Ch.3 Feelings Don’t Fade So Easy (Part 4)

The boys rushed to the front of the line as the girls followed, surprisingly energized at having a go at the bumping cars.

Well this’ll be fun…Tiff thought as she sipped on her Coke. Her gaze wandered off towards the people on the other side, dashing among the cars and just enjoying life to the fullest.

Lauren took the cup out of her hand to take a sip, Sharon standing next to her whilst Pauline just fooled around with Lorenzo up ahead. Alec and Toby were alarmingly quiet during their wait, while Tiffany just leaned on Sayuri for moral support – Tiff was getting a little tipsy from being too hyper.

Kwan stood across from Sharon…staring down at his feet, and occasionally watching cars clash into the other. Oh he’s so dead when its our turn…hehehehehehe 

They’d planned not to partner up this once, since everyone was in the mood to whoop the other’s ass in their own cars. She herself was prepared to take on against the guys since as a kid, she’d done it tons of times with her cousins, trying her best to beat the older ones. Remembering her time spent with them gave her a tinge of sadness but she pushed it away when the cars suddenly stopped.

The game had begun

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The sun beat down on the amusement park of Walibi, as a group of teenagers walked happily towards their destination – the best ride of the park.

Two blonde haired girls walked at the front of the group, laughing about their inability to move at the bumping car game, followed by a brunette and Asian girl munching on chocolate-flavoured popcorn.

A dark skinned teenager walked just a step behind them, Indian and a bit plumper compared to her friends. Her black hair cascaded down her back, as she was followed by four guys the same age as her. One stood tall compared to the others, his curly light brown hair cut short on his oblong face, and his blue eyes standing out as he looked out towards the people that passed. Another was Scandinavian and stayed quiet as they walked, his gaze somewhat different to that of the excited teenagers he accompanied.

Another stockier boy was deep in conversation with an Asian dude, his tanned skin and brown hair showing off his sporty personality. His friend of course (the Asian) stood a slight head shorter than him, his black hair a tad bit long, whilst his figure stood lean as he walked. His face had finally lit up after their group had their turn at the bumping car games. He’d successfully managed to navigate around the whole arena they were in, without really having any trouble caused by his pals who weren’t as experienced as him.

Which was the same thought running through another girl’s head, as she replayed her own success at that very moment itself.

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The girls were the first to run and choose their cars first, scanning for the colours they liked and just colonizing them as if it were something meant to guard.

Tiffany hopped into one in the middle of the arena, her girlfriends gathered in a bunch in the back – not a good choice to begin with, since they were stuck – , and the guys scattered at the corners.

She put on the safety and couldn’t wait to start, nervously pushing on the accelerator pedal in her car. Her heart was racing as her fingers tapped, and finally – the staff started up the cars. She zoomed ahead as her foot slammed her pedal, her hands comfortably controlling the steering wheel to navigate her around the arena. 

She could see Lauren and Sharon struggling to get out their little “cluster” as she slammed into Lauren’s car and set them free. Quickening her movements, she scanned the crowd to find Alec, Toby and Kwan, her car swerving at corners to slam head first into Alec’s car. They both let out laughs as she narrowly escaped a push from Toby, in search for her next prey.

She found him laughing as Sharon’s car moved from clumsily having hit his car, and surprised him as her own hit his car’s rear end. She backed up and rushed over to the other side, and spent the next minute just driving around, and passed a grinning Kwan and Alec as they too did the same as her. 

Reaching the end of their session she rammed into Sayuri’s car, trapping her and Lauren into another cluster, just as the bell rang and they got out, everyone’s laughter filling up the space of the building. 

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Sayuri looked up at Werewolf rollercoaster and gulped loudly, intimidated by its size and look. The wooden rollercoaster stood pretty high, as it carried another group of its passengers up a steep hill, leading to a downhill she was a little too nervous to see.

Tiffany was back to her hyper self again, as she led the group through the line-separators and explained how this ride was the one worth waiting for. She and Alec were paired up once more as they headed up the staircase to the back of the line.

Kwan, Toby, Sharon and Pauline were stuck in another line for the front, as Lauren and Sayuri squealed in excitement at the next ride already on its way.

Aw…Kwan and Toby aren’t gonna be with us…dammit… Tiff thought as she hopped in. She really wanted them all on the ride, as she seated herself and turned to face Alec who was basically staring into nothing.

“Okay…so the challenge is to have your hands up when we drop…k?” she explained, having done so tons of times before. She waited for a reply from him, her eager face looking at one that just grinned said:

“Let’s just do it, shall we?”

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And that’s another part for an amazing Monday morning start! 

Ch.3 – Feelings Don’t Fade So Easy (Part 3)

The trio of girls rushed out the food court, tracing the steps of the group of boys that had just left. Tiff turned towards Sharon and Pauline, engrossed in trying to win a plushie for the day. Ahh why do they have to do this NOW of all times.

