Comments on: A rare glimpse into the North Korean soul Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: Kailim Fri, 20 Jul 2012 06:28:44 +0000 Dear Illya,

You have managed to stirring in the depths of my soul again. My eyes are still wet whenever I recall the scene of both mom and grandma hugged and bursted into tears together at reunion after 40-year separation.

I am staying in Guangzhou at present. I like to meet and exchange views with you if you happen to drop by here.


By: iszilak Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:50:56 +0000 Dear Kalim: I, too, hope that North and South can reunite. It is a real tragedy that so many families are separated. Many in the U.S. are unfamiliar with Korean history and the special relationship that Korea had with China. Thanks for pointing this out. Illya

By: Kailim Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:15:35 +0000 Thank you, Szilak. This is a very insightful article with passions and conscience. It touches the bottom of my heart.

It reminds me of what China used to be more than 30 years ago. Thank and bow to Deng Xiaoping for opening China up. Nowadays we are allowed to visit anywhere in the world, to access to internet, and are encouraged to learn English at schools. We had been set free to strive for a better tomorrow by ourselves instead of lining up for the government handouts. It is completely out of the imaginations of most of us.

I wish North Koreans would have a better future and unite with the South the soonest. We share the same ancestral cultures and could be roots as well because we have exactly the same surnames.

Please don’t label me as a propagandist. I am just an ordinary Chinese. This article really moves me.

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