Wayback Wednesday: 50 Cent

Here’s a little wayback to 50 I think before or with G- Unit.  Have a good one and enjoy.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

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Travel Tuesday: Hong Kong

OMG!!!!

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This is the place for me.  I would love to see this place, especially at night. Now, I can’t live there; unless I marry a rich man.  Anywho, check out this video from Expedia which shows why you should visit Hong Kong.  Have a good one.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

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The Black Barbie Chronicles: Is there Deodorant in Korea Land?

Maybe, do I stink?

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This is one of the things which, yes I did do some research on before heading off to Korealand.  I guess it’s why I’m such a know it all.  So, check out this funny little entry, because my mom was going to ship me a year’s supply of deodorant for my first year!  Have a good one.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

Friday, December 4

Is There Deodorant in Korea Land??

This little diddy about finding deodorant in Korea Land seems to plague every Internet board when people start to research coming to Korea, myself included. So, let me answer and save time and research.

Like my people back home, there are some things they do not understand about Korea. Korea is very much a first world country, not some little hole in the wall in Bum Screw Egypt. Honey, trust, if there is something you need or need you can get it. Now, of course, some things may be more difficult to score than others, but the adage is, if you look hard and long enough, you’ll eventually find what you are looking for.

Naturally, of course, there are some brands, which will prove to be challenging to find even at the best of times. Also, some the brands available maybe just a touch different with their ingredient list than in America. It just depends on how much you are willing to pay for something that you can find cheaper elsewhere. Of course, if you need to have the ” Stronger than a man stuff,” you can always pay the ridiculous import fees, taxes, and shipping. Or, you can check out these options, which are ALL over Korea no matter how small the city, or town.

Daiso: You Need It, We Got it: This is the place where you can satisfy 98% of your needs and the things you don’t need. They carry Nivea deodorant, which does what it claims to do AND it’s CHEAP!!!

Olive Young: Everything but the Pharmacy: These stores are very similar to Walgreens and CVS back in Texas. This store has an eclectic mix of Western and Korean beauty supplies and toiletries. It goes without saying that the international stuff will be more expensive, so try the Korean brands; they work just as well. However, if you’re a purist or something, then they do sell brands like Yves Rocher, Burt’s Bees, and Bioderma. Yes, they also sell deodorant.

Emart/Homeplus – Big Daddies of Korea: Think Walmart on massive anabolic steroids. They have it all from car parts to jewelry. They do not have a pharmacy, but more on that subject on another post. Yes, they do sell deodorant and any type of toiletries that you can possibly imagine.

Gmarket – Korean Amazon: Sometimes, I can’t be bothered to take a taxi, go to Homeplus get some water or whatever and trek the shit back home. I’ve come up Gmarket, and they will deliver a ton of water to my apartment and have it waiting outside my door, and I don’t need to pay a delivery fee! If I can wait two maybe three days, I’ll get my stuff. Yes, people, Gmarket sells deodorant; hell maybe a vendor will have your special stuff. Who knows?

The gist of this little post is yes Korea has deodorant. No, you do not need to pack a year’s supply with you. However, if you are THAT particular about your deodorant and it’ll be a deal breaker for you, relax. All you need to do is go to the post office, get one of those one-price international delivery boxes, fill it up with deodorant, seal it, and wait. You wait until you have an address and then have your people send it to you. No fuss, no muss. Just take a couple to tide you over until then. See, Korea has deodorant, and if you need your own, have it shipped to you!

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Music Sunday: Aaliyah

This month’s artist is the one, the only Aaliyah. Talented. Beautiful. Modest. These three words described R&B singer-turned-actress Aaliyah perfectly.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001) was an American singer, actress, and model. Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan, she first gained recognition at the age of 10, when she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At the age of 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson’s Blackground Records. Hankerson introduced her to R. Kelly, who became her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number. The album sold three million copies in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). After facing allegations of an illegal marriage with Kelly, Aaliyah ended her contract with Jive and signed with Atlantic Records.

Despite the whole thing with R. Kelly and then when I learned about Timbaland… she had an incredible voice and I loved her vibe. This video and the reason I like it because of the Timbaland vibe. You can tell a Timbaland rift without looking up. Anyway, enjoy.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

 

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Noir Saturday: Red Light

Since Noir Alley in hiatus until March, I thought I would at least keep the tradition going even if there is no showing. This I have for offering, Red Light.

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I really don’t want to give out too much info about this film, but here’s what I will give away. Infused with religious themes, this crime drama is considered a minor example of film noir. Set in Los Angeles, it tells the grim story of vengeful embezzler Nick Cherney, who plots murderous revenge after he is fired from Johnny Torno’s freight company. He gets it by killing Johnny’s brother Jess, a chaplain who has just returned from the war. Johnny arrives at the hotel room of his brother Jess and finds him dying. Just before Jess expires he tells Johnny that the identity of his killer can be found in his Bible. Though every hotel room has a Bible, the one belonging in his brother’s is missing. Though his girlfriend, the priest and the police warn against a private investigation, Johnny ignores their advice and goes looking for that Good Book.

Check out both Eddie’s Intro and outro for this film.  Have a good one.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

 

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Erotic Fridays: The Miller’s Tale

Remember that whole 50 Shades of grey, which was so hot. Well, it may surprise you that people were just as freaky in times when you wouldn’t think they would be! So, guess which erotic personage I shall host this month. No other than Mr. Geoffrey Chaucer.

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Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 25 October 1400) was an English poet and author. Widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, he is best known for The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer is known as the “Father of English literature”, and he was the first writer to be buried in Poets’ Corner of Westminster Abbey.

Chaucer achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, and astronomer, composing the scientific A Treatise on the Astrolabe for his 10 year-old son Lewis. He also maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier, and diplomat. Among Chaucer’s many works are The Canterbury Tales, The Book of the Duchess, The House of Fame, The Legend of Good Women, and Troilus and Criseyde. His work was crucial in legitimizing the literary use of the Middle English vernacular at a time when the dominant literary languages in England were French and Latin.

On the surface, they may seem a little strange and straightforward; it’s just a bunch of people who happen to be going on a religious pilgrimage and tells stories to pass the time. Oh baby, what tales they tell! There are a few which would put 50 shades to shame. Obviously, I’m not going to showcase the ENTIRE tale, just give some bits and pieces so that you can get a sense of verbal porn coming from Chaucer’s pen. The one is a section of The Miller’s Tale. I’ll post the original and the meaning underneath. Have a good one.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

Excerpt from The Miller’s Tale

Now sire and eft sire, so bifel the cas

That on a day this hende Nicholas

Fil with this yonge wyfe to rage and pleye

Whil that hir housbonde was at Oseneye,

As clerkes been ful subtile and ful queynte,

And prively he caught hire by the queynte

And sayde, “Ywis, but if ich have my wille

For deerne love of thee, lemman, I spille,”

And heeld hire harde by the haunche bones

And seyde, “Lemman, love me al at ones

Or I wold dyen, also God save me!”

The gist of this part of the tale is that a young wife is having an affair man named Nicholas while her husband is away (the scandal!). But here’s the real naughty bit. Know what queynte is? Try sounding it out. Yup, that’s a word for vagina. He caught her secretly by the queynte indeed. Also, “haunche bones” means thighs, btw.

 

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Throwback Thursday: The American in Turkey

Yet another perfect pic from me in Turkey.  I did go during the winter but I loved the place.  I am still torn between Turkey and Morocco for the summer. Who knows where I am going, but I am going!  Have a good one.

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F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

 

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