Spit-take No. 2 – The Korean Make-over

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This Brazilian fellow has reportedly had ten surgeries so that he might look Korean and he plans on moving to South Korea as soon as reasonable.  I think maybe he looks a bit better than this Chinese man, whose small son decided that his dad’s passport photo needed a make-over, thus leaving father stranded in South Korea:

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However, some people have tried Korean cosmetics with better results by following a Korean 12-step skin care regime (twice a day!).

  • http://atlantarofters.blogspot.com/ The Sanity Inspector

    durrr….

  • redwhitedude

    What a waste of plastic surgery.

  • ChuckRamone

    do you think he’ll ever change his mind about it? a bad tattoo is one thing. having your whole face changed to look Korean is something in a whole different universe.

  • bigmamat

    Does he really look Korean or just creepy?

  • WMunny

    I read that the tenth surgery was penis-reduction.

  • ChuckRamone

    No, he didn’t want to look more like you. He wanted to look like a K-Pop star.

  • DC Musicfreak

    No penis?!

  • ChuckRamone

    WMunny has no penis at all?

  • RElgin

    Some of the other photos (link) look better.
    Life *is* a transformative experience.

  • wangkon936

    I think it’s just the shape of the eyes. Skin texture probably bleached (and reversible) and hair has been dyed.

  • wangkon936

    RE: The “Korean” 12-step skin care regime. The Japanese have something very similar:

    http://www.teenvogue.com/beauty/skin-care/2014-04/11-step-japanese-skin-care-routine/?slide=1

    I think it’s also because of similar rice culture. You have your own little growing area (the proverbial “rice” paddy) and what you can grow on your little slab of land depends on how quickly you can plant and harvest in a given growth period (spring/winter/fall).

  • wangkon936

    A transparent and clumsy racist attempt to link Asian men with small penises.

  • redwhitedude

    Well he probably in the middle of a sex change treatment, you know hormone treatment and so forth.

  • redwhitedude

    He envies small penises. Don’t know why but it seems he does. Or maybe he is a very insecure individual.

  • redwhitedude

    Or he is an alien.

  • redwhitedude

    Sucks to be the chinese guy.

  • RElgin

    No, it sucks to be the four-year-old son of the Chinese man. Daddy doesn’t like his art so much.

  • http://www.bcarr.com/ Brendon Carr

    Don’t forget the lobotomy as long as you’re going there.

  • wangkon936

    I betcha AmRen.com and StormFront.org is going absolutely ape shit over this Brazillian dude right about now.

  • djson1

    He does kind of look like one of those fem Korean boys that you see these days…but then again, those Korean guys who look like this look creepy to me.

  • A Korean

    Too damn many plastic freaks in Korea.

    You fools marrying Korean gals (in Korea), beware. Your daughters won’t resemble your wife. Your wife will look frankenstein freaks once they hit 40s.

    I’m sorry to you Korean girlfriends, but you know it’s true, and you probably think the same.

    As for male plastic freaks, no comment suitable for a family blog.

  • bigmamat

    He looks like a surgery monster, but yeah it would be hard to tell that he wasn’t Korean to start.

  • cmxc

    Here is a a classic contradiction for Koreans.

    Everyone who has lived in Korea for any length of time will know that Koreans become easily enraged at perceived slights or the idea that a non-Korean (무시해) looks down upon a Korean. I have seen more anger directed at the 3 US soldiers recently arrested at Carribean Bay for puportedly sexually harassing a staff member than I have at the owner of the Sewol.

    On the other hand, Koreans continually show disdain for and look down upon their own Korean-ness by spending billions of dollars on plastic surgery to make them look something other than Korean. This new hybrid cookie-cutter look, especially the “gangnam nose” and “chin” etc, makes Koreans look as bizarre to each other as they might seems to non-Koreans.

    Where is their own appreciation for their Korean beauty? I recently saw a 70s music videa of a Korean girl singing and she looked so naturally pretty, free from the bizarro looks introduced by wide spread plastic surgery:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B04XWdu4zX4

    After reading the book “Thinking: Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman, I’ve come to see that Korea’s collectivist culture is all about minimizing any attempts to use system 2 thinking. Koreans will do almost anything to avoid having to actually think. They just blindly follow what everyone else around them is doing, heavily relying on system 1 thinking.

  • bigmamat

    Well size doesn’t matter. Over 4 billion people kind of proves it doesn’t.

