Only one position that makes my stomachache bearable. Like I’m lying in bed right now. It looks ridiculous but I can’t do anything about it. I look like a weeping, wrinkly, pathetic worm.
Whenever I feel uncomfortable, I call my parents. They’re not home. I’m waiting.. So I’m writing this post.
Last week, I went to an art museum in Zürich calles Kunsthaus. I suddenly remembered going there with my kindergarten class. We had a Claude Monet week or something. When I saw this painting, memories flashed back. I sat there for a while beholding the water lillies. As a kid, I didn’t know anything about how beautiful it in fact is.
After a few minutes, I felt like in the new James Bond movie where 007 waits for Q to secretly bring him the gun and plane tickets to Shanghai. That was a cool feeling. Then I started fantasizing about how to steal this painting like in one of the Ocean’s movies. I looked at the security thingies on the ceiling and imagined the painting being protected by a laser huddle during the night. Then I’d have to wear a tight black costume to sneak my way through.
Shin Dong Hyuk
A North Korean refugee. He was born in Camp 14, an internment camp. Due to the “3-Generation-Punishment”, he hasn’t seen anything outside the camp where he grew up and lived for 24 years. Freedom, equality, human rights. Some word he has never heard of or even knew how it works. Not even has he seen people wearing different clothes than the prison uniform. At the age of 14, he was forced to watch his mother and brother being executed. After starving and getting beaten up for his entire life, he decides to escape at the age of 24. He describes the outer world as heaven since he has never seen a different world than the bounded and highly controlled camp before. While watching a documentary about his life (there are some on youtube) I had to cry like a retarded baby.
When you watch a video called “BORN AND RAISED IN CONCENTRATION CAMP” (provided by Google Tech Talks), there’s a speech at the beginning by Adrian Hong that takes like 30 minutes or something. I highly recommend everyone to watch it. After talking about the situation in North Korea, he talks about helping others in general. Something that impresses me my whole life through are altruistic, selfless people. People who use their intelligence and privilege not to rule but give love and help others.
The reporter asks if he is happy now that he lives in South Korea and is able to eat whatever and whenever he wants. He says that deeply, he’s not happy. And he will never be. Everytime he’s laughing and having fun with his friends, whenever he is eating a delicate dinner, he’s conscious about that the people he left behind struggle the same tragedy every single day. It’s because he has seen the reality. I mean, how can he forget?
His real name however is not Dong-Hyuk. He simply took the name of the certain reporter that helped him immigrate to South Korea. Due to tensions between North Korea, South Korea and China back then, the reporter got fired. But a more important fact than that, he saved a life.
The lazy days are over!
I’m going to New York on Thursday. I will try to make a video there because I’m missing video classes. I hope my stomachache will be gone until then..
No songs today.. Recommend me some good songs! And tell me about your inspirational moments. Make me cryyyyy!