this world full of judgmental people. In order for them to accept me. Also, I want to prove to them that I can compete or socialize to them even though they have set of standards when it comes to beauty. For me, the way you lasts in the eyes of the others, so if you don’t want to be judged, be formal enough to dress or to look properly for them not to judge you.

    II. Yes, of course. There will always be insecurities everytime I see beautiful girls. Like , they are the perfect creature created by God and you? HAHAHA. I mean, I don’t include in their standards. I am not beautiful at all. I used to judge my own body , of not having long legs, not having beautiful face and even nice hair. Good thing I have friends, family and relatives who makes me feel I am thew most beautiful girl they saw. But there is already an acceptance, happiness and contentment with my whole me now. Before I used to degrade myself because of the others I saw around U-Belt. And I can totally say that I am now happy with my body. Remember that we are all beautiful and handsome in the eyes of God, so don’t you dare compare yourself to others. Because she can never be you and you can never be me. We are different yet we are beautiful in our own way.

  118. Clarisse Anne Salipot
    Clarisse Anne Salipot

    ACT182

    1.) The first paragraph talks about the physical self which is a good example and a beautiful woman. women are conscious of how they look because they want to look presentable in the eyes of others. I’m not conscious of how I look and into others because for me, I’m unique and i’m contented if they accept me or not. I want others to accept me how I look and not how they want me to look.

    2.) Yes. My mom and sister always tell me that I’m dugyot or looks basahan whenever we are going to somewhere because I’m having a brown and dry skin and thin body and I always wants to wear a shirt and pants only unlike them, they are having make up, a white and fresh skin and a decent dress or shirts.

  119. Russell B. De Guzman
    ACT181

    The article describes a perfect woman whom everyone wishes to be. It shows that outlook do really matter to attract beings. Nowadays, it is very rampant in the society that women emulate someone because the society is setting a huge standards for them. Women because too conscious because they want themselves to feel good and be noticed by everybody. As a man (living in a woman’s heart) I can say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Beautiful in me might not me beautiful to you and vice versa.

    I have friends who have been suffering from insecurities because of how people treat her. I always tell her that physical appearance doesn’t define a person. What makes him more attracted is how she behaves and acts to people. I always tell her that she is wonderfully created because of her good heart. She is too talented enough and those insecurities will not help her.

    Remember, looks can be a great asset by attitude will define your asset. No one has the right to mock someone because of his/her imperfections. No one has the right to judge and criticize because no one is entitled of his/her beauty.

  120. She describe the perfect body of women that any man could see her gorgeous and gain respect from the others unlike if you are just an ordinary women live in this judgmental society, sometimes everyone never give respect to you that is why me, as women i am very conscious of my looks.

  121. The whole article talks about the physical self, women are so conscious about their looks because people today judge by looks, what they see outside, and how you behave to others. As a women, I am very conscious about how I look and how other people register me.. And I think everyone are conscious too.

    While reading the article, I feel the insecurities of the author it seems that everyday is battle for me because I’m scared that people may criticize me. Yes, I have many insecurities. I want to have slim body, beautiful face and walks like a model.

    Jesse Rae C. Villanueva
    ACT181

  122. Anne Klein Serrano
    Anne Klein Serrano

    ACT-182
    1. The part “she has slightly big eyes paired with long lashes and a pointed nose, her cheekbones are really attractive and her lips are perfectly shaped, I can’t deny, it is something any man would love to kiss. And when she smiles, you could see the beautiful braces holding her white teeth. She has a great curve as well. You can compare her boobs into a baby’s butt. Her long legs are so flawless that it can make every man drool. Her butt helps her achieve an hourglass body. Her alluring looks never fail to capture the eye of anyone she will pass through. She has a tan skin. ” Women became conscious because they care what other people says in terms of their physical self. As a women sometimes I feel consious about how I look and register to other people because we can’t deny the fact that all of women now knows how to do make-ups and dress properly.
    2. Yes sometimes I felt something similar as to what author’s feelings like when hanging out with friends, I want to wear ootds clothes and care for my physical self and when having gatherings/events I want to be notice but we should not dream to be like them because all of us have our own beauty inside out.

  123. “As I kept on staring at her I noticed that she has slightly big eyes paired with long lashes and a pointed nose, her cheekbones are really attractive and her lips are perfectly shaped, I can’t deny, it is something any man would love to kiss. And when she smiles, you could see the beautiful braces holding her white teeth. She has a great curve as well. You can compare her boobs into a baby’s butt. Her long legs are so flawless that it can make every man drool. Her butt helps her achieve an hourglass body. Her alluring looks never fail to capture the eye of anyone she will pass through. She has a tan skin“. On this part the author describe the physical attributes the women had. As a women we are so conscious about what we look like and how we can be attractive enough in everybody’s eyes. As for the second question I often felt it , because I might say that I wish to be someone I can’t never be and my parents always tell me that be thankful in everything that our Lord gave us and don’t wish more than what you have . That’s why I don’t look in the physical attributes of the person rather I look in the inner beauty they have.

  124. Geordana Marie R. Moreno
    Geordana Marie R. Moreno

    The first paragraph talks about the physical self wherein the girl was being defined physically and the second paragraph put emphasis on it. When the author said “She is way far different from me. She will never be me. But, in some way, I dreamed to be like her. Society comes after her. Everyone likes her. Unlike me, I am a silent voice hiding in a dark corner. ” I felt it. Because as a woman whose appearance doesnt conform to society’s standards, it is really hard for me to boost my confidence up and to be carefree because i have this anxiety that the society will never accept me. Physical appearance affects me psychologically like I always overthink that people may not like me because of what I look so isolate myself. For me, its important to know how I register to other people because that is how i get confidence when I know other people like me and the way I look. I also can relate to what the authors wrote because I experience it myself, during our high school days there are events like socialization and christmas party wherein students are allowed to wear civilian and whenever this event happens Im always behind, like they dont see me, because theres a lot of student who looks pretty and better than me, other student would only talk to you when youre pretty and famous. That is why I always wanted to be what the society wants, for me to gain acceptance and confidence even though we must love ourselves and be confident for who we are.

    ACT181

  125. ACT182

    1. Which part of the article talks about Physical Self and why do you think are women so conscious about their looks? Are you conscious about how you look and how you register to other people?

    The physical self can be seen in the first paragraph of the article where the author described the physical attributes and aspects of beauty of another woman and for her, that’s the definition and standard of being perfect and will easily be accepted by the society. She also compared herself to that woman and felt conscious about herself. In our world, we all have insecurities and self-doubt and I think, that is an inevitable fact. Due to societal pressure, we, especially women, tend to feel self-conscious about how others perceive the way we look and behave. I think, every woman cares about how she looks because we women, wants to realize a comfortable level of success and self-sufficiency. In our society today, body image and physical appearance is a big issue for most pepople. We are now surrounded by people who can judge us easily. In social media, we are also bombarded with the images of an ideal woman and perfect-looking women setting unrealistic standards which makes us, girls, feel more conscious about ourselves. It becomes a pressure for us to conform to the images we see in social media and to try and replicate those perfect physical image. And also, more women are judged on their appearance compared to men and I don’t think that’s fair that men are treated differently to women because we all deserve to be treated equally regardless of how we look.

    For me, as a woman, I am conscious about how I look and how I register to other people. I always tend to care and be conscious about how others will perceive me physically, because I think, in our society today, the way you look will define who you are. It will be the basis if other people will judge you negatively or positively and if you will be rejected. And because I think, your looks will be the most important thing to be considered for other’s first impression about you. Lack of confidence is a big issue for me since then because I used to compare myself to others. I feel at times the under pressure to live up to expectation. But still, over time, I learned how to accept my imperfections and love myself for who am I. I think, it is more important to focus on things bigger than ourselves and find windows on the world rather than mirrors. If you started to love and accept your flaws, no one can use them against you.

    2. As a woman, have you felt something similar as to what the author of the article is feeling? Recall that instance.

    Yes, I felt something similar as to what the author is feeling back when I was in highschool, I remember, that time, I was chubby and I have that “siopao-like” cheeks and flabby arms (actually, until now). I felt insecure about my body and started to be conscious in every clothes I wear. Most of the time, it’s hard for me to choose what to wear. I lost my self-confidence and self-esteem that time. Because of that, I pushed myself to stop eating too much and I tried to discipline myself on what I eat. Another instance is when I’m comparing myself everytime I see girls who have beautiful face and a flawless body. Most of the time, I adore and appreciate other’s beauty than my own.

  126. ACT182

    1. Which part of the article talks about Physical Self and why do you think are women so conscious about their looks? Are you conscious about how you look and how you register to other people?

    The physical self can be seen in the first paragraph of the article where the author described the physical attributes and aspects of beauty of another woman and for her, that’s the definition and standard of being perfect and will easily be accepted by the society. She also compared herself to that woman and felt conscious about herself. In our world, we all have insecurities and self-doubt and I think, that is an inevitable fact. Due to societal pressure, we, especially women, tend to feel self-conscious about how others perceive the way we look and behave. I think, every woman cares about how she looks because we women, wants to realize a comfortable level of success and self-sufficiency. In our society today, body image and physical appearance is a big issue for most pepople. We are now surrounded by people who can judge us easily. In social media, we are also bombarded with the images of an ideal woman and perfect-looking women setting unrealistic standards which makes us, girls, feel more conscious about ourselves. It becomes a pressure for us to conform to the images we see in social media and to try and replicate those perfect physical image. And also, more women are judged on their appearance compared to men and I don’t think that’s fair that men are treated differently to women because we all deserve to be treated equally regardless of how we look.

    For me, as a woman, I am conscious about how I look and how I register to other people. I always tend to care and be conscious about how others will perceive me physically, because I think, in our society today, the way you look will define who you are. It will be the basis if other people will judge you negatively or positively and if you will be rejected. And because I think, your looks will be the most important thing to be considered for other’s first impression about you. Lack of confidence is a big issue for me since then because I used to compare myself to others. I feel at times the under pressure to live up to expectation. But still, over time, I learned how to accept my imperfections and love myself for who am I. I think, it is more important to focus on things bigger than ourselves and find windows on the world rather than mirrors. If you started to love and accept your flaws, no one can use them against you.

    2. As a woman, have you felt something similar as to what the author of the article is feeling? Recall that instance.

    Yes, I felt something similar as to what the author is feeling back when I was in highschool, I remember, that time, I was chubby and I have that “siopao-like” cheeks and flabby arms (actually, until now). I felt insecure about my body and started to be conscious in every clothes I wear. Most of the time, it’s hard for me to choose what to wear. I lost my self-confidence and self-esteem that time. Because of that, I pushed myself to stop eating too much and I tried to discipline myself on what I eat. Another instance is when I’m comparing myself everytime I see girls who have beautiful face and a flawless body. Most of the time, I adore and appreciate other’s beauty than my own.

  127. Being a woman is like a flower every one has a different bloom and beauty, a different kind of personality of how she going to make a man to notice her own beauty. Having a big eyes with long lashes, pointed nose, cheekbone, lips that perfectly shaped, great curve of body, big boobs and flawless legs will not define a woman as having a perfect body or a person but how she will handle it of having of all the kind of girl she have with her attitude. Everyday and everytime you will see a girl fix her hair, putting some make up because we are conscious with our looks and afraid of judgement by other people and we want to notice our beauty without that make up by our natural beauty.
    Everyone have a insecurities and I felt the Author with her feelings, like I wish i have that kind of beauty like others girls, because in this time if you’re beautiful you will feel like a celebrity and if you’re not you will feel like they dont know you and not giving some attention because you’re nothing. Let’s be thankful for what we have and wait for our time that someday, someone gonna treat you like a princess and tell you that you are enough for him.
    “Women are like beautiful flowers. Only when you love them and take good care of them will they fully bloom into the beautiful flowers that they are.”

  128. 1.) “She is way far different from me. She will never be me. But, in some way, I dreamed to be like her. Society comes after her. Everyone likes her. Unlike me, I am a silent voice hiding in a dark corner.” This is when the writer tells about her physical self, and I think most of girls are conscious because they believe that they need to be beautiful to be notice and they are entitled to have the attention of others.

    For me, because it was on or beliefs, and because of the norms. Because everyone belives that when you have a beautiful partner, you are good enough with your manly skills.

    2.) I would try to make a way on how she wants to make a small step to change something on her. Like haircuts, make-up, and on diet. Because as a man, I know what other men likes on woman. My support is all she need.

  129. Jolinah O. Manalo
    ACT-184

    The article talks about the physical self when the author described the characteristics of the girl she wanted to be. I believe that women nowadays are so conscious about their physical appearances because they are very mindful on what other people might say about them. They think and they feel that a woman should be beautiful first for the people to accept them in a society. As a woman, yes, I am conscious on what I might look to other people but not to extent that I will feel that I am not worth it. I am conscious on how I look physically because admit it or not we all want to be presentable in front of other people. I am conscious for myself, I want to be neat coz I believe that being conscious is also for the betterment of myself and I am not that conscious for what other people might say about me because whatever we do, whatever we look, people will always say anything against us so we better be conscious for our own good and not for others.

    I adore those women who have good body shape, clear skin, and pointed nose. I want to be one of them because I want to look better. But then I realized that God gave me these traits, He created me for what and who I am so I should accept myself. I should love myself because nothing will do it except me. Acceptance is the key to be satisfied on what we have and who we are.

  130. When the author described the physical aspects of the girl she’s envious of, we can see that she’s talking about physical self. There are a lot of women who are conscious of their looks maybe because in our generation, there are also a lot of people who will judge you with how you look even without knowing you personally. People will say bad things about you when they don’t like your appearance and that will lead to women losing their confidence.

    I used to be conscious with how I look to other people but now, I learned to just accept what I am and just don’t care about what other people will say about me. Besides, this is my body and I’m responsible for it. I don’t need to prove myself to them and look good for them.

    As a woman, I also sometimes get envious of other good looking people that I met and I used to wish that I look like them but now, I just admire them and not feel bad about myself because if ever I will do anything to make myself look good, I’m never doing it for other people instead I’m doing it for myself.

    – ACT185

  131. 1.) “She is way far different from me. She will never be me. But, in some way, I dreamed to be like her. Society comes after her. Everyone likes her. Unlike me, I am a silent voice hiding in a dark corner. ” and the first part are the part when it talks about physical self.

    I think most of girls are insecure, entitled to have the attention of others, and think they needed to be beautiful to get some attention or to be accepted by others.

    2.) I would make a step on how she wants to change. Like haircuts, style, and routine, even diet. Because as a man, i know what other men likes on other women. With this i would help him cope up with her confidence.

  132. Erika Yvette Lopez
    Erika Yvette Lopez

    The first paragraph in the article talks about Physical Self because it mentions all the physical characteristics of a girl. I think, women are so self-conscious about their looks is because they lack that self confidence and they are very afraid that people might judge them because of how they look. It is also because the standard that the society have been putting on us. That a women will be beautiful if they are skinny and the like. Women became so self conscious because they want to meet the standards of the society which are not really right, because God created us differently, we are beautiful in our own little way.
    I can say that I am conscious of how I look, because in some way, I don’t want to offend people because of how I look. I don’t want others to judge me based on how I look. I don’t want them to misinterpret my personality because of my physical features. But, as the time goes by, I came to learn (and still learning) that I shouldn’t be, of course I should not stop working on my physical appearance but, I should not forget and prioritize first inner self. I should first change my mindset. So that I can love myself even more.
    Of course, everytime I’m watching YouTube videos or just scrolling in my Instagram feed, I would always wish to have the same face and same body like them, so that all the clothes that I want to wear will fit me. I won’t stop scrolling and watching until I lose all the confidence left in my body. Until, I’ve tried not eating, I’ve almost tried every crazy thing that will make me skinny but it just doesn’t work. Right now, I’m currently trying to love myself and work on my inner beauty.
    Lopez, Erika Yvette
    ACT184

  133. Dianna Faye L. Cabungcal
    Dianna Faye L. Cabungcal

    ACT 182

    The author wrote about the physical aspects and at that point I know she is pertaining to the physical self. Women are so conscious about their looks maybe because they want to be flawless. At my age, I can say that I am conscious about how I look because the society today is very judgmental. It’s like they want everything to be on their way. And as for me, I don’t like being judged by the people that I do not know that’s why I am conscious. I can say that I have many insecurities most especially when I see someone very beautiful. Thoughts like “why can’t I be like that?”, “I wanna look good too” and etc will come running across my mind but this is what God have given me so I chose to take care of it and be thankful. I know someday, I will learn to love and accept my flaws and I can’t wait for that day to come

  134. Erika Yvette Lopez
    Erika Yvette Lopez

    The first paragraph in the article talks about Physical Self because it mentions all the physical characteristics of a girl. I think, women are so self-conscious about their looks is because they lack that self confidence and they are very afraid that people might judge them because of how they look. It is also because the standard that the society have been putting on us. That a women will be beautiful if they are skinny and the like. Women became so self conscious because they want to meet the standards of the society which are not really right, because God created us differently, we are beautiful in our own little way.
    I can say that I am conscious of how I look, because in some way, I don’t want to offend people because of how I look. I don’t want others to judge me based on how I look. I don’t want them to misinterpret my personality because of my physical features. But, as the time goes by, I came to learn (and still learning) that I shouldn’t be, of course I should not stop working on my physical appearance but, I should not forget and prioritize first inner self. I should first change my mindset. So that I can love myself even more.
    Of course, everytime I’m watching YouTube videos or just scrolling in my Instagram feed, I would always wish to have the same face and same body like them, so that all the clothes that I want to wear will fit me. I won’t stop scrolling and watching until I lose all the confidence left in my body. Until, I’ve tried not eating, I’ve almost tried every crazy thing that will make me skinny but it just doesn’t work. Right now, I’m currently trying to love myself and work on my inner beauty.
    LOPEZ, ERIKA YVETTE B.
    ACT184

  135. A Mirror of Soul reminds ne of our standards about our physical self. It displays how we certainly conscious about our physical being. The first paragraph discuss about the physical attributes of a women that the author wanted to be. Women are more conscious than men about their physical being because study says that they have lower self-esteem than men. Women underestimate their own physical identity that leads to not seing the thought that men are overly complacent about them.
    Women should remember that everyone is created in the likeness of God. Always remember that women are clothed in strenght and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future says the Lord in Proverbs 31:25. Be proud of who you are and let confidence arise through you.

    Lester John B. Noces
    ACT 181

  136. Shaina Mae C. Elnar
    ACT182

    1. The part in the article that talks about physical self is when the author describes the physical appearance of a certain girl. The way she describes how she see that girl’s perfect body and features. As a woman, I believe that we are conscious about our look because we wanted to be perceived as presentable and sophisticated. We wanted to look good so that people will praise us, which made us have more confidence. Also, we wanted to be accepted by the people around us that’s why we take good care of our physical appearance most especially because we are living in a Judgmental society. Yes, I am very conscious on how I look and how I register to other people because their opinions matter so much to me, I believe that how they appreciate me depends on how I act and how I look in front of them. That made me really conscious and strive for a better physical figure so that everyone around me will treat me better.

    2. Yes, most of the time I am very insecure. I have always compared myself on to others, how they look, how they act and how they are better than me. I always notice my flaws rather than to look past through it. Every time I see a lady with beautiful features I always wonder why I didn’t became like her, why am I so imperfect? There were this instance when I was still in Senior High School my teacher told me to join the Senior High School pageant, but me being so timid and insecure with my physical appearance didn’t accept her offer. That maybe because I do not believe in myself that I can also be like those pretty girls who joined the pageant.

  137. In the article A Mirror of Soul describes the first paragraph as a physical self because it defines all the things the author wants to have with herself. Some of the womens are conscious on what they look because they think of on how other people judge them. Sometimes being judged by other people in terms of looks has a good and bad effect. Good because it can be a call that you need to fix yourself and be presentable while bad because some are being offended and bullied in that case that results of having a low self-esteem. For me as a women, there are times that I am being conscious with myself on how I look in the eyes of other people. If I go somewhere I used to asked everybody in the house if the clothes I wear and my look is okay. If I am confident of what I look on a day that I communicate with other people I am comfortable but if not I am not. I used to fix myself and used to be presentable so that I am confident and comfortable to communicate with them. Also there are times I don’t give attention on what I look to other people because sometimes I don’t care on what they say about me.

    I felt some similarity on what the author feels in the article like of wanting some of the part of my body to be improve or to have. Because I am small, I used to imagine myself having a long legs and in the part of my face having a pointed nose. I am also a women that sometimes felt that I don’t look good when I go out where I felt conscious. There are times that I am afraid to judge by other people wherein I used to overthink because I believe of what the author says that our society today prefers physical aspects than the inner beauty of a person.

