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Blogging from Seoul


Well, it’s not only me who is so much concerned about the ongoing issues of North Korea when the rest of the world’s attention is also on North Korea. These days almost every main headline from the measure news media is about North Korea. Every day I check the facebook group of nepali people in south korea, people are talking about it. Some of them have said that they are leaving the country soon and some of them have said they have already left and some of them have said- they are not afraid because they are the sons of Brave Gorkhali My daily chores consist one more routine now- to check the news on North Korean issues. However, I don’t find a single difference in people’s lives even in the time when every other news is all about the possible war on Korean peninsula. Life is going as usual and my email inbox are filled with the invitation and confirmation messages from organizations and friends for the scheduled programs.

You will find it interesting – when I talked about the ongoing issue with my Korean friend, she said that if –“North Korea attacks south then one Giant Robert will come out from the Han River and he will save South Korea”. I know she said it jokingly but it also shows the other part that they have been used to these threats and all from a long time.

Besides this, this is the time to see the beautiful Seoul blossoming all along with the cherries. Ah! I have been so occupied with the political issue that the pictures of cherries don’t even come to my mind : P It really feels like heaven in this season as the cherries has already been decorating the city. We have scheduled to take a glimpse of Cherry blossom next week being indifference to the continuing threat from North Korea. I will update you soon with the hope that things goes all right.

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Cali gal Michelle's picture

Nilima- You so eloquently

Nilima- You so eloquently describe the beauty amidst looming fears. Isn't that a lesson we can all learn from? That even when vicious threats are overhead and all seems dark, we can still find signs of spring. Can we smell the sweet scent in spite of the stench? Can we see bright colors amidst the dreary? Thank you for reminding us that yes, we can. I am amazed at your courage and optimism.

I look forward to the updates from you.

Winter is here. But spring is coming!

Let us Hope together-
aka: Cali gal


nilima's picture

Dear Michelle

You are right, no matter what happens we can always look for the brighter side of the time even though there have so much pressures around us. I am so glad that i have people around me like you who are there for us with each other :) I feel like there are people with me, sharing my state of mind at this moment.

Thank you once again.

Mukut's picture

Thank you for the update

Thank you for the update.And that picture looks so refreshing. Beautiful!

Looking forward to hear more from you.


Mukut Ray

nilima's picture

Hi Mukut

:) its my pleasure! :) and will update about other things soon.

mrbeckbeck's picture

Life goes on..

Nilima, thanks for the update, it's great to hear from you. It's funny how life goes on... there are so many major issues we are swimming through as a media saturated population. This situation is tense to hear about, especially when the word "nuclear" is thrown out there! I am YEARNING for the day when we're done with all of this military posturing, and we can move on to important things.

Wishing you the best,

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Volunteer

nilima's picture

So true

This is probably be the most important issue in the international politics as well as for citizens here who don't wanna see the same dark time again. Also, a big interest for more than 500 thousands immigrants who are in South Korea. People are used to the military issues in one or other way, but like you said we are more concerned as it is not only about military but 'nuclear'. I hope and believe that this will be solved before it happens rather than looking forward to see what happens.

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