My new magic straight is flawless.
Unfortunately, I’ve still got a giant three inch thick ring of frizz going around my head from when I made the gave mistake of letting Brian at Sophia Hair touch my head. If it weren’t for that I’d have total wash and wear hair. But I don’t. And my stylist refuses to go over hair that’s already been done. It’s SO CLOSE to the ends but not quite there. It’s annoying as hell.

I’m thinking about cutting it off, but that would mean taking about six inches off which would give me the shortest hair I’ve had since elementary school. I’m really not into short hair for myself.

These are my problems.

arari

arari:

I get quite a few questions on my iPhone. As in, why are you still using that? You know you can get a new Samsung or iPhone5S practically for free? Isn’t it sluggish as hell?

To those, I say, I’m too lazy to buy an Android-based phone since I’ll have to learn a new OS. As for a new iPhone, I see…

Same. I have a 4S, it’s not slow, it supplies my home with internet, and I have unlimited data. A new phone would mean another two year contract which doesn’t align with my plans.

Back at either the very end of 2011 or the beginning of 2012, KT called me. See, I was still using the same prepaid 2G slider phone I had purchased secondhand in 2008. They were so eager to get that phone out of my hands and off their network so they could shut 2G down that they hand delivered a brand new 3G phone to my workplace, completely free of any charge. They can similarly pry this thing out of my cold dead hands.

owning-my-truth
maarnayeri:

noor3amoor:

If these font sizes don’t speak to the relative value of Palestinian life, I don’t know what does.

In addition to the font size, its also the language surrounding the deaths.
Not only do we know of the two Israelis, but also their occupation (they were soldiers sent to kill) and where they were killed.
Over 300 Palestinians are just referred to as deaths. Anything that was once alive could die. Animals, foliage, etc. They couldn’t even say Palestinians. Even acknowledging the identity of the colonized and allotting them basic humanity is too provocative. No location, no root of cause (because then it’d have to be understood that Israeli aggression is indeed at fault). Just 330 deaths. It all exists in a detached vacuum.
But it does refer back to Hamas. No matter what happens to Palestinians, its implicitly suggested that Hamas is to blame. Everything Israel does is reactionary under the normalization of Zionist brutality. To someone who doesn’t understand the nature of Israeli settler colonialist violence, this could very well be understood as Hamas killing Palestinians. The only mention of Israel is through a victim narrative.

maarnayeri:

noor3amoor:

If these font sizes don’t speak to the relative value of Palestinian life, I don’t know what does.

In addition to the font size, its also the language surrounding the deaths.

Not only do we know of the two Israelis, but also their occupation (they were soldiers sent to kill) and where they were killed.

Over 300 Palestinians are just referred to as deaths. Anything that was once alive could die. Animals, foliage, etc. They couldn’t even say Palestinians. Even acknowledging the identity of the colonized and allotting them basic humanity is too provocative. No location, no root of cause (because then it’d have to be understood that Israeli aggression is indeed at fault). Just 330 deaths. It all exists in a detached vacuum.

But it does refer back to Hamas. No matter what happens to Palestinians, its implicitly suggested that Hamas is to blame. Everything Israel does is reactionary under the normalization of Zionist brutality. To someone who doesn’t understand the nature of Israeli settler colonialist violence, this could very well be understood as Hamas killing Palestinians. The only mention of Israel is through a victim narrative.

I finally got my magic straight redone today. No longer do I have to worry about my head sweat cramping my style and crimping my hair. I walked out feeling like a new woman.

That feeling won’t last as, unfortunately, I can’t wash my hair until Wednesday. It’s a rough time of year to be unable to take a full on shower.

And just because life is soooo funny, I just walked into one of the only bar/restaurants that I know of in this city that cooks their meat in a wood smoker. Which they had just fired up for the night. And though I was only in there for about three minutes, my hair did a great job of absorbing enough of the odor that it should have no problem lasting for the next seventy two hours.

livingaseoulfullife
livingaseoulfullife:

talkinboutstuffseoul:

Some of these are funny but the blog’s caption and a lot of the posts sure are dripping with insinuated disdain for Korean women.

I found the expatdouchebag tumblr page to be quite the opposite. Someone who really hates white male expats.



First, I should have said “Asian women” and not just “Korean”

Maybe I missed the satire but making fun of people’s relationships is making fun of both participants. There are so many things white expats (and not just males!) do that is deserving of and open to criticism. I don’t see any reason to drag what I’m going to assume are mutually consensual marriages and serious relationships (and I’m ONLY talking about marriage and serious relationships here) with women who have agency and the right to make their own decisions into things.

livingaseoulfullife:

talkinboutstuffseoul:

Some of these are funny but the blog’s caption and a lot of the posts sure are dripping with insinuated disdain for Korean women.

I found the expatdouchebag tumblr page to be quite the opposite. Someone who really hates white male expats.

First, I should have said “Asian women” and not just “Korean” Maybe I missed the satire but making fun of people’s relationships is making fun of both participants. There are so many things white expats (and not just males!) do that is deserving of and open to criticism. I don’t see any reason to drag what I’m going to assume are mutually consensual marriages and serious relationships (and I’m ONLY talking about marriage and serious relationships here) with women who have agency and the right to make their own decisions into things.