November 20th, 2002

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I thought I'd share with you my secret to getting those little lacy socks:
Aftering searching and searching for ones in my size, I found it's pretty much impossible -- at least in the regular sock section ;D
Since I have small feet (about a five and a half) I was able to find a pair for little girls, in a size 9/10 I think. And at the Dollar store, too! Bargins are goood.
Just thought you might be interested. :3
Oh, by the way, I'm new. **wave wave** I'll post some pics of my EGL outfits sometime ^__^
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Perhaps An Amature Question

I get updates from the company J- List in my email box. They also have these interesting Japanese facts written by an American who has now lived in Japan for over a decade. Today's issue was this:

"The social phenomenon known as "kogals" -- Japanese girls who wear outrageous fashions, with blonde-dyed hair and silly elevator shoes and over-tanned bodies -- was one of the keywords of the late 1990's in Japan. Kogals themselves owe their origins to the fashion-conscious teen movement of the mid 90s called "Amulers," when every high school girl wanted to dress up like JPOP singer Namie Amuro. But nothing is as constant as change, and the concept of the classic kogal slowly morphed into other versions: mago-gal (literally "grandchild-gal"), a label used for junior high school girls who wanted to dress up in ridiculous fashions too; "gals," a softer, less brash version of the original kogals; one-gals (oh-NAY-gals), basically ultra-fashionable girls in their low to mid 20s; and yamanba (literally "mountain hags"), girls who tan themselves totally black then wear bizarre makeup. As the sun set on the old Kogal boom, even the trademark of their movement, the "print club" digital photo stickers, called "puri-kura" in Japanese, has faded: game centers in Tokyo which stocked nothing but the print club machines are hard to find, and you no longer have to wait in line to get use them. Every once in a while you see a remnant of the old kogal phenomenon, the "gal mama" -- girls who got pregnant in their kogal days and are still dressing up in outrageous furs and false eyelashes, even though they're pushing baby carriages now. Seeing two "gals" exchanging child-rearing tips while they put on their thick make-up can be quite a sight, and is a uniquely Japanese experience."

Now how is this different from Fruits- type clothing or Gothic- Lolita and that sort? Or is this the same thing? I haven't heard those terms yet. But I'm still somewhat of a "newbie". Just wondering. Thanks!