  • bigmamat

    He’s done his nose as well. I assume he’s wearing contact lens since this isn’t OZ and we haven’t come up with a way to die our eyes to match our dress.

  • BSDetector

    Because it’s a joke based on a completely random and baseless idea that was pulled from the thin magical air of Impossible Land!
    Does someone have a guilty penis?

  • redwhitedude

    Not if its crooked according to a certain Korean judge.

  • redwhitedude

    Don’t forget Korean sentry. Can’t skip over them.

  • redwhitedude

    Not if the chinese gets stuck in Korea. He better hope that his wife doesn’t have a boyfriend back in China.

  • wangkon936

    Because everything is “forgiven” as long as it’s declared a “joke” right?

  • wangkon936

    cmxc,

    I am amused that a post about a non-Korean getting plastic surgery to look more Korean ends up becoming enough of a pretense for you to get on your well worn anti-Korean pulpit, let again.

    How would you explain the prevelance of boob jobs in the West (vs. even Korea) and what it tells us about culture in the West? I’m curious.

  • wangkon936

    Oh, those guys. I don’t like thinking about those guys.

  • redwhitedude

    Well for completeness sake include them.

  • redwhitedude

    You should check out programs like Dr. 90210. It follows real life plastic surgeons in beverly hills.

  • cmxc

    First, I have never been anti-Korean. You could say that I am more about improving Korea and the lives of its people than virtually every Korean politician in history.

    I am opposed to a virulent strain of ignorance prevalent in Korea, disguised behind the pretense of “protecting Korea” from outside influence.

    Those same people abusing the idea of “protecting Korea” are the one’s who do so embracing corruption, embezzlement, fraud, breach of trust, co-opting potential opponents with prostitution, and it is their dominant influence and rigidity leading to such high suicide rates in Korea.

    In posts on this site I have pointed out who the real threats to Korea are. In addition to all the pyscho arsonist-pedophile ajoshi/hal-abeoji populating Korea, you also have all the convicts allowed to continue running Korea’s largest conglomerates as well as run for office/government positions and make laws that doom Korea’s future. Korea is a fucking huge kleptocracy and until that changes, there will be no hope.

    As for Western women getting plastic surgery to enhance their breast size, it’s obvious that this is fundamentally different than the wide-spread plastic surgery embraced by Koreans. Koreans are literally dying every year from getting their faces and their jaw bones cut and grinded to meet some bizarro stereotype of a V line face! No Korean in history is naturally born with such a face shape, but Koreans try to look like some Korean-cartoon-manga hybrid bagel face with giant insect eyes and a small face.
    If Koreans truly love themselves, and wish to “protect” Korea from outside influence, then why are they desperately attempting to disfigure themselves and annihilate natural appearance?
    Shouldn’t they embrace Korean-ness instead of trying to stamp it out?
    Whatever cookie-cutter bizarro mold being used to shape the faces of these Kangnam-princesses is NOT a Korean look.

    The problem with these plastic surgery junkies is a problem with Korea as a nation. Way too much emphasis on external superficial appearance, without fixing the deep rooted underlying causes of all the rotten-ness.

  • redwhitedude

    Maybe you need to research plastic surgery in Korea before you mouth off like that.

  • redwhitedude

    He probably is a surgery addict or something.

  • WMunny

    Here’s another attempt to link Asian men with small penises:

    http://www.bestinfographics.co/hard-facts-average-erect-penis-size-worldwide/

  • bigmamat

    I think he’s into Kpop.

  • redwhitedude

    He is into both in a very unhealthy manner.

  • BSDetector

    What’s to forgive? It’s a dumb joke worthy of an eye-roll, possibly a half-hearted rimshot and nothing more. Come down off your golden throne and live among us simple folk.

  • Seoulgoodman

    I don’t think that explains everything. I’m fanatical about the blues, but you’ll never see me gaining a hundred pounds, getting my skin darkened, and growing an Afro.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSAz_lVLIJo

  • Seoulgoodman

    Exactly. Question is, which one is unhealthier. It’s a toss up since he’s not into just any kind of pop. He’s into K-pop.

  • Guest

    So, you’re saying he was castrated?

  • RElgin

    Life really is a transformative experience. Transformation scares many, thus they hide themselves away. Change; don’t change – why?
    The Tinananmen Square anniversary is today and the PRC has spared no expense in hiding the killing done back in 89, just because of this fear of change. What is worse than changing is living in fear of change or changing due to fear. At least this Brazilian guy seems willing to change. What will he do with this opportunity?