“Let’s go to the guys and join up,” Lauren suggested, already on her way. Sayuri followed after her but Tiff’s annoyed tone stopped them in their tracks.

“Guys, you seriously are going to put our friendship with Sharon on the line!?” she shouted. She herself knew Sharon had stupidly short temper on friends going off without her. Their friendship had anyhow faded over the course of their 3rd year of being friends, but she couldn’t let it get any worse. Tiffany was already engulfed in the frustration of having to go and fetch her, and on top of that the guys hasn’t bothered to wait for them, heading off to a ride instead.

“Lauren, we’re already in a bad state with her, leaving her behind is worse” Tiff continued.

“Alright, alright” the two girls agreed, jogging towards the game stand. After a couple of phrases shouted out to get Sharon moving, the girls sprint to catch up with the guys. Surprisingly they were just idle in front of one of the dizzying rides, Buzz-saw, whilst talking among themselves.

“Well thank god you guys didn’t go too far” the girls muttered, obviously unhappy for having sprint to them.

“We were waiting for you guys here” Kwan argued, trying to play good guy. Oh puh-lease…

Alec stood quietly next to his Korean friend, watching the people on the ride scream their heads off. His brown hair shone blonde as it basked in the sunlight, almost making him look…impossibly handsome…Tiff thought.

She was interrupted from her day-dreaming with Toby’s commanding voice, resulting in everyone’s attention being drawn to him.

“Well….” he began, a little intimidated with everyone staring into his soul, “Where are we headed now?” At that very moment, everyone decided to turn to Tiffany, finding her soul a lot more interesting than Mr. Toby who was in front of her, trying not to grin.

They were heading back to the Werewolf ride zone, but something caught her eye. A certain ride which she missed doing as a kid. The line looked pretty short too.

A sparkle in her eyes she announced, “Hey guys, anyone wanna take a bumpy ride back to our childhood?”

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Ahhh why is this part so short!? 

Oh well tbh I’m just a very lazy person…

I really do promise the next part’ll be a lot longer, although this time its short since there’s too much going on in just THIS chapter you know…eh

I published all of these chapters on Wattpad as well, and I’d love to get some feedback either here OR there 🙂

Stay Awesome ppls 😉

Love

Vivs ❤

Feelings Don’t Fade So Easy (Part 2)

The next hour, Tiff’s stomach turned in circles; during the ride, after getting off and following the others, even during lunch.

It wasn’t the usual “motion sickness” one gets after a roller-coaster. More like a guilty pang that just torments you, especially when the person who is involved is around. She wasn’t sure why, and instead tried to focus on her friends instead.

Sayuri was standing cheery next to her, a funny smile lighting up her face. Kwan and Alec were in front of them, buying themselves fries and a burger. The two paid the cashier, leaving Tiff and Sayuri to figure out what they wanted in a far less time limit than they expected.

“One coke and a chicken burger please” Tiff politely asked, her gaze shifting to Kwan and Alec taking their seats. She suddenly couldn’t think straight, constantly losing focus and worrying about unnecessary details. Kwan’s walking, his slight show of uneasiness in his posture, Alec suddenly pretty quiet.

“Tiff, can you help me?” Sayuri asked in a soft tone, jarring Tiffany from her absurd thoughts.

“Yea yea, don’t worry,” she muttered getting her bestie the same order as her.

Once paid, the two walk over to their table, Lauren seated and munching on her home-brought lunch, and the others enjoying their own separate meals. But what caught her eye was Lauren’s setting up the park’s map in front of her, and the some of the boring rides circled in it.

Sharon then started to blabber on about going on the less-scary rides, shifting Tiffany’s mood to sudden panic.

“What do you mean we’re going on Flashback right after this” she interrupted, a small wave of anger engulfing her. Oh no this is NOT happening…NOT when I’ve planned so hard. 

“I mean we’ll go to Flashback after lunch, and then go around to the other rides, like that really fast one and maybe last Werewolf…”

“NO.” she muttered angrily at the group. One of her many pet peeves was when people pitched in their ideas and her initial plan would begin to go haywire.

“What about guys, huh?” she began, her anger brewing like a kettle inside of her.

“They’ll come too! Kwan, Alec, Toby, it’ll be fun!” Sharon concluded. No it WON’T! Stop ruining everything I PLAN SHARON…Tiff thought, obviously not happy with Sharon’s change of plans.

“I don’t think so,” Tiff voiced in attempts of keeping most of her anger at bay, “we’re going to Werewolf next and that’s about it..k?”

