New Era (Windhoek)

Namibia: Bikinis As Outfits and Smelly Armpits

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Honestly ladies, we all know it is summer time, but that does not mean you must be half-naked, dress-wise.

I was very shocked when I saw a group of ladies in town on Monday who wore such short shorts, one can even call them 'hot pants' that you can wear under the trouser or skirt.

Dear ladies, I am not a criticiser neither a jealous journo, but I'm simply conservative when it comes to the type of dresses our women and even clothes our men should wear.

Showing half of your body to me is akin to advertising your body as a woman. You do not need to show your hips neither your boobs in public - that belittles all women.

Ladies, I'm not saying we need to put on long skirts and extra large trousers but just to wear clothes as decent trusted people.

Well I know Namibia is very hot and one needs to put on something comfortable to feel better - but seriously a mini skirt and short trouser will not make you comfortable but will make you walk shy and it will seriously block your way.

I think I said enough to the ladies. Let me tell you a big secret I've observed among a few of the guys during summer.

I know culturally men are there to impress ladies by taking them out and buying them drinks, lunch and everything. But seriously, there are certain men who don't bother to buy deodorants to keep their body fresh and smell excellent.

One day when I was in a taxi heading to work, one guy jumped in a taxi saying that he is going to town and all passengers in the taxi wanted to jump out halfway because of the terrible smell from the unperfumed and unawashed guy's armpits.

I'm not trying to insult men - that was not a natural smell but it was unclean. You can seriously tell that a person is working but he refuses to spend his money on essential needs and rather spends it on alcohol and other unnecessary things.

I'm not saying that I am perfect, but I'm just trying to be honest with what is happening in Namibian society.

People in Namibia have a tendency of buying expensive things only to impress and refuse to spend money on essentials that one cannot live without.

My point here is, friends and leaders, let us use our money wisely and choose correctly before squandering on unnecessary things such as bikinis that we are now using as outfits, and alcohol.

Apart from squandering on above-mentioned needless things, we are approaching Christmas and New Year - so let us use our bonus wisely to avoid stress in January . I'm wishing you a marvellous Christmas and prosperous New Year.

Eewa

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