Listening to: KANYE WEST: MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY
Reading: CANNONBUSTERS SCRIPTS
Watching: BG COLORS
Playing: DIRECTOR/ PRODUCER
Eating: WACK ARTISTS ALIVE, SHITTIN' OUT WACOM PENS...
Drinking: WATER (gotta wash 'em down!)
I've been getting an alarmingly high volume of emails ( and some few comments on my DA page ) from voicing concern about war here to frantic declarations of me being bombed and i need to flee, lol.
While i appreciate the immediate concerns, i find it entertaining that the only people who are freaking out about this are people who aren't here with me in Seoul.
For your knowledge, the island of YeongPyeong, is a remote and tiny fishing island that sits just two miles from the so-called northern limit line, a watery extension of the demilitarized zone ( 38th Parallel ) dividing the Koreas.
While exercising military drills ( and to much distaste to North Korean military as such drills run risk of crossing the demilitarized zone ) North Korea suddenly ( without clear explanation ) fired off some 170 shells at Yeonpyeong island, an area that is within direct striking distance to North Korea's military and is no stranger to militarized conflict within that shaky border of opposing military power ( a history of reoccurring naval skirmishes between the two )
If you look at a map ( if some of you actually cared to, lol ) and see where YeonPyeong island is located in relation to where Seoul is ( where I currently live ), you will see i am no where near the drama that has happened there ( and for the moment, has ended. ).
This does not mean there is no need to voice concern for some insane possible escalation to happen ( this is standard, periodical behavior from NK if you actually are interested ), the thought of war is indeed scary and sadly, 2 military soldiers did die and unfortunately about 13 people were injured and i don't know how badly( they are now safe as they were ferried to Inchon city ).
As expected, some stocks went down and a few UN folks are resenting the attacks and will shuffle chairs to figure out a peaceful solution hopefully sooner than later, but this does not by all means suggest WW3 and the end of all days for Koreans here. News casters have to get paid too and the more sensational the speculation is, the better the ratings, so trust that every news caster with make-up will be doing their best to make sure you're watching their channel for up-to-date news. in the mean time, here in Seoul, it's business as usual.
Time to make the donuts. I'm fine, thanks for your concerns.