The older I grow, the younger I feel

It would seem that the older I grow, the younger I feel in many areas. Take clothing for instance, I am beggining to want to dress younger and younger. (although the clothes and shoes don’t fit.) This is what most people call “Lau Hiau”. (Miang Old Hag). I don’t know how to translate it. Hahaha. It must be the syndrome of wanting to remain youthful.

The clothes don’t fit because you grow sideways naturally with age. If you try to look too slim you may end up looking haggard you know. So its good to have a little bit of fat …. around the face area that is. lol. The shoes don’t fit because after the first pregnancy, the foot grew a little bit bigger. After the second, it grew even bigger and unlike tummies, they don’t shrink back post delivery. The feet stays forever big.

At one time, even the watch strap did not fit the wrist and the rings did not fit the finger! Fortunately I managed to come off the peak weight with careful dieting  (translate that to eating like a bird). Gosh, it was hard work to come off the peak.

Anyway, the funny thing is, though most of the time I look like the housewife that I am, complete with baggy t-shirts and frumpy looking shorts and slippers that make me look worse than the more well dressed maid. Oh, and we must not forget the bare face and nails and the unruly hair that is quite often drawn up into an untidy bun and the bushy eyebrows.

Well, the funny thing is, I don’t feel that way most of the time. I only look that way but I don’t feel that way. I still feel young and good. Hahaha.

Maybe that is why, no matter how hard I try, I just can’t seem to see the old woman in the picture. I only see the young one.

I guess looks really does not matter. Its whats inside that matters. 😛


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10 thoughts on “The older I grow, the younger I feel

  1. Hi, MG you are right…same here, most of the time I do like aunty and I don’t mind at all telling people my age and small kids come to me and call me ‘aunty’ coz I still feel young at heart!

    The first time I was called aunty years ago, I felt really strange. Haha. Now, its no longer strange but it feels strange if I get a “leng lui” instead.

  2. But I do agree with you about the feeling young thing, hahaha heck I just learned skateboarding last year and am still surfing. Lau hiao to the max hehe.

    Haha. BTW, how’s the Bellydance class coming along…..

  3. haha…MG, I love this post! Truly just like me nowadays 😀
    Always in jeans, sandals,ponytail (once my daughter said, Gee Ma…”you look just like me, I mean your hair” (I thought she means my face).
    Sometimes when I open up my shoes drawers I feel sorry for those higheels, only used when there’s a wedding reception, haha…
    Well, it’s none of my bussiness what other people think of me, right ?! :)Hubby still say “you’re pretty” when we’re going to a wedding reception (sometimes!!)haha…

    Henny, the older you get, the less wedding receptions you get invited to. (Because everyone you know is married) Oh those poor heels. All collecting dust. Haha.

  4. How you feel matters a whole lot more than how you look! Definitely. Some people look good but they can never get themselves to feel good about themselves – what’s the use of looking good if you don’t feel happy or good about yourself. I’m happy for you that you are able to maintain this sense of wellbeing. 🙂

    As we both know very well, maintain wellbeing in the head is not hard, maintaining wellbeing physically is much harder. lol.

  5. CHEERIOS for you !!! Good that you are feeling younger and younger!!! It’s good for your heart….and your hubby!!!! 😉

    You’ll feel younger and younger too when you reach my age. Hahaha.

  6. I like the last statement. That’s how my dad still look young and feel young at his age.

    You mean your tummy did shrink back after delivery? How nice! For me, it still remains there, sigh!

    Oh yes, a healthy and careful diet is very important. If I did not do so, I am sure I can’t fit myself in a lot of outfit.

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