Negotiating love and life on Fei Cheng Wu Rao/If You Are The One – (8) Personal interests and abstract metaphors

This is part 8 of a series of 9 blogposts. Read other posts in the series here:
(1) Introduction
(2) The physical
(3) The body specific
(4) Demographical compatibility
(5) Family life
(6) Self-identity
(7) Gendered imaginaries
(8) Personal interests and abstract metaphors
(9) Existential navigations

This eighth installment aims to loosely thematize some discursive negotiations of love and life based on season 5 of Fei Cheng Wu Rao (非诚勿扰)/If You Are The One around ‘Personal interests and abstract metaphors’. [Image heavy]

Screen grabs obtained from ‘Commemorative Fashion Shoes‘ Tumblr with permission from the owner

(a) Some times people look like food.

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Some times people are overly affectionate towards food. Or corn. Maybe just corn.

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And meat.

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And congee.

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And milk. People like very specific foods.

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Some people take their food very seriously.

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But some people are just not *that* into food.

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(b) All the fair ladies become arbiters of fashion and taste.

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Although some claim to be plain Janes despite the visual juxtaposition.

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But the men have expectations too.

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And perhaps, some very specific fashion fetishes.

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Some times the women engage in a refracted male gaze and attempt to typify their desirability.

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There are some hits. And some misses. Or maybe fashion is just too avant garde to define.

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(c) Fashion aside, some contestants resemble hyper-morphic creatures and objects.

Animals are a big hit.

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Although animated animals tend to be more popular.

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Cartoons? Superheros?

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Some imageries are just bewilderingly ambiguous.

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(d) If you’re all out of hobbies, dating can be a great time-filler.

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Some contestants have more artistic pursuits.

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Body contact and sport is desired in the appropriate extents.

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Some hobbies are more exotic.

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Others hardly exist. (Sheer honesty?)

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(e) All hobbies being equal, long live the Internet.

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Any thoughts? Beep me! The last installment eight on Existential navigations to come.

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