  • Seoulgoodman

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/19/penis-map_n_3953318.html

    PS. I’m not only Canadian, I’m French-Canadian. Wink, wink.

  • Seoulgoodman

    There are supposedly lots of transgenders in Brazil. Not saying that’s why he wants to look like a K-pop idol, but it certainly might possibly explain why he’s not afraid to undergo such extensive cosmetic surgery.

  • Seoulgoodman

    Well…My wife recounted to me a few years back a story her friend told her. As her friend described the guy, he was romantic, brought her flowers all the time, opened the doors for her…After about two months of this going on, she thought she had met the one…until they slept together. The whole time they were doing it, she kept wondering, “Is it in yet?”. She dumped him the next day.

  • Seoulgoodman

    Look at that chart. I’m French-Canadian (look at Canada and France). With that said, shortly after my son was born my mother-in-law asked my wife, “So, how’s Seoulgoodman down there?”. “Why?”, my wife replied in shock. “Well”, she answered, “I’m the mother of your older brothers, so I’ve seen naked babies before. Your baby is hung like a 5 year-old”.

  • RElgin

    Perhaps you are the only link to Asian me with small penises on this blog. You can always change yourself too, don’t you know.

  • Seoulgoodman

    I think it’s fake. The drawing on the top left of the picture looks like it was added to the picture (the passport is at an angle, but the ink doesn’t fade). Also, that page is plasticized, which means that a bit of rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover would probably take care of the mess very easily, or at least enough for the passport to be scanned.

  • Seoulgoodman

    And those guys don’t like thinking.

  • Seoulgoodman

    You’d feel inadequate if you saw my wife. You’d probably end up drinking yourself to death, trying to forget that you’ll never measure up to me.

  • Sumo294

    Size does matter–if you are a tall guy–life with the ladies is much better. One of my friends is 5 foot four inches tall and makes over 250K a year and still has to fight for dates. I remember he was wearing an Armani suit and a Rolex and I was wearing a t-shirt and sweats and the waiter at the Hyatt still handed me the check. One of my other friends commented that a woman ‘accidently’ bumped into me and then I realized that a women has never bumped into him his entire life. I am not a good looking guy-but I am tall with strong shoulders (lots of hockey–blah, blah).

  • Seoulgoodman

    Spared no expenses? It’s a non-issue with most Chinese because they hid it in ’89.

    PS. I was on Tienanmen Square 5 years and a day or two ago. The only cops I saw were shy kids probably still in their teens. If there were cops in plain clothes, there weren’t many. Young people don’t anywhere near the Forbidden City. It’s a spot for old people to go for a walk.

  • Sumo294

    Yeah these poor sensitive guys–haha–sensitive guys do well on first dates–but in bed–a sensitive guy is the last thing a woman wants.

  • RElgin

    The PRC Government does not want change and does hide this more than you can imagine. You were not paying attention:

    http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/live-blogging-the-25-tiananmen-square-anniversary/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

  • Seoulgoodman

    The guy wasn’t really sensitive, he was overcompensating for the fact that he was hung like a cheese doodle. Romance is only good if it can eventually lead to orgasm.

  • Seoulgoodman

    I was most certainly paying attention, looking for the hundreds of riot police that the American media claimed was there. I saw 12 cops besides the ones marching as in the picture linked to that article. To put this in relative terms, how many busloads of police in full riot gear will you see on any given Saturday in the Chonglo area?

  • Bob Bobbs
  • Bob Bobbs

    Methinks you doth protest too much.

  • Bob Bobbs

    You need a new cause, man.

  • Bob Bobbs

    4? We’re going on 7. Have you heard Coke has a new flavour?

  • Bob Bobbs

    Said no Korean woman ever.

  • pawikirogii

    the boy will be popular in the gay community. sumo, if the eastern europeans don’t like their fermented foods, that’s on them. koreans don’t feel that way cuz the rotten sheit we eat taste so dang good! i’m proud to be a rotten cabbage eater.

    anyway, might i recommend a video to you that will have you in stitches? this has got to be the weirdest but most entertaining thing i’ve seen in awhile. check out ronald mcdonald dancing. i couldn’t stop watching! of course, it would be from japan.!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epAXIdQrd5E

  • Seoulgoodman

    Height has nothing to do with it. I’m just a few inches taller than your friend, and I never had trouble with the ladies when I was single and my wife is gorgeous (friends back home were giving me thumbs up behind her back when I introduced them to her). Sure, I’m built like a tank thanks to years of bodybuilding, but that’s besides the point. Confidence is the key, and I think your friend lacks it.

