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A trip down memory lane

On the 22nd of March, new laws came into force in South Korea. One of the laws which has gained interest in the public eye is a law on indecent exposure. People wearing mini-skirts shorter than a certain length are to be fined ₩50,000 (around £30.00). There seems to be many flaws with this law.

I am far from a lawyer or anyone who has a full understanding of law in general. This is my personal view and opinion on the matter. I do not mean to cause any offence.

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It is public knowledge that South Korea and North Korea are in constant conflict, yet the fact that one of the first laws put into place during Park Geun-hye’s presidency, is the law against short skirts, is shocking.

I do understand how a ban on mini-skirts can be a positive but this is not a law that needs to be put in place before other laws which could help the country.

Aside from me not thinking that this law is necessary, the law is not even clear enough.

According to Korea Bang, the law states:

“Those who show their bare skin excessively in a public place or expose parts of the body that should remain covered, thus making others feel embarrassment or discomfort, are guilty of indecent exposure.”

There is no particular length mentioned. This means that police officers can charge people with indecent exposure when they see fit. This is not fair as there should be a standard length put in place if this law is going to be fair and work to it’s fullest potential. It seems like not much thought has been put into this law.

In the 1970’s during Park Chung-Hee’s (Park Geun-hye’s father) presidency, also had a law in place in regards to indecent exposure and skirt lengths.  During the 1970′s, there was a ban on skirts which ended higher than 20 centimetres above the knee. Mens’ hair length was also regulated.

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The difference is that Park Chung-Hee made it clear what skirt length was considered as indecent exposure.

Although the Government has stated that they will publish clarification of the law and implement guidelines, I believe this law is still flawed. This is due to it’s timing and what seems to be a priority over other laws which should be implemented first.

However, as stated above, I can see positives to this law if it is looked into further.

I was shocked at the lack of length of skirts and shorts in Korea, but to me it wasn’t much of a big deal. A friend of mine said to me that she agrees with the law.

It starts with short skirts, and then it ends up being teen pregnancy and Korea turns out the same as the UK and US with crime rates increasing and a high number of teen pregnancy.

At first I thought my friend was over looking into it but then I realised it could happen. Women are seen as sexual objects in this world. Could this law be a benefit for young girls? If their Idols are wearing short skirts, teens tend to do the same in the hopes of being similar to their favourite celebrity. Therefore the banning on short skirts will mean celebrities won’t be sporting short shorts or skirts and in turn, their fans will follow them in wearing decent clothing.

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Finally, when there are problems with South Korea scared of becoming under attack from North Korea launching missiles and testing underground nuclear weapon, is skirt length and indecent exposure really the first law that should be enforced in Park Geun-hye’s presidency? If so, South Korea has an interesting time a head of itself.

I hope that this changes as I want Park Geun-Hye to be a great president. As a woman, I want her to succeed and I am hopeful that she can do well in the rest of her presidency, in spite of her fathers mistakes during his presidency.

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박근혜, 화이팅!!

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Review: MAC Studio Fix (Powder)

I believe I discovered make up at a good age. I’ve known people that started wearing make up when they were 15. I started wearing only eye make up, when I was 17.

I’ve always sworn against foundation. Maybe because I already have clear skin. But I think wearing foundation makes your skin worse. It clogs your pores and if you already have spots it doesn’t make them disappear, it just makes them the same colour as the rest of your skin!

But, as I have an oily T-zone, I was advised by my friends to start using powder. I bought MAC Studio Fix, (NC44.5 is my colour), and although it gets rid of my oiliness when I put it on, it has also managed to clog up my pores. It is great that it actually gets rid of my oily T-zone but I refuse to use it unless I am going out.

But I am amazed that I found any skin product that matches my skin tone exactly! I use Maybelline’s Dream Matte Mousse foundation (Caramel) as a concealer under my eyes, and even that doesn’t match my skin tone as good as the NC44.5 MAC Studio Fix powder.

So, here is my skin routine in case any of you were wondering.

I use the Botanic Cleanser, Toner and Oil free moisturiser. Then I apply Maybelline’s Dream Matte Mousse foundation around my eyes. I’ll do whatever eye-look I feel like doing, then I apply my lipstick/lip-tint. Then if I am going out somewhere nice, I’ll apply my MAC Studio Fix powder. Then if I want some blush, I’ll put some on.

I would recommend MAC Studio Fix Powder. But not for everyday use unless you are already used to wearing foundation everyday. If you don’t know what NC number matches your skin, ask for help in a MAC store. The first colour the sales assistant picked up was the right colour, but the ones I picked up were too dark or too light. Don’t be shy! Ask for help!

Disclaimer: I am not a make up artist, in fact I am the complete opposite. I have not been asked to review any of the items I have mentioned in this review. I am only reviewing on my own accord.

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Review : Botanic (Boots)

Skin care is very important to me. I have always had clear skin that I want to maintain.

I haven’t used a lot of skin products but the best one I’ve tried is the Botanics range. It is a range of all natural skin care products that is avaliable at Boots (drugstore).

I have tried the eye make-up remover, cleanser, toner, day cream, & no oil moisturizer. All products are amazing.

I have partually oily skin (mostly my nose) so the day cream was probably the least helpful. It still remains to be an amazing product.

My skin is brighter, less patchy (different skin tones), less oilyer (is that spelt right? Is it even a word?!) & my skin is much smoother.

The cleanser is very pleasing because you do not use it with water. Water in England is a bit rough, so it tends to dry out my skin. I prefer not to use water on my face unless I have to. You apply the cleanser onto cotton wool & simply wipe your face. You will see stuff on the cotton wool that you would not believe came from your face! The Toner should be used in the same way after the cleanser to pick up anything left behind.

I would especially recommend the cleanser & toner but, the other products in the Botanic range are worth buying. Botanics has a good price & are usually on a ‘2 for 3’ offer.

*****