Earlier this year Thai people were told the bad news that our country had lost its long-held status as the world's top rice exporter, falling behind India and Vietnam. As if that's not sad enough, it is likely that soon Thailand might also have to give up its cherished nickname "the Land of Smiles" to guess who... South Korea.
With corruption virtually everywhere, Thais nowadays have fewer and fewer reasons to smile. Meanwhile, in South Korea an increasing number of people are promised the ability to smile all day long, each and every single day, thanks to a surgical innovation called Smile Lipt.
Allow me to help you figure out the meaning of this strange name. The first word, of course, is straightforward. The second, which spellcheck obviously has an issue with, is a marriage between "lip" and "lift". It refers to a cosmetic surgery procedure that stirred up controversy on the internet over the past few days when a photograph of a young lady whose lips look like those of The Joker was posted on the Reddit website.
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