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  3. 2014.11.08 19세기 최초의 샴 쌍둥이는 어떻게 21명의 자녀를 갖게 되었을까 How the original Siamese twins had 21 children VIDEO
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Plastic surgery so drastic they can't get past airport security!

How Chinese women are flying to South Korea for a more 'Western' face

 

 

 

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Chinese women who are entering South Korea seeking skilled plastic surgeons are undergoing such transformative procedures that they are struggling to get past airport security on their way home.

 

The extensive surgeries, which can include reducing excess skin in the upper eyelid to make the eyes appear bigger and more 'Western', are transforming some Chinese women's entire faces, rendering them almost unrecognizable.

To combat the issue, some hospitals have resorted to handing out 'plastic surgery certificates' - which include the patient's passport number, the name of the hospital they were treated at and the length of their visit to South Korea - to enable the women to re-enter China.

Xu Yan, a 21-year-old kindergarten teacher, pictured before surgery - Xu underwent the V-line surgery, nose reconstruction surgery and received Botox injections Xu Yan, a 21-year-old kindergarten teacher, pictured after surgery - Xu underwent the V-line surgery, nose reconstruction surgery and received Botox injections

Xu Yan, a 21-year-old kindergarten teacher, pictured before (left) and after surgery (right). Xu underwent the V-line surgery, nose reconstruction surgery and received Botox injections

Yan Xu, a 22-year-old broker, pictured before surgery - she had eyelid surgery, a nose job, and chin implants Yan Xu, a 22-year-old broker, pictured after surgery  - she had eyelid surgery, a nose job, and chin implants
 

Yan Xu, a 22-year-old broker, pictured before (left) and after surgery (right). She had eyelid surgery, a nose job, and chin implants

China Daily reported that some women have been stopped at passport control because they were noted to have bigger eyes, higher noses and slimmer chins than in the photographs shown in their passports


After careful checks had been carried out, the women were allowed into China but they were all advised to renew their passports immediately.
'After they took off their huge hats and big sunglasses following our request, we saw them looking different, with bandages and stitches here and there,' Shanghai Hongqiao Airport officer Chen Tao told China Daily.

 

 

Liu Yisong, a 26-year-old dance teacher, before the plastic surgery Liu Yisong, a 26-year-old dance teacher, after the plastic surgery
 

Liu Yisong, a 26-year-old dance teacher, before (left) and after (right) her plastic surgery

A 26-year-old Wuhan woman named Yumei Xie, who works as a jazz instructor, before surgery A 26-year-old Wuhan woman named Yumei Xie, who works as a jazz instructor, after surgery
 

A 26-year-old Wuhan woman named Yumei Xie, who works as a jazz instructor, before (left) and after (right) her extensive surgery

Huang Silan, a 20-year-old lounge singer, before surgery Huang Silan, a 20-year-old lounge singer, after surgery
 

Huang Silan, a 20-year-old lounge singer, before (left) and after surgery (right)

Liu Yi, a 25-year-old office manager for real estate sales, before surgery Liu Yi, a 25-year-old office manager for real estate sales, after surgery
 

Liu Yi, a 25-year-old office manager for real estate sales, before (left) and after (right) surgery. Liu  had double eyelid surgery and eyelash extensions

Plastic surgery is now such big business in South Korea that it is attracting thousands of clients daily from across the border in China.

And the mostly female clients return to China as 'live adverts' for the South Korean surgeons.

Before and after photos, which feature women who have undergone sometimes numerous procedures, have been drawing attention since they were posted on Chinese news sites.


 

Zhang Cher is a 27-year-old Chongqing woman and aspiring singer before surgery Zhang Cher is a 27-year-old Chongqing woman and aspiring singer after surgery
Zhang Cher, a 27-year-old aspiring singer, pictured before (left) and after surgery (right)

 

Yang Jiayi, a 21-year-old clerk, before surgery Yang Jiayi, a 21-year-old clerk, after surgery
 

Yang Jiayi, a 21-year-old clerk, before (left) and after (right) surgery. Yang had her eye shape altered and received eyelash extensions

Wang Pingping, a 24-year-old tour guide, pictured before surgery - she underwent surgery to change her pear-shaped face, as well as a nose job and eye reconstruction surgery Wang Pingping, a 24-year-old tour guide, pictured after surgery - she underwent surgery to change her pear-shaped face, as well as a nose job and eye reconstruction surgery
 

Wang Pingping, a 24-year-old tour guide, pictured before (left) and after surgery (right). She underwent surgery to change the shape of her face, as well as a nose job and eye reconstruction surgery

The photos, which list the type of procedures each woman has had - ranging from Botox to rhinoplasty to jaw contorting - are accompanied by candid captions detailing the features each woman disliked about herself.

For, example, Liu Yisong, 26, a dance teacher from Chengdu, said she disliked her eye shape, her flat nose, her round face shape and narrow forehead. So she underwent a double eyelid operation, V-line surgery, nose reconstruction surgery and had collagen injections as well as a skin rejuvenation treatment.

Meanwhile, Wang Pingping, a 24-year-old tour guide, underwent surgery to change her pear-shaped face. She had a nose job and eye reconstruction surgery. 

