Travel Tuesday: Byblos, Lebanon

 

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Byblos is the largest city in the Mount Lebanon Governorate of Lebanon. It is believed to have been first occupied between 8800 and 7000 BC and continuously inhabited since 5000 BC, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

One this crazy world settles down, this is one of the places I plan to visit.  On the plus side, I’ll have some time to plan around the world trip just hopping hop planes and visiting ALL the sites on my Travel Tuesday blogs.

F. M. Laster

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

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Black Barbie Chronicles: I’ve Got Some Complaints

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Yes, I’m pretty much an overpaid talking monkey. Howerver, there are days when even Talking Monkeys have some things to get off their chests.  Brother, today is one of those days.  Check out my newest bitch fest, courtesy of Korea Land.  Enjoy!

 

F. M. Laster

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

I’ve Got Some Complaints

      I teach students at all degrees of fluency and grade levels. After all, it is middle school. When I say, “teach” I use the term so very loosely, which could explain my complaints. Some of my students can carry on entire conversations with me. Others, I lose at Hello. Some are wonderfully kind; others are intolerable brats. Then there are the assholes. Take a guess as to which type I shall discuss today.

When I am teaching a class, I take my role seriously. By my definition of a teacher, my role is very different from what I would do if I were a teacher in Texas. I am not a paid educator. Korea has tons of well-qualified Korean-English teachers for that role. No, they pay me to be an NES; Native English Speaker. While my being American and female is a bonus and indeed preferred, White American and female is better; (hell it’s Korea), it’s not a necessity to finding work here. University educated native English speakers are in high demand here, and there are more jobs available than can possibly be filled. Some of these jobs are a scam, but others are quite good. I consider myself to be one of the lucky ones fortunate enough to find the latter. Despite all of my education and certificates, I’m still not truly an educator.

My students do not respect me as they would respect their Korean teachers. Given that my Korean co-teachers seemingly put in far more work than I do, perhaps it would be wrong of me to expect the same respect. My unofficial job description is merely to show up on time, look presentable, don’t show up drunk, hung-over, don’t screw the students, and be the American English Speaking Puppet for 4.5 hours a day. This is why I go by the name Black Barbie. Black Barbie just sort of rolls of the tongue a little better than Black Barbie, the American English Speaking Puppet For Kiddies Who Don’t Respect Me. That’s a little hard to roll off the tongue.

I am so sure that the people back in Texas Land, may be under some sort of delusion that I have in the space of 45 days become a mature, responsible adult. Oh baby, let me put that shit out of your minds REAL QUICK. I am still the same lazy, self-entitled bitch from before. I have now found a place where they will pay me full-time wages to do nothing more which I do naturally. This is, what they pay me for; sitting on my pretty black ass getting as much money as possible and doing as little work as possible. You know, living the American dream overseas. How dare these “foreigners” whose country I have come to make we WORK for a living? The Bastards! What, surely you did not think that I am here to do whatever that bullshit on the TITS flyer stated, “ to enrich the Korean students and help them become better English speakers”…. Ha, I say, Ha! To paraphrase Ice Cube, “ Do I look like an f’ing role model?” Yeah right, bitches.

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Music Sunday: Some Nicki

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Yes, it’s pretty much Sir Mixx A Lot, but hey, enjoy!

F. M. Laster

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

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Noir Saturday: Bodyguard

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Mike Carter (Tierney) is forced to resign from the Los Angeles Police Department after breaking some rules and he ends up becoming a bodyguard to wealthy Eugenia Dyson (Elisabeth Risdon). Before long, Carter has been accused of murder and is being hunted down by his former fellow officers.

His file clerk and fiancée Doris Brewster (Lane) believes in his innocence, and she is instrumental in cornering the actual killer.  Check it out tonight @ 11PM CST on TCM or tomorrow morning at 9AM CST.

I couldn’t find a decent trailer, but check out this scene with Lawrence Tierney in the meatpacking plant.  As usual, enjoy and have a great evening!

F. M. Laster

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

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Erotic Friday: Robert Herrick

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Here’s the next to the last poem I’ll do from Robert.  As usual, enjoy it.

F. M. Laster

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

 

To Blossoms

by Robert Herrick

Fair pledges of a fruitful tree,
   Why do ye fall so fast?
   Your date is not so past,
But you may stay yet here awhile
   To blush and gently smile,
      And go at last.
		
What, were ye born to be
   An hour or half's delight,
   And so to bid good-night?
'Twas pity Nature brought ye forth
   Merely to show your worth,
      And lose you quite.

But you are lovely leaves, where we
   May read how soon things have
   Their end, though ne'er so brave:
And after they have shown their pride
   Like you, awhile, they glide
      Into the grave.
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Throwback Thursday: Jordan Pics

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Pretty girl walking in a pretty garden in Jordan. Cute, eh?

 

F. M. Laster

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

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Wayback Wednesday: Trina

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“I want my ass smacked, legs wide, front-back, side to side”- Trina

Who doesn’t want their ass smacked?!  I know I do!  Anyway, check out Ms. Diamond Princess, Trina! Happy Hump Day!

F. M. Laster

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

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Travel Tuesday: Baalbek, Lebanon

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Them Romans were EVERYWHERE!  Now I wonder just how safe this place is? Who knows, maybe one I’ll get a chance to go there.

F. M. Laster

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

 

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Black Barbie Chronicles: Me and My Gang

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So, I’m legal and working in Korea, what else do I need? Well, a gang!  Not a real gang; just a group of idiots I hang out with and kick the shit with on the daily.  Anyway, here’s that tale.  Check it out and laugh, cry, rate!  Enjoy.

 

F. M. Laster

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

 

Black Barbie and her “Gang”

      So I’ve been in Korea about 19 days. Being that I arrived in November, I missed the Fall TITS orientation. What I got was some half-ass crash course in living and teaching in Korea.

I met up with Elisha Cho, the coordinator for the MOE in Busan. It turns out I was not the only late one to the TITS party. There were 3 other people arriving late as well. These were Lauren, the Aussie, Niall, the Irishman, and Uhuru- Running Wolf, The Black Guy. Yeah, I know…weird dude. I forgot the actual name on his birth certificate, but he legally changed his name to Running Wolf.

We are a crazy bunch. I can’t see myself hanging out with a better bunch of people. They make working in this country great. I find the whole lot a smashing good time. I can predict that we will have many, many drunken nights and mornings. Hell, maybe we’ll end up sharing a cell together.
Anyhoo, we met up with Elisha for a tour of downtown. Downtown was nice and all we were introduced to what was to be a great and exciting time. I really enjoyed the time I had.

I was introduced to Soju, which by itself tastes like ass. However, if it is mixed in a pitcher of smoothies, you can’t taste the Soju, which can be lethal. That shit can sneak up upon you so fast! One minute you’re sitting down enjoying yourself, the next you find yourself unable to stand. Then again, I guess it could be the 3 pitchers we had which made it difficult to stand. I predict that Soju and I will become very good friends.

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Music Sunday: Rihanna

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Some RiRi for your Sunday. Enjoy.

F. M. Laster

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

 

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