The Black Barbie Chronicles: Hey This Looks Good.

Here’s the next entry. This was after the drive by on Hannu’s and well, I needed to do something different. Check out this one.

F.M. Laster

“Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception.”
― Niccolò Machiavelli

Thursday September 10th

Hey, this looks good

So, I think that I have a way to run from my bills, get away from Hannu, clear my mind and “find myself” without having to commit a crime. I’m going to be a teacher. Yeah, even I can’t believe I’m uttering these words and setting them to paper. Well, some naysayers may say, “but Black Barbie, you don’t have the credentials, you don’t have a license”! Ha, bitch please, this is Korea; you don’t need no stinking license. I need a clean background check, a diploma in basket weaving and a pulse. Well, it is a good idea to be of the Caucasian persuasion for that basket weaving degree to work. Luckily for me, I have a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice. Hey at one point I wanted to be a cop. Well that is until I realized that I couldn’t drive on freeways and in the rain.  Anyway, check out the swanky ad I found on John’s ESL Website. John’s is the place to learn about teaching and living in Korea. Think of the website like Backpage, but for English teachers.

EPIK (English Teachers in Korea) PUBLIC SCHOOL POSITIONS

Two Teachers Needed in Jeonju for Public School

Pay 2.2m to 2.95m won.  
Tax In accordance with Korean Tax laws. American & South African citizens are able to become tax exempt for 2 years. Other countries can too, but you must pay income tax in your home country if you supply the required residency certificate, therefore making it better to pay tax in South Korea. Canadian & Irish citizens cannot become tax exempt in South Korea.
Pay day 25th of each month, no exception.
Provincial allowance 100,000 won per month extra.
Settlement allowance 300,000 won onetime payment.
Multiple school allowance 100,000 to 150,000 won per month extra.
Vacation 18 working days paid days.
National holidays Yes & paid for
Flights 1,300,000won provided for inbound flight & 1,300,000won provided for outbound flight. If your flight is less, you save the difference!
Housing Single, furnished, rent-free provided.
Medical 50% contributed by your employer, 50% contributed by you. 
Pension 50% contributed by your employer, 50% contributed by you. American, Canadian & Australian teachers can get 100% back at the end of the employment contract.
Sick leave 11 working paid days.
Special leave 7 calendar days unpaid.
Severance pay Equal to one month’s pay, provided at the completion of the employment contract.
Arrival We will pick you up from the airport & provide you with a hotel (a BUSINESS hotel, not a love motel like the rest of the recruitment companies) for the evening and then buy you dinner with those arriving. The following day, we will assist you to the education office / school.
Other benefits Introduction pack (including a Lonely Planet travel guide, a Korean phrasebook, a plug adaptor, & other goodies.) We will also provide you with a detailed map of the city.
Interest free credit service Order anything you like from any online Korean store & pay us back once you receive your first paycheck.
Party! Invitation to bi-yearly meet & network-up event.

Looks good. Let me see what I can do to score one of these positions. I’m putting in my resume and hoping for the best.

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Selfie Sundays Starring ME!

“A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none.” – Marilyn Monroe

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Noir Saturday:Born To Kill

Here’s tonight’s noir, Born to Kill

Drifter Sam Wilde (Lawrence Tierney) murders a Reno, Nev., boardinghouse owner and her boyfriend in a fit of jealousy. Tenant Helen Brent (Claire Trevor) discovers the bodies, but instead of reporting the crime, she leaves for San Francisco as planned to return to her wealthy fiancé. On the same train, Sam flirts with Helen, then tracks her to her half-sister’s house, where he continues to pursue her. Although Helen suspects Sam is a murderer, she inexplicably protects him from an investigator.

Check it out tonight @ 11PM CST on TCM or tomorrow morning @ 9AM CST on TCM.

F. M. Laster

“Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception.”
― Niccolò Machiavelli

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Friday Flick: Bad Hair

Bad Hair is a 2020 American satirical comedy / horror film film written, directed, and produced by Justin Simien. The film stars Elle Lorraine, Jay PharoahLena WaitheKelly RowlandLaverne CoxChanté AdamsJames Van Der BeekUsher Raymond IVBlair Underwood, and Vanessa Williams.

That’s all I pretty much tell without giving away the movie, but check out the trailer below. Enjoy.

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Peru Pics: Dead Woman’s Pass

Am I high? Yep. I’ve been up and trekking for close to 8 hard hours and I finally made it to Dead Woman’s Pass and I thought I was going to die. I didn’t and here’s the proof!

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Travel Tuesday Cambodia: Angkor Wat

The grandaddy of the sites, Angkor Wat.

Angkor Wat (/ˌæŋkɔːr ˈwɒt/Khmer: អង្គរវត្ត, “City/Capital of Temples”) is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world by land area,[1] on a site measuring 162.6 hectares (1.626 km2; 402 acres).[2] Originally constructed as a Hindu temple[1] dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, it was gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century, and as such it is also described as a “Hindu-Buddhist” temple.[3][4] It was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II[5] in the early 12th century in Yaśodharapura (Khmer: យសោធរបុរៈ, present-day Angkor), the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple and eventual mausoleum. Breaking from the Shaiva tradition of previous kings, Angkor Wat was instead dedicated to Vishnu. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia,[6] appearing on its national flag, and it is the country’s prime attraction for visitors.[7]

Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple-mountain and the later galleried temple. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the devas in Hindu mythology: within a moat more than 5 kilometres (3 mi) long[8] and an outer wall 3.6 kilometres (2.2 mi) long are three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next. At the centre of the temple stands a quincunx of towers. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west; scholars are divided as to the significance of this. The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs, and for the numerous devatas adorning its walls.


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Monday MLK Day

No Black Barbie today, but this lovely quote from MLK.

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Selfie Sundays Starring ME!

HEY!!!!! It’s Sunday- Mimi von Tease

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Noir Saturday: Witness to Murder

Here’s tonight’s noir.

From her window, Cheryl Draper (Barbara Stanwyck) sees a neighbor, Albert Richter (George Sanders), murder a young woman. When Cheryl goes to the police, they cannot find any evidence because Richter has hidden the body. Cheryl persists in her claims without evidence, leading concerned policeman Larry Mathews (Gary Merrill) to worry that she is becoming obsessed. After Richter becomes aware of Cheryl’s accusations, he conspires to make it appear that she is insane.

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

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Friday Flick: The Owners

Here’s today’s flick, The Owners.

The Owners is a 2020 horror thriller film adapted from the graphic novel Une nuit de pleine lune by Hermann and Yves H. Directed by debut director Julius Berg, with a screenplay by Mathieu Gompel and Julius Berg in collaboration with Geoff Cox, it stars Maisie WilliamsSylvester McCoyRita Tushingham, Jake Curran, Ian Kenny and Andrew Ellis

A group of friends think they have found the perfect easy score: an empty house, in the English countryside, with a safe full of cash. But when the elderly couple that lives there returns early, the tables are suddenly turned. As a deadly game of cat-and-mouse ensues, the would-be thieves must fight to save themselves from a nightmare they could never have imagined.

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