How to handle an impromptu gimmick
After lounging in your bed for most of Saturday afternoon, a spur-of-the-moment text brigade reaches you: Class gimmick at Podium. You up for it?
A 100% girl reaction would be: To start ransacking your closet for something to wear, only to stop two hours later, teary-eyed and defeated, because you truly believe that you have absolutely nothing to wear. (“Guys, m not filin 2 gud, pas ko s gimik” SEND)
A 100% guy reaction would be: Taking a bath, getting dressed, slapping on some cologne, all in 10 minutes. (“Guys, wru? M hir na!” SEND)
The right mix:
Guys aren’t as gung ho about clothes or appearances as we are. This is why guys like hanging out with other guys: they can be as smelly as they want and still be cool.
First, you have to decide if you feel like going. Sometimes you feel like you have to go just because a lot of your friends are going. But if you don’t really feel like watching a flick, going bowling, or karaoke singing, just say no. It isn’t a biggie.
Now if you do feel like going out, tap into your inner manly confidence and focus on having fun. Don’t stress over repeating an outfit—everybody does it. Don’t even make lame excuses like “our washing machine broke down, and my labandera is on strike!” Just remember: people ask you to hang with them because they like you, not your clothes or your bag or your makeup. The important thing is that you’re comfortable with what you’re wearing, and who you’re with. That’s it.
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