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President Kim Il Sung,
General Kim Jong Il,
Marshal Kim Jong Un and
I saw so many pictures and statues of President Kim Il Sung and General Kim Jong Il that I just started referring to them as the El Dude brothers. And so henceforth that is how I shall refer to them.
In Pyongyang (the city for the elite only), the average yearly salary is $1,000. People living in Pyongyang do not pay rent or any taxes however. A ...
... day off. Mental.
80) The Japanese aren’t afraid to use eye drops. They’ll use them anywhere at any time. Be it during class, on a crowded subway, an onsen, or even in the centre of a nightclub at 2am.
81) It’s difficult to guess the ages of most Japanese women.
82) Natto is the worst thing I’ve ever tasted. Don’t even try it seriously. I’ve had frozen guinea pig stuck in the microwave for 10 minutes with its meat ...
... wife see me and stand up all excited. They have a friend there who is gobsmacked that a gaijin has just walked in. Amazingly the wife of the barber is reciting all this information about me. My name, age, where I live, where I'm from, what my job is, how big my... She's only met me once and remembered all this! So I take off my jacket and they are shocked at 'my muscle' haha. They then start touching me without asking or anything. Delved right in ...
... number for our apartment on his desk. Somehow in the midst of frustration I remembered that Chris keeps important information written on the back of the whiteboard in his office. I was finally able to get through and wake Chris up, thus finally being allowed access to the apartment. I was also treated extra special for the night.
Wednesday I woke up with a migraine and once I set off for class I thought about turning around, but Farah was coming to class for the first time ...
... in characters. I could follow some of the lyrics using one of the alphabets but then I would get lost when a kangi character appeared. I think I impressed Chris with my reading skills though because he wanted to know how I was singing along.
Our friend Beto, the Mexican missionary, preached on Sunday in Spanish. This meant that Chris got to hear the message through my translation to him while the preacher translated it into Japanese for everyone ...