Thursday, 6 May 2010

Translation of "Glamour" magazine article

Thanks once again to my good friend Eva for the translation of the "Glamour" magazine article written by Emma Sundh, in which Salem and six other male artists were interviewed.

Read on...and enjoy!

"50 things you didn’t know about men".
We let some of Sweden’s most gorgeous men tell us a few secrets about themselves. Read, be amazed and fall in love anew.

Salem Al Fakir, 28 Just released a new album, ”Ignore This”

We consider ourselves to be simple and uncomplicated: "But the truth is, we are just as complicated as women are."

We have hormone cycles, too: "Just as women have hormone cycles, so do men – that's at least my opinion. Periods of time when we are extra sensitive and so on."

We like to pick up the bill: "A lot of girl gangs tend to split the bill among them, while me and my friends are glad to pay for each other – it all evens out in the end. We don't do it to crack one another, but because it's smooth and easy. Furthermore, lots of guys like to be gentlemen and for example hold the door for others. This doesn't necessarily imply that we are not equal."

Nerdy men are worth a second glance: "Nerdy men have many hidden talents. Widen your view and look beyond the stereotypes. Prince Charming isn't always the one you'd expect."

We have 'girls talk' too: "I may be part of that troop of men who can sit around talking for hours ..."

Men also analyse: "I analyse, but I don't do it just for the sake of it, but to come up to something. I believe there is a male twist to analysing."

We desire you: "Many guys can be bad at showing desire and affirmation, but that doesn't mean we don't feel desire and find you beautiful. After all, we choose you, choose to wake up with the same person every day."

We need affirmation, too: "Even if you – as I – receive acknowledgement on stage, it doesn't mean I don't have any need for affirmation. The most important and best kind of affirmation is the one you get from close friends and in a relationship."

We love it when you do little things: "I love it when someone does little things for me, such as tending me the bathroom towel when I'm washing my face. That makes me elated and happy. Those are the kind of things I'd gladly do for others, and I appreciate when someone does them for me."

Isn't that just so sweet!! Of course we would all hand you the bathroom towel, Salem :))))


Eva said...

Thanks again, I trust you enjoyed reading it :)

EuropeCrazy said...

Oh yes I enjoyed it very much indeed - it proved once again what a sweet and lovely guy Salem is, and it would be a very lucky girl who had him for a boyfriend!! :)

Eva said...

Hey there!
I just saw that Glamour have published the article on their website now. So here you can see the picture too!

Laura (EuropeCrazy) said...

Thanks Eva - it's a very nice picture too :)