Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Big in Japan (part Deux)

Here I am...sitting in my grandma's house in Japan.

We got here last night after a day full of flying (on my birthday).

I am going to take tons of pictures and post as often as possible. But until then, I will direct you to read one of my old posts about how "BIG" I am in Japan

In the (less than 24) hours that I have been here, I have already been lectured about how I should lose weight "for my health". Though I know the message is given to me in kindness, it bugs me because I know that there is a lot more to it than worry about my "health".

I would like to lose a few pounds, but overall, I am so okay with who I am... I inherited the Irish genes passed down from generations of "thick, sturdy women" on my biological-fathers side, I have a big butt (which my husband loves), I love hearty Persian food (thanks to being raised by my Persian dad) and as Popeye would say

"I am, who I am"

That's all that matters, and I need to remember that.


  1. Oh, Happy Birthday!!

    My paternal grandmother was Irish, also. I'll blame it on that, too. Seriously, I inherited more of those genes than did my siblings, and while I got the height from all 3 other grandparents, I also got the hippiness.

    and BTW .... Popeye said "I YAM what I YAM"!! Get it straight, girl! LOL! And yes, be aware of that and be happy!

  2. Happy Birthday!
    You are who you are, and you are awesome...and don't you forget it!

  3. Yes, Irish women are "thick, sturdy" broads...coming from a non-petite Irish girl herself. And the offer to create a workout regime is still open! Just email me and let me know exactly what you're looking for. But have fun on vacation first...

  4. Happy belated birthday! Looking forward to your posts from Japan!


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