Your chance to ask questions to North Koreans about life growing up in the DPRK
"The idea of paying someone else to scrub your body is still foreign to many North Koreans"
"One of them was my friend"
"Once they take you away to the prison camp, you are never heard from again"
"If a CD or DVD is found stuck in your player, you’re in deep trouble"
"According to him, South Korea was a living hell where people couldn’t live"
"In most regions outside of Pyongyang, there isn’t much traffic at all and traffic lights are rare"
"North Korea has become a capitalist state in a manner that cannot easily be defined with words"
"I had always wanted to learn Chinese. I memorized 3000 characters by myself in my spare time"
"When you fall ill in North Korea, the first thing that comes to your mind is a dish of rabbit"
"Among the books I read in North Korea, Sherlock Holmes was my favorite"
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