    -ACT185

  138. Princess Marie Juan ACT184
    Everyone is gifted with their own beauty but not everyone sees it because some people are just more attractive than them. We all in a world full of judgemental people and place where only persons with pretty faces are belong.
    The line in the article ” But, in some way, I dreamed to be like her. Society comes after her. Everyone likes her. Unlike me, I am a silent voice hiding in a dark corner.” shows our physical self pure of insecurities. It simply tells us that the author dreams to be someone else that she know she will never be because she is not confident on her physical self. In the article she described the kind of girl she wanted to be but unfortunately she is not that beautiful.
    As a girl, there are times where I feel like putting my makeup on because i have thin eyebrows, short eyelashes, pimple marks, and clogged pores. I am frequently concious about how I look because I know that being pretty will be the only pass to be liked by the people that I may encounter everyday. I guess it’s not that bad because girls are really vain not only to have good looks but also to be confident. Most of the time, girls feel concious because we think that the way we look and the way we present ourselves shows who we are as a person and we always want to give good impresaion to everyone. I believe that our physical self is the way to connect with people because as persons, we tend to choose the people who would be part of our life and some think that having a pretty face, nice curves, big butts, and big bust is one of the many reasons on how to be belong to a grou of people.
    There are instances where I also felt what the author felt. When I was on my 9th grade, I am thin even though I eat a lot, I have a lot of pimples on my face, I feel like I have a dark color, I have big eyebugs, thin eyebrows and unpretty smiles. That was the time where I felt envy to my other classmates who are gifted with beautiful faces and sexy bodies. My classmates usually tease me because of how I look so I really asked and cried to my mom that I want to go to the dermatologist and help me about the pimples that keeps on appearing on my face.
    Well, right now there are still times where I feel concious and all I want is to make myself pretty. Good thing, I am better than before so I learned to be more confident.
    :))

  139. ACT186
    The article discuss the observation and comparison of the narrator to the individual being said to the article. Also, it talks about the Physical Self of a specific girl based on the opinion and judgement of the narrator. The part where in the physical self had been discussed is when the author described and examined the body parts of the women in the article. The women are conscious to her body and looks, because she might not appreciate and think about her true beauty and might get easily insecure or she just want to have a pleasing personality infront of a many people. Also, women have a sway of emotions that enable them to self pity their selves that result to being too conscious to their looks.

    How does looks weigh in being attracted to women? Though I’m not really a men in heart, I can give some opinion about it. Honestly, beauty and looks was not the trend anymore when it comes in picking a girl. Having a brain with a beautiful heart can make a women more attractive in every aspect. Also, having a persistent attitude in achieving dreams and aspiration are the key to have a great personality that can make every man drool. As a Men with a women heart, being satisfy to what God given to you and using it to the absolute fullest make you more damn attractive.

    As a man how would you console a woman who is suffering anxiety/depression over looks? To have a say and voice in this society and influence other, you must have a confidence that can bring people minds into enlightenment. As a man, I can motivate them by saying positive words and boost their self confidence. In addition, by saying truthful words that can touch their heart can change the way they perceive beauty of human beings. The best way to console, of course, is to comfort them. Ultimately, people can do things that makes them unworthy, it might be because of too much realization in life or it might be because of unappreciated beauty or understatement of what is the true beauty of a human beings. We must think and be more positive to have a positive result in life because in the end of the day we are all human beings breating in same air and having difficulties physically. Don’t understimate your beauty be proud for who you are and what you have.

  140. I, myself experienced this kind of insecurities that has risen because of depending too much on people’s judgement. I tend to rely to their comments about my appearance as a person. What will I look with my dress, about the makeup I should put on and the right etiquette of a woman. I lived by their feedback for almost a half of my life. Some people may say, “why do you let them defy who you are? or what you are?” “You shall live by their impression about you, be yourself”. It is not that easy for me, for I am too pessimist about my physical attributes.

    “… People used to love faces and curves. They are into physical aspects.” This is kind of frustrating to think that your fellow men will criticize you because of your tan skin, your big eyes, your snubbed nose or you being a Filipino proud to have these aspects. I want all of you to know that every person is a definition of the word “beautiful” for we are the resemblance of God. May it be a MAN or a WOMAN, I want you to tell you are such a wonderful creation.

    God has given you all this because He loves you as his own. Never ever let anyone defy you. A perfect person never exist. Never ever be affected over someone’s judgement just because you doesn’t go by the norms or you didn’t passed their standards. Self- acceptance is a process, I’m sure it’ll be worth it.

  141. ACT-182
    The first paragraph in the article ‘A Mirror of Soul’, is where the author is trying to describe the physical self of a certain woman.

    Usually, women are so consicous when it comes to their natural looks. The reason is, having a good looking physical appearance serves as our asset.

    For me, yes, I’m conscious about how I look and register to other people. Most of the time, we are being evaluated by people who judge us on what we look and how we dress up or attire. We also have our own insecurities with other women. Sometimes, our concerned are being centralized on how we could achieved those perfectly structure physical appearance that other women has. In order to achieve those body goals, we try to take care of our physical selves in a way that will satisfy our wants, somehow.

    As a women, I also felt something similar feeling just like the author in this article. Whenever I see my favorite idols either international or local and even those ordinary women who fortunately had an almost perfect structure of physical appearance, I couldn’t avoid and deny the fact that insecurities was starting to boiled up within me. The reason is, we could see the things that we wanted to possess, in them. That’s why feeling insecure was unavoidable. There were also times when I self-pity. But I think it’s already a natural part of a women’s life.

  142. SANTIAGO, KIMBERLY ANN C.
    ACT 182

    1. The first paragraph of the article entails physical self “She has slightly big eyes paired with long lashes and a pointed nose, her cheekbones are really attractive and her lips are perfectly shaped” As a woman, I really can’t deny how conscious I am with the way I look. I always think of how will people think of my appearance and might judge me. Especially in our generation, people always do judge the book by it’s cover; it seems like it was a bad habit and it became the reason why people have low self-esteem. Unfortunately, a person’s physical features became the basis of how the society will accept you.
    2. To be honest, i also feel the same way as the author. The feeling of being insecure and anxious about my looks knowing that there are lots of woman who got everything and here I am, just a simple girl without nothing to be confident about. But realizing everything I have, it taught me that I should be contented on it.

  143. The entire article talks about physical self, especially when the author is describing a super ideal woman in the first paragraph. As a woman, i have my fair share of insecurities with the way I look. Sometimes I even wanted to look at my self in somebody else’s perspective. I think the reason why I am so conscious about how my look is because I do not want to be compared with other girls.

    Just like the author, I have also experienced this kind of feeling and anxiety. There was this one instance when somebody told me stuff like “hindi naman maganda”, “hindi pa katangusan ang ilong”, “eh mukhang katulong to eh”. Of course, I was hurt to hear this and it is like my self-esteem as well as may self-confidence were all crashed. But I have forgiven these people who told me that even though they did not apologize for it.

  144. The first paragraph of the article talks about physical self. The author describing and comparing her physical attributes to the girl in the article and it shows insecurities. As a woman, yes, I am conscious on how I look and how others perceived me. Because we all know that the society we live in today is very judgemental, it has a very high standard for everyone to fulfill and satisfy. Also, I don’t have confidence about how I look because I do have a lot of flaws and insecurities.

    Yes, I felt something really similar with the author. I used to compare myself with others. I want to have a flawless and fair skin and a perfect body that suits whatever clothes I want to wear. And I envy others who were very gifted about their physical appearance. I also envy those who has the self confidence to show off who really they are to the society no matter how they look because I believe that beauty comes with confidence. Until today, I still have my insecurities but I already learnt to love them and improve them to look better not for the standard of society yet for myself.

    GREI-ANNE NARON
    ACT-184

  145. ACT 182
    The part of the article that talks about Physical Self is the first paragraph. I think women are conscious about their looks because women care more about their physical appearance. They always want to look beautiful in the eyes of everyone. In this modern society, if you’re not pretty enough, other people will not treat you well. A lot of girls don’t have enough self-confidence. Competition with other women is the reason why women’s insecurity about their appearance is driven. Based on my own experiences, I am also conscious about how I look and how I register to other people because I always feel that I am so irreplaceable. I am so afraid of being replaced by other girls who are prettier than me. I always thought that there is someone who is greater than me, someone who is more beautiful than me and many more. I always compare myself to others but I am afraid to be compared to other people. I am afraid of being rejected. Sometimes I feel like I just want to hide and I always question myself “Why do I exist in this world full of many pretty girls?” I am also afraid to be judged by others and I feel so jealous with other girls.

    I can really relate to the feelings of the author about the article. I also dreamed to be a pretty girl and I wanted everyone to like me. I may exist but they make me feel like I don’t. I am just a girl who lacks at confidence but then I realize everyone of us have its own beauty. Let us avoid judging each other for what we feel we need to do to get ahead, whether you think wrinkles are a beautiful part of life or not. Better we respect each other for who we are and how we each choose to cope with the realities we face. Then maybe someday, these standards and judgments will change.

  146. Which part of the article talks about Physical Self and why do you think are women so conscious about their looks? * For women, are you conscious about how you look and how you register to other people? Why?

    Actually, the whole article depicts the concept of Physical Self. From describing a perfect image of a lady to the part she’s perpetuating herself from a mirror. The way she reflects, it made her realize how worst our society nowadays. Women, like us, is normal to have a mirror in our bags. This symbolizes how conscious we are to ourselves’ physique especially on our precious faces. Most of us want to look decent to everyone not just to impress but to also fit in. If our looks satisfy us, it is enough to slay every day wherever we may go.

    As a woman, have you felt something similar as to what the author of the article is feeling? Recall that instance.

    In every day that I face myself, I just continuously motivate her as much as possible. I know the majority of us, women, feel anxious every time we pass by a gorgeous lady that made us conscious always. No one can deny it, but it is not good to make it a hobby, every time we see people like that. I think it’s normal to compare themselves to others. However, in every time that happens to me, I have this thought in my head; ‘yes, she’s pretty or even prettier than me, but still, I know that we still have our own beautiful that can bloom inside our bodies and souls.’ A kind of beautiful that no insecurities can destroy anyone’s confidence ’cause at the end of the day, we all know the fact that we are molded by Him, perfectly unique.

  147. ACT181

    The part of the article that talks about physical self is this quotation: “As I kept on staring at her I noticed that she has slightly big eyes paired with long lashes and a pointed nose, her cheekbones are really attractive and her lips are perfectly shaped, I can’t deny, it is something any man would love to kiss. And when she smiles, you could see the beautiful braces holding her white teeth.” (Enfectana, 2018) and I think women are so conscious about their looks because they are afraid to be judged and be looked from head to toe. Most women really care for others’ opinions about them.

    I am conscious on how I look sometimes, depending on the people around me. If I am with people who want to doll up and fix themselves, I am more likely to do the same thing, but it still depends on my mood (lol). In contrary, I don’t care how my looks register to other people because I believe that I live for myself, not for them.

    I won’t be a hypocrite here and say that I do not felt the same as the author of the article is feeling because as a lady, jealousy and insecurity will always come. Back then, I felt insecure to this particular girl because she was the one that my ex-crush likes, and it really is because of her looks. She was beautiful, had fair skin, straight shiny hair, and a beautiful smile. I admired her, too, because of her gorgeousness. But I realized that I should not be insecure to her because we are beautiful in our own way and I should accept myself for who I am.

  148. Ma. Alcyra Aira M. Santos
    ACT 184

    For my opinion, the whole article depicts or implies the idea of Physical self. I think the part which emphasizes the idea of it is when the author is describing the ideal girl’s physical features. As being quote, “she has a slightly big eyes paired with long lashes and a pointed nose, her cheekbones are really attractive and her lips are perfectly shaped”. She describes the girl similarly close to perfection and the author somehow romanticizes the idea of being physically beautiful.

    I think it is a natural tendency of not only women but also men to look and compare themselves to other people. As for me, there are numerous, even countless times where I questioned myself just because of my physical appearance. I often check myself in the mirror just to make sure if I look “okay”. Back to the days where in I was still in Junior High School, I don’t give a damn if I have pale lips, messy hair and such but when I graduated everything changes. Senior High School became an eye-opener to me of how other people treat each other based on physical appearance. I witnessed of how well-treated beautiful girls are and what the other average-looking girls do? They learned how to put those freaking foundations and lipstick just to fit in with those standards. Pretty bad, I was one of those girls who needs to fit in.

    As I’ve mentioned, I also experienced what the author is trying to convey. There a lot of times where anxiety kicks in and slap you with the idea that you aren’t good enough. I experience crying up to sleep thinking of how big my nose is, those scars that I have, scattered pimples in my skin and such. We always tend to give other people the right to affect our way of thinking in regards to ourselves and that is totally abusive. We always value what might other people think of us even though we know that what they say doesn’t define us as human beings. It’s easy for other people to say ” just ignore what they say”, “don’t let them affect you” and similar supposed-to-be-motivational phrases but the truth is it’s not easy as its sounds. They don’t know how it feels to be eyed from head to toe clearly being judged by other people. They have no idea of how fucked up the society’s standards for an individual to fit in.

    Just like what I mentioned in my previous blogs, what matters to me the most today is self-love. Those experiences taught me that the only way to overcome those insecurities is to give yourself a credit and to make yourself believe that you matter. I admit, there are a lot of times where I start to feel good about being me then a scenario pops up where I questioned myself again and I need to rebuild again the foundation that I had. It’s not an easy process but with God’s grace and the love of those few people around me, I know there will come a time that I won’t have to compare myself anymore and to learn that I’m actually good enough.

  149. I. The first part of the article cleary shows how the author give emphasis on the physical self, especially when she talks about the looks of the girl she is describing on the article and how envious she is to that certain girl. Women most of the time are so concious about how they look because they always want to have a pleasing appearance to everyone, because that will give them a self confidence and boost their esteem very well.

    Yes, I admit that sometimes I am too concious about how do I look because for me it’s natural. It is natural when you pause and took the time to retouch or make your self better. Being concious doesn’t mean that I’m insecure or something, because for me I’m just boosting my self confidence.

    II. As a women, yes I felt that similar feeling maybe all of us girls can feel that too. I understand what the author have written in her article and I felt her emotions through that piece. I remembered the time when I’m so jealous about this certain girl and I came to the point that I compared my self unto her, I feel so sad back then because I thought that she is much better than me. I lost my confidence thinking that I’m not good enough but then I realized that each of us has a different personalities and we are beautiful in our own way.

    Yumi Nakaniwa
    Act 182

  150. 1.
    The first part of the article shows what Physical self is. There are things that I discovered when it comes to emotions of the women. We women are tend to compare ourselves to others who we think is far from what my physical appearance is. Women is too emotional when it comes to their self, because they think that it is their assets to get a man who will love them actually. That is why everytime they saw someone so beautiful, their conscious self will consumed them. And for my perspective, yes I am conscious when it comes to my look sometimes specially if there are occasions, but for everyday living, usually I don’t care what I look like, because my mindset always is be confident and I am beautiful in my own way. I am unique and she is different. We are all have assets in ourselves. We are just busy comparing ourselves than to look what the beauty we have as a woman and as human.

    2.
    I felt this things when I was in highschool. I was too insecure to them. They are beautiful I am not. They judged me sometimes why I look like that. And advising me to Please put some make ups or etc. that can make your face more presentable. But as time goes by, I realize that we are different. They prefer to wear make ups and skirts, dresses while me I prefer wearing jeans and oversize shirts. We are actually have different kind of tastes, it depends upon the people on how they will react to what you are physically.

  151. PRINCESS LEAH E. BANOY
    ACT 184
    Physical attributes play some delusive roles in our minds thinking that these define us as humans, these unfold our beauty and that is what we are. The physical self was tackled in the first paragraph of the note, and reading this made me reflect upon myself. For women like me, having the ideal physical appearance is a dream come true, because aside from it makes us perfect and good looking in all angles, it gives us the confidence to be and to do what we want. And in contrary, if we dont have it, we feel so down, ugly, unworthy and unlovable.
    That is why we tend to be really conscious about ourselves, about how we look, how people think of us and how we are in the mirror. I cant deny the fact that I am also like that. Whenever i am around beautiful people, I feel so small, I feel like I am not even comparable to them, and those thoughts dominate my esteem and had eaten my actions, and ended up losing my smile and not enjoying the day, wanting to escape and leave the place i know i dont belong. Whenever I am around handsome boys, I cant look at them in the eye, not because I like them but because I feel like I am nothing to them and they would not even notice me, they will feel disgusted of me, ashamed of me. I feel like no one would like me.
    That is what I used to be. But now, as I aged, and continuously gain wisdom and realized alot of things, I knew that we are all different, and we are all beautiful in our own little ways, that we maybe different in our physical looks, still, we are equally valuable, lovable and worthy. Having the perfect physical body could only make you temporary happy but will never make you satisfied, because real happiness comes from within and from the people around you who accepted you for who and what you are. That the real satisfaction is being happy about what you have, accepting and loving yourself. Being satisfied and wearing that confidence of being beautiful as you are is the key, but then there is nothing wrong of demanding for more, wanting for more and trying to make yourself more beautiful. As long as you had already accepted yourself, your flaws, imperfections and scars, I would say that the change you want to have for yourself would bring you self-happiness, because it is already for yourself and not for other people to be pleased and to like you.
    Remember, that there will always atleast one person whom you inspired and make feel loved. there is always that person who secretly looks at you, like you and would always be proud of you, someone who accepted you and loves you for who you are regardless of what physical appearance you have, because what matters the most is the heart you have inside that makes you beautiful more that you’ll ever know.

  152. As the article describe the way she looks, when the author characterized her having a slightly big eyes with long lashes and a pointed nose with her perfectly shaped lips. When the author define her having a white teeth and a great perfectly curves. Having a nice boobs, a long legs with a hour glass shaped body. She’s like a model with a tan skin. This part of the article talks about the physical self because the author describes the physical appearance of the woman.

    I think women are conscious about their looks because the society makes them insecure. The way people judge them having their flaws, women make themselves conscious because of the differences of everyone with their physical appearance. And this insecurities must be accepted by every one to look for the positivity and the brighter side of each individual.

    As a woman, yes, sometimes I feel conscious and difficult to approach someone but how can I live my life if I will be surrounded by negativities. So as for myself, I first accept who really I am and what I am, I accept my imperfections and flaws and even don’t care to the people who judge me by my physical characteristics. Since this judgement made by them becomes my strengths and my source of inspiration to live myself without insecurities and freely.

    Yes, as woman I felt the same way how the author felt on this article. When I was a grade 7 student, the 3rd year students make fun of me because of my flaws. They judge how I look and judge my skin color. My teeth makes them laugh and how dark my skin that time makes them also judge me. They also make fun of how I walk because I am “pike” and my style that time is so “jejemon” that makes them judge me and make fun at me. My past makes me accept of who I am to avoid over thinking and accept the judgement made by the society.

    Cyrille Ann Dappit ACT 184

  153. ACUZAR, JOYCE C.
    ACT184

    I am not beautiful like you. I am beautiful like ME. We are all beautiful in our own way.

    The first part of the article talks about the physical self. It describes the physical aspects of a lady that everyone likes to see. It talks about the society’s standard of beauty. Slightly big eyes paired with long lashes and a pointed nose, attractive cheekbones, perfectly shaped lips, great curve, boobs, long and flawless legs, and a tan skin. These are some of physical attributes that most people would want to see.

    Sadly, we live in a judgmental society. Society relies too much on physical appearance and on the way people look. Therefore, we worry about our appearance and how people will think of us. We as women are aware of the high standards that our society places on pure physical beauty. If you will ask me this question, “are you conscious about how you look and how you register to other people?” To tell you honestly, I have two types of my personality. One that cares and one that does not care anymore. There are times that I am conscious about my looks. I want to look presentable, attractive, and beautiful. However, there are times that I do not care about how I look especially when I am at home and when I am with my family and close friends. Sometimes I do not care on what people say and think of me. I do not worry about other people’s opinion. I just wanna be myself.

    Yes, I admit that I have felt similar something as to what the author of the article is feeling. Like her, I compare myself to other people. Sometimes I look at other people and say, “I wish I could be like that”. In some way, I dreamed to be like them. But as time passes, the more I mature, the more I realize that it is not all about our physical appearance, it’s about having a beautiful mind, a good heart, and a kind soul. Looks are something which can change with time. Rather than focusing on the physical appearance one should focus on the inner beauty because it never fades away.

  154. Jan Patricia Lynn B. Usita
    Jan Patricia Lynn B. Usita

    Based on what I have read, physical self was being emphasized in the first paragraph. The author has described there the kind of women that seems to be perfect from the eyes of everyone. Women were so conscious about their looks especially on this generation because society triggers the issue about it. They only accept what is good on their eyes and judge what is not on their taste which makes the person conscious with herself. Honestly, I am also conscious of my looks and how people will think about me. I felt insecure whenever I think the standards of the society nowadays which results in me on having low self-esteem and lack of self – confidence. I can actually relate myself to the author’s feeling on her article when she said ” People used to love faces and curves. They are into physical aspects. ” I once felt that when I was bullied back then by my friends because of my body built and that time I hate myself so much.

  155. Princess Leah Banoy
    ACT 184

    Physical attributes play some delusive roles in our minds thinking that these define us as humans, these unfold our beauty and that is what we are. The physical self was tackled in the first paragraph of the note, and reading this made me reflect upon myself. For women like me, having the ideal physical appearance is a dream come true, because aside from it makes us perfect and good looking in all angles, it gives us the confidence to be and to do what we want. And in contrary, if we dont have it, we feel so down, ugly, unworthy and unlovable. That is why we tend to be really conscious about ourselves, about how we look, how people think of us and how we are in the mirror. I cant deny the fact that I am also like that. Whenever i am around beautiful people, I feel so small, I feel like I am not even comparable to them, and those thoughts dominate my esteem and had eaten my actions, and ended up losing my smile and not enjoying the day, wanting to escape and leave the place i know i dont belong. Whenever I am around handsome boys, I cant look at them in the eye, not because I like them but because I feel like I am nothing to them and they would not even notice me, they will feel disgusted of me, ashamed of me. I feel like no one would like me. That is what I used to be. But now, as I aged, and continuously gain wisdom and realized alot of things, I knew that we are all different, and we are all beautiful in our own little ways, that we maybe different in our physical looks, still, we are equally valuable, lovable and worthy. Having the perfect physical body could only make you temporary happy but will never make you satisfied, because real happiness comes from within and from the people around you who accepted you for who and what you are. That the real satisfaction is being happy about what you have, accepting and loving yourself. Being satisfied and wearing that confidence of being beautiful as you are is the key, but then there is nothing wrong of demanding for more, wanting for more and trying to make yourself more beautiful. As long as you had already accepted yourself, your flaws, imperfections and scars, I would say that the change you want to have for yourself would bring you self-happiness, because it is already for yourself and not for other people to be pleased and to like you. Remember, that there will always atleast one person whom you inspired and make feel loved. there is always that person who secretly looks at you, like you and would always be proud of you, someone who accepted you and loves you for who you are regardless of what physical appearance you have, because what matters the most is the heart you have inside that makes you beautiful more that you’ll ever know.

