August 14, 2008

Disappointing but hardly surprising

You just gotta start 'em young, eh?

Heard and read about the great switch during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing opening ceremony. Shook my head and felt sorry for the little girls. What kind of lesson can Lin Miaoke learn? You can pretend to sing, and get credit and applause for it. And for Yang Peiyi? Sure sweetie, you've got talent and you've got a sweet voice, but you gotta improve your looks first.

As my post title goes, disappointing but hardly surprising. We live in a society that goes for style over substance. It's just sad that at an early age, the girls already know the harsh truth that yes, beauty can still trump talent any day.