Escaping

Escaping

There are two articles on the CNN website right now about North Korea, but neither of the articles has anything to do with nuclear weapons. One article is about an American who visited North Korea and is under arrest, and who will face the Democratic Republic of North Korea’s Supreme Court for his unknown crime. Pae Jun Ho legally entered North Korea as a tourist, but he was detained. The North Korean government has arrested him...

The Innocence Of North Korea And China

The Innocence Of North Korea And China

My last article was about the cyber attacks against South Korean banks and TV broadcasters. Originally it was believed that North Korea was to blame, but the IP address was tracked to China. This strengthened the accusations that North Korea and her ally, China, were hacking and trying to disrupt South Korean businesses and banks. The truth has come out at this point, and it looks like we were wrong. The IP address has been...

China Cyber Attacks South Korea

China Cyber Attacks South Korea

Yesterday I was checking on a few different things online when the breaking news hit that South Korea was being affected by cyber attacks. The attackers were able to shutdown Korea’s largest three broadcasters, and shut down three banks as well. To help put that in perspective, that would be on the same grounds as hackers simultaneously shutting down ABC, NBC, and Fox, and at the same time shutting down Bank of America, Wells...

B-52 Bombers And Propaganda Videos

B-52 Bombers And Propaganda Videos

This morning when I checked on CNN, there were two articles about the United States and North Korea. One article was about North Korean propaganda that claims that the North Koreans can destroy the White House with a nuclear attack. The other article discusses the current US-ROK military drills that are currently happening in South Korea. Both of these actions are reactions to what the other is doing. The United States and South Korea have...

Cyber Attacking North Korea

Cyber Attacking North Korea

The latest news from redOrbit and CNN reports that the North Korean government claims that the United States and South Korea are attacking their Internet servers. The North Korean news agency, KCNA, states that the American and South Korean governments have been using “intensive and persistent virus attacks” on North Korean Internet servers. "It is nobody's secret that the U.S. and the South Korean puppet regime are massively bolstering up cyberforces in a bid to...

Lovers And The Lonely: Korean Romantic Holidays

Lovers And The Lonely: Korean Romantic Holidays

For most single people, once Valentine’s Day is over, the time for mushy lovey dovey stuff is over for an entire year. Plus, there’s the bright side of discounted Valentine’s Day candy at every store. The ability to put oneself in a self-induced chocolate coma for 24 hours was always kind of a relief. That is not the case in South Korea. They have three holidays that they use for couples to be together...

North Korea Gets 3G And Twitter

North Korea Gets 3G And Twitter

If you read my posts regularly, then you know that I talked about Dennis Rodman going to North Korea and participating in an exhibition basketball game. Rodman also Tweeted, "I come in peace. I love the people of North Korea!" I really didn’t think much of it at the time, assuming that he tweeted that before he got to North Korea, when he was departing from the United States or when he was in China. You...

Korean Rebellion: March First

Korean Rebellion: March First

Last Friday, March 1st, I had the day off from work and a three-day weekend. It is a seemingly unimportant day to Americans and other westerners. However, in Korea, it is important enough of a holiday that all schools, elementary to university, are off for the day. I even found the March First monument one day when I was walking around Seoul with a friend. In Korea they celebrate the March First Movement, also known...

Potato Party: French Fries

Potato Party: French Fries

As an American, I love French fries. And even though I live in South Korea, I still make my pilgrimage to McDonald’s now and again. Honestly, I go more than I should for someone who has the chance to eat a different kind of food than I can get back home. But, darn it all, sometimes I just want a cheeseburger and French fries. Part of the business model that McDonald’s strives for is...

Dennis Rodman’s Controversial Visit To North Korea

Dennis Rodman’s Controversial Visit To North Korea

I didn’t expect to see Dennis Rodman, the former Chicago Bulls superstar, and Kim Jong Un’s name paired together in the same news article. However, the articles about this trip have taken over my news feed. Dennis Rodman made an unexpected visit to North Korea. He went to North Korea with three members of the famous Harlem Globetrotters for an exhibition basketball game. The popular picture that is circulating is Kim Jong Un on the...