Beauty and the beast?

People always say ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’. However, in the world of science and technology, people are excited to beautify themselves (even those living pre-modern world did everything they could to improve their look) by paying doctors thousands of dollars (or ringgit or pound, whichever currency in the country) to change their appearance permanently (we just ignore those using black magic to fulfill their desire as this topic is about using technology to beautify oneself). The question is how far one will go to be beautiful and whether this desire is normal or a sign of mental sickness.

So, the story you’re about to read is when desire and technology go wrong… permanently.

 

The pretty TV presenter who deformed herself . . . for the sake of a ‘heart-shaped’ face. Korean reporter undergoes brutal jaw surgery

  • South Korean woman’s drastic change shocks online forums
  • She appears to have undergone jaw surgery to achieve ‘heart shape’ look
  • Unnamed woman follows continuously rising Korean surgery trend

By Sara Malm

PUBLISHED: 16:30 GMT, 28 January 2014 | UPDATED: 23:23 GMT, 28 January 2014

 

A South Korean woman has been accused of ‘ruining her face’ after ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots of her plastic surgery procedure spread online.

The unnamed woman, allegedly a reporter on a South Korean TV channel, has undergone jaw surgery in order to achieve the dainty heart-shaped face desired by many east Asian women.

South Koreans currently have more plastic surgery than in any other country according to recent figures, with the craze particularly popular among 19 to 49-year-olds.

The result of the procedure is an unusually pointed chin, and the reactions on a Japanese online forum did not hold back.

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Before and after: The South Korean woman looks drastically different after undergoing plastic surgery

 

One used wrote: ‘Someone please tell me this was Photoshopped!’ while another quipped that ‘it looks like you could plow a field with that chin,’ RocketNews24 reports.

Another asked: ‘Is it really possible to taper someone’s chin that much?

‘She really doesn’t know what true beauty is.’

South Korea is the world’s largest market for plastic surgery, with one in five Seoul women having gone under the knife.

The most popular surgical procedures include double eyelid surgery – which reduces excess skin in the upper eyelid to make the eyes appear bigger, lipoplasty – which uses high-frequency sound waves to eliminate fat – and nose jobs.

The popularity of surgery, particularly among the young, has been blamed by some on a desire to look more ‘western’ fuelled by an obsession with celebrity culture.

The young woman, allegedly a reporter on a TV channel, is one of thousands of Koreans who have had surgery

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The young woman, allegedly a reporter on a TV channel, is one of thousands of Koreans who have had surgery

 

Drastic move: The woman is compared to a goblet in a photograph uploaded to a Japanese online forum

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Drastic move: The woman is compared to a goblet in a photograph uploaded to a Japanese online forum

 

On the nonsurgical front, Botox and laser hair removal remain firm favourites, a 2012 report said.

It appears the woman in these pictures have undergone drastic jaw surgery, a high-risk operation which involves re-aligning the jaw and shaving off parts of the bone to create a ‘heart shape’.

It is usually a last resort solution to correct facial deformities where people have been unable to chew properly due to an excessive over or underbite, but has become popular in South Korea.

A small face with a ‘V-shaped’ chin and jawline is considered a mark of feminine beauty in much of East Asia, along with a high-bridged nose and big eyes.

The ideal: Many surgery-obsessed East Asian women strive to achieve the look of anime characters such as Sailor Moon, with a heart-shaped face and big eyes

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The ideal: Many surgery-obsessed East Asian women strive to achieve the look of anime characters such as Sailor Moon, with a heart-shaped face and big eyes

South Koreans have more plastic surgery than any other nation according to figures released last year.

Those in the Asian country have more treatments per members of the population, with one in every 77 turning to the knife or needle.

The figures, from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS), show that in 2011, 15 million people across the globe turned to plastic surgery to enhance their looks.

While the popularity of cosmetic surgery in South Korea may come as a surprise to many, the industry there is in fact booming.

Last year, 20 per cent of women aged 19 to 49 in the capital city of Seoul admitted to going under the knife.

One of the most popular surgical procedures is double eyelid surgery – which reduces excess skin in the upper eyelid to make the eyes appear bigger and make them look more ‘Western’.

It is believed that the rise of the country’s music industry is behind the boom, and many patients visit clinics with photos of celebrities, asking surgeons to emulate American noses or eyes.

Singer PSY, whose song ‘Gangnam Style’ became a global hit, said his record label had urged him to get plastic surgery.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2547481/South-Korean-presenter-ruins-looks-drastic-jaw-surgery-achieve-heart-shaped-face.html#ixzz2robZOwRZ

Stabbed with a pencil, headbutted and punched: The shocking abuse inflicted on teachers by children as young as FOUR

  • Nursery school teacher headbutted and kicked by a child while another stabbed with a pencil
  • Over 20,000 cases of abuse in the classroom over the past two years
  • Average of 55 assaults across the country every day

By Lizzie Edmonds

Children as young as four have violently attacked their teachers, new figures suggest.

