Anonymous said: Hello. I've been reading your blog for a while now but am submitting an ask for the first time. How was your university life experience in Korea ? :)

It was pretty much normal. Something like this perhaps?

낢에게 와요

This is a webtoon that depicts a freshman’s life and first love in college. Based on the artist’s personal experience, it gives a pretty good description of an average college freshman’s school/social life. I can’t say mine was especially different.

P.S. Illy, I know you will like this very much. It speaks to our inner awkwardness.

I really want to make bibimbap with 열무 김치, 콩나물 무침, 계란. A dash of sesame seed oil and a dollop of gochujang. Mix and cover it all with 파래 자반. Perfect late night meal. But I have no rice. I am sad.

Eating a bag of 파래자반 because there’s nothing else for me to snack on. I want guacamole chips… This 파래자반 is pretty good though.



Lionsgate released some haunting teaser posters for the upcoming, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1


Um.. I only read the first book, but weren’t people in the mining district predominantly olive-skinned and dark-haired i.e. people of color?

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(Reblogged from g-nomey)

You know nothing.

On Yellow Fever

The youtube video by Anna Akana has been going around quite a bit. There were quite a few responses and all I saw were those agreeing with the video and how having yellow fever was racist and wrong. From those who experienced it first-hand as Asian women, to others who have Asian partners. Now that’s very nice and shit. But I can’t help side-eyeing all those responses that go ‘Oh that is so gross. I see that happen all the time, and it’s so wrong. Now, I have an Asian boyfriend, but it’s totally not yellow fever. How can it be that I am racist when OUR relationship is real?’ We have a very good saying for that. 남이 하면 불륜, 내가 하면 로맨스. What? You are sure you are different from the others? That you are quite seriously invested in your Asian boyfriend/girlfriend? Yeah, and Pinkerton married Cio-cio.

Even if you are not conscious of it, the way Asian men and women are portrayed and consumed as powerless by the Western media, which is the culture you come from, affects your perception and the way you relate to them. ‘Well, you wouldn’t be saying this if I was dating a white man/woman. What’s different?’ The difference is that if you were dating a white person, the racial power dynamics would be completely different.

As for the expats in an Asian country. Saying it’s not yellow fever because 99 percent of the population is Japanese/Chinese/Korean/Filipino/Thai/etc. doesn’t fly. Your dating demographic isn’t the problem, it’s the way you are treating them as something to experience, consume, and excrete. A notch on your cosmopolitan belt. Such blog names as bangingkboys right out advertise themselves as such. And others such as AdoesB aren’t better. How can one ‘do’ a country and culture? Also, ‘doing’ is used when referring to using someone for sex. Doesn’t that say enough about your attitude towards said country and its people?

So what was I trying to say throughout all this? That I find is very sweet and bullshit of these women to acknowledge that yellow fever exists and is wrong, yet refuse to look at themselves and see if they are guilty of the same wrong of their male counterparts.

I’m not asking for much. Hey, people are the product of their social upbringing. Fuck, I know I’m a quasi-wannabe-intelli who refuses to be keep her mouth shut when she gets an opinion, even when it may not be well thought out. Just remember you are human, it’s ok not to be perfect, and to fucking shut your mouth before using your rant against yellow fever to promote yourself.

@polyesterhearts edited the Hitler reference. (I’m also gonna be an asshole and say ‘See people? Not that hard.’)





ANNIE - Official Trailer (2014)

I’m not gonna lie, I teared up a little bit when I saw the trailer.

I’m sooo excited for this… cheese fest and all!

this is so freaking adorable and yes i cried. I can’t wait.


So I’ll probably get slammed for this (because, tumblr) but here goes anyway.  Ask box is open, slam away.

When the original Little Orphan Annie was written, chronologically we were a lot closer to a time where there was a strong bias against Irish people.  By making Annie red haired, it was implied that she was of Irish descent, and by extension, the audience would have inherently known that was part of the bias against her.

Changing Annie’s race to African American replicates this same dynamic in modern society, and that’s a big part of why so many people were upset by it.  A BLACK orphan?!  Nooooooo, keep her white and red haired and cute I DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH HOW THIS IS MAKING ME UNCOMFORTABLE.

Casting Annie as black in 2014 is a much more true to the original character than casting her as a caucasian red head.

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(Reblogged from lifelovekorea)
(Reblogged from beemill)




black excellence

No, human excellence.

Let’s talk about set theory! In mathematical logic, we have a subfield called “set theory” where we study how items are collected into groups.

Providing a sort of logical bedrock, set theory informs foundational mathematics and computer science, among other fields, and continues to be a topic of mathematical research.

Sound too esoteric? Okay, you’re familiar with Venn diagrams, right? Venn diagrams are an example of basic set theory.


And you know how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? There we go, more set theory.

So, Black people are group within the larger group humans, i.e. all Black people are humans, BUT not all humans are Black people.

As you can see in the photograph above, Keven Stonewall, the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer, is Black. Keven Stonewall’s membership in other groups such as humans, Chicagoans and teenagers occurs simultaneously; consider “Chicago teen.”

Why do we say “square” when we could say “rectangle”? Because “square” conveys useful information, including “rectangle”—as well as a refinement.

When we say Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence, we mean Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence.

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(Reblogged from han-nara)

I’ve been using this cream for 4 months now. I like it enough to not want to buy any other facial cream.

I have sensitive skin with stubborn eczema spots on my face. On my forehead and around my lips. I am also cursed with dehydrated oily skin. No more. No more flakey makeup. Acne scars lightened. I am freeeeeee.

It’s not without its cons. It looks like a gel, but is different from other gel facial creams. First of all, it is slimey/sticky. It feels like a snail trailed all over my face. (Well it does say ‘snail extracts’.) Also, though the instructions say pat for 30 seconds and it will be absorbed in 1 minute, it takes at least 5 minutes. And even then….. And if you have a lot of dead skin cells, you will find your skin producing little grey rolls(때???) the first few times.

But the pros outweigh the cons. I don’t need to buy anything else. Just a toner and this. No more essences, lotions, creams, exfoliators(remember little grey rolls of dead skin cells?). Very effective in repairing damaged skin. I wasn’t sleeping well the past week and made the mistake of putting on a year-old lip balm while I spend the weekend at a friend’s. The skin around my lips became red, inflamed, and painful. Put this on when I got home, and while it is still red, the pain is relieved. Finally, decently priced.

This has been a makeup review from a sleep-deprived being who has been up all night translating shit and was unable to sleep so thought writing a review in bed would help. I don’t get it either.