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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Fashion Glasses for Man Won

This post is for my family. Remember the 3 years in a row I wore "reading glasses"? My yearbook, health card, library card and Christmas photos all showed me in cat frames. I searched high and low for affordable glasses without prescription, and got so accustomed to wearing them that I freaked and wouldn't leave the house if I couldn't find them in the morning!

I prayed my eyesight would deteriorate at the ripe age of 16 so I could justify an expensive pair. I was convinced they made me look smart. Mom couldn't understand it, and now I don't blame her. "You have beautiful eyes! You look like you're wearing those plastic glasses with a fake nose stuck to them. Not attractive."

But fashion glasses are popular in Korea. I was ahead of the times! Look at the selection above, for 10 USD: various styles in a rainbow of colors. 6 years ago, I would have been in glasses heaven. (Sigh. I was so sophisticated.) I nearly tried a pair on for old times sake.

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daeguowl said...

I was always torn between thinking it cool to have glasses and being super proud of having perfect eyesight...I love glasses and was so disappointed when my wife got her Lasik done :(

MUD said...

I wear glasses because of the safety factor. You can't imagine how much it hurts to hit a bumblebee at 60 MPH on a motorcycle. My glasses are always scratched up from being hit by flying objects as I grind metal, cut wood or shovel rocks in the drive. Now and then when I read the bifocals kick in so I can really read a book. I once had the vision of an eagle and now can't read the big print books without my glasses. 60 isn't old, it's mature. Shame I'm not. MUD

Tracy said...

Ran into this blogs today. Hope you have having a great time in Korea and not missing Canada too much.

As for the glasses, I have a pair but I'm so used to contacts now.

Eva Karrin McKinnon said...

thanks tracy!


I hear you daeguowl. damn our perfect eyesight.

Aileen said...

Hi Eva! i know i'm posting a comment on an older blog..not sure if that is bad etiquette in the blogging world. hehe, i guess i'm not very blog savvy. But this made me laugh soo much because I totally remember when you would come into Grade 9 computer class wearing your dark framed glasses and complaining how you were jealous of me because I actually required a prescription!! I think you even lent me a pair to try out..but they didn't suit my face at all. You probably don't remember this either, as you seem to have blocked out our Grade 9 friendship. Even how we first met when you asked me to go to the Brockville Mall with you...sniff sniff in the good ol' days. Hahaha. Anyways I just wrote you a long email on the weekend, I'm sorry we had lost touch for the last little while...I miss you lots and hope to hear from you soon!!

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