Goodness I just got back from South Korea and now the North and South are opening fire on each other what is this T_T
But quite morbidly cool because while we were in Korea (South obviously), we visited the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and learned a lot about its history and why it’s even there in the first place. So now I really understand the seriousness of the situation and how any incident between the North and South can explode so quickly.
Before we went, I’d had a look at our itinerary and this was I thought by far the coolest place we were going to. No wonder Cheesie keeps calling me Asian Studies nerd wtf.
For those not in the know (and too lazy to Wiki it), the Korean DMZ is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula that serves as a buffer zone between North and South Korea and is the most heavily militarized border in the world.
Let me show you! *tour guide
Deceptively cheerful wtf. This was actually in front of the museum they had there.
Look at HB like swimsuit model!
Sorry picture of me first. The DMZ was actually the first place we went to right after we touched down at Incheon. This is the only half decent picture of me cos the whole trip was actually damn tiring and I look like shit every day.
With Mookie and Wafu at Incheon! I dunno why everyone has nicknames -_-
At work, this person doesn’t know my name so he calls me Blogger FML. Just so you know, I’m not owned by Google wtf wtf.
This is it! Entering the DMZ.
Very strict wan. A soldier got onto our bus and demanded to see everyone’s passports first before they would let us through.
I think this spells Dee Em Zee.
With Desmond and Yvonne. Ok no nicknames.
Group photo! That’s Chezzet, Mosquito wtf, Super Pig, and YK.
Behind us is a whole row of binoculars to look out at the DMZ.
No pictures cos we couldn’t take photos beyond a certain line. But when I looked through the binoculars all I could see was flat barren land with scattered bald trees around. I saw a bunch of squat ugly buildings too but not sure if that’s already North Korea or the Joint Security Area. Quite spooky cos I imagined defectors running across the area FTL.
Oh ya our tour guide was damn stupid! Threatened us that if we didn’t get back to the meeting point by a certain time, the bus would leave without us and we would be considered defectors WTF.
Ok I show you the DMZ WTF.
Hahahahahah no la just a model of the area in the museum. (yesss spell check tells me I can spell “museum” right now wtf)
Some of the weapons used.
I thick skinnedly approached him to ask if he would take a picture with me and he said no cos he was on duty 🙁
But then he asked me where I was from (in English!) and I said Malaysia and he said he was born in Malaysia! Then he asked me where in Malaysia I was from and I said KL. He asked which part of KL and I said “er just KL” cos I thought he wouldn’t know anyway. And he said he was from Ampang!!
Our paths could have crossed without us knowing it *dreamy
But I was so surprised that I tried to think of something else to say so I asked him “so why are you here then?”
Then he looked at me incredulously and said “Because I’m Korean?” FML.
I bet under all that camouflage he looks like this wtf.
I’d defect for him *hamsap face but covers Wombeh’s eyes and ears first
Me and Super Pig. I’m wearing glasses to fit in with Korean society wtf.
No la actually the reason is even lamer. I brought along fake glasses (super cheap that Xiaxue took me to buy!) to cover my eyes cos we’d spent the whole night on the plane in restless sleep and I feared for my eyebags.
But I must say my nose is fucking nice here.
Also if you’re not in the know, 4 tunnels along the border have been discovered — dug by the North to infiltrate the South damn sneaky!
Some more every time the South found a tunnel, the North would deny it was theirs and blame the South for digging those tunnels WTF. Even though the orientation of the digging clearly shows that it came from the North stupid lie also dunno how to lie properly.
Visitors can go into the third tunnel though!
Me and Yvie at the entrance of the tunnel.
Photography is not allowed once you go under so no pictures again. But the tunnel had a downward incline of 11 degrees and was horrible to walk through.
Yvie and I are slightly claustrophobic so once the tunnel started getting smaller and wetter we turned around and fled back up the tunnel T______T
11 degrees sounds like nothing but when you’re running from a tunnel behind you that increasingly gets smaller, and the tunnel is like 200m long or something, and you have no stamina whatsoever, it’s pretty terrible.
Some more weather so cold by the time I got out I was wheezing for my life T_T
Then it was time to head back to Seoul!
Another group picture 😀