This morning, as I came to the last step of my daily skin care routine, I
picked up a lipstick. Then I realised that I had for a long time given
up on pink or red! What I wear is only lip balm or gloss close to nude.
Well, one has to cultivate age-appropriateness in all aspects of life.
There is societal expectation we have to satisfy.
lipstick, a man came up to my mind. It was more than four decades ago.
He was a senior teacher, a big man with a loud voice. At the Staff
Meeting before the school year started, he presented a talk on "what
makes a good teacher". He pointed out that teachers who wanted to
succeed must possess the qualities of successful artists - voice (聲),
looks (色), art or skills ( 藝) adding that ladies should wear light
coloured lipstick because students were looking at the teachers' lips
all the time. I was so impressed by this simple recipe that I have
abided by it throughout my career. Teachers need to have a clear and
loud voice. They have to be neatly dressed and of course, they must keep
polishing their professional know-how.