The Lost Nomad links to this article in which it is reported that 71% of Korean women are unhappy with their appearance. I found that quite interesting because I had a Korean woman tell me the same thing. She said I hate the way my face looks with these high cheekbones. I just shook my head, because I think Korean women are generally incredibly attractive. Their facial features are quite lovely in my opinion. I suspect they compare themselves to some Western ideal of beauty (as displayed in magazines and movies), but I think Asians in general, and Koreans in particular, should celebrate their own unique features and style. As a casual observor (just an observer folks, I’m old, fat, and married) I would rank them high on the sexy scale.
I just love this. Bill over at INDC has a link to the National Lampoon website with lots of Superman comic covers and commentary that irrefutably prove the man from Krypton was a big dick. Go have a look, it is hilarious.
By the way, some would say that I have a little Superman in me. They would be right.
Such a small little word. So powerful when it comes from the lips of the POTUS. When the despots of the world understand that the USA says what it means and means what it says, things can only get better. Lots of good came from Afghanistan and Iraq, often overlooked is that the U.S. regained its credibility. Paper tiger? Go ask Omar and Saddam. John Gibson has a great column on this topic. Read it NOW!
UPDATE: This poster seems to go nicely with John Gibson’s article linked above. It’s gotta be a recurring image in baby Assad’s nightmares.
From my friend EuroYank. I don’t know what to say about his current rant other than I would like to believe its satire…….
Nowhere. I’m just adjusting to my new surroundings and trying to find my feet. Everything’s cool though, so not to worry. Saturday I did some grocery shopping then went out for a couple of beers at Sweet Caroline’s. It’s gettin’ kind of old to be honest. I need to find more productive ways to entertain myself. I’m not that big on bars to begin with and its gotten to be about the only thing I do when I go out. Still I am looking forward to warmer weather which will make it a lot easier to explore.
Sunday I did the housekeeping chores, cleaning and washing clothes. So unlike me, but I’ve noticed that things don’t automatically get down around here like they did back home. Go figure. I also make it a point to cook myself a meal on Sunday (as opposed to using the microwave to thaw something out). Last week was burritos, this week beans and weenies, with biscuits, cheese and apples, and brownies for dessert. Hey, I never claimed I could actually cook anything to write home about (which obviously has not stopped me from doing so!).
Tonight I had my Korean language class. We are putting those consonants and vowels together now, and it is a little more difficult. I really need to focus on practicing at home.
I got a nice welcome card from my new dentist. My first mail delivered to the villa (my mail from the USA goes to the APO address). Here’s the envelope:
Pretty cool, huh? Just copy down that address and drop me a line anytime! Speaking of the dentist, I have my cleaning Friday afternoon. I am trying hard not to look forward to it. Maybe I will develop a life by then.
Things are busy at work but good. I will have some work-related news in the next week or two, but until its announced I will just have to hold my tongue.
Sorry I don’t have anything wonderful and exciting to report tonight, but real life gets like that sometimes. I just didn’t want y’all to think I had forgotten about you.
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