You are all making me feel ancient!!!
I am a mere 48 years young - (I won't go into my korean age that would be depressing!) and I am certainly not an Ajuma!! - even though I am married and over 40 - do not have tattood eyebrows or have short permed hair!
I did find this on another site
"Ajuma: Technically, you are an ajuma as soon as you get married, but some younger wives may be insulted at being called this. Typically, an ajuma is an older woman (at least 40, married or not) who has short permed hair. Most of the time, they also have tattooed eyebrows and are fond of wearing visors. Ajumas have jokingly been called ` The Third Sex` because you can't really tell if they are men or women."
So .. If anyone has a "kinder" way odf addressing me - please let me know!
I always say I am 21 at heart and as the saying goes - Growing up is optional but growing old is manditory!