Gao Shanshan, a 28-year-old cosmetics agent, pictured before surgery - she underwent a nose job, eyelid surgery, and had Botox face lift injections Gao Shanshan, a 28-year-old cosmetics agent, pictured after surgery - she underwent a nose job, eyelid surgery, and had Botox face lift injections

Gao Shanshan, a 28-year-old cosmetics agent, pictured before (left) and after surgery (right). She underwent a nose job, eyelid surgery, and had Botox face lift injections

Julie, a 29-year-old full-time mother, before surgery - she underwent breast reconstruction, waist and abdomen liposuction and  IPL skin treatment Julie, a 29-year-old full-time mother, after surgery - she underwent breast reconstruction, waist and abdomen liposuction and  IPL skin treatment
 

Julie, a 29-year-old full-time mother, before surgery (left) and after (right)S he underwent breast reconstruction, waist and abdomen liposuction and IPL skin treatment

Zhou, a 21-year-old student, pictured before surgery - she had double eyelid surgery Zhou, a 21-year-old student, pictured after surgery - she had double eyelid surgery and is wearing colored contacts
 

Zhou, a 21-year-old student, pictured before (left) and after (right) surgery. She had double eyelid surgery and is wearing colored contacts

Lin Wen, a 21-year-old senior student, pictured before surgery Lin Wen, a 21-year-old senior student, pictured after surgery - she had a nose job, Botox injections, double eyelid surgery and received eyelash extensions and colored contacts
 

Lin Wen, a 21-year-old senior student, pictured before (left) and after (right) surgery. She had a nose job, Botox injections, double eyelid surgery, and received eyelash extensions and colored contacts

 

South Korea is rapidly becoming world's plastic surgery leader, with more cosmetic procedures per head of population than any other nation, according to global figures released last year by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

One in every 77 people in South Korea now goes under the knife or needle in a bid to improve their looks.

Shockingly, some 20 per cent of women aged 19 to 49 in the capital, Seoul, admit to undergoing cosmetic surgery. One of the most popular procedures involves reducing excess skin in the upper eyelid to make the eyes appear bigger and more 'Western'.

This unidentified woman is pictured before cosmetic surgery This unidentified woman is pictured after cosmetic surgery

This unidentified woman is pictured before (left) and after (right) cosmetic surgery

A 56-year-old woman (pictured before) sought treatment for the sagging skin on her face and neck, wrinkles, eye aging and age spots. She also had work done on her nose A 56-year-old woman (pictured after), sought treatment for the sagging skin on her face and neck, wrinkles, eye aging and age spots. She also had work done on her nose
 

A 56-year-old woman (pictured before surgery, left, and after, right), sought treatment for the sagging skin on her face and neck, wrinkles, eye aging and age spots. She also had work done on her nose

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.

 

Some women for example also undergo Intense Pulsed Light treatment, a procedure which can, among other things, be employed to lighten the skin.

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4-year-old boy survives 230-foot fall

from Bodega Bay cliff

 

A 4-year-old boy suffered traumatic injuries when he fell down a cliff at Bodega Head in

Bodega Bay Monday evening.

 

 

BODEGA BAY, Calif. (KABC) -- A 4-year-old boy suffered traumatic injuries after falling more than 200 feet down a cliff in Northern California Monday evening.

 

The boy's mother reported that her son had fallen off a cliff at Bodega Head as she was walking with him on a trail shortly before 5 p.m., Bodega Bay Fire Protection District Fire Chief Sean Grinnell said.

 

Within 30 minutes of arriving on scene, rescuers descended 238 feet to a beach to reach the boy, who was found conscious and crying, according to Grinnell.

 

Foggy conditions prevented a helicopter from arriving to the beach to airlift the boy. He was instead transported by ambulance to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Grinnell said.

 

The boy suffered major injuries, including broken bones. He was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

KGO-TV and the Associated Press contributed to this report

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How the original Siamese twins had 21 children by two sisters... while sharing one (reinforced) bed

 

 

 

사진의 샴 쌍둥이는 1811년 태국 라따나꼬신 왕국에서 태어났다.

왼쪽이 Chang, 오른쪽이 Eng이다.


부모님은 어부로 생계를 이어나가던 중국인이었고 1829년 영국 상인

로버트 헌터가 이 샴 형제를 발견하고 월드 투어를 다니면서 전시회에

참가하지 않겠냐고 제안을 했다.


그렇게 해서 많은 돈을 벌어들인 형제는 노스캐롤라이나 15,000평의

농장을 사들이게 된다.

그리고 흑인 노예들도 사들여서 수확을 거두게 된다.

 

1843년에는 미국인 '친 자매' 2명과 결혼하면서 미국 시민권을 얻게

된다.


그렇게 해서 왼쪽의 Chang은 11명의 아이를 낳고 오른쪽 Eng는 아내와

10명의 아이를 낳아 총 2명의 자녀를 갖게된다.

같이 살던 집에는 침대 4개가 있었는데 섹스할 때는 매일 차례를 바꿔서 

했다고 한다.


어쨌든 1870년 Chang은 많은 음주량 등으로 건강이 쇠약해지고  1874년

형제 Eng가 잠들어 있던 와중에 사망해버린다.


잠이 깬 Eng는 자신의 형제가 죽어있는것을 발견하고 울면서 "그럼 나도

가야겠구나" 라고 외치고 3시간 후에 같이 죽어버린다.


Chang은 뇌혈관 질환으로 사망한 것으로 밝혀졌지만 Eng의 사망 원인은

아직도 미스테리로 남아있다.

