too conscious

For the past few weeks I've been getting a really hard time I can't sleep at all. Too bad because my hay fever is throughout the spring season and it makes me feel miserable. I know that there's no way to avoid this seasonal allergy =(. Since the pollen is everywhere and I can't escape it and neither can the millions of people suffer during this season like I do.

I feel a little self-conscious wearing a mask all the time.

When I first came to Japan, I was really shock seeing people at the train station wearing a surgical mask, my gosh, it freaks me out lol, but hubby explained it to me he said that the main reason why the Japanese wearing a surgical mask are to keep others from getting sick, to keep yourself from getting sick, and to avoid inhaling too much pollen.

All the Japanese markets-drugstore sell a variety of surgical mask with awesome style and art designs like this one ( Hello Kitty). I think it is a good manner to wear a surgical mask in public if you are sick, maybe in some countries like in the Philippines is too embarrassing but here in Japan it is necessary. This mask is also know as a fashion statement for kids and teens here in Japan =)

Little Bites of Heaven


Rachael said...

wow, that is really quite different than the US, isn't it?!

stopping by to welcome you to SITS, we are so excited to have you join the community. you will love it!

Julie said...

I love the Hello Kitty surgical masks!
Welcome to the SITS community, hope you enjoy it.

Maricris Zen Mama said...

YOu know what, you should send me some of that masks! I NEED IT HERE too. My allergy has been real awful because of the changing season and everything blooming. YIkes! I feel your pain.

Sapphire said...

Welcome to SITS!! When my baby was a newborn, I wore a latex glove to the supermarket. You should have seen the stares!!!

Lisa M said...

I love hello kitty :) I wonder if this "trend" started because of the bird flu. I remember seeing surgical masks all over japan on the news.

Just dropped by to welcome you to SITS! Have a great day!

Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...

Oh my dear! Welcome to the family!LOL!
I have same condition now too. Cant sleep at nights without a mask.And the itchiness will just complete the fun!LOL! Ive heard that there is a chusha(vaccine for that) Honto ka na?lol!

The Rambler said...

I always wondered about that?

From the Welcomistas from SITS...WELCOME :)

Rhea said...

I do think the surgical mask thing is scary at first, but a good idea if you think more about it, like you said.

I love the designer and cute styled ones!!

I'm here from the SITS Welcome Wagon! I've been a member for a long time,and I've read so many fun blogs, met so many amazing women, and really enjoyed being a part of this community. Welcome to the SITStahood!

Jade said...

I am looking for those cute surgical masks ... they should sell this everywhere since the world is getting polluted by the minute.

How much do they cost? Do you think you can ship some to me in Singapore?

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