Thursday, October 14, 2010

The lady who smokes a cigar....

A lady in a neck plunging evening gown with perfectly coiffed hair puffs away with a group of men at the party. As she held on her newly lit R&J Churchill, she exclaimed, "I actually like a bigger ring gauge because you get a more robust and full-bodied flavour". At this moment, 10 more men picked their tongues up off the floor. Don't you think the image of a lady holding a long, sleek, cylindrical object in her mouth, prompts even the most sophisticated men to be reduced to drooling newborns in suits?

Some men would stare in amazement and some would think it's distasteful. Whatever it is, the world is changing. What used to be an alpha male enjoyment could now be appealing to the supposedly weaker sex. I really don't think there's any thing wrong with women enjoying the same pleasure that a cigar gives to a man.

Now, tell me what you think when you see a lady lits up her cigar?

Everytime I lit a cigar, I held my head high. Taking a deep puff, I smiled, knowing that the next 45 minutes would be a pure pleasure. The aroma of the cigar drifts through the room, attracting the even non cigar smoker to give me a minute of his time. Being a lady cigar smoker is not as easy as just picking up a stick and start puffing. One needs to be prepared with confidence that will deal with the silly questions, comments, criticisms, cat calls, wolf-whistles and whole lot of plethora of come-ons that she will attract, as she draws on her smoke.

It's funny I never wanted to smoke a cigarette but I was attracted by the aroma and the flavours that I draw from a cigar. What started as an experiment years ago grew into a passion. I love the puff and I'm never afraid to befriend the brothers of the leaf (BOTL) too everywhere I go. Wine, whisky and cigar tastings, are predominantly frequented by men and I don't think they exclude women but it has been my observation that rarely more than a handful of women are in attendance, and every man in the room is keenly aware of the presence of those few smart, and the ones the exudes an air of confidence.

While at the party, I do surprise a few men when they see me taking out a cigar from my clutch, followed by a puncher and then my very own cigar lighter. That's what I have in my bag as opposed to the usual lipstick, eyeliner, blush and other make up items that a typical lady would be carrying around.

However, at the party, be prepared to be scrutinized. On the other hand, you might also be ooh ahhed upon, flirted with, wined and dined, if not worshipped, by men. They will compliment you, show you respect, and be offered cigars. Perhaps the only challenge is to identify whom among them is still an eligible bachelor. The chances are quite low as the majority of men whom enjoys a cigar is definitely out of my league in terms of age and availability. Haha... no wonder I am still single because I am mixing in the wrong crowd!

Having said all these, don't be afraid to try something (drugs a no no for me). In the 21st century, it's time that women be bold, audacious, confident without being feeling restrictive to prior ideas or conformity to the standards of society set in the medieval times. We should not be afraid to break rules and take risks. But if you want to love puffing a cigar, be ready to fly in the face of the criticism of family and friends.

I would hope to see the numbers of women smoking cigars grow like the perfect ash on a well lit cigar. There's nothing more pleasurable than to be able to enjoy something without worrying what others might think of you. Puff sensuously, puff deeply.

Forget the world and experience the moment.


20 comments:

KY said...

next post - the lady whom licks an ice cream cone? :P

Corgi 1960 said...

You wrote the blog as if you had a cigar on your lips!!! Bravo to the new generation of women.
Personally, I think you should try pipe smoking as well. The aroma is even better...hohohhoho

Sean said...

gosh, i've only smoked a cigar once in my life (it was OK, but i guess i wasn't bitten by the cigar bug). and i don't really know any avid cigar smokers personally, male or female...

eiling lim said...

KY: Who not you write about that!

Corgi: I wished there was a cigar in my mouth as I was typing that. I love pipe smoking! It's one of the most relaxing smoke of all times.

Sean: Well, you know me!

ken said...

i always think smoking is bad :)

eiling lim said...

Ken: It's bad but there are whole lot of other things that are bad too.

Maddogdude @ Dude Mohd Iqbal said...

what a smart post mate.. It's time for woman to do whatever they wanted. Cigar is the finest god gift for us all to appreciate. Happy cigar smoking.
By the way, your choice on Romeo Y Julietta is fantastic, a full bodied cigar are utterly seldom to be preferred by woman. You have taste.
Cheers..

zewt said...

"One needs to be prepared with confidence that will deal with the silly questions, comments, criticisms, cat calls, wolf-whistles and whole lot of plethora of come-ons that she will attract,"

I believe you enjoy these reactions very much...

Anonymous said...

What is ur comment abt medical findings on the correlation between cigar smoking and lung/throat/mouth CANCER?

Often just because u choose to experience the moment, it will causes long term heartache.

plebeian said...

What is ur comment abt medical findings on the correlation between cigar smoking and lung/throat/mouth CANCER?

Often just because u choose to experience the moment, it will causes long term heartache.

eiling lim said...

Maddogdude: Thanks for the vote of confidence. Yeah the only R&J I like is the Churchill. Like I said, I prefer a bigger ring gauge.

Zewt: Sometimes I do but sometimes I don't. I hate it when they give me the look that says "a woman shouldn't be smoking a cigar"

Plebeian: Oh well, fried foods causes cancer too but I still eat them, fruits and vege with insecticide is consumed everyday, alcohol is equally bad and I still drink them, inhaling second hand smoke is also unavoidable and if I want to be healthy and live a long life, I should as well stay in the remote jungle. I believe, smoking is one's choice and no one should be pressured into doing it.

plebeian said...

then continue to hold ur head high, because cigar smoking is far more dangerous to u and other people than just eating fried food.

but who am i to judge a person who knowingly might have just sign her own death warrant and inciting others to do the same? i m a nobody.

eiling lim said...

plebeian: That's a paraprosdokian. You have judged. No matter what I say, it'll never be pleasing to both your eyes and ears. I liked it this way so that there's always a balance in life.

plebeian said...

Big words... wiki is such a good teacher

oh well, then let's just leaving the judging to God, priest and ur oncologist, shall we?

eiling lim said...

Plebeian: whatever that pleases you..

Anonymous said...

Ziling - Have not gone to cigars yet, now still cigarillos.... :)

Anonymous said...

Ziling - Have not gone to cigars yet, now still cigarillos.... :)

Simon Seow said...

Enjoy cigar enjoy wine, let's enjoy life.

eiling lim said...

Ziling: Mommy will kiiillll u!

Simon: Yay, let's enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Good experience, nice aroma - just like food and wine. It's still an unhealthy habit, only good advertising and good money for tobacco makers. Enjoy life.

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