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Glad I don't live in Japan!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

So this is my racerback workout tank:

Apparently, I'm a Size L in Japan!!! O_o;; Not sure if this is amusing or appalling, given that I am a few pounds underweight for my height according to US standards.
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    When my sister was teaching in China, she had to wear a uniform. She's a tall woman, 5'10" and probably wore a size 12/14 or L/XL at the time. Apparently that translated into a size 5X in China!
    2047 days ago
    YIKES. They probably don't even have a SIZE for me! Scary... outsmall each other?!

    I try not to think of those size charts. I am called large in my size for a reason. Whomp whomp...

    2047 days ago
    TATERCAT, I don't know about the "still healthy" comment. I've noticed college-aged and young professional women (in Asia and international students here in the U.S.) are often trying to "outsmall" each other. There is this obsession with being small/skinny over there.

    Edit: Although I agree that Asians do tend to, on average, have smaller body frames.
    2048 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/11/2013 10:44:30 AM
    Go for amusing!

    When I lived in Japan it was a bit challenging to buy clothes, but they have really really small body frames. They are still healthy, but they are more petite.
    2048 days ago
    Very funny! I know there are cable cars in Japan (a friend visited) that have a Maximum capacity of 4 Americans or 8 Jappanese. That's what the sign says. I'd always thought that was a shot at our obesity epidemic, but it's also coupled with how generally small the Japanese people are as well.
    2048 days ago
  • IRP1114
    Lol! I was not expecting that from your title! You are funny. emoticon
    2048 days ago
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