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The bigger, the better?

Posted by paigekim on February 21, 2010

Typical Asian eyes are not popular anymore in Korea. Koreans want to have big, round eyes like Americans. The most popular surgical procedure is to enhance the eyes, known as Double Eye Lid surgery. The surgery became popular when Koreans, especially women, realized that it is not expensive considering how much it changes their life style, and moreover, personality. Having big eyes is every Korean woman’s dream and it can happen with a simple $600 operation where a small incision is made above the eye to create an artificial double lid.
South Korea has the highest percentage of cosmetic surgeons out of anywhere else in the world. It is estimated that almost sixty percent of women between the ages of twenty and thirty years old have either done or are planning to do cosmetic surgery. Because of its popularity and cost, which is getting even cheaper, people from Southeast Asia, Japan, and China go to Korea just for the plastic surgery. One of the many reasons why Korean women get Double Eye Lid surgery is so they can look like western women. Nowadays, Korean women are very exposed to western fashion magazines, TV shows and movies more than ever before. They believe the western look is exotic and attractive so they try to imitate it by getting eye surgery and wearing American-brand clothing.

I interviewed MSU Koreans and asked their thoughts about the eye lid surgery (None of them have done the surgery… yet.) Anyways, I know every woman, including me myself, wants to look prettier and no one can deny that fact. I am not opposed to any cosmetic surgery but I just think women should feel more confident with their natural beauty. AND, KOREAN MEN! stop looking for girls who have perfect, big and round eyes. They should look their faces into the mirror seriously, right? Anyways, my point is that instead of going to surgeons and get an information about procedures, why don’t we thank to our parents for raising a real beauty?


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Summer in South Korea

Posted by paigekim on February 19, 2010

Yes! TWO of my favorite Americans came to my hometown to see me and to experience the Korean culture they never had before. I am very blessed to have such friends who flew over 20 hours just to have a great time… with me! I wanted to share the best time we ever had in our lives with my classmates of JRN 400, a.k.a you guys!

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MSU students speak up on smoking ban in Michigan

Posted by paigekim on February 19, 2010

Michigan will be the 38th state to put out the flame on cigarette smoking in public establishments. Opinions are varied on the potential ban.

“Personally I don’t like to smoke,” said one bar patron.

When asked if the ban would affect business revenue, Buffalo Wild Wings East Lansing general manager, Aaron Jackson agreed that initially the ban would cause a slight decrease in sales, but eventually the ban would be insignificant. “It is not competitive, since all businesses have to abide by the ban, so we’re all going through the same thing, ” he said.

East Lansing residents offer differing opinions toward Michigan becoming the 38th state to ban smoking in work places.

On December 18, 2009, Gov. Granholm signed a smoking ban bill into law. The new law is called the Dr. Ron Davis Law, and it will be enacted on May 1, 2010. The Dr. Ron Davis Law will officially ban smoking throughout the state of Michigan joining 37 other states’ fight against smoking. Smoking will be banned in all public places which include workplaces, restaurants, and even the local watering hole.

“THE Team” best of everything: Jessica Griggs, Paige Kim, Portia Mckenzie, Mollie Rehner

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The Big 10 Blood Drive at MSU

Posted by paigekim on February 12, 2010

THE 2010 BIG TEN BLOOD DRIVE CHALLENGE hosted by The American Red Cross

East Lansing- The Big Ten is taking its competitive nature and bringing it to the community. This rivalry is moving off the playing field and challenging students to get involved in a different way, The 2010 Big Ten Blood Drive Challenge.

The MSU Union is kicking off this competition between the Big Ten schools. Students are getting involved in hopes to get MSU a win for this challenge.

During the Winter, blood donations are down because it also happens to be flu season. The Big Ten Blood Challenge is important to healthy students, not only to win the competition, but to give back to the community.

The Rivalry between the Big Ten is fierce and Michigan State hopes pull off the big W.

“THE Team” best of everything: Jessica Griggs, Paige Kim, Portia Mckenzie, Mollie Rehner

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Valentines day 2/14/2010 (audio clip)

Posted by paigekim on February 5, 2010

As valentines coming up, MSU students share their plans and general thoughts of the day

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Free movies for MSU students at Wells Hall

Posted by paigekim on February 4, 2010

As price of movie tickets tends to go up, MSU students have hard time spending ten dollars for a new release movie when it used to be five dollars. However, Wells Hall offers fairly new movies and free popcorn to MSU students that they feel lucky to be a part of MSU! GO WELLS GO GREEN!

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Posted by paigekim on February 4, 2010

ahh finally!

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Taco bell diet (interview)

Posted by paigekim on January 28, 2010

I personally want to try if taco bell provides food for free!

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Paige Kim’s biography

Posted by paigekim on January 26, 2010

I am a junior at Michigan State University majoring journalism. After taking several journalism classes, I finally realized what I would like to do in the future. I do not enjoy writing but I like working with cameras. I am in the process of learning camera skills and editing and hopefully by the time I graduate, I will be doing cool editing things without googling.

Many people ask me whether I would stay here or go back to Korea after graduation, but to be honest.. I have no idea. I would LOVE to stay here, work here, and hang out with my best friends. I am crossing my fingers for that to happen!

I have just decided to try out living as a ‘vegetarian’ for a month so that I can have an actual opinion about it.. As a hardcore fan of Crunchy’s, I never thought I could be a vegetarian but thought to try something new this year. I do miss burgers but I found myself appreciating boca burgers. Plus, why not eat some more fruits and veggies that are good for me, right?

Also, for the first time in my life, I am running in a 5K marathon on may 8th. It will definitely be a challenge since I don’t run but I want to accomplish something to feel better about myself this year.

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