I said I would post some pictures about how bad I look. I had a tumble and fall accident at my apartment late Saturday morning. It didn't seem too bad just after, but over the last couple days it got worse. And by worse, I mean pretty fucking brutal.
AS a foreigner here, I tend to attract too much attention. That can be tedious, but I have to say, any attention my eyes get makes me kind of happy. I like the colour of my eyes, and my eyelashes are pretty long and groovy too. Once, in Japan, a young girl stacked eleven plastic toothpicks on my eyelashes. There's not many Asians who can manage that (perhaps it's a Guiness Record thing!) I've always gotten some good compliments on my eyebrows as well, so overall I think my eyes are a-ok! Check them out:
If you want to freak people out though, Korean or otherwise, punch yourself in the face 70 times, wait awhile for the beating to sink in, and then go out in public. (I didn't punch myself in the face, though I think a good self-punching is sometimes warranted.) Alternatively, trip over a 30lb. object and land on your temple. G'wan, do it! All the cool kids are doing it!
I went to the pharmacist today (after the doctor, who used his dolphin-sonar to deduce I hadn't broken my nose, and indeed need an ass-injection for at least the next three days) and I had an entourage of people I see most days on the street. They were dually horrified and curious about my new appearance. Check me out:
Just to reiterate, BEFORE:
And if you weren't grossed out enough, here's one more:
It's a bit hard to discern from a frontal view, but over my right eye I've got a massive lump going on. Truly, I look like the love child of the three way triangle between KISS, a Klingon, and a panda.
I went to work today, and was embarrassed to be seen. The kids, though, were a mix of fascinated, scared, and horrified. It's hard to tell in the pictures, but the swelling in my forehead creates these grooves. I look like an angry (defeated) boxer. As well as the things I mentioned earlier that I look like. I look like a lot of things, (crap, horrible, beastly) - but least of all, like ME! *Sob!
Overall, though, I just look like a cat-tripping-over LOSER!
[Notes - 12.2]Four weeks from departure
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