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女性にとって、綺麗な靴は必要な物です。綺麗な靴は綺麗な所へ連れて行ってくれる. 
For women, beautiful shoes are a necessity. They say beautiful shoes take you to beautiful places.

I recently traded up my white flats for a pair of black booties I bought when I went to New York with Ryo. They had been an impulse buy and with 11cm heels, I was sure I'd never wear them....but I've been breaking them in this week and I am absolutely in love with them. 174cm Zia get's a lot more attention and discounts than 163cm Zia, and I feel a lot more confident. Lol. In this past week alone, I've been asked out three times, gotten so many free snacks when I enter sweets shops, and have gotten $40.00 worth of free make up samples.  

White shoes=> shoes

Unfortunately, M doesn't support any of the changes I've been making. It's like the better I become, the more distant he gets. It's like he wanted someone average with average skills and appearances to be totally dependent on him... I wonder if this was why my other friends didn't like him from the start? He does't hinder me from doing as I like, but he doesn't support me either. I'm worried that it'll eventually come to a point where I'll have to choose between him and my own happiness. 

Maybe I need to hold off on relationships until I'm completely happy with myself? 

I spoke with a nutritionist today to try and find a balance between the calcium rich diet I need to follow until I can have my surgery, and my low dairy diet I'm trying to follow to lose weight. Luckily, we were able to find a good balance, but he suggested I keep a food journal that measures the calcium amounts in all I eat. I figured I could keep track of calories as well. While I was shopping online for a cute journal to use, I stumbled across this page. I know several people on my friends list are also trying to lose weight, so I decided to share it =) Clicking on the picture will take you to a bigger version.

United bees "GRAM NOTEBOOK"

So here we go. One month left to drop 5kg! Okay, I know that 5kg in one month is impossible, so my goal is actually only 2kg for now. I'll worry about the rest of the weight when I get back home.

cAPOEIRA2CAPOEIRA1

and as I type this, I get a text from my mom: 

My sister is having her baby! 

Date: 2012-11-12 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chochajin.livejournal.com
Your sister? Or your mother's sister? XD
Anyways, YAY!! ^____^

Woah! 11cm? I think I wouldn't be able to walk on them. On top of that I'd be way over 180cm and stand out even more in Japan, so no thank you XD

To me it sounds your stressing yourself out too much with all the diet details and stuff. Dont forget to have fun! That's also an important thing for staying beautiful! ;)

Date: 2012-11-12 03:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kurikuribebi
My mother sent me a message that my sister had her baby =) Thanks!

Yeah, they take some getting used to, but they're definitely nice.
I figure now I can blend with other foreigners =D Most of the ones I see are like towers compared to me. Now I can stand side by side with them. Way over 180 with the shoes? How tall are you?

No worries, I will definitely still have fun, despite my need to diet and blah blah.

Date: 2012-11-12 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chochajin.livejournal.com
Wow, that's great! :)
How old is your sis? ^^

I'm not tall at all. I'm even the shortest in my family. I'm about 174cm without shoes, so I'd be around 185cm with those heels??!! ^^;
Even at work there's a guy who is 200cm, so I do feel quite short indeed. Luckily almost all of my Japanese co-workers are shorter than me! ^-^;

I'm glad to hear that! :3 *hugs*

Date: 2012-11-13 01:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kurikuribebi
My sister is 22 now =)
The baby is a girl and she's adorable. Later on, I'll post a picture!

174cm without shoes? I'm jealous! Being tall is nice!

Date: 2012-11-13 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chochajin.livejournal.com
Awww, I'd love to see that! ^^
She's going to be a young mom! ^^ If I ever become a mom, I'll be a grandma ... agewise! ^^;; ....

I don't think that's tall. I wish I was a bit taller. 175-179cm would be nice. Though I would struggle even more in Japan than I already do ^^;

Date: 2012-11-13 11:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kurikuribebi
Haha, me too!