    PS. Bumping? How about grinding? Over the years teaching at university (especially when I was still in my twenties), quite a few female students developed a serious crush on me. Some were so forward about it, they would ask to see their grades or check their attendance record just so they could rub up against me. If I had a hundred won for ever pair of breasts that have been not very furtively rubbed against my shoulders, I’d be wearing a Rolex too.

  • Seoulgoodman

    I’m not BSing. I seriously lucked out.

  • Sumo294

    Pawi–Koreans in history ate more sauerkraut than kimchi. The original kimchi was simply radish packed in salt. Around 1400 Chinese napa cabbage and soy sauce became commonplace in Korea and kimchi began to gravitate toward this new type of fermentation. Around 1600 small amounts of red pepper began to trickle into Busan. Slowly the south living Koreans began to make and eat peppery kimchi which at the time was disgusting to the refined tastes of Seoulites and those living in the north. Poor people used seafood to start the lacto fermentation process and the more rich used salt and soy sauce. You can often tell what kind of family your ancestors were by examining the amount of pepper, salt and seafood your grandmother put into her kimchi recipe.

  • RElgin

    If you did not see anything, that does not mean they have not suppressed much, especially if you had taken the time to read the one link I posted. I never read of “hundreds of riot police” either, only plainclothes security, checkpoints galore and more CCTV cameras.
    I am assuming you were not around there close to June 4th either.

  • Seoulgoodman

    Check points? Not when I was there. People were walking freely from the park to the Forbidden City, and then to the Square (it’s all surprisingly small, which was a bit of a disappointment). Then again, that was then. Nowadays, the Chinese public is a lot more vocal than it used to be. It’s inevitable when you have a burgeoning middle-class (it’s essentially what happened in South Korea in the late ’80s).

  • RElgin

    . . . and:

    For weeks, the authorities have been removing traces of possible protest by detaining people or sending them away from the city. Expectations — which can be proved wrong — are that nothing out of the ordinary will happen, diplomats say.The only thing truly visible amid the Beijing smog is intense security. On my short cycle to work, I saw dozens of plainclothes police officers loitering on sidewalks. A white truck passed by with “Paramilitary Police” written on its side, six armed, helmeted soldiers inside dressed in olive-green camouflage, in scenes repeated throughout the city.

    http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/live-blogging-the-25-tiananmen-square-anniversary/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0#another-june-4-unfolds-in-beijing

  • bigmamat
  • bigmamat
  • bigmamat

    Why did I think I was talking to adults on this site. I should have realized I was talking to men.

  • Aja Aja

    Reminds me of the girl in England couple of years ago who wanted to sound Korean so she got the tongue surgery.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2024857/Rhiannon-Brooksbank-Jones-tongue-lengthened-help-speak-Korean.html

  • Aja Aja

    Hilarious ain’t it? What’s supposed to be an amusing spoof story, he goes into one of his “Korea is evil” rants, once again using the Sewol victims. Life is too short to remain angry all the time.

  • WMunny

    Why would this lame insult get four up-votes?

  • RElgin
  • Seoulgoodman

    CCTV cameras? Like in every major city?

    I was most certainly there on that date. It was so peaceful that it only occurred to me what date it was when we had returned to Korea. So, you want to believe whatever you saw in the media. Good for you. But I was there and it wasn’t as it was portrayed on CNN.

  • Seoulgoodman

    Actually, the skies were blue in Beijing during that week. Once again, stop believing everything you read.

  • A Korean

    Like bobby boy said: “hm.”

    Let’s see some evidence. Put up or shut up. :)

  • A Korean

    Also, don’t be commenting with your wife looking over your shoulder – it’s embarrassing.

    Be a man – comment when she’s not looking.

  • redwhitedude

    What does transgender have to do with this? That is a whole different class of people. Those people think that they were born with the wrong gender as oppose to this guy who wants to look like a Kpop idol.

  • Seoulgoodman

    I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.

  • Seoulgoodman

    She’s not here today, went to my in-laws. That’s why I’m wasting my time here.

  • Seoulgoodman

    Yes, but they go through what you could call extreme body modification. Since it’s apparently quite common there, it probably wasn’t all that difficult for him to find a surgeon who thought, “What the heck!”, when he asked for these procedures.

