Kim Jong-un Visit Brings Children to Tears
A set of photos released by North Korea’s state-run media shows Kim Jong-un touring a camp for children, who are so moved by the leader’s visit they are emotionally overcome. Kim reportedly visited Myohyangsan Children’s Camp in North Phyongan Province with his wife, Ri Sol-ju, last Sunday, according to the Korean Central News Agency. Construction of the camp, the KCNA reported, fulfilled the “lifelong desire of the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il who did everything for the children as their tender-hearted father all their lives.”
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Monday’s Link Attack: 2NE1, Psy’s Concert, John Cho
North Korea: Loosen your belts The Economist In tone, the young Mr Kim has quickly signalled change from his father’s paranoid rule, and with unexpected verve. Last month he fired the army’s senior general, a hardliner, while a civilian was hastily promoted. One reading is that Mr Kim is retreating from his father’s “military-first” stance. His public appearances are also different. He is often seen laughing with those around him. Where Kim Jong Il’s consorts were kept out of sight, a stylish young woman
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Q&A With Raw Foods Champion Ani Phyo
by LINDA SON Ani Phyo has worked with whole foods her whole life and, in the last 15 years, has made a business of helping people reap the benefits of a nutritious diet. The 40-something Korean American has returned with a new book, Ani’s 15-Day Fat Blast: The Kick-Ass Plan to Get Lighter, Tighter, and Sexier . . . Super Fast. Ani Phyo takes a moment to talk to about her new cookbook and diet plan and how it can help yield healthy results. What inspired you to publish your new cookbook? Even though this is my sixth book, people keep asking me for help in incorporating healthy recipes and food in any diet. So this 15-day plan was created to really handhold everyone and anyone to teach people how easy it is to incorporate an extra shake, a chocolate milkshake, a chocolate brownie, healthy options to any diet. It basically provides five to six meals and snacks everyday: breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner and optional evening snack. People are finding they’re not hungry at all. How did you come up with the 15-day plan and the recipes you included in your book?
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North Korea on Track For Worst Drought in 50 Years; U.S. Aid Unlikely
Photo via AP North Korea is bracing for its worst drought in five decades ahead of the critical planting season, according to news reports. May is on track to be North Korea’s driest on record since 1962, with less than a quarter-inch of rainfall during the month so far, CNN reported. Dry conditions are expected to last through early June, which could put pressure on the impoverished country’s already low food supplies.
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Monday Giveaway: Ani’s Raw Food Asia
Hello readers! We’re giving away two (2) copies of a great book! Here’s your chance to win a free copy of Ani’s Raw Food Asia: Easy East-West Fusion Recipes the Raw Food Way by eco-stylist Ani Phyo. Check out the September 2011 KoreAm article on Phyo here. To enter, just leave a comment by 5 p.m. PST on Friday, Sept. 16. Link to the giveaway on Twitter for an extra entry. (Make sure to leave another comment with your Twitter status.) Two entries max per person. (U.S. Entries Only). We will pick two winners at the end of the week. If you don’t win, buy the book at Amazon!
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