  156. From the reading, we can see that the author talks about the Physical Self in the first part of the piece. The author described the so-called dream body that any woman would ever dream of, I guess. She defined how a woman’s body parts should look like to be considered as beautiful. She described each and every part of the body as something that seems to be carved by God and was put together to form a masterpiece, as if it was perfect. As a woman, I can definitely attest that if not all of us, the majority of us are really conscious about our looks. I believe that it is because of the old idea instilled in us that a woman should be as beautiful as a goddess. A woman must possess feminine features and maintain her beauty to be considered a woman, that a woman is a symbol or the embodiment of beauty. It seems as if it is a crime if a woman does not care about her looks because of that idea. When I was young, I never really thought of how I looked since I believed that we all have similar faces. As I grew up, I became more aware that there is such a thing as beautiful. I also became conscious of how I looked or of how other people see me. Maybe this is brought about by what I see in the television, social media and even the people around me. If someone does not fit into their standard, they consider them ugly and if they do, they consider them beautiful. Of course, I wouldn’t want to be labeled as the not-so-good looking. I also have been exposed to different people and when you see beautiful people, you can’t help but to compare yourself. Thus, making you feel conscious of how you look and how others perceive your looks.

    Being a girl/woman is really a challenging role. Since we are more associated with the element of beauty, you would somehow be forced to look good because if you don’t, you will receive a huge amount of criticism. One thing I experienced, which maybe the same as what the author have experienced, is I have neighbors who would constantly comment about my appearance. From the pimples I’ve got to the extra weight I’m gaining, they would have something to say. They would tell me to lose some weight for me to look beautiful, try different facial products to lessen the appearance of pimples. Sometimes, I would just think that they are making them out of concern but I noticed that there is underlying insult. As a woman being insulted by another woman, it is really degrading. It does not only hurt you, but most importantly, it does damage to your self-esteem. It drives you to unlove yourself and be sad about your existence. However, I’ve learned that no matter how you try to fit into people’s standards, they would always have something to say about it. You just have to train yourself not to give a damn about what they say and you will eventually learn on how to accept and love your own flaws and imperfections because it is what makes you perfect.

    “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel

    -Kissel Kate Chila D. Prado
    ACT184

  157. John Kenneth Puente
    John Kenneth Puente

    Physical Self refers to the body, this marvelous container and complex, finely tuned, machine with which we interface with our environment and fellow beings. The Physical Self is the concrete dimension, the tangible aspect of the person that can be directly observed and examined. Based on the article that I read in the 1st paragraph the author talks about the physical self. It seems like she’s comparing her self to somebody who’s quite perfect or attractive to the mens eyes. Nowadays, women are very conscious about their physical appearance because they think that this is the basis of the society to judge them especially the boys. Women underestimate their attractiveness whereas men are overly complacent about theirs. Why the difference? It is tempting to imagine that this is simply a reflection of continuing power imbalances favoring men. Yet, there is a simpler explanation. Women care more about their appearance because looks are more consequential for them. As a man, looks does not matter at all because you love her based on what you feel and for me looks is just a plus point. And if I given a opportunity to talk a woman who is suffering anxiety or depression over looks, I will tell to her that she’s beautiful and valuable. Also, I want to say that there are poeple who loves you no matter who you are. So be yourself and be confident to say to tge world rather universe that you are beautiful.

  158. SHAN ARVIE LEDESMA
    SHAN ARVIE LEDESMA

    (ACT184)
    1) The whole article talks about Physical Self but most importantly emphasized in the first paragraph wherein the author describes the woman she’s jealous of. As a woman, I think the reason why most of us are so conscious about how we look is because of the society itself. The number one criteria for the society to accept you is to have the looks. Things are a lot easier, more convenient, and bearable when your characteristics/appearance meet the standards. You don’t have to work so hard for it because they can offer it to you easily because having the ideal appearance is a big advantage. To be honest, I am indeed conscious about how I look but definitely not for the convenience of other people but for myself. I have learned that people will never be satisfied so what’s the use of dressing up or fixing up for them? At some point, it’s true that their compliments may boost one’s confidence but their insults will bring you down two steps behind.

    2) I was a victim of self-pity and anxiety. I was not happy with, my skin color, height, facial features, stretch marks, and so on. I envy my friends and classmates who have the beauty of an angel, beauty queen, model, actress, and the likes. Me? I was a nobody – typical, nothing special or worth the second look. Way back when I was in SHS, me and my pretty classmate were instructed to bring the files and materials to be used for our school activity. We were both carrying heavy things. My male classmates immediately offered her help but not me. They just let me carry it all by myself. See? They won’t notice you if you look like a potato because they prefer a potato chip – with curves and spice.

  159. 1.The author describes the physical appearance of the lady from the face, to her flawless long legs, to the tan skin and even how she smells really great. I think women are so conscious about their looks because every eyes that will look at a woman has a certain standards on how they see you as a woman. As a woman, I am conscious on how I look and register to other people, because I think there is a need of belongingness or acceptance to the society. Most certainly, in a general term; women needs to be neat and proper or we always need look presentable and decent to the criticizing eyes of others. It seems like there is a criteria for judging.
    2. I have felt that so many times, this word INSECURITIES always exist; that somehow I want to be someone else just to be accepted to this cruel society with full of judgmental people. Though I always remind myself that maybe they are more beautiful than me but I can excel to the other field where physical appearance has nothing to say.

  160. A Mirror of Soul talks and gives us ideas on how the society give importance to the physical self of a human being and also to people who is envious to others and drag their self-esteem. The First Paragraph talks about the physical self that how physical appearance attracts people. Women are conscious of their looks because of the society, society see and only accept the good looking or a person that can attract them. Society nowadays become judgemental so women wants to be accepted by the society and to boost their self-esteem by applying some makeups. Acceptance is really a great impact to ourselves. For me, sometimes i am conscious because i don’t want people to judge me by my physical self so in order to be accepted by others sometimes i put makeup however it is not for the purpose to impress them.

    Sometimes i felt it, to dream that i can be like her, to be also beautiful. For example if i am walking them someone is approaching and that someone is very beautiful and attractive i wish that i can be like her that someday i would’nt feel any envy towards them.

    Act183

  161. 1.) This article “A Mirror of Soul” screams volume for the people who have been hiding behind every mask of what ifs, buts and I cant’s. The part that talks about the Physical Self is where the author first told about the good qualities she had given to a girl, who seems to be her ideal self, as described in the first part which I think shows reversed description of her physical attributes. Physical self means how do you look in the eyes of other people, particularly pictures your body. In today’s standards of beauty and invalid perceptions of health, it may lead you to hate the shell that houses you. Some of these may be caused by the recent fashion trends, social pressure, and comparisons that have become our biggest enemy everyday— causing a lot of harm that sometimes remove the love you have for your body.

    2.) This article had me felt so attacked with every word used by the author. I can see myself into this, like I am fitting the shoes on. Like I am the one who wrote this article because ever since the bird started to fly this has become the story of my life. A girl who had always been conscious and acts accordingly with what the society tells me. I do not have my own decision.
    Way back then, I had known by many people as a thin and beautiful girl, everyone liked me and befriended me for some reasons. I felt good about that, being loved by a lot of friends. However, there was something that ever since I hated the most about me —having a mole on the upper part between my nose and lips. I was bullied by the same people I used to be with, even those people I barely knew. This has become my biggest struggle —growing up with such insecurities. I was called by different names, I wished I do not exist.
    With that, as I grew up, I always think first a million times about preparing myself everytime I leave the house, like what should I wear, how should I look, or the worst is do I really want to go outside? I know that being envious about other girls is just natural, but it is not a good thing to feel bad about yourself every second of a day.
    Moreover, there are instances in my life that I was getting depressed after someone who I knew around tells me about how I have gained weight recently and calls me fat. Like, I absolutely know that— I already heard about it a lot of times no need to brag about it again and again. I feel so ugly. Also, as a woman, I always feel that kind of discomfort every time I see women who have those curves, a beautiful face and good qualities. I think this perception will not fade easily anytime soon because we live in the world that is full of judgements. People always give their opinions and comments even the context do not bother them. They naturally love to give hate to other people, giving them false assumptions.
    Furthermore, we all imagine ourselves being perfect, being loved by everyone and being accepted by the society as a whole. But think about it, how can you be loved and be accepted by others when you yourself is the one to hate you first? You must embrace your flaws because it let you become who you are today. Do not feel bad if you are not like anyone who is attractive, has a great body, and a perfect smile. Without those, your identity will never be seen and your unique self will be forgotten. It is okay to be the real you who is scarred, rather than the fake you who looks perfect from the outside but so unreal. Let your color be the brightest above all, do not let others control what you want to be and who you want to be. We are all human.

    -ACT185 (Esquida, Ma. Faith A.)

  162. Angela Mae Posadas
    Angela Mae Posadas

    The part of the article that talks about physicalself is the first paragraph. It is full of adjective that describes the physical characteristic of the author. It is full of words that may seem to look like the author is perfect. As a teenager, I also get conscious about how I look and how I present myself to other people. How you look can show what kind of a person are you. As a woman, we are expected to be alwaya presentable in front of many people. Because of the pressure cming from the society, it is more likely that women get so conscious about their looks and how they present their self.

    As a women, I also feeel like I am very different from other girls. It is because sometimes, I don’t feel like I am pretty or I am enough to fulfill the expectation of the society from me. But after one incident that really boost my confidence, I realized that I am different from other girls because I am unique in my own ways. I was chosen to become our school model which they will use for the marketing purposes of the school. Another incident is that I was also chosen to joined a fashion show which I will be a model. Because of this incidents, my confidence was boost a lot.

    Angela Mae Posadas
    ACT183

  163. 1. Physical self refers to our body. It is the tangible aspect of a person as it can be directly observed and examined. Physical self is a part of ourselves which is our outside personality and it is the appearance that everyone can see. In the first part of the article, there is a part where she talks about and describes the physical characteristics of the lady who everyone likes to see. She said that the girl has slightly big eyes paired of long lashes and pointed nose. Her cheekbones are attractive and her lips are perfectly shaped. The author basically described how the lady looked like. From her head to her long flawless legs. It is given that women are much more concerned about their appearance. I think they are conscious about it because our looks or appearances are what others can see. Having a good physical appearance can boost their self-esteem and self-confidence. Sometimes the women’s physical appearance is central to how they are evaluated and judged by other people. As a woman I really feel conscious about how I look and how other people think of me. Sometimes I am overthinking because I think that maybe there is something wrong about me, especially when people are staring at me.

    2.As a woman I have already felt something similar as to what the author of the article is feeling. I love idolizing other people and sometimes I tend to wish to become like what the idols are. An example of this is that I admire Kathryn Bernardo so much. I admire how beautiful she is especially with her attitude. I have always dreamt to be like her because she is popular, beautiful and everyone likes her. I know in myself that I can never be Kathryn Bernardo but because of my admiration of her, sometimes I use her as an inspiration in dressing myself.

    -ACT 185

  164. First I will asses her feelings and try to understand her. Also I will tell her some inspirational message about people who are worrying about their looks.

    Giving a compliment to a woman can be an easy yet effective way to make her feel special, showing her just how wonderful you think she is. Unfortunately, too many guys don’t know how to give good compliments. They’ll either state the blatantly obvious or they’ll overuse compliments to the point that they become empty and meaningless. The art of giving compliments is one that, if mastered, can make you appear both smooth and romantic to the ladies.

  165. Ramos, Patricia Gwen Louise P.
    ACT184

    1. The part of the article that best showcased issues about the Physical Self, as well as how and why women become extremely conscious about their appearances is when the author said “She is way far different from me. She will never be me.” and “Society comes after her. Everyone likes her. Unlike me.” It is very bothersome how the number of women who feels like this continuously increases. More and more women become quite conscious of their appearance because of unnecessary and unreasonable, sometimes incredulous, beauty standards that are being introduced to society through different platforms but most especially through social media. As a woman, myself, I cannot deny the fact that I am one of those who are sensitive to other people’s opinion on how I look, especially in the past. I used to be very insecure of how I look because I had very dark skin and many pimples on the face and I was on the heavy side so I used to have thoughts like the author had. I wasn’t confident with myself at all and maybe it was because I did not look like the typical pretty girl on Instagram that everyone likes.

    2. Being a woman entails so many things to consider about myself. Being a woman is very hard because there are so many things we need to follow or avoid or whatever society dictates us to do to ourselves. As I mentioned, I used to have these kind of insecurities similar to what the author described in her article. I still have some insecure moments but it’s not as bad as before anymore. Honestly, I had quite a dark past in terms of self-appreciation. I used to hate myself for not looking like the standard pretty girl that guys like. I used to envy people around me for looking so beautiful in pictures while here I was, having mini breakdowns whenever I had to take pictures. There was also a point in my life wherein I ever so wanted to become someone else. I went through a phase where I despised myself for not being beautiful enough. It doesn’t matter how well I perform academically. I still felt like a nobody. Until I become beautiful with flawless skin, a pretty face, or a sexy body, everything else I do is worthless because I still am nothing. That’s how I used to feel. So I simply hid myself in baggy clothes and plain haircut. I was very shy wen it comes to presenting myself in any circumstance. I don’t talk much. I was very timid. I did things that I think was fit for a nobody. However, that’s not how I live my life anymore. I woke up one day suddenly feeling like I’m tired of my life being like that. I wanted to show who really am. Hence, I completely changed and finally showed the true me. I became more confident now when I present myself. I started to dress the way I want. I started wearing makeup which was one of my biggest dreams when I was young but didn’t try before because I thought I was too ugly for it. I recently even got several ear piercings which I never thought I’d have the confidence to get. I used to hate myself for not being somebody I’m not, but not anymore.

  166. Ramos, Patricia Gwen Louise P.
    ACT184

    1. The part of the article that best showcased issues about the Physical Self, as well as how and why women become extremely conscious about their appearances is when the author said “She is way far different from me. She will never be me.” and “Society comes after her. Everyone likes her. Unlike me.” It is very bothersome how the number of women who feels like this continuously increases. More and more women become quite conscious of their appearance because of unnecessary and unreasonable, sometimes incredulous, beauty standards that are being introduced to society through different platforms but most especially through social media. As a woman, myself, I cannot deny the fact that I am one of those who are sensitive to other people’s opinion on how I look, especially in the past. I used to be very insecure of how I look because I had very dark skin and many pimples on the face and I was on the heavy side so I used to have thoughts like the author had. I wasn’t confident with myself at all and maybe it was because I did not look like the typical pretty girl on Instagram that everyone likes.

    2. Being a woman entails so many things to consider about myself. Being a woman is very hard because there are so many things we need to follow or avoid or whatever society dictates us to do to ourselves. As I mentioned, I used to have these kind of insecurities similar to what the author described in her article. I still have some insecure moments but it’s not as bad as before anymore. Honestly, I had quite a dark past in terms of self-appreciation. I used to hate myself for not looking like the standard pretty girl that guys like. I used to envy people around me for looking so beautiful in pictures while here I was, having mini breakdowns whenever I had to take pictures. There was also a point in my life wherein I ever so wanted to become someone else. I went through a phase where I despised myself for not being beautiful enough. It doesn’t matter how well I perform academically. I still felt like a nobody. Until I become beautiful with flawless skin, a pretty face, or a sexy body, everything else I do is worthless because I still am nothing. That’s how I used to feel. So I simply hid myself in baggy clothes and plain haircut. I was very shy wen it comes to presenting myself in any circumstance. I don’t talk much. I was very timid. I did things that I think was fit for a nobody. However, that’s not how I live my life anymore. I woke up one day suddenly feeling like I’m tired of my life being like that. I wanted to show who really am. Hence, I completely changed and finally showed the true me. I became more confident now when I present myself. I started to dress the way I want. I started wearing makeup which was one of my biggest dreams when I was young but didn’t try before because I thought I was too ugly for it. I recently even got several ear piercings which I never thought I’d have the confidence to get. I used to hate myself for not being somebody I’m not, but not anymore.

  167. 1) The whole article talks about the physical self. It tackles about how the author envied the woman she described in her essay. From its Angelique face, kissable lips, curvaceous body, fragrance, and up to its elegance while walking, the author can’t help but to desire this perfect physical aspects of the woman. And I can’t blame her for being like this because just like her, I admit sometimes I also desire such things. Sometimes I am asking myself those “what ifs”. What if I look like her? What if I’m also as appealing as her? What if I also have that perfect curves? What if others also envy my physical perfection? For me, the reason why women were this conscious because it’s part of their subconscious mind, even of a man, to often be envious of others. Also, other reason might be because its already part of the nature of most people, if not all, to be not contented and happy with what they have and how they look. That they see their flaws not realizing that every individual, including those so called “pinagpala”, all has flaws too. That they keep on wanting what others have, making them to feel that life is unfair, thus not appreciating its own beauty.

    2) Just like what I have mentioned above, I too sometimes felt what the author is feeling. Those instances wherein I subconsciously gaze at the girl in awe. I remember there’s one day, when I ride on a jeepney, a woman who looks like she’s in her 20s also happen to ride the same jeepney as mine and sits in front of me. She didn’t wear any make up but gosh, she’s more beautiful than those with make up. I can’t help but to sneak glances. Pointed nose, brown eyes with long eyelashes, small lips, faint red cheeks and small face. Even though her hair is so short, she looks more feminine than me. I felt that I’m not even considered as an average beauty when I’m beside her. I even asked, what did I do to myself? Why am I just look like this? It’s irritating to realize myself asking and thinking these things just because I saw someone who triggered my insecurities. Its annoying that I’m comparing myself to her, that I shouldn’t be doing because I am me and she is her. We’re different. And so I realized that I should just love my physical flaws for these were part of me, part of my imperfections.

    Ma. Angelica S. Sarmiento
    ACT181

  168. Plaza, Audrey O.
    Plaza, Audrey O.

    As we can see, the first paragraph clearly talks about the physical self. The author mentioned a lot of physical attributes on that part, which represents the standards of the society, nowadays. I think that is one of the reasons why women are so conscious about their looks. They want to feel that they are loved by the society. They want to be accepted by everyone. In my case, as a woman, I also do care about how I look in front of other people, but not that much, especially now that I am down to my last year as a teenager. I think it is for the reason that I want to look neat to them. This started for about 2 years ago, when I finally reached my legal age. Before that, I am really not conscious on how I register to other people.

    Moreover, as a woman, barely have I felt the same with the author. I don’t know, I am satisfied enough with how I look, except for the height ?. I envy those people with long legs and those who have flawless skin. For instance, I have this bestfriend since 2016, which is now studying in UST. A lot of people call her korean because of her tall height and flawless skin. Sometimes, I do envy her because of that. I explicitly tell her that. It’s not on a serious note though. It is like I am complimenting her for her good physical attributes. That’s why, I do agree that I am way too far from the society’s standards, but I can’t do anything about it. I just really do think that I must look neat in front of other people. Nothing else.

    ACT 185

  169. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    I. The part of the article that depicts Physical Self is the first paragraph. The way the author describe the person who she idolized and dream to become her. I think women are conscious about their looks because in our society, appearance or physical attributes is the center to how people evaluated us. It is necessary for us women to have a decent appearance whenever you face in front of people because it is the way of how they accept us. We have this saying “Attitude is more important that having beautiful face” but most of people value physical appearance. We cannot deny that those good looking women are the one who is more attractive and gain so much respect unlike to those who are not really beautiful. As a woman, yes, I am always conscious on how I look and how others perceived me especially in our generation. I have this mindset that I need to be presentable in front of others because it is the way of how they judge. How I look is so important to me because it is one way of how I get my self confidence that’s why when someone degrade my physical appearance, I easily get offended.

    II. To be honest, I have lots of insecurities in myself just what the author felt. I’m not perfect like other girls. There was a time that I got bullied because of my hair. Unlike others, my hair is frizzy. Just to fit to them, I transform my hair into straight even though my father don’t want it. I thought this is the only way to stop them making fun of me. But then, I learned to just accept what I am because even though you are perfectly beautiful as diamond, people will always judge you. I realized that, it is better to become simple and be who you are. Don’t change for other but instead change for youself. Let others accept and value us not only by our physical appearance but as a whole.

  170. From the reading, we can see that the author talks about the Physical Self in the first part of the piece. The author described the so-called dream body that any woman would ever dream of, I guess. She defined how a woman’s body parts should look like to be considered as beautiful. She described each and every part of the body as something that seems to be carved by God and was put together to form a masterpiece, as if it was perfect. As a woman, I can definitely attest that if not all of us, the majority of us are really conscious about our looks. I believe that it is because of the old idea instilled in us that a woman should be as beautiful as a goddess. A woman must possess feminine features and maintain her beauty to be considered a woman, that a woman is a symbol or the embodiment of beauty. It seems as if it is a crime if a woman does not care about her looks because of that idea. When I was young, I never really thought of how I looked since I believed that we all have similar faces. As I grew up, I became more aware that there is such a thing as beautiful. I also became conscious of how I looked or of how other people see me. Maybe this is brought about by what I see in the television, social media and even the people around me. If someone does not fit into their standard, they consider them ugly and if they do, they are beautiful. Of course, I wouldn’t want to be labeled as the not-so-good looking. I also have been exposed to different people and when you see beautiful people, you can’t help but to compare yourself. Thus, making you feel conscious of how you look and how others perceive your looks.