  • redwhitedude

    This guy went through Extreme Makeover Kpop edition.

  • ChuckRamone

    SeoulGoodman, your name showed up in my e-mail notification … I didn’t know they were eunuchs/castratos. Their vocal registers aren’t quite that high.

  • ChuckRamone

    Why would you get all indignant about a “lame insult”?

  • bigmamat

    Sorry I couldn’t finish it…it’s just stupid….I think this one is funnier and not 5:19 long.

    http://thisisthestoryof.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/the-truth-behind-ronald-mcdonald.jpg?w=470

  • http://jushinjok.blogspot.com JinJoo

    Apparently the information provided by Prof. Sohn Hwan-cheol is SPL
    (Stretched Penile Length), not the size of erected penis. Prof Sohn became public enemy no 1 (among Korean men) for providing incorrect information. The average penis size of Korean men (after erected) is 11 – 13cm.

    https://mirror.enha.kr/wiki/%EC%86%90%ED%99%98%EC%B2%A0

  • djson1

    Gosh…I couldn’t get past the first minute…it was pretty annoying (and almost psychotic). I think the video editor was high when he mixed this thing.

  • bigmamat

    So is she a person or a reward for having a big dick or big wallet? You’re dangerously swerving into Elliot Roger territory now. If you can be part of the solution then at least keep that shit to yourself and don’t be part of the problem Long Dong Silver.

  • redwhitedude

    How did caucasian dude who had a Kpop plastic surgery end up becoming a thread about penis envy? Sounds like somebody is insecure. Perhaps that last visit to a prostitute was humiliating for this guy.

  • redwhitedude

    I nominate him for the Ig Nobel prize for useless research. Who knows it might turn out to be useful?

  • redwhitedude

    It’s like the web equivalent of hanging out with bunch of drunks.

  • redwhitedude

    You could but it would wreck it.

  • redwhitedude

    The difference is that China is a one party dictatorship enshrined in the constitution whereas in the Korea it was a dictatorship that was masquerading as a democracy and everybody knew that it was suppose to be a democracy.

  • bigmamat

    In case anyone is still interested this popped up today with a lot more pictures of this guy. It says he might be living in Busan.

    http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/06/04/brazilian-man-spends-over-3000-on-plastic-surgery-to-look-korean/

  • redwhitedude

    Actually that masterpiece on the passport. I might expect that from voting ballots of certain people. lol

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23DyHN4SsLU

  • Aja Aja

    There’s no way ten surgeries costs only $3000 in Korea. He must have done the procedures in Brazil which is also known to be one of the highest plastic surgery countries in the world.

  • Seoulgoodman

    No, she’s a reward for being one lucky bastard.

    Did I mention she’s also wealthy?

  • A Korean

    My wife is ugly, and I’m no brad pitt, either. That’s why I don’t go around bragging about hot wife, etc., like you did.

    Now, put up or shut up, fool. Oh, also put up a shot of your long dong and make it a set.

  • Seoulgoodman

    When you look at the Chinese Constitution, it actually guarantees a lot of rights and freedoms to the Chinese…But the CCP ignores the constitution. Isn’t that why the Tienanmen Square protests began? I read that it began or grew after the suspicious death of a reformist politician who wanted the CCP to respect the citizens’s constitutional rights.

  • Seoulgoodman

    She’s ugly? That’s for me to judge. As I said, show me yours and I’ll show you mine.

  • Seoulgoodman

    No, she’s proof that I’m lucky.

    Did I mention she’s very intelligent and wealthy?

    Yup, I hit the jackpot.

    Eliot Rodger? That’s offensive and sexist.

  • bigmamat

    Well a couple of the guys I work with say the same thing about their wives and I’m inclined to agree with them. They just don’t preface it with a story about how much bigger their peckers were than the previous boyfriend. Sorry if I misunderstood your meaning…

  • pawikirogii

    ok i didn’t watch the whole thing and yes, it got on my nerves but at 2 minutes and not less than a minute. bad recommendation. sorry!

  • pawikirogii

    thanks for the history lesson, sumo. btw, did you know that sushi started out as rotten fish?

  • A Korean

    You are failing to comprehend. I don’t need my wife judged, and that’s why I don’t go around blabbering what a hot babe she is, like you did with yours.

    But that’s ok. I’ll take your answer for what it is, Mr. I-Nailed-Hot-Wife-With-My-Long-Dong.

