Esty Ng

23 year-old Chinese-Malaysian law student and part-time model Esty Ng was born and raised in Sarawak on the island of Borneo. She's currently going to school in Malaysia, and plans on getting her degree rather than going into professional modeling, an occupation she feels she isn't qualified for, despite opinions to the contrary.

Esty tells me she appreciates every little thing in her life that she finds interestingly beautiful. She says she captures them in pictures to share with her blog readers, which explains why there are literally hundreds of photos at her blogs.

During our chat, she also revealed to me what she describes as an obsession with elephants. In her own words; "For me, elephants just seem to be the nicest creatures on earth, and they are the only animal which cannot jump. Besides, people believe that elephants bring good luck and so do I. Thus, I collect everything which symbolizes an elephant."

North Korean Traffic Wardens

Rather than traffic lights (and probably because they can't afford to run and maintain them), larger cities in North Korea employ attractive and immaculately uniformed female traffic wardens at main intersections who direct what little traffic there is with military-like precision. Maneuvering atop small metal plates within white-bordered circles in the middle of those intersections, these ladies seem to have a sort of emotionless charm about them. While I have heard that there are also male traffic wardens in some cities, the capital, Pyongyang, has only female ones, typical in appearance as the one pictured at left.

Women have to meet certain physical standards in order to become traffic wardens in North Korea. According to unconfirmed but knowledgeable sources, in addition to being in good health and at least 164cm tall (not consider tall by Western female standards), they must also be no older than 26, unmarried, and apparently, easy on the eyes.

Due to the relatively high status and privileges the female traffic wardens enjoy in North Korea, they are said to be highly desired by the North Korean men, so I assume the average man there would stand little chance with one of these ladies. All of the photos that follow were taken in Pyongyang. The uniforms they wear depend on the time of year.

Korean Actress Lee Jenny

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I first caught Lee Jenny (also known by her English name, Jennifer Lee) back in the late 90s, when she was was co-starring in a sitcom called Three Guys, Three Girls, which was sort of a Korean version of the US sitcom Friends.

She was quite a head-turner back then, know for having a voluptuous figure (especially by Korean standards), even though the character she played on the show was portrayed as innocent and cute, rather than outright sexy. However, as this video of a fairly recent photo shoots shows; the now 29-year-old Jenny is definitely sexy first, and cute second.

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