    Being a girl/woman is really a challenging one. Since we are more associated with the element of beauty, you would somehow be forced to look good because if you don’t, you will receive a huge amount of criticism. One thing I experienced, which maybe the same as what the author have experienced, is I have neighbors who would constantly comment about my appearance. From the pimples I’ve got to the extra weight I’m gaining, they would have something to say. They would tell me to lose some weight for me to look beautiful, try different facial products to lessen the appearance of pimples. Sometimes, I would just think that they are making them out of concern but I noticed that there is underlying insult. As a woman being insulted by another, it is really degrading. It does not only hurt you, but most importantly, it does damage to your self-esteem. It drives you to unlove yourself and be sad about your existence. However, I’ve learned that no matter how you try to fit into people’s standards, they would always have something to say about it. You just have to train not to give a damn about what they say and you will eventually learn on how to accept and love your own flaws and imperfections because it is what makes you perfect.

    “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel

    -Kissel Kate Chila D. Prado
    ACT184

  171. 1. The “Physical Self” was clearly mentioned by describing what the woman looks like at the beginning of the piece.

    And I think, women being conscious about how they look is because they wanted to look presentable to the people around them. In my case, since when I was a kid, I have been told that I should always fix my hair or dress up. And so I think, how a woman was raised, has also factor on being conscious about how she looks.

    2. Yes. My weight is 57kgs, and that is something I am insecure of. Because Ive always believed that being fat is an ugly thing. Another thing were my freckles, back when I was in high school, Ive made a promise to my self that the first thing that I’ll do when i first laid my hands in my own salary was to remove my freckles. LOL.

    But today, I am confident, I love my body, I love how I look. I am so in love with my self and I think, confidence is one thing that every woman should have.

    We are all fearfully and wonderfully made by God and being super negative will just make you panget. So live, laugh, and love, and you’ll forever be beautiful. ❤

  172. The first paragraph of the article talks about Physical Self. A beautiful lady was being describe by the author. It seems like the author admires her a lot to the point that she wants to be just like her. There’s nothing wrong of being conscious about our looks. I think it’s one of the way to show that we care in our body. Envy, insecurities, and self-doubt is normal to feel especially for women. Our physical appearance is an asset, it gives us confidence and boost our self-esteem.

    Honestly, I’m always conscious about how I look. I never forget to bring my “kikay kit” with me. I always check my face on the mirror more than thrice just to make sure that I look alright. In terms of my body, I want to gain weight but I don’t want to look fat. I don’t want to be slim but I don’t want to look like anorexic. So confusing right? Well, that’s what women are. We’re yearning for a compliment, so we do or buy things that can improve or upgrade our physical self. As for me, I make sure that people see the best of me.

    I can actually relate to what the author’s feeling about dreaming to be the person who’s being admired by everyone. I watches vlogs on YouTube because aside from the content, the vloggers are also beautiful. I believe in their critique when it comes to beauty products and skincare regimen because of their looks and status in life which made them influential. In spite of their contribution, we should always remember to appreciate of who we are, that our uniqueness and flaws makes us beautiful.

    DORADO
    ACT183

  173. Dela Rosa (ACT184)

    The whole article depicts the physical self. But this statement “She is way far different from me. She will never be me. But, in some way, I dreamed to be like her. Society comes after her. Everyone likes her. Unlike me, I am a silent voice hiding in a dark corner.” it is totally the physical self. Nowadays people feel a responsibility to fit into today’s society. People want to look as better as possible due to the outside influences one has. Like, the first impression is always the one of the strongest ones. DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER is one of the most common phrases out there when it comes to physical self. Unfortunately the reality is that people do judge you by the way you look.

    I have my own consciousness, like i don’t want to look in the mirror, i’m afraid taking pictures, and I always edit my pictures to fix the “ugly” parts of my face or my body. I’m conscious also about other, why they have clear skin? why they have skinny body, why they have a perfect boobs and butt? why I am like these? what happened to me? I’m thinking that I’m nit deserving when it comes to looks? that is my only question about my physical self.

    Like the author, I always asked myself that CAN I BE LIKE THEM? CAN I BE PERFECT? CAN I HAVE A PERFECT SKIN? but one thing I learned is that you don’t have to be like others, you need to be proud of what you have because it’s Jesus created you! And no one can judge you.

  174. Jesica Diana Dagsaan
    Jesica Diana Dagsaan

    ACT 183
    At some point in life, we felt insecure of we look. We are insecure of others as well as ourselves. Our physical look became so important owing to the fact that most are judging base on cover but not inside the book. The whole article discussed the physical aspect that society accepts and paraises to serve as a standard setter but what matters the most is our existence. We do exist even if in others perspective we don’t. We are who are since it is what we want to be. No one can ever dictate what our looks must be. I, myself, don’t care of what others mutter against me. I want them to accept me for what I am and whom I want to be. Being your self the way you want is the best way of living your life.
    We are not perfect and we tend to compare ourselves to others even I, also have “what if” thoughts and realizing that it won’t help me changes the way I think. Each one of us have flaws and scars but owning it, accepting it, loving it and making it our strength makes us stronger and better version of ourselves. No one will accept you unless you started accepting what you have and what you are now. After all, what we are now is the product of our experiences, struggles and survival.

  175. Kobe Christian Ventura
    Kobe Christian Ventura

    The first lines of the article talks about physical self. Girls are so conscious on how they look because they alway look for perfection and they always think that someone out there is always better than them. They always feel that they are replacable wherein fact each and every woman in this world has its own uniqueness and beuty. For me looks will never have weight to my attraction to the women. I’m more focused in their simplicity and internal beauty of their soul. To comfort a girl that full of insecurity, is to commend her to everything she has done great and praise her in every hard work she have done.

  176. 1. The author set out in the first paragraph all the physical attributes that most of the people like nowadays. She described all the physical features that our society use as their basis for you to be called beautiful. Women are very conscious on how they look because their appearance is important on how they will be evaluated by others and we are scared to be criticized.

    2. Yes, whenever I see beautiful and almost perfect ladies it contributes to the loss of my confidence. It makes me think of how does it feels when I look like her. All my insecurities will come out and I will feel shy.

    Ma. Ana Jane E. Alberto
    ACT182

  177. Carmella Caligan, ACT183
    Physical Self
    In this world full of eyes, eyes to judge from head to foot. Revolving around to the judgement of everyone, we can’t hide ’cause they have ways to know who you are physically but not figuratively. They say that we can’t please everyone nor make them admire us in the way that we want. The question is this ‘are we born to please them?’ Old as may seems, that we always hear it out but admit it or not we can’t accept it fully by our heart. This always been an issue, our physical self on how we look and what we have to offer.
    In the blog, every content talks about physical self on how the author describe each part of her body from the face to the shape, its all about what seen outside-physically. Sad part, it was all about the image of what she imagine not only her but I know everyone’ imagine that kind of appearance. The way the author detailed and describe the physical aspect of a person was sometimes alike on how people imagine themselves as person admire by many. Because the sad truth of reality we sometimes accept people on how they looks. This is the reason why we, women conscious about how we dress up before leaving the house. It sometimes misunderstood by others that it just a capritch but no its not because the truth the lack of we don’t have, we make effort to complete it. We undergo diet, wear branded clothes and shoes, wear make-ups and even undergo in a plastic surgery. Why? For a reason to accept us, to be on the trend of standard, to admire us, to be confident and to be loved. We sometimes overthink that to be able to friends with people, to be able to find true love as it says, to accept by the society and sometimes to make our family proud, its all required beauty and physical appearance. That’s the reality we’re facing because we now forgot what the real beauty means, its in the inside and not the outside.
    Having a small height, valuptous body, and no beauty at all makes me relate to the author. I once imagined myself to be the perfect girl that everyone would appreciate. From the thick eyebrows that no need a pencil, mesmerizing eyes that in a glance someone would hypnotize. A pointed nose, others should be jealous. Red pounted lips that no effort to be touch by tint. To a height and body that would worth a second look by other people. That’s how I visualize the person I want to see in my reflection but the truth I am all opposite of that person. That picture will not even passed as any reflection of mine. Once upon a time, I really don’t care on how I look before going out to school or to our house but when I became teenager, performing in a stage makes me require to be conscious. I am always confident on being in front but, it was once I perform a speech, they cheer me up at first because they know me to be an active student but while speaking in front I notice that they not take a second glance at me that makes me overthink that maybe my speech was not nice at all but when my prof said that the content was worth 97, shock the system of mind and come to my senses where I would have been wrong to be not worth of their eyes as I asked one of my classmates she just answered that I don’t know if its a joke ‘Te, di ka kasi kagandahan’ and that how I started to take an effort before being in front of the crowd. Soon, as I realized I don’t know when will people change this mindset that makes their esteem down. But I hope, we must be contented on who we are and accept it ’cause evedyone is unique in our own way.

  178. 1. Yeah, maybe most of the people are looking at the physical characteristics of a one person and that’s what the article is pointing out. For men???, me as a man, of course yeah, I also look at the physical aspects of the woman coz I’m not denying that it’s the most attractive thing that a guy will consider before he’ll be attracted to a woman, but mens aren’t the all the same. Like me, I also look first at the physical aspects of a woman but what will I considered the most is who she really is because that’s the most attracted thing for me.
    2. I think that I can a comfort a woman who’s suffering in that kind of situation by making her laugh and open to me.

  179. The first part of the paragraph delineates the physical self, where the author described the almost perfect woman that she saw. I think women tends to be conscious of their looks because this is where they get their confidence and because of the judgemental society that we’re in, besides women are expected to be presentable all the time.

    But as a woman, I didn’t care much about my looks but at the very least I still wanted to look presentable when I’m outside. It also became my habit to apply something in my lips because the people around me are always telling me that my lips are so pale that I can pass as one of the dead. I can’t also deny the fact that I also have insecurities. Whenever I watched kdramas or movies I can’t helped but think of how small I am compare to those beautiful girls in the magazines or television. But after some time I stopped belittling myself and learned to embrace every little thing about me because I know that someone out there also thought that I am beautiful for He created me in His own image and He never looks in my appearance but in my heart.

    ACT-183

  180. “She is way far different from me. She will never be me. But, in some way, I dreamed to be like her. Society comes after her…” are the lines that capture the thought of the entry. It gives me realization of how people mostly teens and undergoing adolescence were conscious of how they look. As I grow up, I don’t actually care about how I look or how I dress and act. I do things my way and comfortably, but after I live with my mom, she started to point out clothes that she wanted me to wear and tell me that those are the clothes that I should wear, that is the time I started to be conscious for myself. I wanted to look nice and pleasant to other people, I want them to see me as how my mother wanted to see me, girly. People gets conscious of themselves because of the society we are living in. We let other people set beauty standards, say what is pleasant and unpleasant, what is beautiful and ugly, we forgot to think that people are different in some ways, may it be on how a person look, or how a person act.

  181. Justin James Siazon
    Justin James Siazon

    ACT 184 – “People used to love faces and curves. They are into physical aspects.” Others can relate that statement because some people tend to look to physical aspect. We can’t deny it, we fall, we idolize people that have good looks, coca-cola curves. However, there are people that is not into good looks, they are observing your heart, your inner part, and how good your personality is.

    To be honest, attraction is everywhere, women can attract us even we’re innocent but loving is different and rare. We sometimes feel that attraction is same as love but we’re wrong. Love is patience, and love is kind. We are lucky if someone have this personality. For me, attraction towards women is natural because we appreciate their beauty.

    I will comfort a woman who is suffering anxiety/depression over looks that looks is only necessary for those people that don’t know what beauty is. I will tell to them that they deserve someone who will love them unconditionally.

  182. 1. The article tackles about physical self. Physical Self refers to the body, this marvelous container and complex, finely tuned, machine with which we interface with our environment and fellow beings. At the first paragraph the author emphasizes what an individual have by describing it flawlessly or perfectly that anyone could notice without doing anything just their physical appearance.And,it also described of one ideal girl that everyone wishes to have it. As at this present time, we women are now conscious on how we look. We couldn’t even love and appreciate the way we exist. Physical appearance has a huge impact in the society the beauty you are the higher respect you will receive from others. This also tends us to compare ourselves to others. Setting standards to ourselves just to be acceptable.

    2. As a women, I felt the same with the author. I can’t escape having the thinking of comparing myself to others. What are the things I don’t have while they have on themselves or how they look. Eventhough, I’m satisfied what I have now. There are such things If I have given the chance to change or to evolve it would be my height and have a flawless skin. I believe these also have an huge impact on how you will bring yourself and it would be also helpful to boost your self-confidence. I’ve accepted to no matter what I won’t be able to meet the criteria of people would ever notice. I’ll be just myself and I know that everyone is fearfully and wonderfully made. You don’t have to change. Be the best version of you and embrace your imperfections.

    Javier, Shaivie Rose
    ACT184

  183. They say, life is unfair. Before, i don’t want to believe on that. But growing up and seeing people around me behave, I slowly get disappointed by this emerging fact. At present, people usually base the way they treat or favor someone through their physical appearance. Mind you, on the transport terminal where I get to every day and take my ride home, if you’re a sexy, pretty, young and flawless passenger, you will be first in line— will be prioritized than the rest of the early bird passengers. These women, i call them ‘Senior Citizen Young Gen.’

    That can be an example of how a person’s attractive physical appearance can give favors to her. That usually, these favors are unfair for others.

    “She was the lady everyone likes to see. As I kept on staring at her I noticed that she has slightly big eyes paired with long lashes and a pointed nose, her cheekbones are really attractive and her lips are perfectly shaped, I can’t deny, it is something any man would love to kiss. And when she smiles, you could see the beautiful braces holding her white teeth. She has a great curve as well. You can compare her boobs into a baby’s butt. Her long legs are so flawless that it can make every man drool. Her butt helps her achieve an hourglass body. Her alluring looks never fail to capture the eye of anyone she will pass through. She has a tan skin. And she smells really great. She walks like a model and her elegance was enough to satisfy this world.” This was a part of the article that talks about Physical Self as it has provided a description about a woman’s appearance.

    I think, there are women who are always concious about themselves— that, they would always make sure to have make ups on; maintain their sexy figure; and, to look appealing on the eyes of people around them— because that could add on to their confidence. Well, it is no secret that if you know in yourself that you look good and that others appreciate you, respect and are being nice to you even if they haven’t had a word with you yet and they have just seen your appearance, that really is esteem uplifting.

    In my case, sometimes I get to feel concious about myself too. In fact, there were moments that i get so disappointed by the thought of, of all blessings on earth, why am i blessed with a lot of pimples, chubby body and short height, while, others are blessed with pretty face, appropriate height and unique talents that made them even more attracted for others.

    Well, of course I don’t allow these thoughts to get on my way thoroughly. I always brush them off immediately. But, I still do make sure that whenever I am dealing with other people, I know how to present myself well. Not just my physical self but also my ethical and behavioral attributes. I believe that a person’s physical stance alone can leave an impression of himself to others.

    There are some people, on women especially, who are naturally fancy about their appearance. That, it seemed like they were purposely born to be fashionistas or style-concious.

    But, there are some who just dressed well because they just want to gain attention from others.

    Each of us has our distinct reasons as to why we feel whatever we DO feel about our looks. But whatever it is, what important is, we get to express ourselves on the way we present ourselves to the world.

  184. Part of article that talks about Physical self is the way how the author describe herself and the ideal girl. Women are conscious about how they look to other people because nowadays in this era there are a lot of standards for women to be in like the way how other girl dressed, they became conscious so that they will know if people look like how they look to other girl but sometimes women become conscious so that they won’t be judge by others.
    Something similar about me and the author is she also want to be that girl same as me I want to be like her so that we won’t suffer from judgeful eyes of the society.
    When you’re girl like that people will praise you they won’t judge you because you got every good thing for physical. I also feel sad just like the author because while the other girl got praises and compliment from other there are girls like us that have to compliment ourself and do lot of things just to be look like that.

  185. In a world full of judgemental people, being concious about how we register to others portrayed such big role to who we are today. In the first part of the article it clearly depicts what we totally feel towards our physical aspect. The feeling of consciousness everytime the society makes us feel so is a manifestation of what’s the real reason why it came to existence. The exactness of the words used to described the woman who look so perfectly outside makes the girl feel the other way around which reflects the dilemma some woman onced experienced and most women are still experiencing. It so happen that women are being so conscious about themselves because they are afraid of what other people may think of them and if the society will acknowledge there existence so to speak.

    I am used to not minding what other people may think of me and how they’re going to accept me as a person what is important is that i am being true to myself regardless of the eyes found around me. But that was before. It all changed the moment i step out of my comfort zone, that being comfortable about yourself is not enough for you to fit in the society you are currently in. I started to be more aware of how i look in front of other people not because i want to be remembered like that its just that i want to look more presentable and professional. I held on to the idea that “looks can be really deceiving” that is why im not somewhat affected to the idea of physical self.

    As far as i remember, i haven’t felt that intensity of feeling insecure about myself, how do i look and how people perceive me as human being. Yes i agree that we do really our own flaws and insecurities and most of the time we feel less when we look others a lot more. The comparison will then occur and the feeling of not enough follows. But less is more and all of our flaws and shortcomings makes us beautiful creatures. And as i grow up, i have worked hard to instill in me the values of self respect and acceptance, that we do not have control over to what is ought to happen and what we have now is He’s greatest blessing. All we need to do is appreciate it and make it more beautiful.

    ACT 183

  186. We live in a society that helps you mess your physical health by telling you what you’re supposed to look like. People place a high degree of importance on their looks because we are judged based on our physical appearance. Women tends to wear makeup to hide their insecurities and to make them feel better. They use to follow societies high standards on how women should look. Just like in the article that describe how perfectly carved should be a women’s physical self looks like.

    As a man, seeing a girl with good looks is a ‘plus’. Men are mostly attracted to women because of their beauty but that kind of attraction don’t stay forever, they fade away as beauty fades. Beauty will always be an edge but women’s character will always matter the most. A women’s character can outshine all of her flaws. Men who see how beautiful you heart is, they stick forever and never let it go.

    Women always worry about how they look or how the society will perceive them. That is how anxiety kicks in. Even though our society have a high standard I do still believe that Every women is a true sunshine and special like no other with their imperfections. Telling a woman how beautiful she is, is a great way to console a wounded heart just because of she didn’t meet the high expectations. What ever color, strokes and lines painted on that blank canvas is beautiful because very woman is a work of art that needs to be appreciated by everyone.

    Avellaneda, Neil Bryan V.
    ACT182

  187. This is so very important to us “millenials”. We should accept our imperfections and flaws that makes us better in our life. Learn to love yourself whatever the situation is!

  188. LUCAS, KEZIA DOROTHY D.
    ACT182

    1. The first paragraph talks about the physical self, because it emphasizes the physical attributes of the “perfect person” the author’s talking about. I think women are so conscious about their looks because it affects how the people or the society perceive them. It’s kind of stereotyping. Like, if the girl is pretty, then she is a kind person or any other good attributes. If she’s ugly, then people label her with bad characteristics. Looks are very important in today’s society because it is the first basis or impression you put unto other people.

    To be very honest, I am really conscious about how I look and register to other people. It’s because of my insecurities that made me so conscious. That is why, I use make-up as a form of protection or as a source of confidence. Through that, I gained a little of the feeling of being accepted in this society.

    2. Yes, I have felt that way before. The author actually represents most women out there who are not that confident about how they look or dress. Not too long ago, I was one of them. Those people that wishes to achieve perfection in terms of physical appearance. We strived hard to achieve the “perfection” or let’s say “goal” of being accepted by the society. I did a lot of things just to feel accepted. Tried this and that. Do this and that. Whatever the society wants, I go and try it. Just so I can be accepted. But I have learned that, we shouldn’t do that because we are all different in our own way. We should just go and be who we are. The society just gives the ideals, but we are not obligated to follow those ideals and stereotypes, we can be ourselves and flaunt our differences. Remember that, self-acceptance, self-contentment and self-love, are the three keys to achieve the perfection that we wanted to have.

    HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!!
    #EmpowerWomen

  189. LUCAS, KEZIA DOROTHY D.

    1. The first paragraph talks about the physical self, because it emphasizes the physical attributes of the “perfect person” the author’s talking about. I think women are so conscious about their looks because it affects how the people or the society perceive them. It’s kind of stereotyping. Like, if the girl is pretty, then she is a kind person or any other good attributes. If she’s ugly, then people label her with bad characteristics. Looks are very important in today’s society because it is the first basis or impression you put unto other people.

    To be very honest, I am really conscious about how I look and register to other people. It’s because of my insecurities that made me so conscious. That is why, I use make-up as a form of protection or as a source of confidence. Through that, I gained a little of the feeling of being accepted in this society.

    2. Yes, I have felt that way before. The author actually represents most women out there who are not that confident about how they look or dress. Not too long ago, I was one of them. Those people that wishes to achieve perfection in terms of physical appearance. We strived hard to achieve the “perfection” or let’s say “goal” of being accepted by the society. I did a lot of things just to feel accepted. Tried this and that. Do this and that. Whatever the society wants, I go and try it. Just so I can be accepted. But I have learned that, we shouldn’t do that because we are all different in our own way. We should just go and be who we are. The society just gives the ideals, but we are not obligated to follow those ideals and stereotypes, we can be ourselves and flaunt our differences. Remember that, self-acceptance, self-contentment and self-love, are the three keys to achieve the perfection that we wanted to have.

    HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!!
    #EmpowerWomen

  190. Tago, Louwie Jay M.
    ACT183

    After reading the article, I think the first part of the article depicts the Physical Self wherein the author describes the physical appearance or the physical attributes of another person. But it is saddening to read that the author is concious of her own body by comparing herself to the other person. I may never know why women are so concious about their looks but based on my observations with my girl friends and on my opinion, girls thinks that having an imperfect body or shape will most likely people will judge them or people will dislike them. I think that’s the reason why girls tend to do or achieve things in making their selves pretty or perfect because of the stereotypes and judgements happening in this world.

    For men, how does looks weigh in being attracted to women?
    I do believe that having good looks is one of the qualifications or qualities that we want. Because being presentable has a higher chance of getting the person’s attention. I may not be a fully man but the part of me as a guy can say that guys tend to choose girls who is like a perfect to them, a person that they admire to be with. Well you cannot deny it because they say a guy is a guy but as for me appearance is not everything, it is not all about the looks that we should depend on it is based on how that person fills you heart with happiness. I mean would you rather choose a person that has looks but has a dark attitude or a person that may not be appealing but can make your life fruitful? It is still the true personality of that person matters.

    As a man, how would you console/comfort a woman who is suffering anxiety/depression over looks?
    I know that I cannot personally stop her anxiety over her looks because it is with her hands to fully recover from that anxiety but I know I can help her, If I were to console her, I would simply listen to her and make her realize and believe that she is beautiful the way she is. That everyone is unique in their own. We may have flaws that we are concious about but we can simply make those flaws as our assets. I’ve been bullied many times with my mole but instead to falter I accepted it and make that flaw to flawsome. Acceptance is the key for our better lives. George Orwell once said that “Happiness can exist only in acceptance” Learn to accept what we are, who we are and that is the time we will feel confident to ourselves. Because you and me are beautiful in our own ways.

  191. Christine Sael- ACT185

    1. The first paragraph talks about Physical self. When the author trying to compare her self to someone that has a perfect looks. People especially woman are concious about their looks because in our times, the sexiest body and prettiest faces measures the fame, confidence and respect. For me, I am somehow concious about myself, because the first impression by others last. When we first look or notice people we tend to criticize their looks, how they bring theirself in front of people, how neat they are and so on. I am concious because I don’t want to hear some negative opinions from other people.

    2. Yes, I accept that sometimes I compare my self to someone that I adore or to someone that look likes a perfect one. During my high school graduation pictorial, I was so insecure about my looks and I start to compare my self to some of my classmates. I’m not confident enough to have a pictorial that time because I am afraid of the camera because I know I don’t have a pretty face. But as I realized the only person that told me that I am not pretty was myself. I was infront of the mirror and myself was trying to say that I’m not pretty, I don’t have any attractive eyes, pointed nose or even a perfect lips. I was looking in the mirror and telling myself i am not. But the only question for me, how long it takes to have this insecurities about my physical looks? As a grow and learn to accept differences, I realized how blessed i am because of my simple looks.

  192. 1.) Physical self is about relating to one’s physical appearance that can be directly observed and examined. From the article “A Mirror of Soul” we can see from the first part of it that she is comparing herself to the lady which everyone likes to see. It clearly shows a physical self-concept wherein the Author describes the lady for having an ideal body which anyone craves for. I think that women are so conscious about their looks because we tend to compare ourselves from others. We often forgot that each of us has our own unique beauty because we were blinded by the ideal and standard beauty that the society dictates to us.

    We women have our own different preference on how we can present ourselves comfortably and we have different perspective on having an ideal body. Honestly, I am somehow conscious about my looks especially when I will hang out with other people. It is because we want to be comfortable with others and to gain self-esteem by having a presentable appearance. I sometimes worry how I look and register to other people but at the end of the day I end up not minding what people would say. I always believe that each of us has our own imperfections and insecurities and we can’t control what others would say, but we can control what we can say to ourselves and that is only accepting that “we are beautiful in our own simple way”.

    2.) As a woman, I would admit that I also felt something similar as to what the author of the article is feeling. I still can remember how I brutally compared myself to the person who I looks like in Facebook. This particular girl which we resemble each other according to my friends that we really looks like a sibling or more likely a twin. At first I feel so flattered to be compared to this beautiful and famous girl in social media because she really is an amazing woman for having the ideal beauty and body I wished to have for myself. But as time goes by, as I continuously stalk her and visit her profile for updates, I realized that I am starting to doubt my self-worth and even lose my self-esteem in the process. I sometimes imitate her fashion sense and hairstyle just to make myself believe that our level of beauty is the same. What’s much worst is her life is better than mine in terms of financial stability and realizing that moment, I knew that I cannot be better than her. Insecurity will slowly kill you. I create my own misery just because I always compare myself to that particular girl in which I will never become. She is different from me, and I am just me. Now, I am happy that I overcome that stage and I am no longer comparing myself rather I am accepting myself for being just ME.

  193. TRISHA I. ELLAO
    ACT 182

    The first paragraph of the aricle talks about Physical Self as the author describes a lady. Women are conscious about their looks because nowadays, what matters most to the society is the way how people physically see us. Mostly, women’s appearance is the viewpoint of how they are evaluated by others especially men. They want to gain recognition by simply appreciating them that sometimes becomes their source of confidence. Moreover, as women think that they aren’t look good and whenever they are being compared with other girls, they tend to be insecure and become lack of confidence. There are really times that I become so conscious of how I look like and how others would see me. The reason is I want to be someone with good image just as how my parents raise me. But there are also times wherein I don’t even care of what I look like which usually happens when I am stress and not in mood.

    Same with the author, I have also felt this before. When I was at high school, I was prone of pimples that made me limit myself of doing what other girls can do like applying make up and taking selfies. I was totally lack of confidence back then, thinking that someone is always better than me and people might dislike me. I tried to overcome this, I convinced myself that I may not look beautiful but I I can still excell in other areas. Though I had this feeling on my own, there were people who tried to help me. They have given me advices about skincare and lifted up my mood when I was underestimating myself.

  194. 1. The first paragraph talks about physical self by indicating all the ideal features of the author she want to have. The big pair eyes with long lashes, pointed nose, clear skin, white teeth, perfectly shaped red lips, curves and everything that makes a woman more beautiful to the eyes of the judgemental society. This features is what mostly every girls dream of. There are many reasons why woman often compare theirselves to other woman. Mostly they wanted to gain their self-esteem or just conscious to their physical appearance because most of the people want to achieve the perfect looks they ever wanted. Society judge the people itself. We live in a judgemental society, where people find things that you doesn’t have, to easily drag you down. Actually I’m one of the people who are conscious to how I look like in front of others, because it bothers me a lot when someone is looking at me and I didn’t know what he/she thinking about. Being conscious to how we look like is normal to us because we always want to be presentable enough before facing others. Also the feeling of being uneasy because you know that there’s something wrong in your face, is also one of the reason why woman are conscious about their looks. Thinking that there are millions of people which is more beautiful than you is enough reason to be conscious.
    I liked how the author really explained the perspective and situation of the society nowadays. “Society filled with fake people, fake faces and judgemental citizens…people like me is not accepted. Though, we exist physically… we emotionally wanna disappear. People used to love faces and curves. They are into physical aspects.”, honestly I felt these sentences. It sad but it’s true that we firstly admire looks than other things people have, because it is the first thing people could see on us. Most definitely people could admire strangers by looks.

    2. As a woman, I oftentimes have the similar feelings that the author has. There’s an intances that I’ve been bullied way back in juniorhigh because I am lack of confidence to face other people that I’m not used to. I become more conscious to my physical self because of that. I tried comparing myself to others, escpecially to those they admire. Back then I always think what other people say and think about me. Always thinking the reasons why they don’t like me and what can I do to change their treatment to me. In the end, I’m still clueless why they don’t like me. I’m just sure of one thing that I didn’t have before, it is self-confidence to my physical self. Always having those insecurities before, but now I feel more confident. Being contented of what I have now, because I know now that the most important thing is what is it on the inside and outside appearance is just a bonus.

    ACT183

  195. “She is way far different from me. She will never be me. But, in some way, I dreamed to be like her. Society comes after her….” this are the lines that gives me realization of how people, mostly teenagers gets conscious about one’s self. I grew up wearing clothes that I am comfortable with, when I started living with my Mom, she points out different clothes that she wanted me to wear, which are girly. Still I put my comfy clothes, tho sometimes I was questioned. We live in a society where we let other set standards on how to dress and act, we let society decide what’s beautiful and what is not, what is proper and not that we became conscious on everything that we do.

  196. First part talks about the physical self. Women are so concious about their looks because we live in a society wherein if you are not pretty your feelings aren’t valid. With that, girls tend to be insecure and all because of the standards the society has made up. Society became so fucked up. Even me is concious about how I look and how I register to people ever since I have had traumatic experiences. I get insecure and anxious when I see other girls or when people stare at me, or even just look.

    I understand and feel what the author feels. Most of the time, I always dream to be someone who is beautiful. There are times when I wish to be one of those VS Angels or be like Kendall Jenner because maybe if I looked good, maybe, just maybe… the person I love wouldn’t get ashamed of me.

  197. Erika Yvette Lopez
    Erika Yvette Lopez

    The first paragraph in the article talks about Physical Self because it mentions all the physical characteristics of a girl. I think, women are so self-conscious about their looks is because they lack that self confidence and they are very afraid that people might judge them because of how they look. It is also because the standard that the society have been putting on us. That a women will be beautiful if they are skinny and the like. Women became so self conscious because they want to meet the standards of the society which are not really right, because God created us differently, we are beautiful in our own little way.
    I can say that I am conscious of how I look, because in some way, I don’t want to offend people because of how I look. I don’t want others to judge me based on how I look. I don’t want them to misinterpret my personality because of my physical features. But, as the time goes by, I came to learn (and still learning) that I shouldn’t be, of course I should not stop working on my physical appearance but, I should not forget and prioritize first inner self. I should first change my mindset. So that I can love myself even more.
    Of course, everytime I’m watching YouTube videos or just scrolling in my Instagram feed, I would always wish to have the same face and same body like them, so that all the clothes that I want to wear will fit me. I won’t stop scrolling and watching until I lose all the confidence left in my body. Until, I’ve tried not eating, I’ve almost tried every crazy thing that will make me skinny but it just doesn’t work. Right now, I’m currently trying to love myself and work on my inner beauty.

  198. Macnell Joseph Panlaqui
    Macnell Joseph Panlaqui

    The first paragraph of the article portrays the physical self. The author describes the person on how beautiful she is. I think woman are concerned about their looks because they think/look on other girls beauty. We all know that girls want to look beautiful/good so they become conscious of their looks. For me, looks doesn’t matter at all because the beauty within matters the most. Being a simple girl and having a good attitude can capture a man’s heart. And also just a kalog girl will do ?. If I were suddenly given a task to console/comfort a woman who is suffering anxiety/depression over looks, I will hug her because hug has a huge role on absorbing the sadness in her heart and also show her that you understand their feelings and ease the deepening of her own problem. Lastly, I will motivate her and tell her that don’t blame yourself for how you look because it was given to you as a gift and just smile because smiling can make people shine.

    ACT 184

  199. On the first part of the article it describes the physical self. The overall physical aspect of a woman that every man will love. Women are so concious about how they look with other people because the society build their own basis on how the woman should be presented in the society. They are afraid to be judged by the other people.
    As a woman, I am concious in my cleanliness. Of how should I presented/look myself with other people. But I don’t really gave care about my physical aspect, I just let myself to be who I want to be. I don’t need to change myself for other people. If I want to change myself, it is for me. Not for other people. I am confident enough that they’ve known me for who I really am. I presented my self as a woman with manners and I don’t care if they’ll judge me through my physical appearance because everyone will still have their own comment even if I gave my best not to be judged by other people.

    2. I have that one experience. Me wondering things like what if I have curves that everyman like? Have the smoothest skin, beautiful face, and best in everything. I am wondering and putting myself into the person that I really want to be. But that was when I was younger. But as I aged, things changed. I am starting to discover the things about my self that I didn’t know yet. Appreciating what God offered and gave me. Maturing on everydecions that I have encountered. As a woman it’s very natural for us to look for more self attributes but you should not feel like you’re not good and don’t excel on everything. You can still processed the things that you want to achieve just learn to appreciate the things that you already have.

    Ogawa, Edsel Anne B.
    ACT181

  200. Maecy Chandy Santos
    Maecy Chandy Santos

    With just reading the first paragraph, and how the author describes the woman she envies, I could obviously notice that it talks about the physical self. In my opinion, being conscious about ourselves is a result of how the society gives more importance to physical appearances, the socially constructed notion that physical attractiveness is one of women’s most important assets, and something all women should strive to achieve and maintain.
    To be honest, I’m also conscious about how I look. I can’t go out without putting a face powder or liptint because I want to look presentable. I don’t think it’s wrong to do such things like this because it’s how we could present ourselves in front of other people.
    As a woman, I have already felt the same way as the author in the article. Back when I was in highschool, there’s a screening for our upcoming JS Prom and I was one of the chosen candidate for the screening. But sadly, I wasn’t chose to be part of the pageant. I started to compare myself to others. I thought that maybe I’m not enough, and maybe I’m not pretty enough. But as days go by, I have learned to care for myself more. I learned to love myself more and embrace what I have. We just need to believe in our own beauty and that being confident could also make us beautiful. What matters the most is our personality. Our attitude is something that can’t be hide by make ups and can’t be cure of any skin care products.

    Maecy Chandy G. Santos
    ACT184

  201. On the article written, the part that talks about physical self is the first part or the first paragraph. Where in it defined how a girl looked like or how the term of a perfect girl looks like to her. The author describes how beautiful and how a girl wanted to be just like that pretty girl. Women tends to be concious of how they look because of what they hear from other people. Sometimes they will hear, ah you have dark skin color, oh you don’t have pointy nose or even why is your skin so imperfect. Those are some examples of the things women heared from other people that’s why they tend to be concious about their looks. The society defined the word beauty in a physical way that sometimes when you don’t meet that kind of looks, you will not be called beautiful. I wouldn’t deny that there are really times that i am so conscious of how i look and how other people see me. Yes, sometimes it brings my self esteem down, but also it boosts my confidence. For me, it’s like sometimes, what other people will say is important and it’s like if you’re pretty you will be accepted and loved by the people around you.

    Yes, i also felt insecurities. I also felt that i wanted to have that perfect body, that fair skin color, pointed nose, even a flawless skin. I wanted to have that kind of definition most of us knows. Whenever i see a girl, who has a fit body who can even wear anything she wants without having a problem of her size, i tend to get jelous. Sometimes, i will say, i hope i also have that kind of body because i also wanted to wear clothea that i want without having a problem about my size. Also, when i see women from social media who has nice skin and almost a perfect face, i would question that why am i not like them, or can i be like them. But of course, even though i don’t have the looks of beauty the society defines, i know that i am fearfully and wonderfully made by our Creator. It doesn’t even matter if other people see you as beautiful or not, because what really matters is your love for yourself and of course the people around you who loves you.

    Labayne, Grace Joy
    ACT-184

  202. Ma. Alcyra Aira M. Santos
    ACT 184

    For my opinion, the whole article depicts or implies the idea of Physical self. I think the part which emphasizes the idea of it is when the author is describing the ideal girl’s physical features. As being quote, “she has a slightly big eyes paired with long lashes and a pointed nose, her cheekbones are really attractive and her lips are perfectly shaped”. She describes the girl similarly close to perfection and the author somehow romanticizes the idea of being physically beautiful.

    I think it is a natural tendency of not only women but also men to look and compare themselves to other people. As for me, there are numerous, even countless times where I questioned myself just because of my physical appearance. I often check myself in the mirror just to make sure if I look “okay”. Back to the days where in I was still in Junior High School, I don’t give a damn if I have pale lips, messy hair and such but when I graduated everything changes. Senior High School became an eye-opener to me of how other people treat each other based on physical appearance. I witnessed of how well-treated beautiful girls are and what the other average-looking girls do? They learned how to put those freaking foundations and lipstick just to fit in with those standards. Pretty bad, I was one of those girls who needs to fit in.

    As I’ve mentioned, I also experienced what the author is trying to convey. There a lot of times where anxiety kicks in and slap you with the idea that you aren’t good enough. I experience crying up to sleep thinking of how big my nose is, those scars that I have, scattered pimples in my skin and such. We always tend to give other people the right to affect our way of thinking in regards to ourselves and that is totally abusive. We always value what might other people think of us even though we know that what they say doesn’t define us as human beings. It’s easy for other people to say ” just ignore what they say”, “don’t let them affect you” and similar supposed-to-be-motivational phrases but the truth is it’s not easy as its sounds. They don’t know how it feels to be eyed from head to toe clearly being judged by other people. They have no idea of how fucked up the society’s standards for an individual to fit in.

    Just like what I mentioned in my previous blogs, what matters to me the most today is self-love. Those experiences taught me that the only way to overcome those insecurities is to give yourself a credit and to make yourself believe that you matter. I admit, there are a lot of times where I start to feel good about being me then a scenario pops up where I questioned myself again and I need to rebuild again the foundation that I had. It’s not an easy process but with God’s grace and the love of those few people around me, I know there will come a time that I won’t have to compare myself anymore and to learn that I’m actually good enough.

  203. Ma. Alcyra Aira M. Santos
    ACT 184

    For my opinion, the whole article depicts or implies the idea of Physical self. I think the part which emphasizes the idea of it is when the author is describing the ideal girl’s physical features. As being quote, “she has a slightly big eyes paired with long lashes and a pointed nose, her cheekbones are really attractive and her lips are perfectly shaped”. She describes the girl similarly close to perfection and the author somehow romanticizes the idea of being physically beautiful.

    I think it is a natural tendency of not only women but also men to look and compare themselves to other people. As for me, there are numerous, even countless times where I questioned myself just because of my physical appearance. I often check myself in the mirror just to make sure if I look “okay”. Back to the days where in I was still in Junior High School, I don’t give a damn if I have pale lips, messy hair and such but when I graduated everything changes. Senior High School became an eye-opener to me of how other people treat each other based on physical appearance. I witnessed of how well-treated beautiful girls are and what the other average-looking girls do? They learned how to put those freaking foundations and lipstick just to fit in with those standards. Pretty bad, I was one of those girls who needs to fit in.

    As I’ve mentioned, I also experienced what the author is trying to convey. There a lot of times where anxiety kicks in and slap you with the idea that you aren’t good enough. I experience crying up to sleep thinking of how big my nose is, those scars that I have, scattered pimples in my skin and such. We always tend to give other people the right to affect our way of thinking in regards to ourselves and that is totally abusive. We always value what might other people think of us even though we know that what they say doesn’t define us as human beings. It’s easy for other people to say ” just ignore what they say”, “don’t let them affect you” and similar supposed-to-be-motivational phrases but the truth is it’s not easy as its sounds. They don’t know how it feels to be eyed from head to toe clearly being judged by other people. They have no idea of how fucked up the society’s standards for an individual to fit in.

    Just like what I mentioned in my previous blogs, what matters to me the most today is self-love. Those experiences taught me that the only way to overcome those insecurities is to give yourself a credit and to make yourself believe that you matter. I admit, there are a lot of times where I start to feel good about being me then a scenario pops up where I questioned myself again and I need to rebuild again the foundation that I had. It’s not an easy process but with God’s grace and the love of those few people around me, I know there will come a time that I won’t have to compare myself anymore and to learn that I’m actually good enough.

  204. Christian Versola
    Christian Versola

    The first paragraph talks about physical self. We live in the society where there are judgemental people and women gets concious about it. Men have standards on choosing what girl they want to date. But not all men are atractted on the physical self of the women. I’m not straight that’s why I don’t know what the real men sees on a women. We’re living in the society where every people have standards when it comes to physical appearance. Because of the advertisement like magazines and commercial seeing the standard of a woman’s body and beauty, girls tends to become one of that standard that society wants. Some women are very agressive on losing weight and tends to depress themselves and because of that some women suffers from anorexia. They strive to become one of them and they cannot contain their selves. Most of men now a days looks in the physical appearance of the women. Beautiful face, and an hour glass like body are the weighs of the men when they are attracted to a women. It is not the same anymore in the past and now a days it is like once in a blue moon to see a guy who falls in love not on the physical appearance of a women. I don’t envy men who falls inlove in the physical appearance of a women. Whatever you will say, we are all attracted first on the physical appearance of a person. How will you fall inlove to someone when in the first place you didn’t know what she like?

    I am not a person like who gives advices to someone. But for a women who suffers depression because of striving harder to become one. I can only say to stop hating yoursref and becomes depress over looks. Learn to love your self. Love every flaws you have and lastly, love your own body. We have a unique personality and we don’t need to fit in to become one of them. Don’t let yourself to regret on something in the end. Try to look on the positive side of yourself. You are not ugly, you are not fat, YOU ARE YOU! Don’t try to be one of them. JUST BE THE BEST VERSION OF YOU.

    ACT 183

  205. From the very beginning, the article tackled every aspect of physical self. Truly, every women has a standard for herself, each of us dreamt of being the best version. We, women always feel conscious about our appearance, whether how we look, dress and walk. The moment I feel safe from judgement of the society is when my scars and flaws are concealed with makeup. That’s me, there’s nothing wrong on enhancing such appearance.

    I have this ideal self, a combination of all the qualities I aspire and admire the most that I want to be. Just like the author of this article , she looks up to the perfect version of a girl, which I also do. There will always a one person who I wanted to be, from the one I saw on social media, television or even in magazine. I like to surround myself with images on Pinterest and Instagram of beautiful ladies, how they look was somehow my dream yet it may seem unrealistic and impossible but then, I realized that no two bodies and face are exactly alike, there’s no “right” way to be beautiful. Just be you, you want to enhance your physical appearance? Don’t be afraid to apply small amount of makeup maybe it’ll boost your self esteem. Not everyone is born with total body confidence, but part of the journey is the realizing that everyone have insecurities. Remember there’s always someone out there to love that one thing you’re most insecure about.

