Your chance to ask questions to North Koreans about life growing up in the DPRK
People risk their lives to enjoy foreign music that explores love, memories and other themes absent from official songs
Schools teach very little about the outside world as Kim regime focuses on nurturing pride for the DPRK above all
Fashion police hammer down the nail that sticks out, but people still find subtle ways to display their own style
Unapproved information reaches most corners of North Korea through fliers, radio broadcasts and even shark balloons
Most funeral services take place in people’s homes and differ in other ways from ceremonies in the South
Few outside the capital can afford to eat out, while the most popular eateries are run out of people’s homes
Strict rules that discourage divorce by party officials have the side effect of encouraging infidelity
Most North Koreans have little choice over their course of study, unless they can pay hefty bribes
Atomization in South Korea makes it difficult to express one's feelings, whereas people in the DPRK say what they think
Ceremonies are simple affairs quite different from those in South, while food is an important part of the ritual
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