So a month ago I went to the John Legend concert here in Seoul. AMAZING! I was so excited about not only seeing John Legend but also about seeing a concert of an American artist in a foreign land. Anyway, for the event I decided to wear one of my favorite dresses from American Apparel. It is a form fitting, knee length, turtleneck dress. I love this dress because it can be styled up or down and is flattering.
So we are on our way to the concert, via subway standing because there were no seats, and I notice a middle aged Korean man. He walked past me several times and stares at me and then says something to me in Korean. He then proceeds to get another gentleman and they come over and are talking about me in Korean and pointing to my butt. At this point Best Bup is pissed and she tells me to turn around and look at these pervs. There are two Korean teenagers sitting in front of where we are standing and they laugh at these men and at our reaction. Best Bup then asks the boys if they know English so we could figure out what the men were saying but they didn't. Then it was time to transfer to another train. Once again there was standing room only and I am standing looking out of the window. Best Bup yells at me to face the other way and turn around. I turn around to find 2 Korean men fixated on my ass! I turned around to their delayed reaction of bringing there heads up. Best Bup is like this is crazy! It is making me uncomfortable fa real. I was like YOU are uncomfortable??? How do you think I feel?
It then continues the whole way to Seoul. There was a woman who stopped me in a shopping center and says, "Oooooh nice body!!!!" as she shakes her head in approval and smiles at me. Then on our way into the concert two young Korean girls pointed to their asses and gave me the thumbs up! The shit was so WILD!
My ass attracts attention in America as well but I believe it is much more subtle. I do not even think my butt is big for real. It is just that I am small and it is the biggest thing on my body. (I guess that makes it big..... Ahh Well) Anyway curves in Korea are what every woman wants. They love padded bras and butt pads here! So I guess to see it on a woman is fascinating. However this day made me rethink my wardrobe choices while I am here.
But it doesn't even stop there. In the school where I teach I notice a few of the kids tap my ass or poke it with a pencil to get my attention. One little boy tapped my ass like it was my shoulder to get my attention. Once I went over to help him he continues tapping my butt as I stand at his desk! I was like, "DUDE! INNAPPROPRIATE! Do not touch Teacher's behind!" He says, "Ooooookaaay!"
Then I was teaching a lesson about shapes today and I was asked what is round?
Student 1: "A ball!"
Student 2: "The sun!"
Student 3: "Teacher's butt!"
TONS OF LAUGHTER
Student 4: "An orange!"
Like seriously?! This much attention is not needed!
Made me think of one of my favorite Nike ad's! Enjoy....