Sunday, 24 June 2007

Being a Barbie Girl



OK, remember that annoying (yet catchy) Euro-pop song that came out several years back, "Barbie Girl"? No? Well, here's the lyrics:

Hi Barbie
Hi Ken!
Do you wanna go for a ride?
Sure Ken!
Jump In...

I'm a barbie girl, in the barbie world
Life in plastic, it's fantastic!
you can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation
Come on Barbie, let's go party!

I'm a barbie girl, in the barbie world
Life in plastic, it's fantastic!
you can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation

I'm a blond bimbo girl, in the fantasy world
Dress me up, make it tight, I'm your dolly
You're my doll, rock'n'roll, feel the glamour in pink,
kiss me here, touch me there, hanky panky...
You can touch, you can play, if you say: "I'm always yours"

(uu-oooh-u)

I'm a barbie girl, in the barbie world
Life in plastic, it's fantastic!
you can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation

Come on Barbie, let's go party!
(Ah-ah-ah-yeah)
Come on Barbie, let's go party!
(uu-oooh-u)
Come on Barbie, let's go party!
(Ah-ah-ah-yeah)
Come on Barbie, let's go party!
(uu-oooh-u)

Make me walk, make me talk, do whatever you please
I can act like a star, I can beg on my knees
Come jump in, bimbo friend, let us do it again,
hit the town, fool around, let's go party
You can touch, you can play, if you say: "I'm always yours"
You can touch, you can play, if you say: "I'm always yours"

Come on Barbie, let's go party!
(Ah-ah-ah-yeah)
Come on Barbie, let's go party!
(uu-oooh-u)
Come on Barbie, let's go party!
(Ah-ah-ah-yeah)
Come on Barbie, let's go party!
(uu-oooh-u)

I'm a barbie girl, in the barbie world
Life in plastic, it's fantastic!
you can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation

I'm a barbie girl, in the barbie world
Life in plastic, it's fantastic!
you can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation

Come on Barbie, let's go party!
(Ah-ah-ah-yeah)
Come on Barbie, let's go party!
(uu-oooh-u)
Come on Barbie, let's go party!
(Ah-ah-ah-yeah)
Come on Barbie, let's go party!
(uu-oooh-u)

Oh, I'm having so much fun!
Well Barbie, we're just getting started
Oh, I love you Ken!

No, I haven't taken to Barbie dolls! I do know some people who have collected them or are collecting them, I, myself do not. Nor do I want to BE one. Lets just clear that up now for all those readers out there who were already creating ugly mental images of what a future blog photo here might look like.

Well, we know Barbie's been getting pounded by the sales of Bratz dolls, but apparently the doll's still popular enough to warrant a song and a store so you can dress like her. Yes, this is not a store where one goes to outfit their collection of Barbie, Ken, and Skipper dolls. It may be difficult to find women, girls, or those who want to be girls, who can meet her real-world measurements of 39-18-33, though! (In response to criticism that these measurements might create unrealistic expections for young girls to live up to, Mattel has since adjusted the chest measurement down and the waist measurement up.) Those proportions seem somewhat, uh.....topheavy...and out-of-balance to me.

So, if you want to be Barbie, come to Mall of Asia and buy all the outfits you want.

1 comment:

kristine said...

thank yoou so much, ive been looking for confirmation that there is a barbie store at mall of asia, and your blog helped me. i was just hoping to know if there is a mini salon there, coz my niece will be celebrating her 3rd birthday soon, and that's what she wants, to be dressed up like barbie..thanks
-tine