Oh, is it hard? I have some tall friends, but I've never heard them complain. My old friends in Osaka hate when I wear heels, so I never did with them. I'll wear them for the first time in Tokyo soon =)

Date: 2012-11-14 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chochajin.livejournal.com
Well, some trousers and sweaters are too short.
And shoes. Being tall often means you have big feet.
I already told you that my shoe size doesn't exist in Japan, right? ;o;

Date: 2012-11-14 01:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kurikuribebi
Yeah....
I forgot such problems exist. Since I'm short, I've never had to think about such things ^^;;; I guess if I was forever tall, that would be a problem, wouldn't it?

My friends usually shop at second-hand shops. Maybe sizes there are different? I've never heard them complain about sizes.

Date: 2012-11-14 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chochajin.livejournal.com
I don't know why but most clothes I bought in Japan I also got from secon-hand shops! XD
I try to stock up on trousers, tights, shoes, long sleeve shirts whenever I visit back home! ;)

Date: 2012-11-14 07:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kurikuribebi
If it really is that hard, I don't wish to be tall any more. I'll just pretend to be with my shoes. Lol.

Date: 2012-11-12 02:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 20thlvl-rogue.livejournal.com
Can we get a bicepts shot?

Date: 2012-11-12 03:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kurikuribebi
I have no biceps to speak of, so I didn't bother lol.

Date: 2012-11-12 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noir-au-blanc.livejournal.com
What sassy boots! :)

You've got a great body chicky, I tend to use pilates as well just to tone up have you done them?

Date: 2012-11-12 03:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kurikuribebi
I have a gut. The dreaded beer belly that won't go away. If I could just get rid of it...


Pilates is something I haven't really tried yet. I always assumed it was the same as yoga, which I do practice.

Date: 2012-11-12 08:53 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] notte0.livejournal.com
I was planning to make a shoes post tonight or tomorrow night too haha, talk about coincidences.

11cm heels heels look great, but are a disaster to my knees. I wear them once in a blue moon, but can't do it every day...

ahhhh.... diet..................... need to get started....

Date: 2012-11-13 01:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kurikuribebi
A few other people posted about shoes too! Maybe it's a women's holiday thing! lol

Yeah, I would imagine they are bad for one's knees, but fashion is fashion, I guess lol. I don't think I'll wear them for more than two weeks at a time though.

Dieting during the holiday season is so hard!

Date: 2012-11-12 09:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] templeghosts.livejournal.com
You look fantastic!

Date: 2012-11-13 01:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kurikuribebi
Thank you! I still feel a lot of pressure to look a certain way though, with all these little Asian girls I'm always surrounded by.

Date: 2012-11-12 12:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] songsofafish.livejournal.com
You don't look like you need to lose weight :)
Congratulations to your sister! That's lovely!

Date: 2012-11-13 01:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kurikuribebi
Thank you!

Yeah, she and I aren't at all close but I'm very happy for her. The baby is adorable!

Date: 2012-11-12 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] burger.livejournal.com
You look really good! If losing weight would make you happy though then I wish you all the luck in the world with it, and it's good that you spoke to a nutrionist about it to find an effective and safe way to go about it :) It all sounds good to me!

Those boots are beautiful! I have a pair that are a little similar only with gold buttons instead of the clasps... now I want a pair just like yours too!

It's a shame M isn't supportive... you do get some men who don't want their girlfriends to be "better" than them and prefer the girl to have to depend on them. Hopefully he's just having to adjust to the changes and will become better at supporting you. Fingers crossed!

Date: 2012-11-13 01:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kurikuribebi
Yeah, I want to lose weight, but I'm definitely going to do it in a healthy way. I don't endorse unhealthy dieting and restricting.

Ooooohhhhhhhhhhh Gold buttons!!?? That sounds lovely. I wonder if I should get some too =P
What is it about shoes like this that make a woman feel strong?

Well, he still makes a lot more than I do. I wonder if he feels threatened because the better looking I become the more he feels like I might drop him for another guy? Even when we're together, I often get approached...I dunno.

Date: 2012-11-12 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] azuma-chan.livejournal.com
Congrats to you sister dear <3

Date: 2012-11-13 01:45 pm (UTC)
kurikuribebi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kurikuribebi
Thank you!
The baby is precious!

