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17 October 2006 @ 08:07 pm
whoa, when did i get sexy?  
one of the things about living in japan is that i feel very un-feminine most of the time. japanese women are very fashionable, skinny, and pretty. even when i look my best, i often feel as though i can't even compare. but today i compared myself with...myself. and i've definitely changed a bit since coming here. maybe it's just that i wear more makeup, or i've learned to take better photos of myself ( i take a few on days where i think i look good for my boy back home). but here's me, side by side, a little less than four months apart. same sweater and everything.




i looked at these photos one after the other totally by accident, but it made me realize that maybe i'm not as static as i often think i am (i often think i look the same as when i was 15 or something). it's a weird feeling. still, i like that i'm starting to look a little better...it shows that my efforts towards improving myself while away from home, at least on a physical level, might be starting to work. it's very encouraging. now, to work on these thighs, hehe.
 
 
 
[PING!] :: You exist.: Radical Edwarddresen on October 17th, 2006 12:26 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! :)
Mellenabsentmammoth on October 17th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
thanks (^3^)
Ed-gar Mack-Feydolorouschilde on October 17th, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC)
I think it's the hair! You do look gorgeous though. Mwah!
(Anonymous) on October 17th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
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hehe, thanks. xoxo. i think my hair looks better now too, but i'd taken that first picture on the day i got my hair styled because i thought it looked really good. just a difference in perspective, i guess.

Mellenabsentmammoth on October 17th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
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fuck, my cookies are broken too!!
ShVHYHineffabelle on October 17th, 2006 01:55 pm (UTC)
wow.
Not only do you look hot, but it's very interesting...
all of the changes are very subtle, but they add up.

*ponders*
Mellenabsentmammoth on October 17th, 2006 04:02 pm (UTC)
yeah, the more i look at it, the less seems different...but there's definately something that makes it very different when you first see them side by side.

also, thanks ^_^
S0n of N00nbibble on October 18th, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)
baby you know you've always been sexy.
S0n of N00nbibble on October 18th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
but the new picture IS five-rocket rockstar good.
Mellenabsentmammoth on October 18th, 2006 01:51 am (UTC)
i may have always been sexy, you're right. but now...i think i'm gettin' hot! hehehe.

i knew you'd have to concur on that new ! hehe.
tantric tantrum: princessradiosity on October 18th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
It's the je ne sais quoi!
Mellen: loveabsentmammoth on October 18th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)
isn't it always? hehe
girlbuggsalt on October 18th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC)
you have noticeably lost weight. i don't know that you needed to, but maybe you wanted to? the hair looks longer too, which is flattering.
Mellenabsentmammoth on October 18th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
it's funny because according to the scale, i weigh the same as when i arrived here. but i think it's just redistributed itself. my thighs still need some toning though, that's for sure. i do actually want to lose a little weight, i weigh more than most people imagine...at the same time, they tell me muscle weighs more than fat. so i don't know if maybe i am losing fat and gaining muscle tone elsewhere. blah blah blah.

and thanks, i like this length right now too. i'm gonna try and do more with my hair in the coming months...
Mandafee_b on October 18th, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC)
I've been trying to tell ya!

so purdy.