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Chang and Eng Bunker were born in 1811 in Siam, now known as Thailand
Pair triumphed over extraordinary odds and prejudice in 19th century
Twins, who had condition named after them, toured with carnivals in U.S
But they became U.S. citizens, opened a store and built a spacious home 
After being leased out as teenagers, they became slave-owners themselves
The wedding in 1843 provoked a national scandal, amid claims it was ‘bestial'
But they had 21 children with the sisters - ten by Chang and 11 by Eng

By Tom Leonard In New York For The Daily Mail
The walls in Chang and Eng Bunker’s bedroom would have had some tales to tell, if walls could talk. Their marital bed was built for four — brothers Chang and Eng in the middle and their wives on either side. Between them, they conceived some 21 children in that bed.

 

Taking control: Chang (left) and Eng Bunker become slave-owning Southern gentlemen

Taking control: Chang (left) and Eng Bunker become slave-owning Southern gentlemen


For Chang and Eng were the original Siamese Twins, conjoined siblings who provided the name for all who suffer this accident of birth.


As a new biography reveals, the pair triumphed over extraordinary odds and appalling prejudice in 19th-century America and Britain. Brought to the West to be exhibited as freaks and probed by doctors, the enterprising Bunkers eventually became rich Southern gentlemen and plantation owners.


But, says U.S. academic Joseph Orser in The Lives of Chang and Eng, the pair were never allowed to forget that many considered them ‘monsters’ whose sexual urges and desire to pursue a normal family life were unnatural, even devilish, abominations.


Born in 1811 in a fishing village 60 miles from Bangkok, the twins really had their roots more in China than in Siam, later renamed Thailand. Their father was a Chinese fisherman and their 35-year-old mother was half-Chinese, half-Malay.


The two midwives who helped at the birth recoiled in superstitious horror at the thick ligament connecting the babies just above their waists. The twins’ mother probably saved their lives by untwisting the ligament — which had been connected to a single umbilical cord — and moving the babies so they lay staring into each other’s eyes. She named them In and Jun (anglicised to Eng and Chang). Chang — on the left — was always slightly shorter and the upper half of his body arched away from his brother.


Their mother encouraged the boys to exercise, stretching their connecting ligament so that it gradually grew to more than five inches — enough for them to run, swim and handle a boat. Crucially, they were able to bow 18 times, as custom dictated, when they were presented to the king of Siam, Rama III.


Their life, helping their family to sell preserved ducks’ eggs, might have passed in obscurity had they not been spotted by a British merchant when they were adolescents.


Robert Hunter at first thought the twins were ‘some strange animal’ when he saw them swimming in a river. But he recognised their commercial potential and easily persuaded their impoverished family that the twins should accompany him back to the West and be exhibited as a public curiosity. They agreed but the king, who wanted to show them off at court, was reluctant.
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It took five years and the help of an American sea captain, Abel Coffin, to win over the king, who was bribed with a telescope and a troupe of temple dancers. The twins’ mother — whose husband had died when the boys were young — received $500 (£300) for contracting her sons to Hunter and Coffin for 30 months.


On board Captain Coffin’s ship as they sailed for Massachusetts with a translator in 1829, the 17-year-old twins showed that they were bright and extremely co-ordinated. They quickly picked up the rudiments of English and could scurry up the mast as fast as any sailor aboard.


In Boston they were exhibited as The Siamese Double Boys and were an immediate sensation.


In theatres and halls across the U.S. they performed for four hours a day, six days a week, entertaining thousands with somersaults, backflips, an uncanny ability at draughts and chess, and their prodigious strength — they could carry a 20-stone man.


Although Captain Coffin told some people that he and Hunter ‘owned’ the boys, the twins were actually paid well for their hard work.


Defying the gossips: The Bunker twins (pictured back centre) with their wives and two of their sons 

Defying the gossips: The Bunker twins (pictured back centre) with their wives and two of their sons 

Not many conjoined twins had survived for more than a few days, so doctors and scientists clamoured to see them too.

It suited their promoters that they were examined, albeit often invasively, by some of America’s finest doctors. Those doctors’ conclusion — that women and children could view them safely ‘without harm or offence’ — was perfect titillation to include on the show’s advertising posters.

 

Britain hankered to see them too, and the twins sailed there in 1830. In London, some of the world’s leading physicians were waiting to examine them. At 5ft 2in tall, the twins were now fully grown and their connecting ligament was about the size and roundness of a child’s arm.

 

Each one appeared to sense when the other was tickled or ate an unpleasant-tasting food, but he couldn’t hear a whisper in the other’s ear or feel a pinch on his arm. Although both were clearly intelligent, the hardier Chang was dominant and Eng would rarely speak out of turn.

 

The big question nagging the doctors — could the twins be separated and survive? — was something on which they couldn’t agree.

 

Of one thing Sir Astley Cooper, the ‘Great Lion of British Surgery’, was sure. ‘Depend on it, those boys will fetch a vast deal more money while they are together than when they are separate,’ he said. ‘Why separate them? The boys seem perfectly happy as they are.’ But that was not always to be.

The pair went on to

 

We are making love pretty fast

The twins, aged 31 
 

Dispensing with Coffin and Hunter and hiring their own manager, they now insisted on being treated with respect. They were not above getting into fights with those who slighted them, especially anyone who suggested that their mother had sold them into slavery.

 

They might sound like the cruelly mistreated ‘Elephant Man’, but the pair were natural showmen who realised that their deformity was a path to a fortune. They spent the next seven years on the road, including three-month stints at the Museum of Curiosities in New York.

 

There they met and befriended James Calloway, a young doctor from Wilkesboro, a remote township in North Carolina. By this time the twins were tired of being continually stared at, even for money, and hankered for a quiet life. They accepted Calloway’s invitation to return home with him.