Date: 2012-11-13 12:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] promiseoftin.livejournal.com
You are so gorgeous!

Date: 2012-11-13 01:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kurikuribebi
Thank you so much!
I guess pressure gets the best of me. It's hard to feel beautiful when you're constantly surrounded by these Asian girls that look like they come straight out of a magazine.

Date: 2012-11-13 09:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moldypotatochip.livejournal.com
I'm already taller than 174 cm without heels (>_<) which is why I never wear heels lol. Seriously if I wore those shoes I'd be taller than every Japanese guy around. I'm already taller than most of them. But luckily my boyfriend is a tall Canadian ;D

I don't know what to tell you about M, you'll just have to follow your own heart there. Do what you think is best.

The pages seem helpful. I've never measured myself during diets before, though. I usually just weigh myself. Recently I don't even do that. I'm just trying to eat healthier in general lately which I think has been good for me.

Date: 2012-11-13 01:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kurikuribebi
Wow! I wish I was 174cm without shoes. Without heels, I'm around 160-163cm depending on my posture that day (lol), which for some reason makes guys think they have the right to hover over me. Annoying.

For a while, I was going by the fit of my clothes, but now all my clothes are too big, so it doesn't help to measure by those. Once I have clothes that fit again, I'll probably go by the fit.

Date: 2012-11-13 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shampoo-neko02.livejournal.com
O! I'm not good with kg?
How much is 5kg in lbs...
But eather way you look GREAT!!

And Congrats to your sis for the new baby, now your an aunt! :D

Date: 2012-11-13 11:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kurikuribebi
5kg is around 10 pounds or so.

Thank you!

Date: 2012-11-14 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] palebold.livejournal.com
That means you're an aunt now! Congratulations! :D

I can see why you'd like those boots and a few extra inches never hurts.

With M I'm not sure what to say. I suppose at this point you just need to decide what you want to do and if you really feel you need to be more comfortable with yourself to be in a health relationship.

That page you posted should come in handy with helping me managed my own diet properly (it's so hard for me to cut back on peppers but I really have to at this point). Thanks! :3

Date: 2012-11-15 02:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kurikuribebi
Thank you ^^


I'm glad the sheet will be of use to you! I've been using it and it's nice!

Date: 2012-11-15 02:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aoko.livejournal.com
Congratulations =D!!! Aw, you are an aunt x3!!! I am so happy for you and your family ♥!

You look great!

Those boots are so fierce! ♥!

Date: 2012-11-15 02:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kurikuribebi
Thank you! =D

Date: 2012-11-16 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] warriorofdream.livejournal.com
I heard this quote about shoes somewhere!!! love it ♥

haha more confisent! you go girl xD
if I'm higer I feel less confident, I hate high heals xDD
okey I'm a bit taller than you 166 cm, but still xD

honestly in this situation your happiness is more important, what he do, isn't support or even "healthy" relationship..

you can have good relationship if you happy with yoursela dn when other respect you for who you are and what you do!

good luck with loosing weight!! I supprot u <333333333
I need to gain more musles on my stomach and hips (I'm opkey with my weight right now) I feel a bit of fat there hahahah

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"An ugly duckling growing out of her feathers."

Hello. I'm Zia, and this is most obviously my journal. I write about my life between Japan and the US, and all the adventures I find myself in. People often say they are envious of the life I seem to live, but the truth is, I feel a little unsatisfied with it myself, so I've decided to do something about it--to find what really makes me happy. Hopefully by documenting my life, I can figure out where I need to be heading. This journal is my way of opening my world to those around me in hopes of meeting people searching for the same thing or encountering people who have already gone through this kind of struggle. 

Back in my high school days, I used to be a bit of a nerd. I was really in to comic books of all kinds, action figures...all that jazz.  These days, though my interest in comic books re-surfaces every so often, I'm very much more in to things like fashion, dance, music, travel, tea, baking, writing letters, photography, animals and fitness. I'm a straight shooter--meaning I do not (or rather, can not?) lie. Keeping up with lies is too much trouble. 

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