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Friday, November 04, 2005

Woman Over 30

Some of you may have already read this - but I still think it's a good piece to share.
Trust me to put up anything to do with WOMAN. Girl Power Rocks!

Anyway - I am nearing 30 in a few month's time. So let this be the story of my life after the big Three O.

Here is a piece written by Andy Rooney - CBS 60 Minutes.

Andy Rooney says: As I grow in age, I value women who are over 30 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

1. A woman over 30 will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think.

2. If a woman over 30 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it's usually something more interesting.

3. A woman over 30 knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom.

4. Few women past the age of 30 give a damn what you might think about her or what she's doing.

5. Women over 30 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.

6. Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated.

7. A woman over 30 has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn't trust the guy with other women.

8. Women over 30 couldn't care less if you're attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won't betray her.

9. Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 30. They always know.

10. A woman over 30 looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women or drag queens.

11. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 30 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

12. Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk if you are acting like one! You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

13. Yes, we praise women over 30 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of 30+, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year-old waitress.

Ladies, I apologize.
Andy Rooney

For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free". Here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage, why?

Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire Pig, just to get a little sausage...

"I am not even 30 yet, and I am already behaving like one". - Elvina


Giant Todak said...


Thats was something strong. The infamous big three o. Where do we get that kinda perception from?

But i do seem to agree with some of the points dere yea..

wait til u r 30 then we shall see, el...

fred said...

wa..ha.. that little piece of joke about the sausage thing made my day. It is really funny.
hm...you will reach the 30s?? Many interesting points and frankly I find women in this age category more attractive : )

sÞ¡ηηєє said...

Den again, some people who didn't reach 30 are behaving mature.

some who are already way past, but they behave like the world owes them a living.

Sometimes, it's not the age that counts.

It's the character, thinking and the unselfishness : the f world doesn't revolve around them.

So it's not necessary an aged person would be wise. But I must say, they have a higher chance of exposure to things that shape their thinking.

Alas, til date, I haven't seen much people that deserve that respect from me..... ~__~

luvphobia said...

Quick! Give me a thirty year old babe now!


But what about 30 year old men??

NJS said...
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NJS said...

There's more to it than a little sausage I hope...

But guess its part and parcel of life to go through.

Just think of this... three "O"s will be insignificant if you look at the big picture... Just think like that:-

What is three "o"s if one day you going to be twelve "o"s or thirteen "o"s!

Be cool, be happy...

Giant Todak said...

There is always a aura surrounding 30something women...

Im sure of that.


Jus kinda ponder, so much about women in their 30s, what abt man when they reach 30s,or 40s?

Do they recieve the same attention as women in their 30s?

I wonder..

Bored Dad said...

Well, marriage is more than just the little sauage. Women over 30 are certainly more attractive.

When man at 40? I'm just starting to discover what is it like to be 40.

Bee said...

I think age is just a number. Some are young in age but are so matured in their thinking and behaviour; some are older in age, yet very immatured in their thinking and behaviour. Our childhood experiences, upbringing, environment, and religious belief, shape us into who we are regardless of age... though time does make a difference to that individual's life.

Dynaway said...

Ladies in their 30s... hehehe. IMHO, more matured, more femine, more womanly...more arrtactive definitely.... any reviews on Man into their 30s coming up????

Elvina aka LaoNiang said...

Hmm.. Based on popular demand as seen in the above comments - I just might churn out something.

But that will be my one-sided, absolutely bias, completely judgemental and totally subjective view.

But who cares?


LGSF said...

Yes, there seems to be some mystical aura surrounding women who have reached their 30s.

In general (although there are always exceptions to the rule), women in their 30s tend to be more confident and feminine.

Contrary to popular belief that women over 30 are "over the hill", you'd be surprised to know that majority of women actually enjoy their 30s the most. Well.. guess you'll find out in 2 months! hehe ;)

Richard said...

To be honest, I have never really been concerned about age.

One of my friends doesn't even know how old he is. He was born in in a village in Sudan. Nobody tracked the date you were born or even the year (at best, your birth might be remembered by, "Oh that was the summer we had a drought" or "So-and-so was eaten by crocodiles while swimming in the Nile"). Every year, an inspector would come around, look over the children and decide who was 5 years old and heading off to school. The funny thing is that Sudanese people often put January 1 as their birthdate - so you get whole families travelling with everyone born the same day. My friend was a rebel, he put his birthdate down as June 1.

When another friend of mine hit 30, he didn't want to be reminded about it. "No birthday cards!" he said. Well, how could I resist?

Since we both like Star Trek (the original series) - on the front was a picture of doctor McCoy with some comment - sadly, I don't remember what it was (ruins the whole joke actually). But the punch line inside was, "Damn it! I'm a doctor not an archeologist."