  • pawikirogii

    btw, you may be leery of my youtube picks but if you dare, check out this white man who makes korean food and other ethnic dishes. i like his korean recipes because they’re simple.

    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtjlTbeLELCuJU0o8AF2qtA/videos

  • bigmamat

    Who’s racist and sexist. I’m not the one claiming Asian pee pees are tiny or that I landed my wife with a big dick. Although my last boyfriend did tell me that I thought I was a better man than him. I just pointed out the real problem was that he knew I was a better man than him.

  • A Korean

    I hear N. Korean Constitution also reads principled and reassuring.

  • bigmamat

    That’s ok. Mine is funnier though isn’t it? Who would do that? Even I wouldn’t stick my face in Ronald McDonald’s crotch. Well maybe if there was a hundred dollar bill in his pants….no…not even.

  • redwhitedude

    There are a lot of things written that sound right but the way they function is as if they redefine everything according to them. They just do whatever they feel like.

  • redwhitedude

    We interrupt the regular posting to provide this bit of eye candy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icdl0T54xac

  • felddog13

    omg omg omg the girls acting out soccer moves–I almost peed my pants. Thanks you so much for this.

  • Seoulgoodman
  • Seoulgoodman

    No, I understand perfectly well: you’re a hypocrite.

  • Seoulgoodman

    I never wrote that.

  • Seoulgoodman

    Propaganda, just like their news and textbooks.

  • Seoulgoodman

    The one that gets me is the South Korean constitution. Lots of freedoms and rights…and a mention that the government reserves the right to interpret the document as it pleases.

  • A Korean

    No, you don’t.

    But you’ve convinced me. No matter how ugly your wife may be, it’s apparent she’s too good for you. You really lucked out.

  • Seoulgoodman

    Keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better.

  • WMunny

    Castrati.

  • WMunny

    eorini up-voted that? Hilarious. That means she took more action against me for arguing with her on a previous post, than she took against the ajossi that slapped her fat ass on the subway.

  • Sumo294

    Did not know that. Ill take a look at it. I study their social structure but I lack knowledge of some of their traditions.

  • Sumo294

    Some ajossi slapped her ass. No wonder she says she was raped. Her ass was violated. She was physically assaulted. Her feminine dignity was trampled on. The Patriarchy looked on as she was molested in public. No men came rushing to her defense. Her brainwashed Korean women sisters watched on in passiveness.
    How awful !!!!

  • Aja Aja

    He does not live in Busan, as it turns out. He lived in Busan in 2011, he’s now back in Brazil.

    A follow up article appeared after a Korean reporter interviewed him. He denies that he wanted to look like a Korean, and that he was worried that he was going to be made into a freak show. But he did ask his Brazilian surgeons to make his eyes look Asian. In 2011, his time in Korea as an exchange student, made a deep impact in his life. He said he met a lot of nice Koreans whom he admired, and he missed and longed for those days. He says he’s not the only unusual person who thinks Asian eyes are cute. He says many Brazilians admire and like Koreans. He says the only surgery he did was on the eyes, and the artificial eye lid folds were made out of natural fatty substances which gradually melts away after about three years – and returning the original appearance. He claims that after his story went on air, many Brazilians are now wanting the same surgery. If he had to pick who he wanted most to look like, he chose actor Lee Jong-Seok. He says he loves Korean dramas and Korean music. He says if he had to do it all over again, he would do it again, and that he had no regrets.

  • redwhitedude

    Just like the chinese communist saying that they respect human rights yet they routinely arrest people who take stance that they don’t really like. Their traditional approach of “reeducation” people is like telling somebody they are not thinking right just because they have different views.

  • RElgin

    I love looking at that passport artwork. Each time I look at it, I find some new detail. Four-year-olds are really creative. ^_^

  • RElgin

    Yes and no – it was a confluence of events, lead by the ongoing CCP crap.

  • RElgin

    Read the current reports I posted. The reality is more than you think it is.

  • wangkon936

    There are “statistics” that apparently indicate African people have lower IQs, on average, than European or East Asian populations. Should we “link” about that as well?

  • wangkon936

    For a lot of minorities overt racism doesn’t exist anymore in today’s America, but instead they have to deal with racial “microagressions.”

    Here are some examples of racial microagressions:

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/racial-microagressions-you-hear-on-a-daily-basis

    As a minority in America, I can tell you that racial microagressions get extremely tiring and annoying and… offensive. I don’t care if you find it funny. I find the assumption offensive.. and racist and I have the right to indicate how I feel on the matter.