 

North Carolina was a slave state but under U.S. law, the twins counted as white. They became U.S. citizens, realising only when they got to the naturalisation office that they had no surname. They borrowed ‘Bunker’ from the man standing behind them in the queue.

 

Canny and industrious businessmen, they opened a store and, buying 200 acres, branched into farming and built a spacious home for themselves. The twins who had been leased out as teenagers themselves became slave-owners, buying dozens to work their new plantation.

 

But their thoughts turned increasingly to fulfilling more physical needs. Observers had long noticed that the pair loved discussing attractive women together, yet the outside world dismissed the idea that they could have a sex life as a joke.

 

Newspapers for years ran speculative stories about them and various women. A London woman claimed she had fallen madly in love with them but could not offer herself in marriage for fear of committing bigamy. There was similar sniggering over an American admirer who fell in love with Chang but realised a ‘divorce’ from Eng was out of the question.
 

 

When they were born in 1811 in a fishing village 60 miles from Bangkok, the two midwives recoiled in superstitious horror at the thick ligament connecting the babies just above their waists

There was even a joke that Chang had interfered in a ‘love intrigue’ of Eng’s: the brothers wanted to fight a duel over it but couldn’t agree on a distance from which to shoot at each other.

 

The twins were undeterred by the mockery. ‘We enjoy ourselves pretty well but have not as yet married,’ they wrote, aged 31, to Robert Hunter, the man who had ‘discovered’ them. ‘But we are making love pretty fast and if we get a couple of nice wives we will be sure to let you know about it.’

 

In fact they were pursuing the daughters of a neighbouring farmer, David Yates. An unusual romantic conundrum had arisen.

 

Over several years, Chang and the slimmer, more attractive sister, Adelaide, had fallen in love. Eng and her sister, Sarah, had not.

 

Marrying two sisters made sense, however, as Victorian propriety would not have tolerated a woman sharing such intimacy with any other female.

 

It took the somewhat portly Sarah five years to agree to Eng’s entreaties, but both couples were married by a Baptist preacher in Yates’s living room in 1843. The foursome then returned chez Bunker, where the marital bed had been enlarged and strengthened.

 

The twins advertised their last appearance 

The twins advertised their last appearance 

Quite how they all envisaged their marriage working is not clear but, according to some reports, the twins had considered drastic measures.

 

Despite being warned by various doctors over the years that an operation to separate them could prove fatal, they had travelled to Philadelphia a few months before their wedding for just that purpose. They were waiting to go into surgery when the sisters, who had learnt of their quest, burst in and persuaded them not to go through with such a risky procedure.

 

Nonetheless, the wedding provoked a national scandal, with accusations that the marriage was ‘bestial’.

When both wives rapidly produced daughters — proving that these were not platonic relationships — the outrage reached fever pitch. Abolitionists in the North blamed the ‘depravity’ on a Southern culture perverted by the ‘sin of slavery’.

 

‘The prospect of the twins engaging in sexual relations with women disturbed sensibilities,’ says Oser, their biographer. When a Kentucky woman gave birth to stillborn conjoined twins, she blamed seeing pictures of the Bunkers at around the time she conceived.

 

Still, the brothers went on to father 21 children — 11 by Eng and ten by Chang.

The couples’ bedroom etiquette remains unclear. It was certainly not considered a polite topic at the time, although a local newspaper noted that their wives’ first children were born just six days apart in 1844. A later pair were separated by eight days.

 

Amid reports that the wives — who must have shown amazing forbearance over the years — finally began to argue, the twins set up separate homes and installed a wife and children in each. They agreed to split each week between the two.

 

But while the families might seem to have had all the trappings of gentry, with their estates, slaves and silverware, money was sometimes tight — especially after the South was ruined in the American Civil War.

So the brothers had to go back ‘on tour’ six times in later life, sometimes taking their children (none of whom was physically deformed, though two were deaf). It must have been humiliating, especially when — in their 50s — they signed up in New York with the infamous freak show proprietor P.T. Barnum.

The Prince of Wales was among guests who watched them perform alongside the midget General Tom Thumb, the Bearded Lady and the tiny-headed Zip the Man Monkey.

In 1868 they returned to Britain. The twins had fond memories of the country, but the public mood had turned against freak shows. Reporters doubted that their children could actually be theirs. ‘For some, it was too “disgusting” to imagine these “human monsters” as husbands or fathers,’ says Orser.

Meanwhile, the twins found they were cramping each other’s style: Eng loved all-night poker, Chang’s weakness was boozing.

In 1870, as they were returning from a tour of Europe and Russia, Chang suffered a stroke down the side closest to his brother. Eng nursed him as best he could, carrying around Chang’s now useless leg in a sling as his ailing brother leant on a crutch.

In January 1874, when the twins were 62, Chang caught bronchitis but still insisted that they venture out in the cold to honour their twice-weekly house-moving ritual. Two days later, Eng awoke early and called for help. His brother had died.

‘Then I am going!’ cried Eng, and began twisting in panic in bed. Sweating profusely and saying that he was in great pain, he told his wife: ‘I am dying.’ Drawing his brother to him, he uttered his final words: ‘May the Lord have mercy on my soul!’

By the time the doctor arrived, ready to cut the twins apart, Eng was dead, just two-and-a-half hours after his brother passed away.

A post-mortem examination, conducted by doctors who described the twins as ‘the monster now before us’, showed that Chang may have had a cerebral clot but Eng appeared literally to have died of fright, overcome by the realisation that he was attached to a dead man.

