I fully regret not eating as much as i should have yesterday.
The move is going…..well…its going. I, the professional procrastinator extraordinaire have completely put off packing until the last minute and I will be a scrambling mess come Wed. It happens every time that’s why i know exactly how this dance goes.
I cant even begin to explain to everyone how happy I am that i don’t have to go to the stupid Laundromat anymore. I am so excited in fact that i might spend my first few days in my house washing everything i own. Including curtains and whatever else i find. I will definitely do a house tour when we are all settled in.
In other news, i have a new home in the interwebs sense as well. So this is where i will now be writing about my trials and tribulations and total randomness etc. Also i plan on taking on various home projects in the future so THAT should be damn interesting. Hopefully I can at least learn how to do and finish the linoleum makeover in my kitchen before Korea blows us up.
Speaking of that scary ass situation….I read some crazy, propagandist shit today on the internet. (Because of course you know if you ever want the complete and total truth come to the internet.) So I will share that with you….
11 Things that you didn’t know, that may or may not be true about North Korea, that if they are true we are all going to effin die.
- The first "Great Leader" of North Korea, Kim Il-Sung, is deeply revered in North Korea. In fact, there are over 500 statues of Kim Il-sung scattered throughout the country. Many Koreans apparently believe that Kim Il-Sung actually created the world.
- It is said that hanging up pictures of Kim Il-Sung is compulsory for every household in North Korea.
- Millions of North Korean citizens have literally starved to death over the past 10 years.
- The North Korean constitution actually guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
- It has been reported that during times of extreme hunger in North Korea, cannibalism is quite common. Several years ago the Washington Post shared what one 29-year-old female defector told them about what is going on inside the country….
"When one is very hungry, one can go crazy. One woman in my town killed her 7-month-old baby, and ate the baby with another woman."
The sad thing is that the 29-year-old female defector didn’t even consider what she had seen to be wrong….
"I can’t condemn cannibalism. Not that I wanted to eat human meat, but we were so hungry. It was common that people went to a fresh grave and dug up a body to eat meat. I witnessed a woman being questioned for cannibalism. She said it tasted good."
- In 1987, North Korea began construction on the Ryugyong Hotel, which would have been the tallest hotel in the world if it had been finished on schedule in 1989. Instead, construction of the bizarre 105-story skyscraper that somewhat resembles a pyramid was suspended in 1992, and the unfinished structure was just a massive concrete shell towering over Pyongyang completely empty for the next 16 years. Work began once again on the project in 2008, and it is anticipated that it will finally be completed in 2012.
One of North Korea’s greatest "tourist attractions" is the Pueblo – a U.S. naval vessel that the North Koreans captured from "the imperialist Americans" back in 1968.
According to North Korean media, Kim Jong-il is a phenom at just about everything. It is claimed that he shot 38 under par (including 11 holes-in-one) the first time he ever played golf.
Christians are slaughtered in some of the most brutal ways imaginable in North Korea. The following is just one example…..
"While Interviewee 17 was in the North Korean Army, his unit was dispatched to widen the highway between Pyongyang and the nearby port city of Nampo. They were demolishing a vacated house in Yongkang county, Yongkang district town, when in a basement between two bricks they found a Bible and a small notebook that contained 25 names, one identified as pastor, two as chon-do-sa (assistant pastors), two as elders, and 20 other names, apparently parishioners, identified by their occupations. The soldiers turned the Bible and notebook over to the local branch of Department 15 of the Korean Workers Party (KWP), but the Party officials said it was up to the military police unit, Bowisaryungbu gigwanwon, to investigate. Tracked down at their place of work through the listing of occupation in the notebook, the 25 persons were picked up without formal arrest by the military bowibu. The interviewee was not aware of any judicial procedures for those seized. In November 1996, the 25 were brought to the road construction site. Four concentric rectangular rows of spectators were assembled to watch the execution. Interviewee 17 was in the first row. The five leaders to be executed – the pastor, two assistant pastors, and two elders – were bound hand and foot and made to lie down in front of a steamroller. This steamroller was a large construction vehicle imported from Japan with a heavy, huge, and wide steel roller mounted on the front to crush and level the roadway prior to pouring concrete. The other twenty persons were held just to the side. The condemned were accused of being Kiddokyo (Protestant Christian) spies and conspiring to engage in subversive activities. Nevertheless, they were told, “If you abandon religion and serve only Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, you will not be killed.” None of the five said a word. Some of the fellow parishioners assembled to watch the execution cried, screamed out, or fainted when the skulls made a popping sound as they were crushed beneath the steamroller. Interviewee 17 thought, at the time, that these church people were crazy. He thought then that religion was an “opiate,” and it was stupid for them to give up their lives for religion. He heard from the soldiers who took away the other twenty prisoners that they were being sent to a prison camp."
A few years ago when China was sending humanitarian aid into North Korea the North Koreans decided that they would just start keeping the trains as well. The Chinese crews were sent back over the border on foot.
A song entitled "No Motherland Without You" was written specifically for Kim Jong-il and is one of the most popular songs in North Korea. It is regularly sung by the North Korean military.
Yea, Holy crap indeed.