Noir Saturday: The 7th Victim

Here’s tonight’s noir, The 7th Victim.

After young Mary Gibson (Kim Hunter) discovers that her older sister Jacqueline (Jean Brooks) has disappeared, she leaves her boarding school and heads to New York City to track down her sibling. Arriving at Jacqueline’s apartment, Mary finds ominous signs of trouble, with her sister nowhere in sight. Aided by psychiatrist Dr. Louis Judd (Tom Conway) and others, Mary gets drawn deeper into the mystery, and evidence begins to point to the involvement of a sinister cult.

Check it out tonight on TCM @ 11PM CST or 9AM CST. Until then, check out the trailer below.

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“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

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Friday Flicks: Bad Samaritan

Here’s tonight’s flick with my favorite Doctor, Bad Samaritan.

A young valet breaks into a man’s home and discovers a terrified woman who’s chained and gagged. After notifying the police, he soon becomes the target of the psychopath’s wrath as he tries to rescue the victim that he left behind

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“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

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Throwback Thursday: Korean Pics

Fancy throwback to me during Korean Summer Camp in one of the many, many mirrors in the school. I like my nails; did them myself.

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Wayback Wednesday Music: No Doubt

Here’s a little wayback from my youth; 90’s high and No Doubt. Enjoy

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Tuesday Travels: Great Wall of China

Here’s another place in my travel book, The Great Wall. Soon grasshopper, soon.

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Music Sunday: Metallica

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Here’s a bit of sexy and metal; great combo from a great band! 

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Black Barbie Chronicles: Life in Korea Requires Thick Skin

This story from Korea is about needing to develop some thick skin. I guess that being Black in Korea kind of helps. Anyway, please enjoy as usual

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“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

Life in Korea Requires a Thick Skin … Really!

Living in Korea isn’t always easy. After having a slightly drunken intense conversation with another entitled foreigner last week, I started to think about how he fuck am I surviving in the Land of the Morning Calm.

Now don’t get me wrong; I like here; hell, I elected to come here.  For the most part, life here in Korea Land is comfortable and splendid. Now there are times where I can make it seems like all fun and games; to an extent, it is. However, there are some times which makes me hate this fucking country.

Now, I know what you guys are going to say, “Bitch, its culture shock. That’s what happens when you ate taken out of your comfort zone.” Oh no, it’s a little bit more than that.

Seriously, one really needs to have a thick skin if they want a snowball’s chance in hell of surviving here.

Thick skin or the lack of one is the primary reason use Waygooks (Westerners) don’t last but a year or 2.  Hell, even some can’t manage that and get the fuck out of dodge just as soon as that first paycheck clears. For those of us who do not have the protection of the complexion of the collection (White Westerners), it is doubly hard.  Some of us are tough and make it work, others like I said, just bolt. Why, well it can be summed up by specific experiences you have on the daily.

Here’s a perfect example. A lesson in one of the textbooks had me review some simple basic hygiene vocab.

Simple, right? Well, some little shit looked at me and told me I need to bathe because my skin is brown. The fucker thought it was cute, and the entire class did as well. He didn’t know it was so cute when I had the whole class doing pushups!

There was another time in class when I’ve walked in; the students make monkey noises as I pass by. At first, I ignored it, thinking innocent kids being kids.  Then I was like no, these kids are assholes, and I put them on blast for it. I swear I’m not sure how I managed that day.  I just say that to say this; if I let the hate get to me, I’d lose my goddamn mind!

 When I had my hair out of braids or wigs, just rocking my natural fro, I’ve had both adults and kids talk shit about my hair.  According to them, my hair is evil, dirty, ugly, and funny looking. As if that’s not enough, every damn day, I see some ad for people to get “white,”; as in bleaching their skin. Some of my coworkers have even suggested that I get some of the creams, too, and I quote, “get beautiful.” Fuck you.

Lord, now let’s get started on the summers. Baby, when it’s summer, the umbrellas come out.  The umbrellas are not for protecting the eyes, or to be col, oh no. The umbrellas are used by Korean women to not get tanned.

Being white, even in the summertime, is a must around here. It’s a running joke that the fastest way to piss off a Korean woman is to compliment her or her tan.  I did that once, petty, but fun.

Yep, to make it here, you really do need some thick skin.

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Noir Saturday: Macao

Here’s tonight’s noir, Macao.

On a boat from Hong Kong, a trio of outsiders — entertainer Julie Benson (Jane Russell), disgraced American serviceman Nick Cochran (Robert Mitchum) and tourist Lawrence C. Trumble (William Bendix) — becomes involved with Vincent Halloran (Brad Dexter), a crooked casino boss from the exotic Portuguese colony of Macao. But when Halloran hears that one of the three new arrivals is working undercover for the police, the previously friendly gangster decides to bare his teeth.

Check it out tonight on TCM @ 11PM CST or 9AM CST. Until then check out the trailer below.

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Friday Film: Gone Girl

Hello everyone and here’s tonight’s flick, Gone Girl.

In Carthage, Mo., former New York-based writer Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and his glamorous wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) present a portrait of a blissful marriage to the public. However, when Amy goes missing on the couple’s fifth wedding anniversary, Nick becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance. The resulting police pressure and media frenzy cause the Dunnes’ image of a happy union to crumble, leading to tantalizing questions about who Nick and Amy truly are.

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“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

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Throwback Thursday: Korean Pics

Pretty little throwback to me in Dokdo. Good times, good times.

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“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

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