In one instance, a nursery school teacher was reportedly smacked, kicked and headbutted by a child in Walsall, West Midlands.

Elsewhere, it is claimed a pupil punched and headbutted a staff member after grabbing them by the neck in Houndslow, West London.

One teacher in Derby was stabbed in the arm with a pencil, according to reports.

 

Violence: Shocking new figures have revealed that over 20,000 assaults on teachers have taken place in schools over the past two years (library image)

Teachers across the country were scratched kicked and even bitten by children they were attempting to control, The Sun on Sunday has reported.

 

Figures published by the newspaper suggested that children as young as four have violently assaulted teachers 21,000 times in the past two years.

MOST VIOLENT AREAS

1- Hampshire 3,709

2- Leeds 3,122

3- Southampton 901

4- Leicester 828

5- Milton Keynes 779

6- Hertfordshire 684

7- Cumbria 601

8 – Rochdale 514

9 – Lewisham 478

10- Buckinghamshire 476

On average, there are 55 assaults in school per day.

In the 2011/12 academic year there were 10,000 attacks in classrooms while in 2012/13 there were 10,750.

The highest number of attacks were in Hampshire – which saw 3709 over the two years.

The area was followed by Leeds with 3,122 and then Southampton with 901.

Other areas in the top ten most violent areas included Milton Keynes, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

The figures were obtained from 70 local authorities in England and Wales by the newspaper via a Freedom of Information Act.

A Department for Education spokesman said: ‘Teachers have more power than ever to maintain discipline.’

 


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2523928/Stabbed-pencil-headbutted-punched-The-shocking-abuse-inflicted-teachers-children-young-FOUR.html#ixzz2nkSmNbvQ

 

My comment:-

This is what happen when teachers are not allowed to ‘touch’ and ‘discipline’ students. This will happen in Malaysia, mark my words, especially when parents only believe their darlings and put all the blame on the teachers’ shoulder even though the children is caught outside the school, outside school time. I wonder what is the responsibility of the parents if the teachers are expected to teach everything, even manners (without raising voice, touch even one hair or giving punishment). Or maybe already happen in Malaysia but everyone is hush-hushing in order to keep this from the public’s eyes.

Grade inflation ‘let education chiefs believe standards were improving’ despite poor attainment in the classroom

  • Sir Michael Wilshaw said education chiefs have been ‘fooling themselves’ that standards are rising because grades have been improving
  • Chief inspector speaking ahead of the launch of Ofsted’s annual report
  • Called for the return of tests for children aged seven and 14

By ANDREW LEVY EDUCATION REPORTER

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw said Labour’s policy of grade inflation has allowed education chiefs to ‘fool themselves’ into thinking standards have improved

Labour’s policy of allowing exam grades to rise despite poor educational standards was savaged by the chief inspector of schools yesterday.

Sir Michael Wilshaw said the education authorities had been ‘fooling ourselves’ for years that standards were improving because grades were going up.

In fact, the UK has fallen well behind other nations in terms of educational attainment – particularly Asian countries.

Sir Michael made the comments ahead of the launch of Ofsted’s annual report in which he revealed 1.75 million children were being let down by poor schools.

It provided yet another hammer blow to Labour’s education legacy following two major reports that revealed glaring gaps in English children’s schooling.

He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: ‘Grade inflation has taken place in our schools and the Secretary of State is dealing with the issue.

‘There is no question that grade inflation has been operating in our schools. We have been fooling ourselves.’

Andreas Schleicher, of the OECD, said in October that research showed young adults in Britain have more qualifications than their grandparents but not greater abilities.

This showed there had been grade inflation and that qualifications did not necessarily mean better skills.

Ofsted’s report warned 250,000 children are languishing in failing schools and another 1.5 million are stuck in primaries or secondaries rated as requiring improvement.

Sir Michael called on the government needed to re-introduce national curriculum tests for seven and 14-year-olds, saying it had been a ‘mistake’ for Labour to phase them out.

In a thinly veiled attack on teachers who complained of spending time on the tests, he said this had been done to pander to ‘vested interests’.

‘Talk to any good headteacher and they will tell you it was a mistake to abolish those tests. That’s because good teachers use those tests to make sure every child learns well,’ he said.

‘In getting rid of the tests we conceded too much ground to vested interests. Our education system should be run for the benefit of children and no one else.

