As a foreign woman who has lived in Korea for over three years, I have come to realize that getting plastic surgery in Korea is one of the fastest, most accessible, and most popular services in Korea. This comes as no shock, as South Korea is the highest ranked country in the world for plastic surgery, according to the New York Times.
They were a way out of a life I wanted to escape. Eventually these things that I made were what gave life meaning. There was no question that this would be the focus of my days and nights. If this all sounds ridiculously narcissistic and introspective, it was, and is. But I look around more now, and the world is stranger than anything I've seen in any painting or fantasy novel. Much more interesting too.
The instant I landed in Cairo and stepped off the plane, the liveliness of the city greeted my lungs; I felt the vibrant energy ricochet off my body and my spirit went wild. Of course I was scared, and culture-shocked but I knew this was where I was supposed to be. I won’t lie things are hard here.