    ACT 183

  206. The first paragraph talks about Physical self. Well it is not just women, most of us are conscious about how we look to others propably because we want to be beautiful and presentable, plus when we feel that we satisfy what we want them to see us it gives us self esteem to face fears in encountering people.

    Ofcourse, I’m concern on how people would judge me when they saw me. But personally, I think it is mainly for self satisfaction, I take care of myself because I want to and because It’s my self and my body and there are no other people except of me that gives the authority to take care of myself as much as I do and I will do the things that will improve my physical self not because of what other people dictates me to do so but because it helps me to grow as an individual person.

    Ofcourse there are instances that I’d get self-conscious because of what the society imply in the definition of being beautiful. People will treat you base on your appearance, ofcourse they will prioritize you. But in the end what matters most is self love because no one will ever prioritize yourself as much as yourself.

    We should quit judging each other for the differences we have and the standards of the society that even up to now implied, much better if we respect each other for who we are and how each of us cope up with the differences. If we open our eyes on the facts that we have different flaws and personality then someday, these standards and judgments will change.

  207. Ma. Alcyra Aira M. Santos
    ACT 184

    For my opinion, the whole article depicts or implies the idea of Physical self. I think the part which emphasizes the idea of it is when the author is describing the ideal girl’s physical features. As being quote, “she has a slightly big eyes paired with long lashes and a pointed nose, her cheekbones are really attractive and her lips are perfectly shaped”. She describes the girl similarly close to perfection and the author somehow romanticizes the idea of being physically beautiful.

    I think it is a natural tendency of not only women but also men to look and compare themselves to other people. As for me, there are numerous, even countless times where I questioned myself just because of my physical appearance. I often check myself in the mirror just to make sure if I look “okay”. Back to the days where in I was still in Junior High School, I don’t give a damn if I have pale lips, messy hair and such but when I graduated everything changes. Senior High School became an eye-opener to me of how other people treat each other based on physical appearance. I witnessed of how well-treated beautiful girls are and what the other average-looking girls do? They learned how to put those freaking foundations and lipstick just to fit in with those standards. Pretty bad, I was one of those girls who needs to fit in.

    As I’ve mentioned, I also experienced what the author is trying to convey. There a lot of times where anxiety kicks in and slap you with the idea that you aren’t good enough. I experience crying up to sleep thinking of how big my nose is, those scars that I have, scattered pimples in my skin and such. We always tend to give other people the right to affect our way of thinking in regards to ourselves and that is totally abusive. We always value what might other people think of us even though we know that what they say doesn’t define us as human beings. It’s easy for other people to say ” just ignore what they say”, “don’t let them affect you” and similar supposed-to-be-motivational phrases but the truth is it’s not easy as its sounds. They don’t know how it feels to be eyed from head to toe clearly being judged by other people. They have no idea of how fucked up the society’s standards for an individual to fit in.

    Just like what I mentioned in my previous blogs, what matters to me the most today is self-love. Those experiences taught me that the only way to overcome those insecurities is to give yourself a credit and to make yourself believe that you matter. I admit, there are a lot of times where I start to feel good about being me then a scenario pops up where I questioned myself again and I need to rebuild again the foundation that I had. It’s not an easy process but with God’s grace and the love of those few people around me, I know there will come a time that I won’t have to compare myself anymore and to learn that I’m actually good enough.

  208. The first part of the article already showed the physical self of a person. The author described a girl who is almost perfect based on her observation, “she has slightly big eyes paired with long lashes and a pointed nose…” this line indicates only that the author has insecurities- physical features that she does not possess. She pointed out in the last part of the article that she cannot be the girl she was describing and by saying that, it only means that she wanted to be pretty just like the girl.

    I think the reason behind women being conscious about their looks is they think having a good physical appearance will help women to establish other people’s good impression of them and that that they have to be beautiful to be accepted by others which is wrong because physical appearance should never be the basis of accepting a person. To be honest, I get conscious of how I look sometimes because I know it is evident that in society, giving respect to people depends on whether they look respectable or not. However, it is still more important to have good personal hygiene rather than have a good look.

    ACT183

  209. The first paragraph of the article talks about the physical self when the author describes the physical aspect of the women and how the woman with that kind of physical features is accepted by society. I think women is conscious about their self because they knew that in order for them to be accepted by the society they must firt meet the standard which is like how the author describe the women at the first paragraph. For me, I am sometimes conscious about how I look to other people. If I look presentable to them. If my hair was okay. If I do not look pale, like that.
    There are times that I felt what the author felt. Especially when I’m with my girl friends. Like all of them looks good. Their eyebrows are on fleek. They all look amazing while me I look like a potato.

    ACT183

  210. SAPA, RHIA F.
    ACT 184
    The whole article talks about physical self, particularly the first paragraph when the author described her physical ideal self. Each and everyone of us have our own insecurities, insecurities that triggers our self consciousness. I think, we, women are so conscious about our looks we have these standards that we set on ourselves. Standards that we must achieve for us to feel the fulfillment. As a woman, I am also conscious on how do I look and what would be the impression of other people towards me. And this is because I am worried and I am afraid to be judged in terms of my physical attributes. I am worried on what would other people say on how do I look especially now that I am already a teenager and is expected to be knowledgeable in taking care of my self properly. As a college girl, every time I go to school, or whenever I see other girls at my age, I automatically compare my self to that girl. And at that very moment, my insecurities blows up, and be conscious on my look.

    Before and until now, I still feel the same way the author feels about her self. I remember when I was in high school and I have a crush, but sadly, that guy likes another girl. Funny, but that time, my feelings was very hurt that I compared my self to that girl. She’s tall and I’m not, she has a pointed nose, while I have a flat one, also, she has a lighter skin than mine. I was hurt that I questioned my self worth, and the low self confidence that I have became lower and lower. But now that I know how to take care of my physical self, and began to be conscious on how do I look, I know now the value of my self worth. Till then, I also realized that being so conscious on our self may lead us into our improvement and particularly development of our physical self.

  211. Physical Self is the concrete dimension, the tangible aspect of the person that can be directly observed and examined. In the first paragraph of the article, the author emphazises what a person can have, a women rather. The first paragraph refers to the Physical self wherein the physical appearance of the another person has been described by the author. For me, women are mostly conscious about their looks simply because of our insecurities. Whenever we see someone who look greater than us, it makes us feel humilated, feel so ugly and everything. We became insecure, and that’s where we start to compare ourselves to other people, which is a bit saddening because it shouldn’t be that way. Along the way, I’ve come to realize that I have to accept everything about myself, in order for me to overcome my insecurities, and not to feel bad and so conscious on how I look.

    As a woman, I must say that, Yes, I have felt something similar as to what the author of the article is feeling. It was then, whenever I meet someone who look so great, so beautiful, so simple and elegant at the same time. Whenever I see someone who has great complexion, proportioned face structure to the body, pointed nose, everything that is opposite to what I have. I felt bad about it. I compare my self to them, and there was a time that I even pitied myself for what I have. Little did I know, it was a bit of my fall, and when I’m about to stand up, I realized, I am myself. I am what I am. I am what I have. And I am unique in my own ways. I can be someone that I, myself, can be proud of. I don’t need to change myself just to satisfy the bad feelings I had, rather, I accepted my flaws, I accepted myself and be a better version of myself.

  212. De Villa, Kim Carlo M.
    ACT183
    1. The first part of the article shows Physical self as it describe the girl’s physical appearance. For me, women are so conscious about their looks because our society set standards on how the attractive and beautiful women should be, and they want to be it not because they only want it but because they need it to be not judged and to be accepted by others. As a man, physical attributes is not a big deal for me to be attracted to a women. I believe that every women has their own unique beauty and has own way on how should they carry and be proud of it. I am more attracted to women who is wiser, kind and has a humble attitude. It’s a combo when that women has also a perfect look that most of the guys admired.
    2. The only way that I can help the woman suffering from anxiety/depression on ther looks is by listening and giving some motivational and eye-opening thoughts. By this, I can help her to reflect and think of what is the real value of her looks. That she doesn’t have to compare her looks to others because she have her own unique beauty and she must be proud of it.

  213. Marie Anne Louise F. Nalaunan
    Marie Anne Louise F. Nalaunan

    The article ” A mirror of soul” talks about all the physical attributes that any woman dreamt of having. It describes all the attributes that any person would notice once he/she looks at you for the first time. Every women, has their own insecurities and I think it is inevitable for us to avoid feeling this way, given of our social environment – who are rich in being a judgemental person. What’s wrong of being fat? What’s wrong of having no curves? As far as I know, there is no one living here that are perfect. We are created for us to become perfect rather we are existing for us to value what we have and what others have.

    As I reach this age, I would not deny that I also feel conscious of how people look at me. Of what would people say on how I look today, on how I walk or talk. At first, I was getting affected to this. I started to do things that I know that people would not make it a big deal. I am beginning to lose my confidence. I am beginning to change myself to please other people. But at the end of the day, at the end of every lesson in our class, as I go to bed at night. Reality will always be there, that you could not please everybody, rather, learn to be contented of who you are and let the people know you because of you not just because you want to please them. Don’t let others judge you by your physical attributes or even you social or emotional state. Instead show to them that no matter what they say about you, you will always held your head up high and walk with a confidence and a smile.

    Marie Anne Louise F. Nalaunan
    ACT181

  214. The first paragraph of the article says that we are wonderful in our own way. Our own physical self, the author said that we should proud of who we are. Women are so curious to themself ofcourse to look good for us men.

    For me as a men, I am so very conscious to my weight ofcourse to be physically and mentally fit. And to have a good body ofcourse. Some other women like men who are muscular.

    As a men, I will comfort the women and says that the beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Every girls has its own uniqueness and beauty. Be proud of who you are.

  215. ACT185

    In the article, Physical Self was portray on the first paragraph, the author describes how beautiful and flawless the girl was and basically the author describes the girl’s physical attributes and physical characteristics; the teeth, the pointed nose, the tan skin and etc.

    Men usually or mostly look at girls by their appearance. Because at first glance, the physical characteristic is the one that youre gonna look at. Even if you dont know her you will see already her physical attributes. As a men, I think that physical characteristics or good looks comes in second. Because good looks wont do you any good, I am attracted to women by their smiles and the way they talk and the way they behave. Not just by the looks. Its really important for me to know what is the girl’s inside beauty before her outside characteristics because we know that you can change how you look but you cannot change who you really are.

    With a women having a problem about her looks, I can comfort/console her through talking things out. I will make him realize that each and everyone of us have our own beauty. Each and everyone of us is unique. Each and everyone of us have its own characteristic. So if you have problem regarding to your look, why wont you look at yourself first? Cant you see that you are beautiful in your own ways? It doesnt matter how people look at you, it doesnt matter what people say about you. The important thing is that you must have confidence on yourself and believe that everyone of us have looks thats hiding within ourselves. We cannot change how others look at us but we can change how we look at ourselves. Remember that Physical Self can change overtime but the beauty within you is the one that is constant and if you recognize that beauty, I think that you really are beautiful yourself.

  216. The first paragraph of the article talks about the perfect physical self a woman can have based on the society’s standard. Women are very conscious when it comes to looks because having a beautiful aura makes a woman feel confident about herself and of course improving one’s look is making a statement of part of the entirety of you.

    As a woman, I always am conscious of how I look and how others see my appearance. Being a college girl, looking presentable is a must. I always put colors like makeup to bring color to my face and dress fashionably to make my confidence boosts. I ain’t pretty nor sexy, but I still want to look good not because the society told me so, but to enhance the natural beauty of being a woman.

    There were times that I felt the author’s feelings. I can’t just stop comparing myself to others who have nearly-perfect life and beauty. Those times, I stopped wearing makeup, stopped taking photos and even stopped looking so long in the mirror, I pity myself for not having the looks and bills. I am disgusted the way I look. But looking back now, I realized that I am not ugly, the society is. I learned to love myself and accept who I am, and God showed me that he created everything with His own beauty.

    ACT183

  217. The part in the article that talks about physical self is when the woman (author) started describing the physical aspects/appearance of the other woman whom people adore the most.
    Women are so conscious about looks because we think it is the solely way of getting attention, affection, and receiving love from people around us. As a woman, yes I am somehow conscious of how I look and be registered to others in a way that I can show my true self to them. The reason is because I want them to be true to me as well, inside and out. For me, having good looks plus good heart is the most attractive person ever.

    As a woman, I’ve felt something similar as what the author is feeling. Say for instance, being a k-drama fan girl. I really want and tried to copy how my Korean idol look like. There are times that I got my hair cut the way her hair was. I tried working out my body to achieve her body figure. In short, I wanted to become like her.

  218. The whole article depicts physical self because of physical attributes the author describing about herself and the other lady she was comparing in herself. I think we, women are so conscious about our looks, how we moves, and how we register or communicate to other people because of the stigma and the society taught us that women traits and attitude must be like these and if not that’s already abnormal and unacceptible and being labeled in society as different.

    As a woman, I always thought that it is normal for me to feel insecure for the things I don’t have like flat stomach, flawless skin, beautiful hair and many more. As I scroll more in facebook and see more pictures of beautiful women around the globe little by little my confidence is starting to fade. But you know at the end of the day I still believe that we all have different type of beauty. We must empower every woman to stand up and encourage them that society must not limit them or make them inferior and labeled or insecure for who they are and what they are, what important is they have a heart to help and beautiful smile to face the world.

  219. ACT 183

    The first paragraph discussed about the physical self of the woman she saw that day. Women tend to be conscious on what they look because they thought that people would judge them based on their looks. For instance, if I wear too much make up then people would tell that I am a prostitute or a clown. If I will not wear make up, then people would say that I’m plain and a “manang”. Women are sometimes conscious since people are in-born judgemental. They judge everything and anything.

    I remember myself from the author. I experienced it. I was conscious and insecure to the women that I see everyday before. I changed my style because I was fond of their own fashion to the point that sometimes, I got uncomfortable because of my chosen style and then I’ve realized that it wasn’t me. I wasn’t comfortable because this wasn’t my style. I realized that if I will notice their opinions and my insecurity then I will surely be lost on track. This ain’t me. And so now, I am enjoying just wearing a plain shirt, pants or shorts and sneakers. This is how I dress and how I style myself. And I am truly proud of it.

  220. 1. I am a woman and I am well aware of how the society compare a woman to another. The society treats women differently according to looks, that is why women are forced to change theirselves, physical appearance, to be accepted and to be recognized by people. Every women has their own unique beauty, not everyone sees it because the beauty I am talking about is from the heart. People only sees ‘beautiful’ from the physical appearance of a woman and not in the heart. Women’s are trying to raise their own standards to get or catch up to the standard the society has; round eyes, pointed nose, rosy cheeks, etc. And so do I, as a teenager, I sometimes wanted to be praised by other people because it felt really great when someone appreciates your beauty and tells it directly to you. Being called ‘beautiful’ or ‘cute’ really boosts my confidence and it really helps me to avoid enviousness and insecurities with other women.
    2. Yes. It cannot be avoided because I am also a woman. In this society, there are many types of women. And I cannot deny that there are times that I am comparing myself to other women and tried to copy them. I wasn’t satisfied with the looks and beauty I have, when I see my reflection in the mirror, I asked ‘Why am I not like them?’ And so I tried so hard to change myself, my body and even my attitude. But that was before I realised that I am not being my self anymore. So to all women out there, your looks does not define who you are, your attitude is.

  221. The woman or the author simply describes someone who is perfect in her eyes and for everybody, while comparing herself with that woman and enumerate things that they differ. Honestly speaking, I think all women are conscious about how they look, I mean all people can be. Who would not? Every one wants to hear something good about themselves and opinion from people who surrounds them, that’s what I believe.

    As a woman, I appreciate all the woman I interact with since I believe that each one of us is unique in our own way. I accept my flaws, the things that I can and can’t change. Regarding the author’s post, no I don’t feel that kind of point of view regarding other girls. I strongly believe that even though most of the population admires that kind of beauty in the post, I still know that also most of the people appreciate girls even with their flaws and simplicity. We are all one of a kind, we just have to accept our flaws, leave it or take care of it.

  222. Palermo, Ma. Bernadette M.
    ACT 185

    “…I noticed that she has slightly big eyes paired with long lashes and a pointed nose, her cheekbones are really attractive and her lips are perfectly shaped, I can’t deny, it is something any man would love to kiss.” In this article, “A Mirror Soul” it generally talks about a woman who feel so insecure about herself specifically on her physical aspects. The author started to describe her ideal woman, a lady who will be loved by the society. In which way far from a kind of woman she is – a woman who has curiosity when it comes on herself. We couldn’t deny the reality that there are existing people that would judge you based on your looks. Because of this, women tend to build insecurities on themselves because in today’s society, people would adore you for having such pretty physical aspects. There would be a greater chance that people will come and make friends with you.

    This article shows some worst parts of me on having a lot of insecurities on my physical aspects. Way back then, I was bullied by my childhood friends for having tiny hair, it’s like you can count my hair on your own hands. Unlike them, they have smooth and silky hair. I am always wishing that I hope I had pretty hair so I can tied up my hair pretty well. But, I’m used to it. I endured all the hurtful things they’ve said about my tiny hair.

    I’ve been in my point of my life that I’ve cried a lot for not having good looks for someone to like me back. During my junior high, I had a crush into someone for years. I was bullied by his own brother for having feelings for him. People says that he was too handsome for me. I, being called the ugly girl because I don’t dress up pretty clothes and my skin color is darker than him.

    Through the years, I’ve learned to embrace all my insecurities and become the best version of myself today. We all want to be the ideal version of us – to be loved by many. But how would we become the best version of ourselves if we always compare ourselves on the physical appearance of the other people? I believe that we should first embrace our flaws because every people is unique. In connection with this, people would love us for being true to ourselves.

  223. Based on the article, there were a lot of parts where it talked about physical self, such as when the author talked about the attributes of an attractive girl and then later compared with the attributes of an ordinary girl. To be honest, I am really conscious of how I look because we live in a country where people will judge you easily based on your physical appearance. I don’t want to be judged, which is why I always make sure that I look presentable whenever I go outside. I also believe that being presentable and attractive to other people’s eyes are needed nowadays, because as I’ve said earlier, people will not accept you that easily if you can’t give them what is appealing in their sight.

    There was a time where I compared myself to other girls because I feel like I’m not pretty enough, which is the reason why I learned how to do my own make-up, bought make-up products, whitening products, skin care products and a lot more. I also didn’t eat that much because I didn’t want to gain weight and I also did some exercises back then because I wanted to have a good body shape. But I realized that these are all wrong, because just by doing these things, we just prove that the system of society is right. It’s not wrong to look beautiful in other people’s eyes, what is wrong is if we forget who we are.

  224. When I read this article, I instantly realized that she was describing her ideal physical self. She’s describing how she wants to look like and what she dreams to be. Women are conscious about how they look because nowadays, people judge their clothing, hair, makeup, and bodies. Women are afraid for not meeting the expectations of the society — that’s why they are really trying hard to meet those expectations.

    As a woman, I’m also conscious about how I look because I really think that every woman should care about how she looks if she wants to realize a comfortable level of success and self-sufficiency. If I don’t dress up nicely, then a lot of people might think that I don’t care about myself. I also think that people are first judged by their physical attributes and clothing is an important part of it. Dressing well is respecting ourselves and our body.

    Yes, there were times that I felt the feelings of the author. I compared myself to other people and I felt insecure. In this society we are living in, people judge each other by the external look rather than taking a deep look and knowing who we really are. So, we sometimes, we have to accept that and act accordingly because of what society expects of us. But I also realized that each of us is unique and has specific talents and abilities to offer. So, we should stop comparing ourselves to others. We must accept and love the real us.

  225. The first paragraph of the article “A Mirror of Soul” talks about physical attributes where the author describe what she want to be. I think why women are conscious about their look because they are lacking of confidence, their afraid to called “manang”, “panget”, and “dugyot” thats why they always look at the mirror to look presentable and not degraded by the other people. Also women have a lot insecurities of their body. I think I’m not really conscious about how do I look or even with my dresses because I’m not really into a girly thing such make ups and prosthetic in face. I don’t care of what people say about me what matters here is that I do not trample people.

    Yes, I can relate to the author because sometimes I imagine myself what if I’m slim? What if I’m pretty? What if my skin is white? What if I’m sexy? I live in judgmental society and I’m eaten by my insecurities. But still don’t judgements eaten by you, hence you should be proud of yourself, love yourself, be contented of what you have and just embrace it because what really matters is how would you socialise with other people.

  226. From the beginning of this article it already talked about physical self. According to what I read the author said that the society are the one who dictate what is the real meaning of beauty. There’s a high standard of being called beautiful that’s why a lot of girls undergo plastic surgery and buy a lot of beauty products. Women are so conscious about their looks because they believe that their looks will reflect to what people may think to them it is like a mirror of their identity.

    Yes, as a woman I’m conscious about how I look because I don’t like people to stare at my face like I did something wrong to them. I want them to see me at my best and that look or impression will last to them.

    As a women I sometimes felt insecure when I see someone who is more pretty, whiter and taller than me just like what the author of the article felt. I felt there’s still something missing about myself. I felt the instance that the author said that “She was the lady every one likes to see” well that’s not me the author also said that “she is way different from me. She will never be me. I dreamed to be like her. Society likes her”. I felt that because of a lot of plastic faces a lot of girls feel insecure and feels that they are not belong to the society because if you are ugly you are just no one but if you have a booty like nicki minaj and a boobs with a big size you are beautiful. Well what will I expect today. People are into physical aspects.

