With no t.v. in my apartment, and a busy afternoon, I did not hear about the attack on South Korea's island until returning to work at 8 pm. The lobby was filled with students watching the news on our king sized plasma. Everyone here is a little bit nervous, but there have been no alterations to our daily routines.
However, one student did mention that his mother called him and told him to go to the store and buy tons of ramen noodles. Like any good son would do, he immediately went to E-mart and stocked up. To his surprise he was not the only Korean in Seoul doing so. He noted that there was definitely a dent in the ramen section of the grocery store.
Besides an unusual spike in ramen sales and a drop in the economy there is no noticeable change in daily life in Seoul. Everyone is still swarming to Starbucks and Coffee Bean to get their caffeine fix for their long day. And the soju is still flowing strong from every drinking fountain. Of course people are a little bit nervous, I for one registered online with my embassy last night. This is a necessary precaution that all foreigners living in Korea should do immediately.
Above is a CCTV video of yesterday's attack on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea.
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