Thursday, January 22, 2009

Eyelid Surgery as a Graduation Gift

I saw that my student's eyelids are red. It's too clear that she had an operation so I asked her. She said she had an eyelid surgery and it's her mom's present to her on her graduation. It's not new to me that students had an eyelid surgery as their graduation gifts from their parents specially the middle school and high school students. Having a surgery is normal in Korea. Singers, actors and actresses are not shy to say that they got an operation. You will be surprised that your favorite singer or actress has gone for a few months and you'll see her different face when he/she comes back. Some hajumas (old women) are also into it. They are not afraid of surgery even when they already saw on tv that there are people who pretend to be a doctor and do surgical procedure and made some troubles in doing an operations.

If you have enough money, are you willing to get an operation to change your physical appearance?

2 comments:

aka Procne said...

Surgeries are normal? Gosh. Someone should teach them the value of appreciating their own skin. Oh well.. Whatever. It's part of the culture already, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

surgery in normal in korea..... like a must to some people...