  227. When I read this article, I instantly realized that she was describing her ideal physical self. She’s describing how she wants to look like and what she dreams to be. Women are conscious about how they look because nowadays, people judges their clothing, hair, makeup, and bodies. Women are afraid for not meeting those expectations — that’s why they are really trying hard to meet the expectations from the society.

    As a woman, I’m also conscious about how I look because I really think that every woman should care about how she looks if she wants to realize a comfortable level of success and self-sufficiency. If I don’t dress up nicely, then a lot of people might think that I don’t care about myself. I also think that people are first judged by their physical attributes and clothing is an important part of it. Dressing well is respecting ourselves and our body.

    Yes, there were times that I felt the feelings of the author. I compared myself to other people and I felt insecure. In this society we are living in, people judge each other by the external look rather than taking a deep look and knowing who we really are. So, we sometimes, we have to accept that and act accordingly because of what society expects of us. But I also realized that each of us is unique and has specific talents and abilities to offer. So, we should stop comparing ourselves to others. We must accept and love the real us.

  228. When I read this article, I instantly realized that she was describing her ideal physical self. She’s describing how she wants to look like and what she dreams to be. Women are conscious about how they look because nowadays, people judge their clothing, hair, makeup, and bodies. Women are afraid for not meeting those expectations from the society — that’s why they are really trying hard to meet the expectations.

    As a woman, I’m also conscious about how I look because I really think that every woman should care about how she looks if she wants to realize a comfortable level of success and self-sufficiency. If I don’t dress up nicely, then a lot of people might think that I don’t care about myself. I also think that people are first judged by their physical attributes and clothing is an important part of it. Dressing well is respecting ourselves and our body.

    Yes, there were times that I felt the feelings of the author. I compared myself to other people and I felt insecure. In this society we are living in, people judge each other by the external look rather than taking a deep look and knowing who we really are. So, we sometimes, we have to accept that and act accordingly because of what society expects of us. But I also realized that each of us is unique and has specific talents and abilities to offer. So, we should stop comparing ourselves to others. We must accept and love the real us.

  229. The first paragraph talked about the physical self , describing the persons physical attributes.
    Woman are so concious of their looks because it is waht society instilled in us , that women need to be gourgeous in order to be liked , sexy , has curves , women think that way , maybe beacuse in social media , those beautiful people , get more likes or comments , what they son’t know is that , we guys want a girl with personality more than just beautiful , sabi nga , may babaeng pang kama at babaeng pang seryosohan , meaning , yes someone might be beautiful ,but her personality is not good ,those girls tend to be with a fuckboy , cause those guys dont look for personality they look for the outside beauty , but guys like us , serious guys , we dont look at beauty ,maybe at first glance ,but we look more for personality , because outside beauty fades but a beautiful heart is for a lifetime.

    Alot of us man aren’t usually the best when consoling others but what I would say is to look at the bright side , since a person is not beautiful outside , when a man finally approach her then it will mean that he trully loves her , not just because of looks but beacuse of her personality. So don’t frown ,because it will have it’s advantage , some might be beautiful but attracts wrong people and might end up with the wrong person. As for her ,she immediately deducts those only ouside beaty looking people , and will have a better chance at finding true love.

  230. The first paragraph talks about physical self as it describes the characteristics of the said women and as how she envy the girl. As a woman, I am really conscious about how I look, especially in my body shape and in my chubby face. It’s hard to have a thin body and a chubby face that is not proportionate, compared to the other girls who has a good figure. Therefore, I also felt something similar as to what the author of the article is feeling, dreaming to be someone. – ACT183

  231. When I read this article, I instantly realized that she was describing her ideal physical self. She’s describing how she wants to look like and what she dreams to be. Women are conscious about how they look because nowadays, people judge their clothing, hair, makeup, and bodies. Women are afraid for not meeting those expectations from the society — that’s why they are really trying hard to meet the expectations.

    As a woman, I’m also conscious about how I look because I really think that every woman should care about how she looks if she wants to realize a comfortable level of success and self-sufficiency. If I don’t dress up nicely, then a lot of people might think that I don’t care about myself. I also think that people are first judged by their physical attributes and clothing is an important part of it. Dressing well is respecting ourselves and our body.

    Yes, there were times that I felt the feelings of the author. I compared myself to other people and I felt insecure. In this society we are living in, people judge each other by the external look rather than taking a deep look and knowing who we really are. So, we sometimes, we have to accept that and act accordingly because of what society expects of us. But I also realized that each of us is unique and has specific talents and abilities to offer. So, we should stop comparing ourselves to others. We must accept and love the real us.

  232. Based on the article, there were a lot of parts where it talked about physical self, such as when the author talked about the attributes of an attractive girl and then later compared with the attributes of an ordinary girl. To be honest, I am really conscious of how I look because we live in a country where people will judge you easily based on your physical appearance. I don’t want to be judged, which is why I always make sure that I look presentable whenever I go outside. I also believe that being presentable and attractive to other people’s eyes are needed nowadays, because as I’ve said earlier, people will not accept you that easily if you can’t give them what is appealing in their sight.

    There was a time where I compared myself to other girls because I feel like I’m not pretty enough, which is the reason why I learned how to do my own make-up, bought make-up products, whitening products, skin care products and a lot more. I also didn’t eat that much because I didn’t want to gain weight and I also did some exercises back then because I wanted to have a good body shape. But I realized that these are all wrong, because just by doing these things, we just prove that the system of society is right. It’s not wrong to look beautiful in other people’s eyes, what is wrong is if we forget who we are.

  233. When I read this article, I instantly realized that she was describing her ideal physical self. She’s describing how she wants to look like and what she dreams to be. Women are conscious about how they look because nowadays, people judge their clothing, hair, makeup, and bodies. Women are afraid for not meeting those expectations from the society — that’s why they are really trying hard to meet the expectations.

    As a woman, I’m also conscious about how I look because I really think that every woman should care about how she looks if she wants to realize a comfortable level of success and self-sufficiency. If I don’t dress up nicely, then a lot of people might think that I don’t care about myself. I also think that people are first judged by their physical attributes and clothing is an important part of it. Dressing well is respecting ourselves and our body.

    Yes, there were times that I felt the feelings of the author. I compared myself to other people and I felt insecure. In this society we are living in, people judge each other by the external look rather than taking a deep look and knowing who we really are. So, we sometimes, we have to accept that and act accordingly because of what society expects of us. But I also realized that each of us is unique and has specific talents and abilities to offer. So, we should stop comparing ourselves to others. We must accept and love the real us.

  234. PABELLON, KHAILE
    ACT 183

    When I read this article, I instantly realized that she was describing her ideal physical self. She’s describing how she wants to look like and what she dreams to be. Women are conscious about how they look because nowadays, people judge their clothing, hair, makeup, and bodies. Women are afraid for not meeting those expectations from the society — that’s why they are really trying hard to meet the expectations.

    As a woman, I’m also conscious about how I look because I really think that every woman should care about how she looks if she wants to realize a comfortable level of success and self-sufficiency. If I don’t dress up nicely, then a lot of people might think that I don’t care about myself. I also think that people are first judged by their physical attributes and clothing is an important part of it. Dressing well is respecting ourselves and our body.

    Yes, there were times that I felt the feelings of the author. I compared myself to other people and I felt insecure. In this society we are living in, people judge each other by the external look rather than taking a deep look and knowing who we really are. So, we sometimes, we have to accept that and act accordingly because of what society expects of us. But I also realized that each of us is unique and has specific talents and abilities to offer. So, we should stop comparing ourselves to others. We must accept and love the real us.

  235. The first article talks about the physical self, it introduced the lady in perfection in contrast with her real self.
    Girls who have looks is one of thing that us men usually look for, because sometimes it serves as the basis if the girl is good and neat, also it makes men feel very proud and confident having a beautiful girlfriend or wife. But nowadays its better to have the girl not so beautiful but have a beautiful heart with a wise mind.

    How Im goona console lr comfort a woman suffering a depression over looks ?
    Im gonna tell her that, she dont need to become somebody just others to like her, being in her own way will make her more beautiful than others. Having flaws is normal, no one is perfect in this world, being contented for what you have is the key to happiness. Also in God’s eye we are all the same no one is rich or poor, no one is beautiful or ugly we are all in the same level. And Im gonna tell her to put in mind that she is beautiful in her own way, we are all unique. Being unique is what makes you pretty.

    Mark Jester Gimenez, ACT 182

  236. When I read this article, I instantly realized that she was describing her ideal physical self. She’s describing how she wants to look like and what she dreams to be. Women are conscious about how they look because nowadays, people judge their clothing, hair, makeup, and bodies. Women are afraid for not meeting those expectations from the society — that’s why they are really trying hard to meet the expectations.

    As a woman, I’m also conscious about how I look because I really think that every woman should care about how she looks if she wants to realize a comfortable level of success and self-sufficiency. If I don’t dress up nicely, then a lot of people might think that I don’t care about myself. I also think that people are first judged by their physical attributes and clothing is an important part of it. Dressing well is respecting ourselves and our body.

    Yes, there were times that I felt the feelings of the author. I compared myself to other people and I felt insecure. In this society we are living in, people judge each other by the external look rather than taking a deep look and knowing who we really are. So, we sometimes, we have to accept that and act accordingly because of what society expects of us. But I also realized that each of us is unique and has specific talents and abilities to offer. So, we should stop comparing ourselves to others. We must accept and love the real us.

  237. At the beginning of the article is where physical self tackled. Every dreamy physical attributes were stated in the first paragraph. I think in nature women is definitely conscious on how they look because I concluded that how you look is who you are. How others can see you physically or outside of you is a reflection of who you may be even not knowing your inside. Your physical is your first identification on a society.

    Yes, in this digital era it is very easy to access own insecurities. As I everyday scrolling my feed on Instagram app, I can see perfect bodies on their swimsuits, those curves like they never eat pizza and other insta photos with those selfies that stated glass skin faces with those photos I am looking at I felt a little bit “ I am not enough” momentum.

    ESTACIO ACT183

  238. We may not be perfect like others, we are unique with our own ways. It’s not always the physical appearance that matters as long as you have a pure heart it will reflect on your physical self. Always prioritize yourself before anything else put yourself first. The key to everything is by loving yourself wholeheartedly without any doubt, because people will learn to appreciate you no matter what your physical appearance is.

  239. Jhozelle Tandaguen
    Jhozelle Tandaguen

    Everything in the article is about physical self. In this world we have a lot of perspective in life but as a women we are a lot different from men because for us we want to impress everyone around us. You know why, because we have a lot of pageant. Pageant that allows other people to see different faces and have that thought that if you look like one of the candidates you are beautiful. Also, girls do that to attract men not in the bad way but to attract them that we women are clean and we are match together.

    Honestly, I really don’t care about what judgement other people will give to me because I am the one who a lot more knew about myself. That is why even I know what others are saying at my back it still comfortable for me to live becuase I am not that kind of person who will please everyone to like me. I would rather say that if you don’t like me so be it.

    Yes, I experience to be compare and to compare myself to others, because for me it is my way to tell to myself that even i am a lot different to others, i will shine differently. This happens to me everyday. When i saw someone better that me. Yes i know that it is not really good for us to compare are self to others but this is the only thing i know for me to have stronger mind and heart.

    YOU ARE

    You are beautiful
    Do not be like a fool
    Don’t compare yourself to anybody
    Because you are most precious to daddy

    You have no perfect body
    But it doesn’t mean you need it
    Be who you are
    For them to be aware

    You don need to explain yourself to everyone
    Just accept who you are
    And live not for everyone
    But live for the people who love you

  240. The first paragraph talks about physical self of someone that society comes after her, someone who loved and accepted of everyone.

    For me, the reasons why women are still conscious about their looks, always concern how they dress and always think how people will think of them. It is because of their environment, society and self acceptance.

    Environment has a big impact and effect on how people live their lives. The society, we all know in today’s world people love to put label to all things, and they easily judge people on how they look like. And that’s the number 1 problem of our society. And lastly the self acceptance, self acceptance is the problem why women are still conscious about their looks. They’re conscious because they never accept and love who they are. Self acceptance is the key to love yourself more and be yourself.

    When I was in high-school I’m always conscious about my looks and I’m not confident enough to myself that time because there’s a lot of pretty faces in our school and they’re really famous. And as I enter my senior high school life at PUP I’ve learned lot of things and realized that we should accept who we are, embrace yourself, don’t compare yourself to others because you are gifted and God’s loves you and accept who you are. And know I’m happy for what I am today.

    For those who feel like they’re not belong in this society. You’re belong in this beautiful world and that society, we should face them and show them what’s the real beauty of this world. Always remember that you are beautiful in your own way. You can be a turning point to some else life. You are not just a pretty face, you are so much more. You wear joy and not insecurity. And always remember that the one whose heart is the most beautiful. Self acceptance, self love and self confidence are they keys to our happiness and peace in our life.

    2. Yeah, that’s how I felt when I was in high school but know I’m happy living my life and I’m loving myself more.

  241. “I noticed that she has slightly big eyes paired with long lashes and a pointed nose, her cheekbones are really attractive and her lips are perfectly shaped, I can’t deny, it is something any man would love to kiss.”

    For me, the reasons why women are still conscious about their looks. It is because they think that the basis of being good person is our physical self because nowadays theirs too many judgemental person who can judge us in our physical self.

    Girls who have looks is one of thing that us men usually look for, because sometimes it serves as the basis if the girl is good and neat, and also makes men proud when they have a beautiful girlfriend or wife. But nowadays it’s better to have a women with beautiful heart and wise mind it’s only a bonus if you find a beautiful girl with beautiful heart and wise mind.

    I’m gonna tell then that we have a beauty in our own way. Being in her own way will make her more beautiful than others. And Im gonna tell her to put in mind that she is beautiful in her own way.

    Bryan Alcantara Dining
    ACT185

  242. April Ann Moselina
    April Ann Moselina

    1. The second paragraph of the arcticle which the author described herself talks about physical self. I think we, women, are being concious of our looks simply because we want to be stunning in front of other people. When the world defines beauty similar to those model looking girls, women who feel nasty about how they look would be more sensible to what people can say about them. We want nothing but acceptance, we want nothing but to look good to avoid unfavorable judgements and insults, and we almost want to be perfect so people can embrace who we are. Hence, their eyes were sharpened with physical perfections. There are times I think I’m slowly faking my actions, that being concious about how I look and register to people is like readily scripted. For me, it’s how I see society. I mean, I should look good, pleasant, and mindful enough so they can’t think incorrect about me. Well in fact, that’s what we really need to do every time.
    2. Yes, exactly. I feel the same way as to what the author felt. I saw a lot of gorgeous women with perfect body curve and I saw how great people are whenever they saw women like them. If we will think about that, it is really a great advantage if you are perfect. But even if I’m conscious of how I look, the larger part of me tells that I must play the role of what’s true about me. With hope that people would accept whatever look you have and whatever body shape you have, one day being perfect will never gonna be a big deal.

  243. When I read this article, I instantly realized that she was describing her ideal physical self. She’s describing how she wants to look like and what she dreams to be. Women are conscious about how they look because nowadays, people judge their clothing, hair, makeup, and bodies. Women are afraid for not meeting those expectations from the society — that’s why they are really trying hard to meet the expectations.

    As a woman, I’m also conscious about how I look because I really think that every woman should care about how she looks if she wants to realize a comfortable level of success and self-sufficiency. If I don’t dress up nicely, then a lot of people might think that I don’t care about myself. I also think that people are first judged by their physical attributes and clothing is an important part of it. Dressing well is respecting ourselves and our body.

    Yes, there were times that I felt the feelings of the author. I compared myself to other people and I felt insecure. In this society we are living in, people judge each other by the external look rather than taking a deep look and knowing who we really are. So, we sometimes, we have to accept that and act accordingly because of what society expects of us. But I also realized that each of us is unique and has specific talents and abilities to offer. So, we should stop comparing ourselves to others. We must accept and love the real us.

  244. When I read this article, I instantly realized that she was describing her ideal physical self. She’s describing how she wants to look like and what she dreams to be. Women are conscious about how they look because nowadays, people judge their clothing, hair, makeup, and bodies. Women are afraid for not meeting those expectations from the society — that’s why they are really trying hard to meet the expectations.

    As a woman, I’m also conscious about how I look because I really think that every woman should care about how she looks if she wants to realize a comfortable level of success and self-sufficiency. If I don’t dress up nicely, then a lot of people might think that I don’t care about myself. I also think that people are first judged by their physical attributes and clothing is an important part of it. Dressing well is respecting ourselves and our body.

    Yes, there were times that I felt the feelings of the author. I compared myself to other people and I felt insecure. In this society we are living in, people judge each other by the external look rather than taking a deep look and knowing who we really are. So, we sometimes, we have to accept that and act accordingly because of what society expects of us. But I also realized that each of us is unique and has specific talents and abilities to offer. So, we should stop comparing ourselves to others. We must accept and love the real us.

  245. Pabellon, Khaile
    ACT – 183

    When I read this article, I instantly realized that she was describing her ideal physical self. She’s describing how she wants to look like and what she dreams to be. Women are conscious about how they look because nowadays, people judge their clothing, hair, makeup, and bodies. Women are afraid for not meeting those expectations from the society — that’s why they are really trying hard to meet the expectations.

    As a woman, I’m also conscious about how I look because I really think that every woman should care about how she looks if she wants to realize a comfortable level of success and self-sufficiency. If I don’t dress up nicely, then a lot of people might think that I don’t care about myself. I also think that people are first judged by their physical attributes and clothing is an important part of it. Dressing well is respecting ourselves and our body.

    Yes, there were times that I felt the feelings of the author. I compared myself to other people and I felt insecure. In this society we are living in, people judge each other by the external look rather than taking a deep look and knowing who we really are. So, we sometimes, we have to accept that and act accordingly because of what society expects of us. But I also realized that each of us is unique and has specific talents and abilities to offer. So, we should stop comparing ourselves to others. We must accept and love the real us.

  246. Vanessa Alvarez
    Vanessa Alvarez

    The article articulates the ideal woman who is every man’s dream that is every woman’s dream to be. Many girls are flustered about having flaws. Comparing themselves instead of appreciating and loving their own. Pity themselves in lieu of embracing their imperfections. Mainly, the first part of the article discussed the demeanor of a woman that men get enchanted about and applauded by the society. The standards set by the majority made women oppresively accept their stance. Some may be accorded for having a pleasing appearance. However, some might be questioning their complexion and tired of seeking for approval. It’s rough-and-tumble. There’s this famous quote said that “you can’t please everyone,” so, don’t even bothered try for it. Stop thinking about the ‘what if’s’ and how you look like for them. It’s an effin’ waste of time trying to fit in to be validated.

    Honestly, I could say that I’m the untidy-look-don’t-care type of girl. I don’t really care about how I look like whether you see me as a stupid weird creep or a ‘losyang’ girl. For so many times I’ve heard them saying to me that “you’re now a lady, you should be well-dressed and put some makeups,” that until now I didn’t even tried. Why would I do that? To fit in or to be more confident? Isn’t it a waste of time to do things you’re not into?
    Punch me with ridiculous things because of what you perceive me and I’d give you bags of kindness. Annoy me inasmuch as you wanted then I’d be more nuisance. Hate me for who I am until I learned to stop self-loathing and turned it to self-love. Although I don’t mind about my look, insecuritues are normal for us, especially women. We tend to discern ourselves to other people. It’s exhausting to grasp a bottle full of doubts that make you feel empty. Yet, you have the choice to drink it or choose to be burdened. I maybe lack of self-esteem at times, but I don’t let that eaten me up, I rather puke those.

    Before, the thought of being accepted in society crippled me. When in fact it’s just really me being paranoid. Thus, compliments are just sort of white lies for me. I never believe someone who said profound words to me, I’d rather take those if they’re nega’s. Now, the power of compliment repellent armor was lessen from solidly bringing walls surrounding me. I could finally genuinely say that I appreciate those people with profound words. They are the proof that there are people who’s kindhearted enough and find one’s beauty beyond other perspectives.
    Looks may be fascinating for others, but for me self-love and acceptance are more satisfying and fulfilling. You don’t need their approval or acceptance. All you need is to accept your self while embracing your flaws. Some people may applaud you when you’ve this alluring complexion, but you don’t need to be liked by them. I would rather be judged than to be sick, asking for approval and fanticized things.

  247. Vanessa Alvarez
    Vanessa Alvarez

    The article articulates the ideal woman who is every man’s dream that is every woman’s dream to be. Many girls are flustered about having flaws. Comparing themselves instead of appreciating and loving their own. Pity themselves in lieu of embracing their imperfections. Mainly, the first part of the article discussed the demeanor of a woman that men get enchanted about and applauded by the society. The standards set by the majority made women oppressively accept their stance. Some may be accorded for having a pleasing appearance. However, some might be questioning their complexion and tired of seeking for approval. It’s rough-and-tumble. There’s this famous quote said that “you can’t please everyone,” so, don’t even bothered try for it. Stop thinking about the ‘what if’s’ and how you look like for them. It’s an effin’ waste of time trying to fit in to be validated.

    Honestly, I could say that I’m the untidy-look-don’t-care type of girl. I don’t really care about how I look like whether you see me as a stupid weird creep or a ‘losyang’ girl. For so many times I’ve heard them saying to me that “you’re now a lady, you should be well-dressed and put some makeups,” that until now I didn’t even tried. Why would I do that? To fit in or to be more confident? Isn’t it a waste of time to do things you’re not into?
    Punch me with ridiculous things because of what you perceive me and I’d give you bags of kindness. Annoy me inasmuch as you wanted then I’d be more nuisance. Hate me for who I am until I learned to stop self-loathing and turned it to self-love. Although I don’t mind about my look, insecurities are normal for us, especially women. We tend to discern ourselves to other people. It’s exhausting to grasp a bottle full of doubts that make you feel empty. Yet, you have the choice to drink it or choose to be burdened. I maybe lack of self-esteem at times, but I don’t let that eaten me up, I rather puke those.

