Yep, I don't put much stock in the 'how did Manaki not notice' thing. There are a lot of ways to explain away something like that especially if Manaki isn't much interested in researching such things (I would have made a big deal about a scar that size for an appendectomy, but that's just my personality). There are plenty of other ways to explain away such things though, and plenty of ways to hide them with makeup or clever clothing. She could even spin it in a way that would get him to back off, like "I'm self-conscious about my scars, please don't say anything about them". That would definitely be enough for me, until the first time she got sick anyways.
Yes. It's not supposed to go that way, no. It's pretty strange, because in typical gastric bypass the bypassed part of the stomach still has an out through its duodenum which just connects to the Jejunum further down the line. Had it been that way then she probably wouldn't have had any clear negative symptoms when the stitches or staples or w/e failed, other than weight gain/increased hunger. Bowel resection doesn't feature in any bariatric surgery that I could find. Although if you weren't going to put in an out to the bypassed stomach it might "make sense" to remove the duodenum since it wouldn't see much use, or, if you were to stretch the duodenum to the top part of the non-bypassed stomach, it might "make sense" to remove some intestine so that the missing absorption would match what you would get from a normal gastric bypass surgery. It's still clearly not the recommended procedure, and then that she got an infection and the staples failed is just extraordinary. So not only are his procedures unusual and not recommended, but he isn't even skilled enough to perform his own procedures. Then to make matters worse still, he pretty much took any patient who asked. I guarantee you Venus would never qualify for weight loss surgery in the U.S., they would take one look at her and tell her to hit the road, maybe with a referral to a psychiatrist.
One translation gives: "I don't like being fat, being fat means failure to me. That's why Dr Kang Sehoon not only removed my appendix but also 120 cm of my small intestines, like many slim chinese girls do. But my physique is stronger so I recovered fast, Dr.Kang said that I have a really high tolerance for pain, which is unusual in young people (apparently the older you get the higher the tolerance). Dr Kang said you had good intentions but something with the communication was wrong. When I get back to Seoul I'll go to Dr Kang again." In the other e-mail image Venus was talking about something else entirely.
Vacuum cleaner. No seriously it's just her jacket sleeve but it's going through crazy distortion like everything else on the edges of the footage. Result of some zoom artifacts (dolly zoom effect?) or post processing weirdness.
Not sure what you mean exactly by this, but it doesn't sound productive. If you don't like her, just ignore her. Trying to get her to take responsibility is an exercise in futility. It would be like a blind person trying to decipher a stucco wall, there are vastly better things to spend your mental energy on.
There's only a few bits of information to go on. One is that she doesn't like her father at all, and also he posts douchey, sometimes hyper-religious things on his instagram. Another is that her sister indicated that their childhood was rough, but that she turned the difficulties she experienced to her advantage, while indicating that Margaret did something of the opposite. I don't have the original post anymore, but she posted a more lighthearted version recently: As I grew up I realized that each day we get some stones of experiences, these stones are put in our way each day. These stones you collect all those years. When you are a young adult you are suppose to learn to use these stones. Some people think these stones are a burden. You can use a stone for: -Art, make a sculpture out of it -Building: use the stones to get a stable house -hinderness (sic): you can ignore the stones and fall over. You feel like a victim, you think your family was mean putting stones in your way -weapon: you pick up each stone and throw on someone. You feel like a victim and you hurt your surroundings. Nonetheless Margaret is apparently still on good terms with her mother and talks to her regularly, and also as I mentioned last year sometime she didn't want to say anything bad about her sister, despite that she blocked Margaret, me, and a plethora of others before we even knew she had an instagram page. Not much to be concluded from all that. Maybe you could also include Margaret's "lived in the communism, watched my friends die" from the hater comments song, but that's rather vague and the video is gone for the time being.
Yep, she's secretly been telepathic this whole time. That's why her language and spelling was always so bad. Unfortunately her telepathy is dyslexic too, so when she means to ask "can I pray here" instead she asks "can I pee here". Made for some uncomfortable incidents at the mosque.
Trying to put myself in his shoes, but I couldn't mentally reproduce the reaction even if it was the privacy angle. The only thing I can think of is that he is asexual, that Venus knows this, and he feels a little put off that Venus is pushing this on him. Remember one of the initial 'exposé' statements from Margaret was that Venus was asexual? Maybe she is, or was at the time, and Manaki is too. If it was something they shared it would be nice for a relationship (perhaps asexual but not aromantic). To have one partner start to act much less asex would make the other feel pretty lousy, as in 'I thought we shared this one very important thing'. That's probably reading into it too much though. Could just be a combination of small factors, like trying to speak English, being on camera, being surprised, trying to be funny and it not really working, etc.