Even in death, the twins provided a spectacle when the post-mortem results were made public. Finally, doctors were able to discover just how connected the twins were.

Not only did they share a liver, it transpired, but the make-up of their connecting ligament was so complex that they would never have survived being parted.
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Around the world in FOUR minutes!

Watch a Chinese teacher take his students on a worldwide trip without leaving the room

 

 

중국의 중학교 지리를 가르키는 왕 보밍 선생님은 분필로 세계 지도를 단 4분만에

그리고 학생들을 가르킨다.

 

학생들은 지리공부가 지루할 수도 있을텐데 왕보밍 선생이 가르킬 때 만큼은 눈망울들이

초롱초롱하다.

 

왕 보밍선생은 지금도 정확한 세계지도를 그리기 위해 노력한다.

한국의 지리 선생님들도 분명 저 정도는 그릴 수 있을텐데....하고 생각해본다.

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Middle school geography teacher, Wang Boming, uses amazing free-hand sketches to teach his students
His quick-fire drawings of the world keeps his pupils always interested
'I used to think that geography was boring but when he drew the map it made the class livelier,' one student said.
Wang still spends time daily studying the globe to improve his drawings
When drawing his maps Wang also often talks about world each country

 

By John Carney For Daily Mail Australia

A Chinese teacher has been drawing on his experience to help students learn more about the world around them.
Middle school geography teacher, Wang Boming, is one of the world’s best free-hand map drawers. He uses his unique talent in his classes to sketch incredibly accurate maps of the world by memory in an incredible four minutes, Shanghaiist website said.


Wang Boming, a former art education major from Sha'anxi province, said he practised sketching out countries and continents all the time while he was in middle school. Now every day he continually sits in his office studying the globe and practising his drawing skills, so that he can make his maps perfect and precise.
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Wang Boming begins sketching his map of the world on the blackboard

Wang Boming begins sketching his map of the world on the blackboard

 

Only after a minute of sketching he is already well on his way to completing the task   

Only after a minute of sketching he is already well on his way to completing the task   

After three minutes' work he just has to add the final touches

After three minutes' work he just has to add the final touches

 

 

 

 

 

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Inside the bizarre North Korean fashion show featuring 'classic' clothing that's not been seen on a Western runway since the 1960s (but the hemlines are rising!)

 

 

9월에 북한을 방문한 싱가포르 사진작가 아람 판은 이번이 4번째다.

 

그는 이번에 예상치 못한 사진을 찍게 됐는데 평양의 공산당원을 위한 연례 패션쇼에

참석하게 됐다.

 

1960년대 연상케하는 샤넬 디자인 풍의 의상들을 선보인 이번 패션쇼에 출품된 의상

들은 평양의 옷가게에서 판매될 것으로 알려졌다.

<에디터 황기철>

 

Singaporean photographer Aram Pan visited North Korea for a fourth time in September
He attended the communist enclave's annual fashion show in Pyongyang along with 1,000 fashion fans
He described many of the suits as looking 'so Chanel'
'The skirts overall do seem a wee bit shorter nowadays,' Mr Pan noted
The clothes on show will reportedly be sold in shops around North Korea

 

By Sarah Dean for Daily Mail Australia Follow @@sarahhdean

It’s a country that rejects the Western world but that hasn’t stopped North Korean authorities approving a colourful fashion show, complete with pale-faced models wiggling their hips in far from traditional clothing. 

 

Aram Pan, a photographer from Singapore, captured the bizarre display of brightly coloured frocks and suits - seemingly approved by dictator Kim Jong-un - while on his fourth trip to the communist enclave in September.

He noted how hemlines are rising and the permitted hues are getting bolder inside the secretive state, upon his visit to the 12th Pyongyang Fashion Exhibition in North Korea’s capital.

 

‘The skirts overall do seem a wee bit shorter nowadays. There's also the occasional blouse with a lower neckline,’ Mr Pan said.

 

A smiling model in a black dress, tan shoes and lace shawl poses on the runway
A women in a bright pink fuchsia jacket stands with a hand on her hip

Aram Pan captured smiling models on the odd-looking green runway in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang during his fourth visit to the country in September 

A lime-coloured dress with black piping was on of the brightest suits on the runway and was seemingly approved by North Korean authorities

A lime-coloured dress with black piping was on of the brightest suits on the runway and was seemingly approved by North Korean authorities

But what surprised him the most about the show was 'that the models all smile'.

'That's completely different to all the pouty stuff we're so used to seeing on our modern fashion runways,' he said. 

Mr Pan explained that the fashion show is an annual event which has been running for the past 12 years and the structured suits, which bear a passing resemblance to French fashion house Chanel’s designs, will soon go on sale in local shops.


‘It’s attended by local shop owners interested to place orders for new clothes. Every piece of the apparel on display has a number so they can identify the ones they want to order,’ Mr Pan told Daily Mail Australia.

The event – likely to be the most glamorous two days on Pyongyang’s annual calendar - was held in an exhibition hall from 15 to 17 September.

‘Locals who aren’t shop owners are also able to attend the exhibition. There were easily over 1,000 people in the hall that day and it was packed,’ Mr Pan added.

he women were wearing makeup and had their hair pinned back as they strutted their stuff in well fitted Chanel inspired suits
The women were wearing makeup and had their hair pinned back as they strutted their stuff in well fitted Chanel inspired suits

The women were wearing makeup and had their hair pinned back as they strutted their stuff in well fitted Chanel inspired suits

Numbers were pinned on their jackets so that local buyers could identify the clothes and choose which ones to stock in their shops

Numbers were pinned on their jackets so that local buyers could identify the clothes and choose which ones to stock in their shops

The photographer, who also visited North Korea’s only ski-resort – a pet project of leader Kim Jong-un’s – in September, said he noticed that Pyongyang citizens are ‘generally more stylish than their counterparts in other towns but that seems to be slowly changing’.

