The Black Barbie Chronicles: Black Barbie in No Country for Inspiration


Some days were good days and some days were hell; like I had zero motivation at all. This is one of those stories.  Enjoy!

F. M. Laster

“I’ve been things and seen places.”- Mae West

Black Barbie in No Country for Inspiration

  When I first arrived in Korea Land, I thought I would never have enough hours in the day to document my adventures. I mean every day there was something new and exciting to view, learn, and experience. I thought I would overload my senses! Well, it’s been what about a month and the newness has worn off.

Now I find it difficult to write. It’s like something weird has happened to me. Have I mellowed out? Leveled out? Am I now a good person? Have I reached enlightenment? Am I no longer a fucking bitchy asshole?

Hell no! I’m still the same bitch as before. What has happened is that I now picked up this really annoying habit of repeating myself in Korea Land. Now I usually try and do my Rain Man performance of repeating short words when in public. Yes, the repetition is as ridiculous as it sounds.

For some reason, I am no longer able to say simplistic English words like, “Yes”, “No”, “Thank you”, or “Please”. Now, I’m sounding like a damn Japanese anime character saying such gems like, “ same, same” , “small, small”, “service, service”, “yes, yes” or “no, no”. You see, this might be necessary if I were using more advanced words and speaking to individuals whom aren’t fluent in English when doing this, like my kiddies and my fellow teachers. I am sorry to say that I actually seem to do it more when I’m speaking to other foreigners in Busan. Conclusion? I think I am a bit on the slow side. Who the fuck knows? Hey, did I ever mention my handlers when I first arrived in Korea? Well, they are the subjects of my next post.

F. M. Laster

“I’ve been things and seen places.”- Mae West

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