  • wangkon936

    … or 12 year olds just barely going through puberty.

  • wangkon936

    Then you must sound like finger tips on a chalk board when you try to speak “French” to a person from France… 😉

  • wangkon936

    This comment is rather off topic, don’t you think?

  • bumfromkorea

    In certain parts of America (say, a certain southwest state), it’s not even that subtle…

  • djson1

    Come on, man….you don’t need to constantly “brag” about your wife on here. For some reason, it almost seems like you’re insecure about something.

  • redwhitedude

    For your entertainment. The Barberettes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WOGRCy3wBw

  • bigmamat

    So he wants to look like an alien. Because Lee Jong suk is very odd looking.

  • Aja Aja
  • Seoulgoodman

    Not at all. I can speak several dialects. That’s one of the perks of having highly educated parents, one of which just happens to be a French professor.

  • Seoulgoodman

    Constantly? No.

    And it’s not bragging, it’s stating a fact.

  • http://jushinjok.blogspot.com JinJoo

    Useful? Sure was useful for Japanese right-wing group. They are the ones who extracted the info from Dr Sohn’s Phd Thesis, and spread the word (without mentioning SPL).

    One blogger translated the link I provided above.
    http://korean-penis.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/english.html

  • http://jushinjok.blogspot.com JinJoo

    ….

  • redwhitedude

    Well it is useful for the Ig Nobel prize at least.

  • redwhitedude

    Maybe this is useful for those women who want a gender switching operation. LOL

  • http://jushinjok.blogspot.com JinJoo

    Being a woman, I feel awkward talking about men’s 물건… LOL

  • redwhitedude

    Which begs the question as to why you jumped into this topic?

  • http://jushinjok.blogspot.com JinJoo

    Korean men’s 물건 (?) size was mentioned few times
    here at Marmot’s Hole, so I thought it
    was about time to straighten out a
    misunderstanding once and all. The
    damage is already done though (to Korean
    men); spilled water cannot be poured
    back.

  • redwhitedude

    Which I didn’t pay attention. I just jumped in this case because I wanted to make a comment about being useless research. This penis thing and the envy is not worth anything.

  • redwhitedude

    Sure, generate more useless topics.

  • redwhitedude

    Yup damage like this. But again I don’t really pay attention to this.

    http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/world/2014/06/182_158571.html

  • BSDetector

    You certainly do have the right to be offended. In fact go through your whole life feeling offended, I’m sure that’s very mentally healthy.

    Might I suggest a first step to pulling yourself out of this self-imposed social gutter you live in to be stop thinking of yourself as a minority. Are you American? Hey look at that, you’re in the majority now! Welcome brother! (assuming you’re a guy)

    People are usually treated the way they act.

  • wangkon936

    You don’t know if I’m a man or a woman? Clearly, you don’t know enough about me to say that I live in a “self-imposed social gutter.”

    Perhaps it is people and media that constantly remind me that I’m am minority? You see, I think expats in Korea should be rather more understanding. They are, in a sense, annoyingly reminded that they are a minority too.

  • wangkon936

    He is a bit repetitive, unoriginal and boring, huh?

  • wangkon936

    cmxc,

    First of all, you go into this rant about about Korean plastic surgery in a post that’s not directly tied to Korean plastic surgery. It’s about a Caucasian man who had elected to use plastic surgery in a conscious attempt to look more “Korean.” So, in a sense your comment is rather off topic for this thread, is it not?

    Secondly, you make a lot of interesting connections. Many done illogically (i.e. fallaciously).

    Let’s look at your comment here:

    http://www.rjkoehler.com/2014/06/04/spit-take-no-2-the-korean-make-over/#comment-1418447939

    Let me summarize your points:

    1) Koreans are full of contradictions
    2) They are angry at perceived slights.
    3) They are more angry at three GIs at Caribbean Bay than the owners of the Sewol (highly doubtful).

    Then you go into Korean plastic surgery. Why I don’t know, but your points are:

    1) Koreans hate themselves. Their proclivity for plastic surgery proves it.
    2) This makes Koreans look weird to non-Koreans.
    3) Koreans are collectivist and can’t think for themselves.