    Before, the thought of being accepted in society crippled me. When in fact it’s just really me being paranoid. Thus, compliments are just sort of white lies for me. I never believe someone who said profound words to me, I’d rather take those if they’re nega’s. Now, the power of compliment repellent armor was lessen from solidly bringing walls surrounding me. I could finally genuinely say that I appreciate those people with profound words. They are the proof that there are people who’s kindhearted enough and find one’s beauty beyond other perspectives.
    Looks may be fascinating for others, but for me self-love and acceptance are more satisfying and fulfilling. You don’t need their approval or acceptance. All you need is to accept your self while embracing your flaws. Some people may applaud you when you’ve this alluring complexion, but you don’t need to be liked by them. I would rather be judged than to be sick, asking for approval and fantasized things.

    –ACT 185

  248. 1. In the first paragraph of the article, it talks about the physical self of a girl who’s almost perfect in the eyes of society.
    Every girl has an insecurities about themselves especially when it comes to their physical attributes. It made them concsious about their looks because they wanted to became beautiful and presentable in the eyes of other people in order for them to gain a respect from them. In that way, they feel that they are accepted in society where they belong and lessen their insecurities in their self.
    Just like other women, I’m also concsious with how I look and how other people perceive me because judgements of other people has a big impact on me. Also, i wanted to feel that Im a girl who deserve a respect from other people. Moreover, physical self is the most factor in order for other people to accept one self.

    2. As a women, I also felt what the authors feeling in the article. When Im in highschool, I have a classmate who’s really beautiful and almost perfect. I notice that she gain a lot of attention and everyone respecting her and like her. But im totally different with her and i felt insecure with that. Thats the time that I became concsious with how I look and what other people would perceive me. Also, i’ve no self confidence at that time because i felt so difference. I realized that people used to like physical attributes.

  249. Ericka V . Dueñas
    Ericka V . Dueñas

    The first paragraph talks about the physical self where the author clearly describes how the other woman looks so perfect as compare to herself.

    “You are your looks: that’s what society tells girls.” No wonder why most us are so conscious about our physical self. I must say that in this generation, most people are focusing and giving more importance to the beautiness of someone. Women are conscious about their looks because it is what the society made them feel. Society praises perfection. People valued more for their apperance than for their character. Yes, we have different standards of beauty, but whether we admit it or not, women who don’t have this perfect physical appearance are either judged or unnoticed.

    As a woman, I am so so so conscious about my looks. I always do my skin care routine, healthy eating habit, and different ceremonies of mine to look good and presentable. I admit that I do this for myself because I don’t wanna wake up anymore and feel insecure to other people.

    Yes, I used to feel like what the author is feeling. Sometimes, I still do. I compare myself to other people. But the worst part of my life that made me feel insecure is when my partner cheated on me with another girl who looks so perfect than me. It hurts but I used this as my motivation to fix myself and embrace my imperfections.I also learned that we are so much more than what we look. There are many things we should seek, things that deeper than the eyes can find.

  250. ACT 185
    The fist paragraph talks about the Physical Self. The author is describing a bery beautiful woman. As the author described her, she has slightly big eyes paired with long lashes and a pointed nose, her cheekbones are really attractive and her lips are perfectly shaped. And when she smiles, you could see the beautiful braces holding her white teeth. She has a great curve as well. You can compare her boobs into a baby’s butt. Her long legs are so flawless that it can make every man drool. Her butt helps her achieve an hourglass body. She has a tan skin. And she smells really great. She walks like a model and her elegance was enough to satisfy this world. As a man, the look or the physical appearance has a huge factor for being attractive. This is the first thing that you will be attractive to then the next will be the behavior of a woman.

    As a man, I think to console a woman for having an anxiety or depression because of their looks I need to have a deep talk with her. I will say to her that not having a beautiful face or glamorous body will define who she is. Yes, it might be a huge factor on being attractive. But in the end of the day, still the character of a woman will be the last thing that a man will fall in love on.

  251. Women are concious when it comes to their body. Because of the society its simple as that society mold every women. Every women who wants to be a someone who had a good shape or curve of body. They will appreciate their self if they achieve what society wants for them. As woman, yes im concious but in a way that i want not in a way that society wants. Lets build our self in our own way lets be sexy or beautiful in the way we appreciate it. Not in the way people or society wants for us. Dont let people control what we want.

    Lets cheer up each otther. We dont need to insecure to someone because they have the sexy body shape or beautiful faces. Just be confident for who you are that is the best thing we could be. We could’nt be someone or celebrity but we could be the best way that we want. And thats enough to prove your self a gorgeous sexy women.

    -ACT 185

  252. This article talks about Physical Self and at the same time, talks about how she compares herself to others and wants to be like them. Women are known to be more conscious about their looks than men because women were somehow being judged by their looks and appearance by the society. They are conscious about how they look maybe because they just wanted to be loved. It is important for me to have good appearance infront of other people. As a woman, yes there are times that I have felt something similar as to what the author is feeling but I realized that we are all unique and that we have our own beauty. We just need to embrace and accept what we have and stop comparing ourselves to others.

  253. ACT182
    As a man who have a girl friend whose suffering anxiety and everything, I give my best as I can to lift up their situation into something wonderful. First of all, I don’t want to lose them over their anxiety as long as I am here, I am willing to give advices and she have to realize her worth because she have purpose in life and deserve to be happy hehe

  254. Marc William Bañacia
    Marc William Bañacia

    Women who have anxiety about their looks tends to feel unworthy so as a man or as her boyfriend/lover I will show her how I value her and every single day I’ll tell her how beautiful she was to me so that she’ll remember she’s someone’s treasure and I’m that “someone”. I’ll protect her so that she’ll know that she is important to me, through good times and bad times I’ll stick with her so that there won’t be a time that she’ll feel lonely and she doesn’t have someone on her side. Remember that all the women are warrior as said in the Holy Bible Proverbs 31:25 also that everyone is Fearfully and Wonderfully made by God in Psalms 139:14. God Bless each and everyone of us.

    ACT182

  255. ACT185- Christian Jay villanueva
     The first part of the paragraph or rather the article talks about the physical self or beauty a woman which was linked with standards of the society. As what have been practiced in our society nowadays if a woman has a beautiful face, perfect curves and has a flawless skin, she was considered a perfect one or everyone loves to see. In natural, women are conscious with their looks because they want to be comfortable with themselves and also to build their inner confidence towards facing other people. However as a result of stereotype ideas by the society, there is an instance that women are getting too conscious with their body or physical appearance, to the point that they choose to be more idealistic and receive the same attention that other women who has a great physical appearance. Because of that mentality some women thinks if she  doesn’t look good or presentable no one will accept them or she will not feel the love that everyone deserves. They are comparing themselves with the other girls who has a better physical structure.

     Subjectively, as a man the way I comfort women is through telling them the truth that not all men are looking first with the physical appearance, me as a man the physical appearance is just a bonus because as what they say, attitude comes first and you can build better relationships with the other people if they know your real personality. You have just be true to yourself and let your inner beauty speaks for the other people. Beauty products may be bought for physical enhancement but the great and better attitude will never be.

  256. I think everyone is conscious about how they register to other people. Like me, sometimes I am conscious about my looks. Before I go to somewhere, my hair should be well-combed, my outfit or attire should be properly and exactly wore and my things inside my bag should be organized.
    This article of Vanessa Ecfectana reminds us to embrace and accept what God gave us, we must love our own flaws and be contented of ourselves. We are being conscious about what or how we’ll look like because we are afraid of rejection or being judged by anyone. I observed nowadays many people are becoming judgmental to the point that they always focused on someone’s bad side or bad attitude. Best example of this is when you look nice from the eye of someone regardless of your personality inside, that person will still like you. And if you’re ugly or you didn’t caught their attention because of your looks or appearance but you have a good heart, you have a small chance to be accepted by someone. This is the reality I observed from the Filipinos nowadays.

  257. The first paragraph is all about physical self because obviously the writer describes the tangible aspects of a physical appearance of a person she wishes to have. Women are often conscious about their looks because they underestimate their attractiveness which often results to comparing to other women who they think are ideal. It happens because some woman wants to catch someone’s attention. They’re become conscious because they feel unattractive and somehow the reason why some lose their self-esteem. To be honest, I am conscious at how I will register to other people at first sight. To be specific in first day of class, I tend to be conscious of how I will look because I wanted to leave a good impression and sparkling personality. Like what I have said it is only at first and as day by day I don’t care anymore as long as I look clean. It doesn’t matter anymore if I look ugly or what.

    Yes, I tend to look at a mirror every time I felt ugly and every time I feel like I am pretty. It helps me to either boost my confidence in times of downfall or maintain my confidence in times that I’m in a good mood. One time I was looking in a celebrity picture that I like the most and appreciate how really beautiful she is but it happens that I became jealous and underestimate my appearance. That every time I will look at her I will be wishing and hoping, thinking that it should’ve been me.

  258. The first paragraph of the article talks about Physical self where the author describe the girl of what she saw to the girl. And the following praragraph the author compare herself to other which I think is not good. But we can not deny the fact that we have insecurities that can not immediately cure and cosncious for what people may tell to us or what people see us. As a girl/ woman, I felt something similar as what the author of the article feeling because I do have many insecurities and I am very conscious for what may people would tell me if I do something. I remember when I am new to place I saw a tall lady with a curvey body then I look to my body why I am like this, I’m hoping that she was me and I knew that it was wrong.

  259. Stop comparing yourself to others you are you, nobody else could be you even if they tried to be. You are unique and beautiful. Nobody else is you
    “God made us as unique individuals for a reason”
    #createyourownsunshine
    #betheartistofyoulife

  260. Yla Dimacali Act186
    One of the part in article says “she is way far different from me. She will never be me” I think we, women can feel conscious about our looks by comparing our self to other people, it can affect our self esteem. Sometimes we need to improve our confidence because self love is so important to be able to produce positive feelings and also to maintain healthy relationship with yourself. Just be yourself and don’t compare yourself to others, always learn how to love your body and flaws. Stop comparing because we’re all unique.
    Yes, sometimes I feel conscious because I keep comparing myself to others and I always look at the mirror and ask myself why are other girls so flawless and fascinating. I’m always conscious about my looks whenever I see skinny girls and their flat stomach wishing I could be like them. But I learned how to accept what I am, love your body and flaws and also, stop comparing yourself because you are conscious of your own body.

  261. In the article, the first paragraph talks about the Physical Self, the rest paragraph talks or discuss how many girls or women’s are craving having the perfect looks in their body. We can’t deny the fact that we ourself are having insecurites in other people, we want to be like her, treated like her and many more. But then, we need to be thankful on what we have, and be grateful how lucky we are having this kind of body or looks.

  262. We should be happy on what we have and we should love ourself.

  263. Leyvi Ann Soriano
    Leyvi Ann Soriano

    LEYVI ANN SORIANO
    ACT185

    The article shows the Physical Self in the point of describing the physical attributes of the woman and complimenting each of it. I think most woman are conscious about their self because we are afraid to be judge. Because of our emotional and sensitive sides, we tend to be conscious on what people will say about us. This means that women’s physical self is the one being seen first to us and we have to be conscious about it.

    As a women, yes i already experience such things. We are same that we are far from being almost perfect beautiful woman. We will always at the back because nobody will notice us. I also dreamed to be like any other girls, almost perfect individuals, until i learned to accept who really am i.

  264. Many people say looks doesn’t matter for as long as you have a beautiful heart, sad to say, our world doesn’t revolve that way. Individuals nowadays, especially the ladies have become more anxious on how they look or how the society sees them. Being afraid that someone might look down on you or doesn’t like/accept you for the way you are. But at the end of the day its still your choice whether to change or stay the same.

  265. Sharmaine Balderama
    Sharmaine Balderama

    The whole part of the article talks about physical self. Women are counscious about their looks because women always underestimate their attractiveness and women care more about their appearance because looks are more consequential for women. For me, being conscious about how I look is very important because at our age there are so many opportunities that might arise at any occasion that is why its always important to put your best foot forward. Some women go so far in emphasizing their appearance as to base much of their self-esteem on how good they think they look. Women were also mostly concerned about their weight and teeth, while cellulite was the third highest issue to cause body anxiety. Bags under the eyes and a fear of having pimple is most of the concerned of women like me. Women always think of things that might others say to us because of how we look, how they see us. I felt the same way with how the author felt as I was growing as a teenager. Every change in the body makes me conscious. When I was a child I don’t care about how I look I just wanted to play and play but when the time passes by the difference in my self appearance is evolving but I always wanted to look as a simple girl. We should always be confident of what God gave us.

  266. Cauleen anne Ramos
    Cauleen anne Ramos

    The first paragraph talks about her physical self. Her eyes, noes, lips, body shape and pretty flawless skin. As a women, I can admit that most of the time we are conscious about omhow we look, how we dress and how we talk. Because in this world of full of judgements everyone is expecting you to be so nice, so pretty and so perfect. And if you’re not, many would criticize you, and worst tell something bad about you. I am at this point of my life that I don’t care anymore of how people will see me, and say anything about me. I don’t need to give much effort of proving something, and changing myself for me to be in in this world. But sometimes, the insecurities within me is uncontrollable, ant his line in the article gives me a lil bit pain of my insecured heart “she is way far different from me. She will never be me.”

  267. I must say that the first paragraph, It think women are so conscious to their looks is that asides from they can capture the attention of the people around her she also wants to be heard in the society that only pays attention or listens to an attractive person. As men I should say that appearance plays a huge factor on why we attracts to a person but for me the appearance is just a gift wrap and the more important is what is inside of that gift wrap which is the attitude of the person. ” Beauty adores but the attitude is the one being loved” . Woman more often focuses on the way they looks and when they didn’t achieve the looks that they want they can get depressed easily. If I were to comfort a woman who suffers from anxiety, I shall say that we are all beautiful in our own way, although we lived on the society that focuses more on the physical appearance of the person , you can still find a lot of people that always ready to listen and don’t focuses on how we look but how we are as a person.

  268. Now a days physical look is a bases in order for you to be in peoples choice or how will you accept in this world. For me Im little bit conscious on how i will accept the people around me and how do i look from them. Im very conscious about my body and clothes and other things im using, this is my way to be on them. But Im proud of my self and im contented for what God’s gave to me. I need to be proud and be yourself and love who you are because if yo accept who you really are people will accept you also. Loved yourself because people will not love you if you dont love yourself.
    Yes, because i felt that before, im came from the province and i decided to study here in Manila im so afraid because i know its both different. I have so many anxiety physically and emotionally from my past personality just like the author in the article about my looks, the way i clothes and the way i speak but later on Im moved on i make ways to be in their level. I let myself to be different i will not depend on them. i dont care what others says to me as long as i know to myself that im doing the right thing.

  269. The author mostly discussed physical self on the firat part of the article by describing a certain lady that she wishes to be alike someday. By the way the author laid her descriptions most of them are based on the appearance of her subject. As a lady I guess it is just norma to feel like it’s necessary to look good and presentable all the time but on the other side it would depend on the person herself since me as a woman or a lady I don’t effort much and I don’t exert too much concern on how others would see as long as I feel comfortable and neat it is fine to me. Just like the author yes I do feel amazed on some woman that I see but it is just fairly an amazement and nothing more to that.

  270. Maria Janelle C. Dorupa
    ACT-185

    The first paragraph talks about physical self. I think the reason why every girl became envious with other girls is that they weren’t confident enough that every girl has their own beauty. And for me, we are all unique in our own kind of way. Beauty isn’t just because you have that clear skin, money, or fame. The real meaning of beauty is that you know how to respect other people, and also by respecting how they look and act. That’s the definition of beauty for me.

    As a woman, I will comfort my friend or other girls that suffers in this kind of situation by explaining to them that we all deserve to be loved the way we are made by God and the way God wants us to be loved. They don’t need to be envious with other girls that has fair skin complexion or other girls that have lots of suitors. Because not all men look at the physical appearance of each girl. Some of them, maybe few of them still looks in the inner part of a girl. Or the way she love and treat a man or other people, or simply by her kindness and thoughtfulness. Also, all we need to do is to accept ourselves. The way God made us.

  271. ACT184
    The first paragraph of the article talks about the Physical Self as the author state the girl that she idolized. She also try to compare herself to that perfect woman. I think women are concious about her look because women likes attention and if you are pretty and perfect you can immediately attract people. For me, yes somehow i am concious about my lookd and how i stand in front of many people. Because their first impression is their based if they will approach me or not. But on the otherhand, as i learn the lesson of reality I accept the criticism of many people and how they judge based on the physical appearance.
    To be honest, i actually felt the same with the author. I dream to be perfect in the eyes of many people. Having a perfect body, perfect lips, perfect face and so on is what every women dream for. I have a por eyesight thats why i dream to have a normal eyesight like many of people have.

  272. 1.Woman is so conscious about their looks, how they talk, how they walk as the society requires it and look for it, that’s why it reflect to everyone else. Not just all the women out there but also men have their own insecurities, but yes most of it are woman. Its hard to be not minding your own look as the world will criticize you for just being who you are. But for me as a woman I do have sometimes that I’m so conscious about how I look as I have a voluptuous body or other called it as a big boned, I’m very conscious on my figure because people in this country cannot understand, what’s a voluptuous is, when didn’t have the standard body that they want then you’re fat for them.But that just on my early age, because me also didn’t understand that yet. And I grew up on that kind of thinking so I do also grew up hating my body. But time past, I’ve learned to accept and love my own figure, my true beauty.

    2. In my teenage years, yes I’ve felt that similar feelings that wanting to have a beauty of a magazine model girl, but as I matured I’ve learned to see the beauty in my eyes, nose, lips, the proportion of my body, my hair, my everything. I do learned to owned it and be proud of it, because for me there is no more beautiful than being proud and confident of yourself.

    -Reina Meneses ACT185

  273. As a woman, i’d be lying if I say that I have never been conscious about how I look. I think it’s natural to be self-conscious. It’s our nature to be conscious of yourself and the world around you specially we’re living in a judgemental society where people value looks or physical appearance more than anything. But, honestly speaking, I’ve never been insecure or envy to someone because of their looks. Yes, I find them beautiful and that’s all. Yes, I tend to be self-conscious and I want to be the best version of myself but not for anyone. It’s for me, to build my self-esteem and to be more confident. I know how to appreciate the beauty in everything. I also believe that the reason we struggle with insecurity is because we tend to compare ourselves to others. Perfection does not exist! We just have to value and love ourselves. Just always look at the bright side and always remember that everyone of us has its own uniqueness. Note that beauty isn’t always about the physical appearance. Beauty fades but the personality remains and I think that matters the most. Always BEYOUtiful.

  274. A Mirror of Soul reminds ne of our standards about our physical self. It displays how we certainly conscious about our physical being. The first paragraph discuss about the physical attributes of a women that the author wanted to be. Women are more conscious than men about their physical being because study says that they have lower self-esteem than men. Women underestimate their own physical identity that leads to not seing the thought that men are overly complacent about them.
    Women should remember that everyone is created in the likeness of God. Always remember that women are clothed in strenght and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future says the Lord in Proverbs 31:25. Be proud of who you are and let confidence arise through you.

  275. RUSSELL B. DE GUZMAN
    ACT181

    The era that we have today sets a huge standards on how people should be dressed up and be looked. Nowadays, we are setting an ideal woman who has the characteristics of being intelligent, slim, attractive face and a lot more. These things become our basis to rate women’s capabilities and look. We have this norms that physical appearance displays a good reputation and those who are unlucky are not.

    Living in today’s era is a mixed emotion for it requires perfections in everything that women should do. Most of the women are afraid and conscious of themselves because of what people might say. May this be an eye opener to all that everyone is beautifully made and no one has the right to judge someone’s look, fashion and even perception. Everyone is uniquely created by the image of our Almighty Creator,

  276. As a woman i also being concious to my body or to my self. Because i saw some other girls who had bid boobs had a sexy or great curve of their body. But as a woman too, sometimes i thought that i dont need to be onscure by other girls because they have their own beauty. I noticed that every girl or woman is beautiful in their own way. We shpuld be great and be thankful for what he already gave to us. I cant resist some other girls being concious because of society. Society wants a pwrfect woman a sexy, beautiful or almost perfect woman. We dont need to follow those. Dont let society build your self. Let your self build society

  277. Ricki Mae Austria
    Ricki Mae Austria

    What a great story! As a woman, I am also conscious about I look and how I register to other people. It is because I think that the treatment that I will receive is based on my appearance. In instance, if I will ride a jeepney with a haggard face and uncombed hair, there is no one who will make some space for me so that I will not fall in my seat. Unlike when I ride in the jeep with a good look, wearing lipstick and having my hair combed, there will be lot of men who will give their seats willingly. It is sad to share this one but this is a reality. Beautiful girls get the respect that they want, but simple girls who are not that pretty like me, are treated as trash.

  278. Yes of course. I am concious on how i look especially these days people just base on looks and appearance. I am concious if i look good on them, if i am pretty or i am okay. It’s just that i think most people nowaday, only notice me or only notice one person if she/he looks good. I am not too confident with my looks even some people says “accept your flaws” yeah, I accept my flaws but when people staring at me it just like they always telling me that i am not good enough even my looks that’s what I feel when they start look at me straight in my life.

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