Korean tension: A look at the conflict
I was sitting on my dilapidated couch watching my favourite programme on television when suddenly there was an interruption of a Breaking News – North Korea pounded the South with deadly artillery attacks, 2 dead and many more were wounded. The tension could escalate and it might provoke the use of the atomic bomb. That is the chilling situation. I am living not very far from these two Koreans and I am not going to be baked alive just yet.
So, I decided to give the two presidents a personal call, the first call was to the North. When I called him on the phone, he appeared to be calm but a bit agitated. The recent state of affairs in the Korean Peninsula might have aggravated his circumstances. I asked him if he would accept a reconciliation meeting with the South Korean President which will be held at my place, remarkably he promptly agreed, perhaps in the long run his country has a lot to lose rather than the south.
Calling the South Korean President is trouble-free; he had been my grandpa’s old time buddy. We knew him very well. He agreed with my proposition but couldn’t really concur with the time so I arranged a most appropriate date and time for both of them.
The President of the North arrived first. We acknowledged each other with a bow and I asked him to rest in my room while waiting for the other president. I asked him to read my blog and offered him some tea, roti canai and bosou.
The South’s President arrived a few minutes later. He kindly asked me if I have rice wine in a jar. “Yes, we have the best in town”, I replied. “Would it be possible to serve me and the Northern President with two jars – one for each?” he asked. “Sure, no problem and it will be on the house”, I said smiling. I let him wait near the chicken coop as I don’t want them to take grudges at each other before the meeting began.
I hurriedly made up the little meeting room with two jars of rice wine, some rice and a variety of pusas. Then I invited both of them in. At first, there was some tension in the atmosphere but a handshake and a couple of bows eased the friction. They both sat and begin sipping the rice wine. They asked me not to interfere, so I went back to my room and continue blogging.
It was perhaps 30 minutes passing the moment they started drinking, when I heard some harsh voices and later several out of tune singings. To my surprise the songs were Dusun but with very bad pronunciation and melody. It was the worse singing I ever heard.
It was the worse singing that I ever heard
I dozed off and was awaken early next morning. “We have to leave now, we have a very important business to resolve in our country”, the Northern President said. “We want to preserve peace in the region”, continued the South’s President. “We want to thank you for what you have done, thank you so much!” they both said and shook my hand. “Your siopon is the best!” said the south’s President smiling. Then they both walked away hand in hand.
I took a bag of chicken feed and went straight to my chicken coop. I was shocked to find out that one of my chickens was missing. “It might have been the south’s President”, I wondered.
Korean tension: A look at the conflict
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