Monday, August 13, 2007

A Topless Filipina in Europe




Photo in Cannes, France.

Yes, you read it right. I went topless in the beaches of Europe. The first time was during our two week vacation in Cannes, France. The second one was during our three week holiday in Calpe, Spain. And why not? We Filipinas have nothing to be ashamed of, we are sexy, too!

Of course, I was not ashamed. Why should I be ashamed? I am not ashamed to show off my body. I am not ashamed that I was the only topless Filipina in those long stretch of beaches. I am not ashamed at all. Who said going topless is only for Europeans? One Filipina mom was giving them competition, and that's me. I heard at that time that going topless in Europe was 'in'. Wow, I feel wonderfully sexy being 'in'.

I have bikinis because I love my sexy Filipina mom body. I wore bikinis because I am proud to to show my body's trophies such as scars and love handles from both pregnancies. And most important, I brought along my bikinis because it would be more comfortable to breastfeed my babies.

Thus, going topless was an easy decision for me. I was in full breastfeeding mode during both of those holidays. You know what, I feel wonderfully sexy while I was topless and nursing my baby; because I am displaying my body, not to compete with the girls but because my girls needed me!

I would say I was the real winner if those two holidays were topless competitions. I got loads of smiles of encouragement and nods of agreement when people see that with the topless Filipina me, an old tradition's being followed -- breastfeeding!

I've entered this post for the Filipina Writing Project.

24 comments:

Christianne said...

Woohoo, good for you! I have never nursed on a beach but I've done it in restaurants, the waiting room at the clinic, the train, hehe.

meowminx said...

Good for you! ^_^ I wish I have your confidence in doing something like that! Masyado na ako mataba LOL

It's a shame that other moms are wary about breastfeeding, and worried about how it's going to affect the shape of their breasts and stuff.

Whereabouts in Europe do you live? Ive yet to visit Spain and France - when we get money LOL How old are your babies if you don't mind my asking?

rowena said...

Wow, Racquel, ang galing, breastfeeding on the beach. Hay ako, walang guts to wear topless or the bikinis. And dami ko ng stretchmarks. he he

raqgold said...

christianne - i've done it all over, too. parks, zoos, bus, trains, cars, parking lots, restos, waiting rooms, boutiques, department stores, ahahaha. wala ng kahihiyan :-)

meowminx - going topless wasnt my choice, it was the kids' choice. or else walang katahimikan ang beach sa iyakan nila, hehe. they are now 3 and 5 years old. am based in germany. i cant access you site, bakit kaya?

rowena -- di naman halata ang stretchmarks ko kasi natabunan ng bibil, haha. btw -- it's raquel -- without the C :-)

ScroochChronicles said...

You go Girl!! Sa totoo lang, wala din akong hiya. Sadly, wala din akong boobs so that doesn't leave me much of a choice. Sexy mo ha :)

raqgold said...

schrooch -- i got my boobs when i got my kids. now they're back to normal :-) sexy kasi i chose the right photo from a hundred, haha-

ScroochChronicles said...

Ano ka ba, you're so modest :)

julie said...

Wow! I wish I can do that too but I'm afraid I can't, too shy to do that simply because my waistline and hips (and of course the bilbil!) has almost doubled in size.

Need to get back in shape na talaga, :D

raqgold said...

cookie -- thanks! am not modest, forgetful lang. feeling ko kasi the photo was taken recently, twas taken two years ago. time changes everything :-)

julie -- am sure you can do those things - wearing bikinis and going back to shape!

Midas said...

I've nursed just about anymore, but inside a bathroom. When my baby is hungry, he eats. If people has problem with my baby suckling at my breast, it's their problem, not mind. I try to be discreet, but I will not put it off.

Topless beach...wow. I have never been to one...except for a nudist beach in Florida. I didn't go. I wasn't quite that bold and adventurous.

janettetoral.com said...

Thank you for submitting an entry to the Filipina writing project. I would like to invite you to e-mail me an audio version of your entry so I can include it in our Filipina Writing Project podcast. Thank you.

auee said...

I missed this entry! I thought you're posting the topless shots.

Very sexy in bikini ha. Hmmm gawin ko din kaya yan pag-uwi namin next sa Pinas? hehe

vk said...

heeeheh
galing mo ha?
ako noon ginagawa ko yan, kasi sa atin, nakita ko, directly just giving the breast to the baby....
kahit saan or maraming tao.

ay naku, nakita ako sa mom-in-law ko, sabi nya, hindi daw maganda, dinala nya ako sa room, like for example, sa Mc do or any restaurant sa room na nga, that i can b-feed my kids.
or my husband cover my BRust...lol

siguro depende lang ano?

kasi, since i am here, i was not able a mom, breast feed anywhere, yon makita ba directly nga nagpa-breastfeed sa tren or bus or any public place.....siguro hindi ko lang nakita, meron siguro.
Pero depende na yon, hindi ba?
walang pakialam naman dito,....lol

they will hide.........

topless, Ja, can been seen.....parang normal na lang yon. ...bata or adult or yon mga matanda na......diba sa mga lakes din?
ang dami.........heheheheh

pagtawanan pa kapag naka T-shirt n short pants....

thanks for sharing ha?

Jozzua said...

Now that was a title that caught my attention - and it was true!

raqgold said...

midas, i care for my baby and not what the people says, so when the baby wants milk, i give milk! that beach was just another beach, not a nudist beach :D

janette, am still working on that podcast :(

auee, why not in bikini? we should love our body, girl :D arrgh, di ako magpost ng topless photos dito sa blog ko baka magsara tindahan ko, haha...

vk, my husband and his family always think first of the baby, at sempre, the mommy too.. wala ng hiya-hiya...kahit saan, sa train man o sa train station, hehe!

jozzua, am glad that caught you :D mommy stories, hehe!

Curious_tan said...

very entertaining journal. you deserve a standing ovation for truly a caring Filipina mother!

Anonymous said...

can we have some pics that show your topless condition clearly ;)? Me too I wish more filipinas were willing to bare it all in public hehe

MyGoodFinds said...

Hey I missed this post ah! I must have been so busy.

Where are the topless shots? ;) .

Hindi ko kaya yan, I need to loose lbs to do that.

raqgold said...

curious_tan - thanks for the compliment!

anonymous - errr, those photos are private :D

KK - I did that a long time ago, hahaha. ngayon i dont think i could do that now, esp since the kids are off breastfeeding na, haha

tsai said...

raqgold, visited your site. wow! I love the fact that you went topless...that's what i plan to do if ever I get to nudist beaches in europe. Filipinas shouldn't be ashamed regardless of body size...confidence makes us look sexy...I still cant register to PMN. Hope you can help with that...

thanks!

raqgold said...

tsai, going topless in europe is really 'in' but now i see more nudist camp as topless camp and i dont think i could take that, hehe! wait until next week for PMN as the site is being regenerated, hope to see you there!

Philippine women said...

I agree that Filipinas are bless with sexy body so she can be very confident to go for topless. Really cool!

niobet76 said...

Yeah why not we are sexy and wonderful... I am glad you have done that move over europeans... LOL

lance said...

wow brave for a filipina