29.07.2009 26 °C
Have you ever considered plastic surgery?
I never knew surgery was so popular in Korea. Last night was a real eye-opener for me (pardon the pun) as I sat and listened to 2 Korean girls tell me they've both had eye surgery to make their eyes bigger. Thankfully this is something I need never have to consider, I'm sure the 2 boys that used to bully me about my 'frog' eyes would agree. In fact one of the girls I was with had the surgery recently and was wearing dark glasses to cover the incisions. I got the shivers when she showed me them. Apparently lots of Asian women get this procedure done to give them bigger eyelids. I can't say I noticed a marked difference on this girl but I think I would have to see what her eyes looked like before.
I also found out that 'head surgery' is another favourite among Koreans. Smaller heads are all the rage these days. These girls were quite taken with my head saying it is very small. Since moving here I've been told numerous times I have a small head. One of my students frequently looks at me says 'teacher, teacher, small head, small head'. I'm wasn't sure whether this was a compliment but now I know it was. I always thought my head was normal, in fact I never really thought about it. The girls told me Koreans get surgery on their face to make their head smaller. I assume it's some sort of face lift. Oh, they also told that lots of people get head massages as this also helps in the 'head reducing' process. So for those of you out there that get regular head massages you'd better watch out, you might wake up one day having a head the size of Michael Keaton in 'Beetlejuice' (that scene was so funny).
Well that's my titbit for today. Bye for now