Monday, November 19, 2012

Weekend Adventures: North Korea Freedom Coalition & Union Market

On Friday my friend (and cohort mate), Debie, invited me to Ebenezers Coffee House to attend a North Korea Freedom Coalition viewing of the film Crossing (2008), which details the story of a North Korean coal miner who escapes to China and eventually South Korea - leaving his pregnant wife (for whom  he escaped to find money for her medicine) and son.  It is a heart-wrenching, beautifully crafted piece that gave a glimpse of what life is like for some North Koreans.  I learned about the Free North Korea Radio, which broadcasts into North Korea from South Korea about the lies being perpetrated by the Kim family and their government and ways groups are trying to connect with North Koreans (namely, balloon launches).  It's an intense film but definitely worth viewing if you want to know more about North Korea and what is happening in the region.
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On a lighter note, on Sunday I headed to Union Market with Cassie - somewhere she's been wanting to check out - for lunch.  I had never heard of it before she suggested we go - it was a neat Sunday break and I look forward to heading back when it gets warmer and they open the garage door windows!

What did you do this weekend?  Can you believe I'm going to see Abdoulaye in less than two weeks???  

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