Sir Michael called for the return of tests at the ages of seven and 14, speaking ahead of the launch of Ofsted’s annual report which reveals 1.75 million children are being let down by poor schools in England

‘If we are serious about raising our standards and catching up with the best in the world, we need to know how pupils are doing at seven, 11, 14 and 16.’

Children’s performance is already monitored at 11 with maths and reading tests, as well as one on spelling, punctuation and grammar, and at 16 in GCSEs. A reading test has also been introduced for six-year-olds.

Sir Michael said the tests should be marked externally as inspectors have found ‘worrying inconsistencies’ in teachers’ own assessments.

English and maths lessons were a particular problem, with a third of lessons rated less than good by inspectors between 2009 and 2013.

A greater emphasis was needed on spelling and handwriting in English and time should be devoted to allowing pupils to read for pleasure.

Maths questions were too simple and needed to be more demanding, with children taught not just how but why solutions were reached.

He also revealed inspectors will be sent into schools with no notice from January to stamp out ‘horseplay’ in the classroom and instil a respect for learning.

At present teachers are informed one day in advance, giving them the opportunity to remove disruptive pupils from classrooms or bribe them to keep quiet.

In future, complaints from parents or teachers will be enough to trigger a visit.

The report, based on 8,500 inspections from 2012 to 2013, described run-down schools where there is ‘litter in the playground and disorder in the corridors’, untidy classrooms, chewing gum on carpets and uniform policies that pupils routinely ‘flout’.

‘Around 700,000 pupils attend schools where behaviour needs to improve,’ he said.

‘Unless this changes, teachers will struggle to create an environment in which all children learn well.’

The report found a record eight out of ten schools were now rated good or outstanding.

But it said three factors were hindering progress – mediocre teaching and leadership which allows misbehaviour to flourish, regional differences in the quality of education and underachievement of poor children, particularly among white pupils.

It repeated his suggestion for a ‘national service’ of teachers and headteachers who can move into failing schools or areas for up to two years to turn them around.

Sir Michael said: ‘There are unmistakeable signs that England’s education system is gradually improving.

‘If our destination is the high peaks of a world-class education system and the economic benefits that follow, we are now in the foothills.’

A Department for Education spokesman said: ‘Ofsted is right to place a high premium on good behaviour.’

Taken from :-

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2522309/Ofsted-chief-says-results-allowed-rise-despite-poor-attainment-classroom.html

Oh, no. Learn new language?

It is fun learning new language. You are now a bilingual (or multilingual) and can communicate with others from countries where the language comes from. (And hey, you can get new friends!)

It can be boring (especially if the teacher is very grumpy!) but learning language doesn’t mean you have to face the teacher at school. You can learn on your own!

The important thing is you want to do it and don’t give up!

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Let’s hear a song just to fuel our energy (and brighten up our day) 😀

Introducing (drum rolls please!) EngJoy!!! (thank you. thank you very much)

As those who follow this blog will notice, I’ve changed the blog’s name from crazywildberry to engjoy.

engjoy comes from 2 words –> English + enjoyable

Learning can be boring, especially when learning a new language (English is my second language) but with technology and a bit of creativity (and can I use the word craziness here?), leaning English can be fun and enjoyable (of course I want to use the word fun in my blog but someone else already used it)

For those who don’t know me personally. The way you read this blog is the way I speak. So it’s going to be both formal and informal based on the topic (and mood) I have at that time. Besides, being too serious make learning too boring and we just want to have fun, right?

Feeling down

Some people when they’re feeling down, they like to be alone, some like to be around people and some even like to be among strangers. Some like to stay in their own room and think about their problem and some listen to songs.

For me, it all depends on the mood. I do listen to songs to cheer me up and sometimes I’d rather read funny novel (try Katie MacAlister or Lynsay Sands). Currently I’m listening to this song (and even watch the MV) just to cheer me up. The lyric is very meaningful.

 

Everybody’s Someone

And every day begins the same
Get up, go out, come back again
Same old same old
A thousand faces pass you by
You never look into their eyes
You feel so ordinary
They feel so ordinary

Hey…
Everybody’s someone
No matter where you come from
There’s light in every single star
You’re more than who you think you are
And hey
Everybody’s someone
And when it’s hard to hold on
Remember you are not alone
This house is everybody’s home

And every day we seem to chase
The perfect smile, the perfect face
Same old same old
For every one who gets to shine
A million more are left behind
They feel so ordinary
You feel so ordinary

[Chorus]
From a king to a comman man
We’re all part of a greater plan

Hey…
There’s light in every single star
You’re more than who you think you are
And hey
Everybody’s someone
And when it’s hard to hold on
Remember you are not alone
This house is everybody’s home
Hey…