It’s an old story; immigrants come into your country, steal all the jobs, drink too much, eat strange smelling food, have sex with all the local women and get them pregnant, do things differently, and then when the economy breaks down they sit around claiming more than their fair share of benefits. Dirty bloody immigrants.
And so a narrative for something like this appeared from Ireland recently. ‘Magda’, who lives in Donegal, is an immigrant from Poland. She survives on government welfare because she lost her job in the recession. She was approached by a Polish magazine to report on how she was surviving in Ireland during said recession. Apparently this publication was running a series on Polish emigrants’ lives in recession ravaged European countries.
Nine-member K-pop group, Girls’ Generation, also known as SNSD, made their U.S network TV debut by performing their hot single, “The Boys,” on The Late Show with David Letterman last night (Jan. 31).
One of the most watched late night shows, The Late Show is famous for its celebrity guests, from politicians to Hollywood actors and actresses. This is a breakthrough for K-pop because this is the first time Korean singers have been invited as the musical act.
After their stellar debut last night, Girls’ Generation performed “The Boys” again on Live! With Kellytoday to a cheering crowd and taught some of their dance moves to host Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Howie Mandel.
While Girls’ Generation has started to accumulate a worldwide audience, K-pop is also rising in popularity with other leading K-pop groups such as theWonder Girls, who made their U.S. TV debuton The Wendy Williams Show in 2009 and is considered GG’s biggest rivals. The Wonder Girls are set to screen their TV movie, a cross between Fame, Step Up, and Bring It On,on TeenNick tomorrow, February 2 at 5PM pst/ 8PM est. To watch the movie trailer, click here.
Watch Girls’ Generation perform on The Late Show with David Letterman:
Here’s a clip of their performance and short interview on Live! With Kelly:
Busan Abandoned Pet Sanctuary, BAPS for short, has been a mainstay of community support and foreign canine love for 3 years. It is entirely volunteer supported, and operates under the guidance of giving and gentle people - Jin Young and Leo Mendoza.
Located in the boon-docks of Busan, BAPS was established by four compassionate people who saw the need for intervention and took action when a dog hoarder abandoned 125 dogs. The dogs had been living in tiny cages, in filthy conditions and had developed behavioral and social problems.
An article in Time magazine claims that fruits and veggies can halt people’s genetic predispositions to heart problems. For vegetarians and health conscious eaters, it may come as no surprise to hear that fruits and vegetables are good for your heart, but scientists consider this study scientifically interesting because the findings suggest that we don’t need to fall victim to bad genes.