Sunday, June 10, 2012

Korean invasion



Yep, Honolulu now has The Face Shop, complete with blinding white walls, beauty-obsessed narcissists, K-pop, and Japanese tourists. (By the way, I'm back on Oahu.)

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  1. Where in Honolulu is it? I'll be back in Honolulu in 3 weeks and would like to stay away from that area.

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    1. It's in the shopping center at McCully and Kapiolani Blvd. One would think the first shop would be in the crop of Korean businesses along Keeaumoku (affectionately dubbed "Korea-moku"), which would have the added advantage of being closer to the Japanese tourists at Ala Moana Shopping Center, but this place is close enough to Waikiki that it probably gets a few extra.

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  2. Do they sell eyelid glue? I recently wrote about it and asked a few American ladies what they thought.

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    1. I didn't see any. The stuff was all pretty basic stuff. And not too expensive (except, oddly, the men's stuff).

      I could see a lot of people coming there. Among Asian travelers (and folks in Hawaii, by extension), Korea is as famous for its cosmetics as it is for K-pop and K-dramas.

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  3. You can't be serious. Don't feed the kvetchpats.

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    1. Ah, this is harmless stuff. I can write something totally innocuous, and the kvetchpats will find some morsel to eat up and then regurgitate (they're like cockroaches that way).

      My snarky tone notwithstanding, I didn't mean this in any negative way. Frankly, I find it fascinating when everyday Korean stuff (e.g., Kyochon Chicken) ends up in the United States.

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    2. You didn't have to give the exact address. He was being sarcastic. Didn't have to indulge him.

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    3. Ah, I didn't give it for qklilx's sake. I certainly don't mind supporting The Face Shop or Kyochon Chicken or Shinsegae (were they to come here), and if someone is looking up FaceShop+Honolulu+location, I'm glad to be of service. (I'm assuming such people are headed there as shoppers, not protesters.)

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