‘Now, fashion trends seem to be spreading out to the other towns and into rural areas,’ he said.

The latest sartorial trends include ‘fancy umbrellas’. ‘I’ve been told they are now all the rage and ladies who own them will whip them out at any given chance’, Mr Pan said.

Faux Burberry is also popular, as are red star earrings which make the perfect ‘socialist fashion accessory’, Mr Pan joked.

Women also wear red pin badges on their lapels featuring the ‘supreme leader’s’ face.

One model posed with a bizarre hand gesture in a white and brown suit featuring bow-detailing at the event which has been held annually for 12 years in the communist enclave's capital city 

One model posed with a bizarre hand gesture in a white and brown suit featuring bow-detailing at the event which has been held annually for 12 years in the communist enclave's capital city 

Traditional North Korean clothing was also on show at the event (seen in the background)
The western-style suits caught Aram Pan's eye, as he noted that women across the country now wear high-heels and shorter skirts

Traditional North Korean clothing was also on show at the event (seen in the background) but the western-style suits caught Aram Pan's eye, as he noted that women across the country now wear high-heels and shorter skirts  

Monochrome suits appeared on the catwalk more than once and so did the colour red.
Monochrome suits appeared on the catwalk more than once and so did the colour red.

Monochrome suits appeared on the catwalk more than once and so did the colour red. Mr Pan said he did not find out where the models on the runway were from 

Lots of the suits being modelled followed the monochrome trend but red, pink and a bright yellow colour were also incorporated into the chic designs.  

'Based on my earlier perceptions of North Korean dressing, I must say that there are a whole lot of options for women to choose from today,' Mr Pan said.

'I think it is quite liberating for them.'

Mr Pan said reports that trousers had been banned for women are not true. 



The photographer observed that the hemlines are rising  inside the secretive state, upon his visit to the 12th Pyongyang Fashion Exhibition

The photographer observed that the hemlines are rising inside the secretive state, upon his visit to the 12th Pyongyang Fashion Exhibition

Thousands of local women and shop owners reportedly turned out to inspect the new designs that were on show 

Thousands of local women and shop owners reportedly turned out to inspect the new designs that were on show 

The women felt the material and observed many suits inside the exhibition hall. Despite previous reports Mr Pan said trousers have not been banned inside the country, it's just that many women chose to wear skirts 

The women felt the material and observed many suits inside the exhibition hall. Despite previous reports Mr Pan said trousers have not been banned inside the country, it's just that many women chose to wear skirts 

'I have dozens of photos of women wearing pants in every area of North Korea. From the farmlands to the city, women are wearing pants everywhere. And I've shot these since my first trip in August 2013,' he reasoned.

In the photos, there are numbers pinned onto the models' clothes so that buyers can identify the items they are interested in but the women themselves are not named.   

'It didn't occur to me back then to ask the North Koreans where they were from,' Mr Pan said. 

Mr Pan, a commercial photographer by day who specialises in 360 degree panoramic virtual tours for real estate, hotels and automobiles, has now been on four visits to North Korea.

More information on Aram Pan's North Korea 360 photography and video project can be found on his Facebook page and website

Singaporean photographer Aram Pan visited North Korea for a fourth time in September and has once again gained unprecedented access

Singaporean photographer Aram Pan visited North Korea for a fourth time in September and has once again gained unprecedented access

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  1. 슬픈현실

    조선중앙TV 방송원인 문진혁군은 저 여성들보다 훨씬 더 예쁘고 고운데....! 그아이는 여자가 아닌 남자이고 엄연히 당을 위해보도하는 방송원이기때문에 저런 패션쇼에 서는것은 꿈도 꿀수없다! 아니 남자역을 한다는것은 북한사람들에게는 비웃음의 대상이 될지도 모른다!

    2014.11.05 19:35 [ ADDR : EDIT/ DEL : REPLY ]
  2. 슬픈현실

    우리나라를 비롯해 일본 미국 영국 프랑스 독일등 서방자본주의국가의 패션쇼를 보면 진짜 야한옷들이 널려있어서 못봐죽겠다! 북한의 패션쇼를 보니 촌스럽기는 하지만 과거에 비해 옷차림이 세련되어 졌다는건 그만큼 개방을 한다는뜻이다!

    2014.11.24 19:15 [ ADDR : EDIT/ DEL : REPLY ]


Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda breaks records with TWO death-defying wire walks between Chicago skyscrapers - one at a terrifying 19-degree incline and the second wearing a BLINDFOLD and navigating by ear

 

 

세계적인 외줄타기 명인 35세의 '닉 왈렌다'가 세계기록을 경신했다.

 

왈렌다는 1차로 65층 180m 높이의 마리나 시티타워(Marina City Tower)에서

출발하여, 50층 195m의 시카고 강 건너편 리오 버넷 빌딩(Leo Burnett) 건넜다.

 

138m의 시카고강을 건너는 빌딩사이의 19도 경사진 외줄에서 균형대 하나만으로

6분52초만에 무사히 건너는데 성공했다.

 

이어 그는 2차로 차가운 바람을 안은 채 눈 가린 상태로 시도했다.

