For the first time in 60 years South Korean Lim Ok-Nam ® is able to hug her North Korean sister Rim Ok-Rye (L) at an event held in the Mount Kumgang area of North Korea. A few elderly North Koreans are being allowed to meet family members from the South whom they have been forcibly separated from since the country was divided following the 1950-53 Korean war. Credit: Getty Images/The Korea Press Photographers’ Association   

“I experienced life threatening situations several times while I was living in North Korea. One time, I couldn’t eat or sleep for about two weeks. Being alive was so painful. My dream is to make delicious food and share it with others. It doesn’t matter if it is for people I don’t know. It doesn’t matter who it is as long as they want to eat it. I want to cook my favorite soybean paste soup with dried radish leaves(Siraegi Doenjang Jjigae) and ginseng chicken soup(Samgyetang) in an iron furnace in a traditional Korean style house with a huge front yard. I am going to have all the hungry people come in and eat. I will leave the door wide open.”

“북한에서 살 때 죽을 고비를 몇번을 넘겼죠. 한번은 보름동안 먹지도 못하고 자지도 못했어요. 살아있는 게 고통스럽더라구요. 제 꿈이 뭐냐면요, 맛있는 음식을 해서 사람들한테 주는 거예요. 모르는 사람이어도 상관없어요. 먹고 싶은 사람이라면 누구든 괜찮아요. 마당이 넓고 한옥집이 이렇게 넓은 곳에서 무쇠가마 걸어놓고 제가 제일 좋아하는 시래기 된장찌개도 해주고, 삼계탕도 해주고.. 배고픈 사람들 다 들어와서 먹게 할 거예요. 문 활짝 열어놓구요.”
The secret life of Kim Jong Un’s aunt, who has lived in the U.S. since 1998
How one family went from the top in North Korea to the middle in America.

Kim Jong Un’s aunt and uncle have been living anonymously in the United States for 18 years. But we spent the weekend in New York with Kim Jong Un’s aunt and uncle, dodging the Elmos and the Naked Cowboy in Times Square, eating sushi and Dunkin’ Donuts sandwiches. Then we went home with them, sat on their couch and watched KBS together, looked through their albums albums of the good old days in Europe. This is the story.

You KNOW America is messed up when North Korea is able to say stuff like that and it actually be true. According to North Korea the United States is a country “where people are subject to discrimination and humiliation due to their races and they are seized with such horror that they do not know when they are shot to death.” I never wanted to agree on anything with North Korea but they ain’t lying. This statement speaks truth about the times we’re living in. #Ferguson #BlackLivesMatter #NorthKorea #Truth

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