“But…”

“Guys it’s no biggie. We’ll go to Flashback after or something Sharon, and let’s just do Werewolf in case there’s lines after” Sayuri and Lauren piped in. Tiff let out a quiet sigh, grateful the two had noticed Tiff was close to exploding in front of Sharon.

“Fine. Whatever. Me and Pauline are just going to go check out those games over there, wait for us?” she asked, getting up to head over there.

“Yea” Tiff managed to let out, letting herself relax and finish as much as she could of her food. She glanced up, meeting Kwan’s eyes and felt a flutter of butterflies in her tummy. She looked away, embarrassed. Ugh he’s too good she thought.

On her second glance towards his group, they were no longer seated, but ready to leave. Throwing away leftovers and stuffing their wallets into their pockets, they headed to their left, the opposite direction to where Sharon was.

Shoot! We need to catch up with them…but what do I do about Sharon? 

Ch. 3 – Feelings Don’t Fade So Easy (Part 1)

As the buzzed teenagers walked down to their checkpoint of the day, the sun beat down as if announcing I’m gonna make your day hot AF so better be prepared!

Tiff trudged along, unsure of how to behave next, her mind a mixture of feelings. Lauren however, manages to save her day by giving the idea of a less -dizzying ride.

“OMG YES!” Tiff exclaimed, reverting back to her crazy behaviour from before. “Calamity mine is PERFECTT” she continued, “there’s no loops, and I’m sure it won’t really increase your dizziness Kwan.” She looked reluctantly at his dazed face, still trying to comprehend its current dizzy state.

He wasn’t in the mood to talk, but Tiffany couldn’t let that stop the day from getting better. Instead she jumped and landed her arms onto his shoulders, jolting him from his uneasy trance, and walked behind him.

“Come on Kwan, cheer up! That dizziness won’t stick too long according to me, so just… be you…” she finished, not sure if what she said even made sense to her.

“K…Tiff calm down. Let’s just get there,” Toby said, his eyes a little concerned, but for Kwan instead of her.

Her wish fulfilled she skipped along to the front of the group joining Alec and Saiyuri chillin’ and enjoying the sun. The crowd ahead of them seemed to be busy in their tasty meals of the afternoon, as the laughter of friends filled the air with a sense of joy.

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The room was filled with a sense of competition, Kwan seated next to her, facing a flat TV screen with a controller in his hand. Greg looked through a couple of books to Tiff’s right, and Sayuri lay seated on the floor with the second controller.  

I can’t believe he agreed to join…and even mom managed to say yes Tiff thought, a rush of happiness and excitement coursing through her. She turned her glance to Kwan, engrossed in his game, a smile on his face.

I wish I could do this everyday…watch him enjoy life, and be there with him for it

In that moment he glanced towards her, and reached his hand out, passing it in front of her face.

“Tuushhh” he uttered whilst doing so, his eyes unreadable to Tiff’s mind.

“What was THAT for?” she complained, surprised at his sudden movement.

“Nothing…” he muttered, laying down next to her. Greg had the controller now, seated close to Saiyuri  as they both played versus each other.

“I’m tired” Kwan said, bringing Tiff’s attention back to his face.

“Hmmm?” she replied, engrossed in playing around with his hair.

“I don’t wanna go back home right now…or else I’ll have to do math again” he whispered, his eyes closing as he spoke.

“Me neither…it feels so relaxing sitting here…” Tiff snuggled close to his shoulder, her heart racing whilst she tried to relax.

“And  watch Saiyuri play…beating you with only a knife…and you with just a gun…” Kwan joked, turning to face Tiffany.

“Shut up!” she complained, offended at him teasing her for her gaming skills. She couldn’t help she hadn’t touched a controller in a while, more or less play Call of Duty.

“Whatever. I’ll just keep reminding you about it” he concluded, a laugh escaping his lips, as Tiffany sat up and threw a pillow at his face.

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The girls munched on sweet popcorn on their way up the stairs, whilst the boys took their own time lingering in the back. The line was pretty short, in comparison to the longer line for Dalton Tower which stood right next to the ride they were  going to.

Kwan seemed to look queasier as they waited for the next coaster to show up, and he reluctantly turned to face me and Saiyuri.

“Umm…I have a bad feeling about going on this ride….I think I’ll sit this one out” he said, his eyes showing signs of uneasiness and worry.

“But…it can’t be THAT bad..can it?” she protested, wanting to go on the ride with him. This was one of the many personality problems Tiff needed to work on : don’t push people to do stuff without even considering their condition. Thankfully, Kwan knew exactly avoid her being a fool enough, and said “I’m fine, Tiff. It’s just ONE ride, k? You guys can go on, I’ll wait for you guys here.”

OH WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE SO NICE KWAN!?! You just proved yourself to be perfect for like…the one hundredth time!!!

