By Dara Adaja
How skinny people stay slim has always been a mystery to me. For as long as I can remember, my weight has been unstable; I have gone from fat to slim back to fat again – weight going up and down the scale like it was a disease. This is why I grew envying skinny people, thinking all that slim greatness was in their genes.
With time, I’ve grown to understand that staying trim and fit involves making conscious effort. You have to watch what and how you eat, and stay active. So far, all the people I know who’ve got great bodies put some good work in.
Fast forward to those who don’t have that great body. *Coughs* What is packaging? Packaging is basically setting things in place to achieve a desired appearance, goal or objective, in dictionary terms.
In Nigerian context, packaging is:
1. When a runs girl spends her last dime on a first class ticket to position herself among rich men
2. Wearing body magic to hide a pot belly and accentuate your hips
3. Doing what it takes to keep your “image”.
Honestly, packaging is a good thing, a very good thing. As a matter of fact, everyone should learn the art (of packaging) in order to feel more confident in their own skin.
By the way… Have you seen Justin Bieber’s Calvin Klein ads?
Sorry to disappoint you but this picture has been “packaged”. The GIF below says it all.
Even Kim Kardashian is guilty.
— ID Africa (@IDAfricaNG) February 22, 2016
If everyone gave you the load down on how they “package” themselves, you probably wouldn’t feel so intimidated.
In fact you would feel empowered. I think this is the reason why YouTube beauty gurus are so popular. They draw you in by showing you their bare faces and then glam it up right in front of you.
EniBaby4 on YouTube
With packaging, all things are possible.