Some of the children nap here when their parents do not come home for lunch. The blankets look very new… Did I mention that everything I saw, anywhere, is made “in Korea” (meaning… Continue reading
These are the only objects graceing the classroom with color and interest. On second thought, and with a few months’ distance, I have concluded that these were brand-new and given to the children… Continue reading
Not many pens and books can be seen here.
The ladies of “Dollies Making A Difference”, headed by my great friend Cindy Simon and counting 30 of my other good friends, had entrusted me with 12 beautiful dolls made with great skill… Continue reading
They were happy, engaging and willing to try out their English. I don’t believe that our encounter was staged. Although who knows!
Mr Kim and I told a long walk on the beach. Away from it all, this is where, at his express request, we had the “Defection to the South 101” talk, complete with… Continue reading
Not to be belabor the point about lack of pollution, but: the beach is pristine, unused (ok, it was April, but still), and long. Not a beach that’s lying just 5 miles away… Continue reading
A number of you have commented on a recent news article reporting a one-time attempt at doing a leisure cruise along the East Coast of North Korea. The entrepreneur trying out the concept… Continue reading
has visited the plant on many occasions. I trust that, unlike me, He got to see the real thing.
I had a lengthy tour of… its museum. Notice, as you look at this model, how close the plant is to the ocean. Presumably this means drainage of manufacturing residue into the ocean.… Continue reading