Unsure of what to say, Tiffany seated herself onto the incoming coaster, her eyes continuously moving to Kwan standing by himself, and the ride lurched forward, plunging her and Saiyuri into a moment of darkness.

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(Apologies for a late post, haven’t had the mood to write that much for the story, hope you enjoy!)

Love

Vivs ❤

The Body Type Guide for the Teen Girl

Bonjour tous le monde!

I basically have been thinking for quite a while on this topic, which I only see most common for “women”and by women I mean anyone above the age of 21. And I go all like “WHAAT!? Where’s the guide for teens!?”

Discovering the world of body types, I really feel people need to know, that there are many girls out there who suddenly realize some clothes don’t seem to look as good on them as they’ve always thought it would (like me :P) and it is really disheartening.

Moreover, the majority of the clothes they suggest aren’t clothes we teen girls would “normally” wear to school… If it were some special occasion, maybe, but otherwise, we’re too “socially” and “mentally” trying to be as teen-like as possible at 14 and above. So all those clothes which our moms wear quite often , it’s a A NO.

So I thought why not put one together out there for all you 14 and above teens! And if you had no idea about such stuff, just read on and be educated!

According to Google, there are mainly just 5 types of body shapes for women: The Rectangle, the Inverted Triangle (also known as strawberry), the Triangle (also known as pear), the Hourglass, and the Apple (Oval).

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But in the teens world, when our body hasn’t really reached much of its shape, or is yet to be final, we often tend to overlook such stuff, or end up coming in between two of these.

For example: I am between a pear and an hourglass, mainly because a lot of sites say bust size determines your body shape, but my shoulders are way wider even though I might not have as big a bust size as my hips.

In conclusion here’s mainly the body types I feel are differently seen in high school, and there are sub categories as well. Here’s one with the closest ones:

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The Inverted Triangle (the V shape): 

You’re a teen who usually has quite broad shoulders, but that doesn’t mean it is bad! You have nice and slim legs, which means you can show them off to flatter yourself 🙂

If you’re not sure, just look at yourself in the mirror:

Are your shoulders mainly bigger than your hips? You legs are pretty slim, but your above waist seems to be quite bigger in size? (bust size doesn’t matter, your shoulders can be wide despite having a smaller bust)

The best way to flatter yourself in outfits for school is to try and balance your bottom half to look as even to your upper body as possible. So baggy pants, and figure hugging tops give it a cute look.

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But if you’re in the mood to show off them legs, try balancing it with adding less credit to them boobs or shoulders. Off the shoulder tops work, baggy to cover the huge bust, or a figure hugging one to show off non-shoulder parts.

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Such tops hide those wide shoulders to give the illusion they are small and pretty 🙂

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If you have bust instead of shoulders as the problem, showing off the shoulders instead of bust helps!

All these are perfect for school, and at the same time you can feel good about when you look at yourself, cuz you are amazing the way you’ve been built 😛

In terms of dresses, off-shoulders or spaghetti strapped ones look best. A figure hugging dress highlights how skinny your legs are tho, so giving that even look flatters your figure.

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The Lean Column or the Rectangle (mainly the same except the weight)

This body type, very common in skinny teens in the school, is mainly weight being distributed among your whole body. You might not have that thigh gap, or that good arm, but if you have a flat stomach, and your shoulders and hips and waist are the same, you are a rectangle.

To flatter yourself, you need to give people the illusion you have curves, mainly because almost all your body seems to be equally distributed. The best way is to wear fitting clothes, and flaring parts that are too skinny. For example, a nice fitting top to sort of make it look like you have a cute smaller waist, paired with flared jeans looks cute, although I as a 14 year old HATE to wear flared jeans as it is mainly seen as a clothing “older women” wear. If you’re with me, an alternative could be wear skinny jeans (or cute high waist or nicely fitting shorts), a fitted top with an off shoulder sleeve look! 🙂

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But if it is against the dress code, no one’s forcing you

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Tadaa!!!

And dresses, well, a flowing bottomed one, with a cinched waist, and strapless/off shoulder/v neck will make do with a beautiful look! 😀

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The Apple (aka Oval)

Never be shy to admit you are an apple, because you didn’t choose to be so. But you know you can change it, either by dressing amazingly that no one will care, or do a lot of sit-ups!! (if you’re not as lazy a person as me :P)

If you tend to often gain weight below on your waist (the tummy) and a little on the upper hips, then you probably are an apple. There’s no shame in that, we can fix it 🙂

Thankfully, many people who are apple shaped usually have pretty good legs and cute arms in some cases, so the best way is to show them off, and at the same time decrease the amount you have  between waist and hips which is showing out.

Tops which cinch right under you bust and flow from the same place flatter your top (a lower neck is cute if you’re daring) and hide your tummy. Flair jeans also make  people to see your cute legs, and make them gain a little more attention than your upper body as much.

