Saturday, August 30, 2008

Jim's debut on the Daily Show!

Check it out! Jim and Dave on The Daily Show... on a side note, there are no other obscenities in this piece, other than the title. He's about 3:25 in...

Thursday, August 28, 2008

New Blogger: Christine Daues!

Christine has a new blog about her second pregnancy... and the challenges she and Joe are facing this time around. Check it out because it's definitely heartwarming and more honest than you might expect. Her first blog post is up!

Click here!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The DNC, Jim & The Daily Show??

Jim is currently covering the Democratic National Convention. It's been kind of a crazy few days for him... I just got off the phone with him and he was ordering dinner at 11:30 p.m.

Jim is there covering the convention for KY3. In case you didn't know, Jim is the chief photographer at KY3, and that's how we met. He's there with political reporter (and friend) Dave Catanese...

Anyway, though the work is hard, hectic, and extremely exhausting... they're enjoying themselves. And get this-- the dashing duo has a pretty good chance of being on The Daily Show this week!

Jim said that he was walking along and noticed Rob Riggle... when a producer from the show asked him if he wanted to be in a skit. Dave and Jim said, "Duh!"

Turns out, they shot a skit and played a local news team... I think maybe someone tried to choke them?? I couldn't really understand what Jim was saying during our phone conversation. Anyway, tune in on FRIDAY. SET YOUR DVRs!

Hopefully, it will make air. We'll see!

By the way, interesting tidbit--Rob Riggle is from Overland Park, KS... and he went to KU. I had no idea! And Jim said Rob recognized KY3 because apparently he has a lake house in the Ozarks. Imagine running into him at Party Cove!

Antsy, antsy, antsy

I'm antsy today. I had a small crisis with my wedding dress... thankfully I don't have too much of a self-loathing problem, otherwise, I might spin into a downward spiral and stop eating completely. I blogged about it on ozarksbuffbrides, but frankly, I'm a little tired of wedding anything. I want to get it done. It's way too consuming, and as soon as we get there, it will be over! Ha!
And by the way, I have a huge zit under my nose. It's really painful, and it's starting to show a bit. What the hell?

Friday, August 22, 2008

Totally Korean Pregnancy

This cracks me up. Totally Korean, that's all I'm saying.

This is my youngest sister Yeon Jeong at 34 weeks. My second older sister, Hyun Jeong, explains the MANSAK in her blog post.

I think it's beautiful, but you couldn't pay me enough to do this! I just love the half shirts!!

On a side note, this makes me very scared thinking about child birth. Seriously, watermelons vs. quarters....maybe nickels. I don't know what it is, but it isn't proportionate. This is why it stinks to be adopted. When my mom tells me that everything will be okay, I don't believe her. What experience does she have?! :)

Per Amy's request... here are pics from Yeon Jeong's Totally Korean Wedding! They sure do take a lot of pictures! I love them...they look like a lot of fun, though I don't think you could get most American men to do this. Click here and here.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ballroom dancing?

Jim and I are taking ballroom dancing. At one point, we looked at each other and started laughing. It is one of the most goofy things we've ever done.

Monday, August 11, 2008

My sister Hyun Jeong!!

This is so cool. I guess the internet has made the world a much smaller place to live, but for some reason, I'm still amazed.

My sister Hyun Jeong has a blog. She lives in China and is teaching there... with her boyfriend, Glenn! SWEET!

Also, this is a pic of my nephew... this is Yeon Jeong's baby! (This is my youngest sister.) She is due in September, the same month I'm getting married! Ahh!

I sent her a few baby clothes from me, the MIGUK IMO (American auntie), and she posted them on her website!! Cool!

Friday, August 08, 2008

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Holy Mole-y!

I got another Asian-y story for you. Sorry, but I guess when it rains it pours.

So, I was at a public place the other day... and some guy randomly comes up to me and says, "Hey, let me guess... you're Korean, right?"

"Yes," I said.

Guy: "Do you want to know how I know?"

MS: thinking, uh, no...but instead I blurt, "Sure!" (WHY NOT?)