마리나 시티타워사이의 30m를 1분 17초만에 건너는 데 성공했다.

 

아무런 안전 장비도 없이 세계기록에 성공한 건넌'닉 왈렌다'는 7대에 걸친 외줄타기

가문이다. 그의 증조부는 1978년 외줄타기하다 떨어져 사망했다.

 

그가 세운 세계기록은 2개다.

 

하나는 가장 높은 지점에서 경사 외줄타기를 한 것과 가장 높은 지점에서 눈가린 채 외줄타기

한 것이다.

 

타는 사람보다 보는 사람이 더 마음을 졸이는 순간이었다

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The high-wire artist, 35, successfully crossed the Chicago River at a 19-degree incline in a time of 6:52 minutes
In chilly winds approaching 30mph, he then walked blindfolded between Marina City towers in 1:17 minutes
The Discovery Channel ran the footage on a 10-second delay in case he fell to his death
Wallenda is a seventh-generation tightrope-walker - his great-grandfather, Karl, fell from a wire and died in 1978
Set new Guinness World Records: One for highest tightrope walk at incline, one for highest blindfolded tightrope

 

By Ryan Parry, West Coast Correspondent for MailOnline and Kieran Corcoran for MailOnline and Associated Press
Nik Wallenda has completed two death-defying high-wire walks between skyscrapers at an intense incline, and then with a blindfold on a cable suspended more than 500ft over the Chicago River.


The footage, aired live on the Discovery Channel, ran on a 10-second delay so producers could cut away if he fell to his death. He had neither a net nor a harness as he completed the feat - and had said his only back-up plan was to attempt to kneel and cling to the wire with his feet.


He finished the first portion of the stunt in six minutes, 52 seconds, and made the second, blindfolded walk in just one minute, 17 seconds.


The first wire was suspended more than 500ft above the Chicago River at a 19-degree incline. The wire was supposed to be suspended at 15 degrees, but a last minute change made for an even steeper challenge.


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Triumphant: Wallenda is pictured celebrating after finished his second, blindfolded tightrope walk over Chicago

Triumphant: Wallenda is pictured celebrating after finished his second, blindfolded tightrope walk over Chicago

First success: Nik Wallenda successfully walked over the Chicago River between two skyscrapers - before embarking on his blindfolded challenge

First success: Nik Wallenda successfully walked over the Chicago River between two skyscrapers - before embarking on his blindfolded challenge

First success: Nik Wallenda successfully walked over the Chicago River between two skyscrpaers - and has a blindfolded challenge to come

First success: Nik Wallenda successfully walked over the Chicago River between two skyscrpaers - and has a blindfolded challenge to come


 

Holding fast: Wallenda had said the blindfolded walk would be the greatest challenge of his career

Holding fast: Wallenda had said the blindfolded walk would be the greatest challenge of his career

Follow the pings: Wallenda had set up a speaker making 'ping' noises at his destination so he knew where he was aiming while blindfolded

Follow the pings: Wallenda had set up a speaker making 'ping' noises at his destination so he knew where he was aiming while blindfolded

High up: For the second attempt, Wallenda was guided between the Marina City towers (left) by his father's voice
Over the airwaves: Wallenda spoke to his father via an intercom for the first walk

High up: For the second attempt, Wallenda was guided between the Marina City towers (left) by his father's voice - and he also spoke to him via an intercom for the initial voyage (right)

Man on wire: Wallenda is pictured around a third of the way through his attempt, against the backdrop of Chicago's skyline

Man on wire: Wallenda is pictured around a third of the way through his attempt, against the backdrop of Chicago's skyline
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Boy or Girl?

Family with 12 Sons Awaits Baby No. 13

 

All 12 of the Schwandt brothers

슈완츠 집안의 12형제가 미국 미시간주(州) 록퍼드에 있는 자택에서 단체사진 촬영을 위해 포즈를 취하고 있다.

 

이들의 부모인 제이 슈완트와 카테리 슈완트 부부는 지난 28일(현지시간)

현지 일간 그렌드레피드 프레스에 13번째 아기의 출산을 기다리고 있으며

딸을 낳으면 매우 놀랄 것이라고 밝혔다.

 

이 신문은 카테리 슈완트의 출산 예정일은 내년 5월9일이고 이들 부부는

천주교 가문 전통에 따라 아들인지 딸인지 먼저 알아보지 않을 것이라고 보도했다.

<뉴시스>

 

By Associated Press
10/29/2014 AT 01:25 PM EDT

A western Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No. 13, and even though they're sticking to their tradition of not finding out in advance whether they're having a boy or girl, they said they'd be shocked if their streak is broken.

 

Jay and Kateri Schwandt's baby is due May 9, The Grand Rapids Press reported. Even though they expect it will be another boy, the couple said they would welcome either into the family.

 

"If we were to have a girl, I think we would go into shock," Kateri Schwandt said. "It would probably be disbelief."

If he had a choice, Jay Schwandt said, he would love to have a girl, but they're just "hoping for a healthy baby." Still, he would like to see the effect of adding a girl to the mix in a household with 12 boys.

 

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"I've experienced all the boy stuff," he said. "As long as we are having all these children, it would be really neat to experience the other side."

 

The couple welcomed their twelfth son, Tucker, to the world on Aug. 4, 2013. Their oldest son is now 22 years old.

 

Boy or Girl? Family with 12 Sons Awaits Baby No. 13| Babies, Real People Stories 
From left: Vinny, Tucker, Calvin, Wesley, Luke and Gabe Schwandt

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"The stuff that goes on in this house is all-boy – roughhousing and wrestling," Jay Schwandt said. "If there was a little girl in there, I assume it would be different."

