Roces mentioned how women in the Philippines are "'repacking' the modern woman" (Roces 8) by altering the standards of dress for woman from wearing traditional terno and panuelo to western attires such as uniforms for students. As women wear clothes that tend to resemble that of men's wear, "it makes them feel closer to their men when they wear guy's shirts," (Fibers.com). Thus, creating a change for equal status in society for women in a male dominant place.
As for the Compact Challenge, I'm spending a lot of money on food more than I usually do. I guess I'm replacing my need for buying clothes with buying food. Is this suppose to happen? I feel like I'm still in the habit of spending money. I'm starting to use the money I saved up from the start of this project. I can't wait for Chinese New Year!! Yay for red envelopes!
<3 Annie Tan
Jessica, "Women Wearing Men's T-Shirts-Is it Okay?" 28 June 2008. Fibers.com. 7 February 2010
Roces, Mina. "Women, Citizenship and the Politics of Dress in Twentieth-Century Philippines." Women and Politics in Asia. 2004.