    You are making some very big generalizations and doing so without prompting from either the subject of the post or the direction of the comment thread. By doing that you are soapboxing.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=soapboxing

    Additionally you are making 1) Hasty generalizations 2) Slippery slope assumptions 3) Careless comparisons 4) and your own version of circular reasoning. All of this is under a thinly veiled pale of borderline racist thinking.

    An example of your hasty generalization is that you believe Korean’s can’t think for themselves. Well, how do you know this? Do you speak to them to understand the environment of reasoning of why they make their decisions? To say that a very large group of fellow human beings “can’t think for themselves” is a very lofty thing to say. You use, at best, anecdotal evidence to back that up. That isn’t enough to cover over the wide scope of your generalization or the consistency at which you use it.

    I can go into more, but I really don’t have the time to do so. It is sufficient to say that that you have clear patterns of thinking that are rather illogical and assumptive and held together by dental floss thin strands of anecdotal evidence. Plus, it is also based on some strong opinions of someone that probably can’t communicate with Koreans at any personal depth, otherwise you would know there are a more complex set of reasonings and rationales for why Koreans do things the way they do things and also why their society is structured the way it is.

    Your analysis is borderline racist. It isn’t overtly racist as you don’t admit that your opinion that Koreans are they way that you think they are because of their race. However, you do group them in a highly defined cultural category that make it sound an awful lot like racism. Kinda of how like British Imperialists rationalized their conquest of India and parts of the Middle East because the natives were essentially primitive children who couldn’t think for themselves thus they had an obligation to “civilize” them. In my view, your line of reasoning is quite similar. I really can’t discern any large differences other then the fact that you lack the military resources to impose your will on them to force your culture upon them like the 18th and 19th century British were able to.

    The main problem with your comments is that it is 1) Generally off topic and 2) Broad brush generalizations, passed off as confidently asserted fact via fiat using tenuous anecdotal evidence. Usually, it’s not even something I would dignify as evidence. It’s more like a string of casual observations you have passed off as fact.

    Additionally, because you are usually off topic, you are essentially not adding to the discussion at hand, but you are essentially using the comment thread to advance your own agenda (i.e. the aforementioned soapboxing) by, in a sense, disrupting the flow of the threads. It has nothing to do with the fact that your posts are generally critical of Korea and Koreans. That does, however draw a lot of attention to you, but I’m guessing that attention is something you want. It’s what you have been angling for, correct? Understood. I get it. However, attention is a double edged sword, sir.

    If you continue to repeat your pattern of 1) Off topic commentary and 2) Supporting broad, hasty and potentially offensive generalizations with anecdotal “observations,” those comments (and perhaps even you) will be moderated.

  • wangkon936

    5-4 is tough. But I do know of shorter guys who still “get some” because they go after short girls, like 5-1. You only have trouble getting dates because you are pursuing something that is at the edge of your envelope in attainability.

  • wangkon936

    Okay. Let me put it in terms you might understand better. In Korea, some micro aggressive stereotypes of the white expat might be that you are a bit hairy, have a different body odor, are more aggressive, maybe even violent and might be disrespectful of the local culture. Are these stereotypes true? Probably not. Are they exceedingly annoying to you when you encounter them consciously and unconsciously. I bet you they are.

    I know it bothers Mr. Koehler:

    http://www.rjkoehler.com/2012/05/08/nothing-ruins-my-day-like-a-little-microaggression/

    All I’m saying is that the yellow man in the U.S. goes through a similar set of micro aggressions too. A big one is that Asians are bad drivers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWO7CMF5otY&feature=kp

    Nevermind that there is a complete lack of empirical evidence to support the stereotype. Then you gotta listen to asinine commentary of why the Malaysian plane got lost or the Asiana plane crashed because because supposedly Asians are “bad drivers.”

    Another micro aggressive stereotype is the Asian and the smaller penis. You can argue that there might be empirical evidence to support this. Okay, fine. But, it doesn’t excuse behavior like this?

    http://www.bigwowo.com/2011/06/thomas-jane-and-his-racist-swipe-at-sung-kang/

    Mr. Thomas Jane has no idea how large Mr. Sung Kang’s penis is. Perhaps it is bigger than average, perhaps it is smaller than average. However, he doesn’t know. But it didn’t stop him from assuming that it was smaller and using it as a swipe against him. Here is the issue. Racist commentary spoken out loud are like cockroaches. You see one venture out into the kitchen, but there’s no telling how many hundreds are in the walls hidden out of sight.

  • Bob Bobbs

    Yes, but I see a bit of the old me in him- so he’s doing me something of a service.

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