Peru Pics

Yet another view from the Lima. I loved this place.

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Wayback Wednesday Music: Patti Labelle

Some Patti for your Wednesday. Enjoy.

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Peru Pics: Happy 420!

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The Black Barbie Chronicles: A Girl Embarrasses Her Handler

You know what happens after the medical? You get your results. I got mine and my poor handler was embarrassed. Read on.

F.M. Laster

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

A Girl Embarrasses Her Handler

      So, I got the results from my medical tests. Good news, I am not a dirty foreigner!  Yeah, but there was some news, which embarrassed my poor, dear handler, Moon Yeoung.  It seems that I am anemic with low iron in my blood. The doctor is explaining all this to Moon Yeoung and he is turning red in the face as the seconds pass.   Why he is turning red is beyond me.  I do not understand this at all.  However, the two men are deep in conversation.  The doctor is looking at me, pointing to my test results, looking at my co-teacher, who in turn is looking at me.  Again, not sure what the hell is going on, but I am starting to panic.

      Could it be that the low iron is a ruse in order to get me deported? Could I actually have transmitted some sick dirty foreigner disease and no one wants to tell me? Could I be pregnant? That one had me really scratching my head and wondering how the hell I was going to explain this one. I mean, it’s been a minute…..Hey mom and dad, yeah, I’m back from Korea because I’m pregnant. I’m not sure how cool Korea is with the whole bastard child thing, but I really don’t think that will work with people who are really fresh off the boat. What the hell did I think this is, America?

After what seems like eternality, I grab Moon Yeoung and ask him what is going on? Check out this shit:

Me:  Moon Yeoung, well?

Moon Yeoung: Uh, it’s okay, just small problem.

Me: What problem?

Moon Yeoung: You have some blood issues and need to take things for it.

Okay, now I’m worried? Do I really have some dirty disease that I don’t know about?  Am I dying? WTF? People. 

      As if on comic cue, a female nurse walks by, Moon Yeoung signals her. Here we get my medical concerns are being discussed with my handler, my doctor, and some random nurse who happened to come along.  They are all looking at my test results, looking at me, and then back to the test results. Again, I cannot take this shit any longer.

Me: Hey, what’s wrong?

Nurse: Hello, your test show anemia. You will need iron. Seaweed would be good and take iron pills from pharmacy.

Me: Okay, so I’m not understanding what is so hard about telling me that.

Nurse: Oh, he (pointing to Moon Yeoung), did not know how to ask you about your periods.

Me: (total look of confusion on my face) My what????

Nurse: Your period. If you have a lot, then it would explain anemia. You need to take iron.

Me: Oh, okay. No worries.  I will take iron and tell the doctor yes, I have a lot.

      Poor Moon Yeoung now knows more than he cares to know about female reproduction than he cared to know that day. He also learned that I have heavy periods.  Anyway, the nice doctor told me the best pills to take and gave me some to take home.  He also gave me some medicine for “pep” and to get some more from the pharmacy. He even wrote it down and everything.  Not sure what “pep” was, but if I were some place else other than Korea, I would think they were some version of amphetamines. Damn, they were good.  Thanks Korea for getting me high my first few days here.

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Selfie Sundays Starring ME!

Hello World! I’m here.

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Fav scene from a personal fav, Psycho.

Phoenix secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm. Traveling on the back roads to avoid the police, she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and meets the polite but highly strung proprietor Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother.

Check up the trailer below. Enjoy

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Friday Flick: Battle Royale

Here’s tonight’s flick and a good one, Battle Royale.

42 9th graders are sent to a deserted island. They are given a map, food, and various weapons. An explosive collar is fitted around their neck. If they break a rule, the collar explodes. Their mission: kill each other and be the last one standing. The last survivor is allowed to leave the island. If there is more than one survivor, the collars explode and kill them all.

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Peru Pics

Another view from Lima central. Good times.

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Wayback Wednesday Music: Mya

Some Mya for your Wednesday.

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Travel Tuesday Cambodia: Kbal Spean

One of my regrets that I did not get to see; not enough time. It’s on my return trip.

Kbal Spean (Khmer: ក្បាលស្ពាន) (“Bridge Head”) is an Angkorian era archaeological site on the southwest slopes of the Kulen Hills to the northeast of Angkor in Banteay sreiSiem Reap ProvinceCambodia. It is situated along a 150m stretch of the Stung Kbal Spean River, 25 kilometres (16 mi) from the main Angkor group of monuments, which lie downstream.

The site consists of a series of stone rock relief carvings in sandstone formations of the river bed and banks. It is commonly known as the “Valley of a 1000 Lingas” or “The River of a Thousand Lingas”. The motifs for stone carvings are mainly myriads of lingams (phallic symbol of Hindu god Shiva), depicted as neatly arranged bumps that cover the surface of a sandstone bed rock, and lingamyoni designs. There are also various Hindu mythological motifs, including depictions of the gods ShivaVishnuBrahmaLakshmiRama, and Hanuman, as well as animals (cows and frogs)


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