He said he appreciated it.

Bee is right, age is just a number (although, my body does not always agree with that assessment), it is more a question of who you are inside.

Life is beautiful said...

Give that man a beer, and give me a babe over 30!

Jade Falcon Elite said...

I dun care if u r over 20, 30, 40 or over the hill. As long as u r a wonderful person, then u r a beautiful person. Strength in character is much more important than the numerical age.

*And u r a wonderful person*
(Its still an understatement)

ethan said...

Very true what Andy says, what he says can be compressed in a single word and is about maturity. Knowing who u are and not. Age does not bring maturity, it is the experiences and exposures that make u grow older and wiser.

my 2 cents worth

an 34 year old male.

Elvina aka LaoNiang said...

Richard/Bee: Yes, age is just a number. Never dispute that. That's why I always tell people I am 18.

Jade: Thanks for the wonderful compliment. Don't really think I deserve it. :)

Ethan: Hey welcome!Your first time here right?

LGSF: Don't remind me please.

Spinee: Hope I have changed your perception.

孺子牛 said...

Happy Big 30.

Tan Kok Seng said...

I don't really know why Singapore women obsess over the big 3-0 that much, but you're right to point out that it seems like some sort of right of passage.

I guess my post from last month re a friend's reaction to her break-up relates to this too:

At the end of the day, it's all about how you feel, rather than how old you are. And a woman can be attractive at 20, 30 or 60 as long as she loves herself enough.

Anonymous said...

Hi, just thought of sharing this with this community. I hardly pen down my thoughts but I just had the urge to pen this down today.

I watched a presentation on our neighbour, East Timor, this morning at a church service. The footages shown were truly heartrending and I came home with a very heavy heart. Here are some facts about this neighbour of ours:

- Between 1999 and 2002, an estimated 250,000 people (about a quarter of the population) were killed by pro-Jakarta militia when the nation voted for independence (it was occupied by Indonesia when it conquered the Portugese and took over the nation)
- More than 50% of the people live in extreme poverty. Many live on only about 55 US cents per day. Many children simply eat what they get by begging or find on the ground.
- The infant mortality rate is 20 times higher than Singapore’s. 4 out of 100 children in East Timor will die before reaching their first birthday. Those who survived were not better off either.
- 75% live in 498 rural villages spread over 13 districts. Clean water and electricity were not available to these people.

The future of this nation looks desperately bleak. Yet many East Timorese still consider life to be better now than it used to be, not because of material comfort, but simply because they now live in an independent and sovereign nation. In view of their vast needs, an acute change is needed at all levels – economically, educationally, medically, socially and spiritually. Seeing all the pain, gloom and desperate need, I can’t help but feel deeply for the suffering East Timorese.

This presentation had touched me in two ways.

Firstly, I feel extremely thankful for the grace and faithfulness God had showered upon our nation through these 40 years. It is a nation of miracle and a nation built by grace of God – not for anything else really. Singapore was like East Timor when she declared independence forty years ago. If not for the wise leadership that God had put in place for us, a nation with such limited resources would not be where she is today – enjoying political & financial stability, racial harmony, etc (not being a propagandist). I feel very thankful to Him each time I travel to regional countries and watch the livelihood of the people in the streets. These are some of the things that I have so often taken for granted of as I mull over failed relationships, fight over things that are so miniscule, ponder over if I should buy the pair of shoe I saw over the weekend, or even hoping to die young (where others were fighting for the chance to live).

Secondly, my heart go out to the unsaved people of the world – people who do not have a chance to hear the gospel or know God (vs. some of my loved ones who have heard the gospel umpteen times but chose to harden our hearts). I pray that God would reach out to the lost souls and bless countries like East Timor like how He had so richly blessed Singapore and that He would help build this nation. Weak as she may be now, may the world see His grace as she goes from strength to strength.

I remember a friend who told me that a miracle would happen if we work hard enough. I was not convinced with his explanation. I told him unless God watches a city, the gatekeeper guards in vain. I now believe that a miracle is a blessing that we receive - something that is not through our works (because it is really beyond us) and something that we do not deserve (but God chose to give us freely).

I wish for a miracle for East Timor.

PS. I would turn the age of your favourite number in 2006...

Mickell said...

David (Bill) Carradine to Uma (The Bride) Thurman in Kill Bill Volume 1: Now one of the things I always liked about you, Kiddo, is you appear wise beyond your years.

I bet Bill would say the same thing to you, Elvina :)

Elvina aka LaoNiang said...

That's very sweet Michael....Thank you. I do feel however that ignorance is bliss...
Wisdom may be a burden sometimes... :)