But mainly, you should have any clothing that skims your tummy, and hides it, giving the illusion that there is BARELY any fat there.

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See how you can’t even tell whether there is any fat!

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The fact that they don’t fit on your waist and skim your below bust area, doesn’t highlight that fat, so you look great, AND you feel great

Bottoms don’t really matter, because your legs are DAMN good. So basically for school, jeans, leggings etc work out, but I feel you shouldn’t wear too many loose pants, as your legs and bust are the best parts of your body, so showing off those good legs in fitted pants are best in my opinion for you apple girls out there.

Dress wise, anything that cinches just below your bust to flair out, or clothing that will skim your body to hide that fat 🙂

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The Pear (aka the Triangle)

People like you, and sorta me, we ALWAYS are self conscious whenever we want to be comfortable. Because you might LOVE to wear sweatpants, crop tops and whatever every skinny and rectangular girl wears out there, or even want to dress what way, but once you see it on you, you immediately regret it. Trust me, I’ve been there.

Being a pear is sometimes discouraging at the age of 14, mainly because all the guys out there and society itself promotes skinny legs, and even proportions on both halves of the body. How to tell if you are pear?

Look at yourself in the mirror, you are a pear if your hips seem to be a lot more wider than you shoulders. Many people say bust size decides your shape, but in my opinion, you might have a huge bust but your shoulders seem to be way smaller than your hips.

Also, many teen girls get confused between the Pear and the Hourglass, because sometimes your shoulders are almost the same length, which is why you’re a lot in between. I suggest you read onto tips for the hourglass AND pear at the same time: I’ve tried and heard it helps.

Pears are best known for their wide hips, a little off proportions compared to the rest of your body, so to feel good about yourself, you need to make the rest of your body feel better, and sort of reduce the attention on your thighs. ALTHOUGH, Pear shaped women = better birth-giving later on in life. Plus, the Queen Bee herself is a Pear…we bow down to thee 🙂

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A good way to do so to begin with, is bring more attention to your upper half, by wearing more fitted clothing, because you have a DAMN GOOD WAIST and arms. Off-shoulder tops that hug your waist are YAS, and V-necks with a good fit around the waist as well give a better credit. Schools might be a little strict, so fitted tops work. If you don’t mind, flared jeans usually balance out the huge waist and thighs for us, by flaring at the calves.

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BUT…i sort of don’t wear it as for me it screams more of “mom” to me.

If you don’t like the flared jeans (like moi), a high waist skinny jeans does the trick. Avoid AS MANY baggy clothes as you can, especially for the upper body, because at times it makes you look twice your size, and you DO NOT want that. It might be comfy, but at times when you see yourself in front of the mirror you might not feel as good about yourself.

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You go gurlll!

In terms of dresses, like a Rectangle, anything that cinches around your waist, and flairs downwards, BUT the top can flatter your beautiful shoulders to compliment you more, and make you feel more self-confident whenever going out 😛 Image result for dress for pear shaped

The Hourglass: The Neat and the Full

This is the body shape that has continuously been WORSHIPPED by social media and media itself, in being the ideal body shape for women. A lot of times, its actually the rectangle that is portrayed the most in magazines, but hourglass is goals just the same.

Many a time, teen girls are confused as to whether they are Pear or Hourglass, but from experience here’s my best way to know:

Look at yourself in the mirror and look closely at your shoulders and your hips. Do they look about the same width?

Lots of articles compare bust size to make you look hourglass, but sorry to burst your bubble, lots of women in this world exist with huge busts but no wide as hip shoulders.

Which is why I consider shoulders as being  better factor to your body shape. And if when you look at your mirror you see shoulder-hip similar width, YOU IS AN HOURGLASS!!!

An hourglass mainly consists of a woman with a pretty small waist, and a shoulder-hip width similarity. Bust size is often taken into consideration, but its fine all the same.

The idea of full and neat hourglass comes in terms of weight, wherein a “neat hourglass” is more of the skinnier crowd of girls who have an hourglass-like figure.

On good celebrity example is Scarlett Johansson:

Her weight range is mainly towards the skinnier side, which is why she’d be considered a neat hourglass.

A full hourglass woman, is a little more weight consistent, but celebrities like Oprah and Kim Kardashian rock it.

But if the weight side leaves your mind completely confused, here’s another, simpler difference:

Fuller hourglass girls are those who have more of the bigger bust vibe, and a lot of times, the wider hip vibe too.

A neat hourglass girl might not have the bust size, but more of the shoulder vibe of an hourglass.

If you’re left too confused (especially as a pear) on whether you are so, then just follow the tips for this body shape AND the body shape you’re comparing yourself with as well.

As you have a small waist, fitted clothing is best to show off them curves. V-necks are highly recommended, but since many schools are a little against it, that cinched waist highlight does the job.

