Tuesday, July 26, 2011

'NK soldiers thank Kim Jong-il for bulgogi'

I found another interesting news today about North Korea. The article says North Korean soldiers were very thankful to Kim Jong-il for the bulgogi he offered to them. In case you're not familiar with bulgogi, it's a Korean dish that usually consists of marinated barbecued beef, although chicken or pork may also be used* and this dish is VERY common here in South Korea. Meaning, you can find and eat it anywhere here and it's not even expensive. Anyway, so, probably many people in South Korea will find this news a bit "interesting" or should I say "shocking."

Here's the article:

A poster in which North Korean soldiers, apparently moved by dishes of bulgogi, or Korean barbecue, shed tears has attracted South Korean Internet users.

The North Korean Central Television reported on July 21 that North Korean soldiers were thankful for the bulgogi dishes offered by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and shed “tears of appreciation,” nownewsnet.com reported Monday.

The poster, which was reportedly made by soldiers working at a construction site, contains an image which shows that soldiers wipe away their tears, and the word, “Oh, bulgogi!!!” and “Soldiers are choked by Kim’s ‘passionate love’ toward them.”

In another image, a group of soldiers sit down together and eat bulgogi.

Kim offered the bulgogi dishes to encourage soldiers mobilized to construct the Huicheon No. 2 power plant in Jagang Province as part of efforts to build a “strong country,” the report said.

South Korean Internet users, who saw the images, said, “Is it difficult to find bulgogi in North Korea?,” “What a pity they have little to eat and shed tears at seeing bulgogi,” and “The North is really facing a serious food shortage.” 

Article Link: http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2011/07/116_91555.html

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