Smiling on a Saturday

A lot of people ask me why I don't smile and show my teeth. Well, here it is a pic of me smiling and showing my teeth! I took this on my iPhone today. The quality is not that good due to my room lighting. Nevertheless, I'm not quite sure why I don't show my teeth much. When I laugh, I still sometimes cover my mouth with my hand. Why? I don't know ... habit, I guess. My aunt once told me that whenever I talk, I seem to smile to a lot so it makes me appear friendly.  Really? I hope I am able to accomplish that!

I also don't curl my hair much except for days where I feel like it. That's like probably 3-4 times a year. Today was one of those days I felt like it. Believe it or not, I have naturally wavy hair. Yup. I do. During my younger years I had really nice long shiny thick black hair.  Not sure what happened over the years but now if it dries naturally after a shower, it is wavy almost like a perm.  It is too monstrous to take care of so I usually flat iron straighten it to be more managable. 

I'll tell you a funny story. One day I woke up late for work so I didn't have time to flat iron my hair after a shower. Everyone at work that day asked me if I got a perm. When I replied to them that it was my natural hair, they looked at me with disbelief like "Whattttt, you are asian. How is it that you have curly hair?"  LOL. They thought I was just playing with them. The entire day at work, people kept asking me the same question over and over. I finally got tired of it and replied, "Yup, it's a perm."  LOL then no more questions. hahahahaha.. Then the next day, I'd go back to work with straight hair. hahahaha!


My youngest sister has naturally curly hair like you and it gets all frizzy with humidity. My son has naturally curly hair too. It annoys me when Asians and non-Asians sterotype us. Asians are so diverse but we are expected to all look like the Chinese actors in movies. When I grew up my parents would make fun of my hair because it was red (from being outside so much) and name call me a white person. My mom would make me dye my hair black when I was a teen. As I got older the top layer of hair got darker but I still had layers of light underneath, and people would ask me if I dyed my hair. I guess it's easier to lie, less hassle that way ^_^

Aneko, thanks for sharing. When I was younger, my mom often scolded me why my hair had red tints in it. It was naturally red too. I didn't even know how to die hair when I was a teen but she always assumed I did something to my hair.  LOL. In the sun, my hair is red and brown. Depending on the season, sometimes it is really black and sometimes it's red/brown/black. Not sure why this is. Nowadays red tint is the least of my worries. I have a lot of white hair now. It just grows randomly and is all over. It defies gravity or something, it just goes where ever it pleases.

You are very pretty! Looks doesn't necessarily mean you're not friendly. It's inner beauty that counts!

Thanks! :-) I do try to smile in photos but not as often.

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