Many a times the hips of an hourglass teen aren’t her best quality, but since you love your waist (and if you don’t START LOVING IT NOW), you need to show it off.

Now remember: NO BAGGY TOPS OR PANTS

We all have that little moment in a day wherein we just want to get into our comfy baggy af clothes, but if you really want to feel good about yourself in a day, maybe choosing the right clothing will be a good first step.

Besides the fitting tops, high-waisted pants and pencil skirts are a YAS. One could wear the flowy skirt too, but if you have AMAZING hips, what’s there to hide!?

Yas Gurll

Ok ok ok…so I know pencil skirts aren’t really skirts you’d wear as an everyday school outfit, but who said they aren’t made of denim!!! Plus it’s a fashion statement, be yourself, and be proud to be you.

Dress wise, go for body-con dresses if you aren’t too self-conscious a person, or try and find dresses that flatter your curves, like ones with a frill top (deep if you want) and a fitted bottom, or the mermaid effect of dresses.

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Coming to the end of my post, I as a teenager who’s spent a lot of her time being self-conscious about body image issues, really feel the need to let girls know:

You’re perfect the way you are. Maybe you think you have flaws, but that’s what makes you that amazing person everyone sees you as. Sometimes you might not even notice it, but God made you the way everyone sees you as, for a reason, don’t EVER hate yourself if others decide to see it a bad way.

You are you, and this guide is just a teeny thing to help you if you ever feel less-confident about yourself. If you want to wear sweatpants to school…GO AHEAD, no one’s stopping you.

Just remember, wear clothes that YOU want to wear, clothes that make YOU feel better. A couple of times the factor of religion and parenting comes into play, and you can’t really help it, so maybe what I’ve shared could help you find other ways. I too have been brought up with strict clothing backgrounds, but I’ve found ways, and I hope you do too.

I really hope this post helps any teen out there, and I’d LOVE to get any feedback or tips which I could add. A lot of these tips are inspired through reading a lot of body-type posts via google, and all the pictures are via Google Search.

Stay Awesomeee

Love

Vivs ❤

Ch.2 – A Ride to Remember (Part 2)

Tiff was bubbling with enthusiasm and excitement. In fact, it was so bad, that it literally showed in the way she was behaving. She’d run like a lunatic towards their first ride, giggling and turning around to face her friends. She even began complaining they were being so slow, whilst hopping backwards. She totally knew how to impress Kwan and Alec didn’t she!

Waiting in line just made it worse, as her voice just continued to get higher pitched when she spoke. Lauren couldn’t stop looking at her and telling her to calm the fuck down, but seriously…she was FINALLY going with her best friends and her infatuation, followed by a super cute guy and sports fanatic. WHO WOULDN’T BE JUMPY!?!

10 minutes into the wait, she turned to Alec playfully and asked “Wanna partner up for the ride?”

“Sure,” he replied. He really needed to learn to smile… which is exactly what she decided to tell him.

“Oye, smile pleassseee. Today should be a day for you to enjoy ! “ she explained, and as if in response, he gave her the cutest smile she had ever seen. OH MY GOSH he looks like an angel…

In awe she moved forward with the line. She turned to look at Kwan, whilst he stood there looking down at his feet. She just wanted to stand there close to him, maybe even play with his hair like she used to…No…it’ll never happen…stop bringing your hopes up…

Right then, she flashed back to when she’d gone on a sort-of double date months ago, Saiyuri, Greg, her and Kwan. It wasn’t really a date, but it felt like one, as Saiyuri finally met Greg and they hit it off. She’d gotten some time with Kwan, them walking through the park and rewinding as the warm wind brought a sense of love into the air. She’d really enjoyed that day, and she’d wished she could have dozens more to follow it.

But I guess it’s time to move on Tiffany…you can’t keep hoping you can fix anything. It’s gone, and you can no longer do anything about it. He doesn’t feel the same anymore…he probably won’t feel it again…

Her excitement then died down for a second, as she stared at the grass next to Kwan’s feet instead.

“It doesn’t seem too fast.” She lifted her head to meet his eyes. If only I could see how you feel… shaking it out of her head she turned to see the next lot of people let out yelps as they turned another loop on the ride.

“The ride? Looks fast enough to me” she said, her mind a mix of emotions. What was she doing, she couldn’t ruin Alec’s day just cuz she couldn’t get over a guy.

Jumping off the bars on the side (she’d decided to take a seat to avoid being any more jumpy), she looked at her group with a smile on her face. They’d almost reached the entrance, as she said “WOOH, let’s go have some fun shall we!”

The next set of seats on the rollercoaster came pretty quick, as she rushed to drop her bag into the containers on their right, and sat eagerly into her seat. She looked at Alec, and happily said “You excited?”