Guy: "It's because you have a mole."

(MS thinking, WTF?!)

MS: "What?"

Then suddenly, out from behind me, another guy says, "Dude, that is the stupidest thing I've ever heard! A mole?"

(MS thinking, "Thank you!")

Then Guy #1 says, "No, seriously. I lived in China for six years. I know. The only people who have moles are Korean and Japanese. I swear."

Guy #2 says, "I don't care. That is stupid."

(MS again, thinking, "Thank you!")

Guy #2 continues, "A mole doesn't mean anything. You can tell she is Korean because she has a flatter face."

(MS thinking, WTF!? Guy #2 was doing so well!)


Guy #1 apologized and said he didn't want to offend me. Really, it was pretty damn funny. Molie! Molie! Molie!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Asian Women = Hot Babes

ABC's Martin Bashir has Asian fever.

First of all, who the heck is Martin Bashir? You may recognize him on ABC's Nightline... his claim to fame before that was interviewing Michael Jackson in a 2003 documentary. Bashir caught Jackson looking especially creepy if I remember correctly. I couldn't watch the whole thing because, well, I was creeped out.

Anyway, Bashir made a statement last week at the UNITY conference in Chicago (for "journalists of color".) What he said made me puke in my mouth a little bit.

Bashir made a tasteless remark when he spoke in front of a group of Asian American Journalists. According to the Star Tribune, shortly after he began, Bashir remarked how exciting it was for him to be in a room full of great looking "Asian babes." Then he said he was glad to be standing behind a podium so no one could see how excited he really was.


The senior VP of ABC News, Jeffrey Schneider, says, "This kind of remark has no place in any setting and Martin knows that and is truly sorry for his serious error in judgment."

ABC's Juju Chang described it as a "ridiculous joke." "I thought 'oh, man, what an inappropriate thing to say.' But I've known Martin for a long time. He's a good man who said a dumb thing. He has since apologized to me for his boorishness and I know he deeply regrets it," Chang said in a statement.

Here's Bashir's letter of apology:
Dear Madam,

I wanted to write and apologize for an inappropriate comment that I made at the AAJA dinner last Friday and for the offence that it caused to those present. Upon reflection, it was a tasteless remark that I now bitterly regret. I am grateful to you for the opportunity to address those present and hope that the continuing work of the organization will not by harmed or undermined by my moment of stupidity.

Yours truly,

M Bashir

However, you know I can't let this rant go by. Why, for the love of Pete, can't people stop talking? I understand it wasn't a malicious joke, but it still annoys me. Let's be real. Why would he say that? This joke teeters the line of objectifying Asian women.
Why would he address an entire crowd of Asian people that way? That is why I say he objectified Asian women... you can't address an entire race/culture/skin tone/group in a way that is sexual and frankly, dirty. If you do, then 1) you come across as a perv and 2) you come across as a perv who objectifies people.

Would he have addressed the other groups at UNITY in the same manner? (The National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Native American Journalists Association were all present for the convention.) "Thanks for having me. I'm so glad to speaking in front of all these hot, black babes," I imagine Bashir saying. "Wow! These Native American women are giving me a stiffy!," if only Bashir would've said.

Saying "Asian babes" certainly does not reach the obscenity levels of those XXX-rated companies that portray Asian women as submissive, exotic, and loose... but I do think it's too close for comfort. I certainly would not want to spend ANY time with a man who asked me out on a date simply because I am Asian-looking. Gross! I suppose it can be an added bonus since it does have something to do with my identity, but I've met plenty of guys who are only interested in Asian women. I have a friend who calls them "VANILLA RICERS"! Icks-nay on the anilla ricers-vay.

Friday, August 01, 2008

KSPR Giveaway...

I just wanted to let ya'll know that we're going to give away a Coheso Calorie Counter. I'm so excited about this, so I wanted to share it on both blogs!

It's a great tool. I heart mine.

It would be a really good way to get on track or even help out someone you heart. MORE DETAILS ON MONDAY!!!