This is too nice of a compliment! Ahh! I feel obligated to brush it away humbly … For, I am unworthy of it!
But … it made me happy :) So, spank youse!
Ha! I never knew that I was bringing shame upon anyone (or any thing, or any ideology) by posing for photographs in my underwear!
Perhaps my parents would be less-than-happy by my Tumblr, but I did not think that my selfies were so dishonorable. Ack!
Oh? Are you talking about the rolls of “meat” showing in some of my pictures? My, that is only my body! The one that almost perished when I was 20 years old! And the one that also long-boarded, kayaked, and horse-rode just this past weekend (pretty cool, huh)! I guess you think that my meat is pretty annoying … I do not like it when it gets sick, or when it gets so uncomfortable that it makes me snap at everything, either! Darn body.
Oh, I would clean up the puke before it crusts.
Hey cutie-pie! I am sorry that it has taken me this long to respond. But, I am nonetheless flattered by your comments! Thank you for reaching out to me.
Ack. Would it be too obvious of me to say that, at a certain point, I just stopped looking at the things that made me feel bad about myself? Like, the fashion magazines in Japan that were peppered with skinny, celebrated “half” models showing off their long, Western-influenced legs paired with a cutesy expression that told us, yes, they were indeed still relatable to the Japanese race. Too many times did I also lament that I did not look like (or act like) most of the half-Japanese girls that were popular at my school (and who modeled on the side) … I mean, we were the same “breed”, right, so people categorized and compared me with them. Oh man, did it mess with my head! And still does today, to a lesser extent.
But memories aside, I think that what I am trying to say is: you should find something that you are good at (or a body-part that you love), and go with it! Sometimes it is easy to just feel jealous of people that seem to have it all … I sure do! But enriching oneself is, ultimately, what really counts … look at all the aging Hollywood actors who have messed up their health, faces, and bodies because they finally realized that they were rapidly losing what they were most admired for … their looks! So, the joke is kind of on them.
I am no zen-master who can preach about contentment and inner peace … But I do know that I feel sexiest when I am accomplished, happy, and just-showered … especially after a rough day!
So, maybe you are being harder on yourself than you actually deserve … smile … what makes you feel confident? Tell me tell me! I would love to celebrate you, cause you are beautiful!