Monday, March 17, 2008

#5 Stank Eye


They give good stank eye. It's almost like a super power, but often worse. Korean mom stank eye can bring anyone to their knees. The stank eye is usually paired with a sharp intake of breath that ends in a sharp 'tsk!". It is not only a mark of disapproval, it is the kiss of death.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is so true! My husband (Chinese) told me the other day that I too have this look! Ah~

Anonymous said...

LOL!!!
yes my mom always rolls her eyes a lot and give me the look LOL

Anonymous said...

OMG, korean mil's stink eye is the worst! It was so bad, my poor sil (who is korean) cried her eyes out after meeting my mil for the first time. She said she had never met anyone so mean looking before she met our mil.

Seoul Brother said...

While she never made the comparison, my gf believes that the only person who could give a more intense stank eye (or as I like to think of it - The 1,000 Yard Stare) than my mother is the little midget she learned martial arts from in Chelsea. Then again, he was both physically and emotionally stunted (as well as Japanese), so I guess he was screwed up. Oh yeah - he learned from a Korean in Japan who took a Japanese name. Fun, eh?

Sue said...

Stank eye + looking at you up and down eye = peeing in your pants with fear.

Seoul Brother said...

sue said...
Stank eye + looking at you up and down eye = peeing in your pants with fear.

The key to overcoming your opponent when fear is being used as a weapon is to imagine them as helpless creatures. If it worked for Bobby Bouchet, (and DON'T pretend that you don't like The Waterboy), it can work for you.

To overcome the power of the maternal stank eye, picture your mom picking her nose in church, or picture her trying to let out a ninja fart (silent but deadly) but a loud, cheek-rippling, ass trumpet blast comes out. She ain't so tough now, eh?

Aileen said...

OMG! That is the best picture of stank eye I've EVER seen! Awesome find!!

Heather *IsaBella and Harrison's Mommy* said...

Always counter the stink eye with something really cute and stupid... that'll melt her!

Love always,
Heather

sandra said...

damn that boy is scary (and fat-
my mother would point out).

Dan said...

That imfamous "noon-chi"

Anonymous said...

Did anyone's KM ever do this: The pounding of the chest with her clenched fist all the while moaning: Sok saeng-hae~~~ aigooo!!! Jook go shipa (I want to die?)

My sisters and I actually enjoyed watching this dramatic act and we would sometimes (repeat: sometimes NOT all the time) do something bad on purpose (this wasn't too hard to do) to watch her re-enact this masterpiece.

We would sometimes act this piece out to each other to get the "can't-breath-wheezing-braying-tears-rolling-down-the-face-sides-hurting-rolling-on-the-floor-cuz-laughing-so-hard-can't-stand-laughter out of each other when one of us is feeling blue. good times, good times.

eliseinkorea said...

Please have a look at this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elisetaipei/4079594333/

It's from a booklet explaining the glories of Gyeokbukgong to humble weigugkins...

Anonymous said...

My wife Myung-suk is Korean. She has a very mean stank eye look when we argue. I started holding a mirrir next to my face when we argue so she can see how mean she looks. It reminds her of her Mother's stank eye, and we end up laughing.
Ted

Anonymous said...

my girl gives me that look when we fuck

Soo said...

Oh, man, just looking at that kid is reviving my PTSD.

And I had successfully repressed that hissing noise.... It's like strolling along through the sunny woods and then there's this murderous SNARL from about two feet away, and you know you are about to have your head ripped off by a crazed grizzly. And then it will spit the head out contemptuously and tell you to get up and help it with the laundry; for once.