“Sort of”

“What do you mean sort of?”

“I mean…we’ll see. Let the damn ride begin first…”

“Good idea.”

She nervously looked ahead, hearing Kwan and Toby’s voices in front of her. He probably wouldn’t hear her if she said anything, but she decided to give it a try.

“You excited people? Kwan? Toby?”

No reply…

Yup, they definitely can’t hear me… she said, making it a mental note for when they ended.

The ride continued to move upwards, as the people in the front finally let out their first shouts.

***

The ride was over in minutes, as all its riders took the next couple of seconds to catch their breaths…and let out the sigh of relief on not being dead.

OKay…that went well…I guess…let’s see what we do next…

Tiff just couldn’t stop planning the rides next, her brain calculating the best ones based on the waiting time, fun level etc.

She didn’t even realize they were at Werewolf, until Lauren pointed out to the ride next to it and said “OMG LOOK! THE SWING RIDE IS LETTING PEOPLE IN!!!!!!!”

Lauren ran to the swings, with Saiyuri pulled along with her. The rest of the group, including Tiff jogged over, jumping over bars to skip to the front of the line. There were more than 40 seats on the ride, and they all HAD to be together.

Rushing to a seat right behind Charles and Toby, Kwan seated right in front of him. Lauren had unfortunately taken two seats with Saiyuri on the opposite side of the ride, as she called out to Tiffany, telling her there was a seat. She really wanted to be with Lauren, but at the same time, the rest of the guys were right here with her.

Unable to make up her mind, the swings were pulled upwards, and she soon was moving in circles through the air.

***

The wind blew through her hair, kissing her cheeks, as the sun warmed her face in the brightness of that day. She spread out her arms, closing her eyes to enjoy the freedom she felt, whilst soaring through the air.

 

She turned to Charles, yelling out his name and went to reach his hands. They struggled for a couple of seconds, but soon enough they’d manage to give each other a high five. She then turned to Toby, who couldn’t really reach her, but they high fived just the same.

It was then that she caught a glimpse of Kwan, his hands holding onto the two chains on his swing, avoiding looking to the ground. She called out to him, but he didn’t turn much to face her.

He’s getting dizzy! Oh no…

Once the ride was over, she hurried out of her seat to get him out; he didn’t look good. Once he was out of his seat, he walked slowly, holding his head and saying “Nah, I just feel dizzy…”

Suddenly, Tiffany felt this pang of guilt in her stomach, as if her enthusiasm want to go on many rides had caused Kwan to get dizzy on such a ride. She walked right behind him, slowly offering him her bottle of water, as he continued to walk funny towards their check-in area for the day.

“You sure you okay?” she asked reluctantly.

“Yeah I’ll be fine. Walking it out might hel..” Tiffany mildly hit the top of his head. He turned to her, clearly surprised.

“What was THAT for!?” he shouted.

“Sometimes, when I’m dizzy…I just hit my head and it’s all fine then.” she explained, a weird tone of pride in her voice.

“K….” he replied, completely confused, as they headed down, passing the games section.

You’re such an impressor Tiffany…your wild explanations are just MARVELOUS to impress people…I mean…LOOK AT HIS AMAZED FACE!!

“You know guys…why not just avoid doing any rides for the next 15 minutes or so…let Kwan regain his senses” Toby announced, obviously looking like he thought this out well.

“Good idea…mm” Kwan pitched in, shaking his head for a third time since he got off the ride.

Well…I guess that’s it for the first half of today, Tiff thought sadly, her mind still rethinking her plan to go on the next “mind-boggling” rides.

***

Chapter 2 – A Ride to Remember (Part 1)

Wednesday morning arrived into Tiff’s life, like any other morning she’d ever had. She woke up a tad bit late, spent a little too long getting dressed up and left the house 30 minutes past the time her parents always lectured her to be ready at. But she couldn’t help it…today was Alec’s last day, plus they were going to an amusement park…SHE COULDN’T AFFORD TO LOOK BAD.

Makeup was never Tiff’s thing, so she tried to look good in terms of clothing. Of course it never really worked out for her, but she felt it was worth the effort. She’d chosen a turquoise tee-top on top of white shorts and Puma shoes. Not as good as she’d imagined in her head, but enough for her to not boil in the sun, and at the same time see to it Alec had the best last day ever.

They’d never really had proper conversations for most of the year, but as the school year had drawn closer to the last few months, she’d spent some time getting the guy to open up and show his personality. She’d mainly see it in his texts, but at time she’d used her weird extrovert skills and seen a different part of the quite Finnish guy in Kwan’s ELD class. And a car-fanatic too! Plus almost all the girls in her friend-group seemed to think he was hot AF, which she herself couldn’t deny. Unfortunately, this little hottie was leaving for his home country, and having heard such sad news, and Alec not really having that many friends, she’d set out to plan his whole day at the park.