 

Kateri Schwandt, after being the sole female in the family for more than two decades, said she would lean toward having one more boy.

 

"A little girl would be neat to have in the house, but a little boy kind of takes the pressure off," she said. "We know what we are doing. Why change things up?"

 

The Schwandts, who live in Rockford, which is north of Grand Rapids, consider themselves devout Roman Catholics and don't believe in using birth control. Kateri Schwandt comes from a family of 14 kids. She said she is feeling well.

"I love being pregnant," she said. "I've spent half of my life being pregnant. It's very neat and very special."

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대기오염지수 위험 수준인 331

 

Most runners defied the smog to enjoy the race

베이징 국제마라톤 대회. 유해 안개로 인해 뿌옇게 흐린 톈안먼(天安門) 광장을 주자들이 마스크를 쓴 채 달리고

있다. BBC News

kcontents

 

 

가을 연례행사인 베이징 국제마라톤에 출전해 하프코스를 완주했다.

 

대화 당일 아침, 집 커튼을 열자 시내가 스모그에 덮여 주위의 건물이 뿌옇게 보였다.

주중 미국대사관 홈페이지에서 공표하고 있는 대기오염지수는 위험 수준인 331였다.

 

“관뒀다.” 출전 포기를 결정해 다시 이불 속으로 들어갔지만 “이런 상황에서 참가하는 사람은 어떤 사람일까”라는 호기심이 발동했다.

 

구경만 하자는 어정쩡한 결의를 하고 회장에 도착하니 이미 많은 참가자가 준비운동을 하고 있었다. 생각 외로 표정은 밝다. 방독 마스크 같은 것을 쓰고 있는 사람도 있었다.

 

정신을 차리니 출발선을 지나고 있었다. 마스크가 땀으로 번져 호흡이 힘들었다.

 

지나가는 경치가 모두 유해한 짙은 안개로 인해 흐리게 보였다. 길가에 서 있는 시민도 마오쩌둥(毛沢東) 의 초상화도 ‘중국의 꿈, 나의 꿈’이라고 쓰여진 선전문구도…….

 

기록은 2시간 9분 10초. 인생 있어서 이처럼 “무엇을 위해 달리는가?”라고 생각했던 시간은 없었다. 달성감은 전혀 없고, 상실감과 목의 통증만이 남았다.

 

통신 어플 ‘웨이신(微信•위챗)’에 ‘완주했다’고 투고하자 친구들로부터 ‘미쳤냐?’, ‘용감하다’, ‘시민을 위해 인간 공기청정기가 돼, 독을 마셔줘서 고맙다’고 조소가 섞인 위로의 말이 차례차례 올라왔다.

 

전혀 맑지 않은 안개의 베이징에서 기분 전환의 대상이 되고 말았다.

[베이징 교도]

 

Beijing marathon runners don masks to cope with

smog

 

 

Thousands of runners have taken part in the 34th Beijing International Marathon, many wearing face masks amid concerns about pollution.

 

The organisers warned runners to expect slight or moderate smog, but the US embassy in Beijing said air quality early on Sunday was "hazardous".

 

China has for years been hit by severe air pollution

 

One resident in the city told the BBC that the air smelt like burnt coal.

Estimates said that pollution soared above the maximum recommended World Health Organization levels.

  

Runner Chas Pope
Runner Chas Pope has posted pictures on the internet of his mask before and after the marathon


The WHO says daily pollution levels should not exceed an average of 25 micrograms per cubic metre of fine particulate matter.

 

Yet the US embassy's monitor at one point reported peaks of up to 400 micrograms per cubic metre, which it said would be hazardous if a human was exposed to it over a 24-hour period.

Fine particulate matter, the kind of pollution in smoke, damages the body as it moves deep into the lungs and can even enter the bloodstream.

 

'Should have been cancelled'
 
Some athletes gave up the race because of the pollution.

 

British runner Chas Pope tweeted that he was only able to do 10km (6 miles) of the race in a mask before he was forced to pull out.

He said that race should have been cancelled because the air quality was "not suitable for outdoor activities".

 

Ethiopia's Girmay Birhanu Gebru won the marathon in just over two hours and 10 minutes 
 


Organisers rejected calls to postpone the race despite the haze 
 
 

China's Gong Lihua, who came third in the women's race, said the smog had caused some difficulties.

 

"Running in this kind of smog, I felt I couldn't sweat well and my body has been very sticky and moist," she said.

 

Beijing resident Neil Holt told the BBC that although the air quality was better than last year, "it was still very polluted".

 

"You can hardly see [the stadium] through the smog. It's really hard to breathe when it is like this," he said.

 

The men's race was won by Ethiopian runner Girmay Birhanu Gebru and another Ethiopian, Fatuma Sado Dergo, won the women's race
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Korean actress-model Clara ranked second in the world’s top 100 beautiful women, selected by U.S. fashion

magazine Mode Lifestyle Magazine.

 

배우 클라라가 세계에서 가장 아름다운 여성 100인중 2위에 선정됐다.
28일(한국시각) 미국 패션매거진 모드는  ‘2014 세계에서 가장 아름다운

여성 100인’을  선정했다고 밝혔다. 


클라라는 아름다운 여성 100인 중에서 2위를 차지했으며 1위는 미국의

배우 겸 모델 타니아 마리 커린지가 차지했다.

 

 

 

 

 

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