She’d been there more than 5 times, so she’d been to most of the rides, and she was going to make sure Alec went on each and every scary one. On top of that she’d mentally planned who’d be in the group so that they all went on the rides. Everything was perfectly set up in Tiff’s crazy mind, and she happily walked late into the car, leaving for school and in 20 minutes, the car was plunged into traffic…

***

Perfect she thought, as she patiently sat in the car whilst it slowly made its way to the school parking lot, 15 minutes past the time she’d wanted to arrive. The closer she got to the glass building, the more anxious she got about walking in amidst a student speaking at the assembly. She quietly avoided doing so by taking the longer route through the library and sat next to Sharon embarrassed, and she turned to watch the video they began to play.

Okay…didn’t make that big a fool of myself…let’s hope the bus ride goes fine.

And as much as life seemed to hate Tiffany, her bus ride ended up being the quietest and most boring time in her life. Her partner, Kate, read a book the whole bus ride, Sharon, Lauren and Saiyuri were off in another bus,and Kwan was luckily with his visiting pal Toby and Carl on the other bus. Tiff just HAD to be stuck on the most boring bus on the planet, with absolutely NO friends whatsoever. AND IT WAS THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!

Throughout the bus ride she felt impatient, constantly tapping her feet and trying to distract herself from thinking anyone would make a move and ruin her plans for today. She feared Prudence would ask Toby and Kwan to join them, she feared Alec didn’t feel like going along with the people she’d planned, she feared that she’d hurt Sharon if they wanted to go on all the loop rides. When stuck with no socializing for more than 20 minutes, Tiffany’s mind made the craziest scenarios ever.

Hopefully that’ll end this summer… she thought to herself, as the bus finally got into the park’s parking lot, and Tiff just couldn’t help but swear in her mind she’d strangle the teacher if she made her wait any longer on the bus.

***

The grade gathered around the ticket booth in front of the park’s entrance, and the first thought that just stuck to her mind was: the group HAS to get together. She ran to Lauren and Saiyuri who were talking to Lorenzo, her heart racing like a running horse. That bus ride had gotten her so nervous, she felt jumpier than ever, her mind and body rushing with excitement.

“OMGOMGOMGOMG you guys readyyyyy???” she said in a bubbly tone. Saiyuri nodded in agreement, as Lauren gave her a funny look.

“You okay girl?” she inquired, eyeing Tiff’s jumpy posture and attempting to calm her down.

“Yeah yeah…just super duper excited ‘cause today is going to be the best day ever and no one is going to ruin it for me…” she said eagerly and did a small hop on the spot. “SO!! Where’s the guys?”

Saiyuri pointed out to where Kwan and Toby were chilling on the side, and Tiffany’s heart skipped a beat. Oh why do you have to be so perfect she thought as she got even more nervous and sounded super mental as she jumped and said “Yass people!! Let’s have the best day everrrrr!!!”

Lord save my soul she thought as Kwan just looked at her funny. She knew she acted like a mentally ill patient sometimes, and she hated it when she showed it to him too, but she couldn’t help it…that bus ride had REALLY freaked her out. She couldn’t afford to let anything go wrong. Which is certainly did when they were starting to group up already and Sharon approached Tiff.

She didn’t know what to do right away as her good friend asked her how the groups were to be. She couldn’t just tell her in the face: we can’t have you along because you hate loops on rides. But she couldn’t say she wanted Sharon to join them either. This was the lesson Tiff had learned as a tween and going to amusement parks. If you don’t go with people like you who like the rides you like, the WHOLE group has to suffer because of that one person. Tiff sucked at saying no, so instead she uttered “I don’t know really…I just want to go on the Vampire ride first…Toby and Kwan have to be there for Alec and we all are also going. But you could come too…”

“Does it have loops?”

“Yeah…you’ll have to wait out…but everyone wants to go…so we can’t leave you alone”

“Let’s just go to Werewolf instead then “

“NOOOOO…Vampire is the first one to always doooo”

And that’s how it went…until Tiff lost control and in the end, Sharon just went along with another set of girls who weren’t so keen to go to Vampire.

A little relieved, she hopped over to Saiyuri, her nerves back again and grabbed onto Alec’s shoulders as they stood in line. He was a little surprised and leaned back, but just moved on forward.

“You excited?” she asked cheerfully. He just looked at her and nodded his head with a cute yeah.

She glanced over at Kwan and gave a small smile, saying “Today is gonna be a great dayyyyy.”

“Sure,” he said with a grin.

A buff guy Charles popped his head from in front of Toby’s shoulder shouting “Hey Tiff! What ride we going to first?”

Grinning from ear to ear she replied,”Vampire”