I sincerely believe having a mall is one of those signs of an advanced civilization Eureka! They have a mall. Now we can have a meaningful cultural exchange! I mean, Ancient Greece had malls, Ancient Rome had them too. They just called them Agoras or something. Really.
These days you get extra points if your civilization also has a McDonald's (or ten) and a Starbucks too. And maybe a Walmart and an IKEA...
Speaking of culture! (We were, weren't we?) My nephew Daniel has been a big fan of pizza since he was a little kid.
|Pizza in Yanji|
|Movie posters in downtown|
But then, I live in the Los Angeles area and us Angelinos are fairly strange. So, maybe it's me!
Okay, this one is a little weird:
|Yanji's KTV Station sports Christmas trees in July|
Being so close to the North Korean border means being able to get a North Korean TV station!
|North Korean TV Station's weather report|
Okay, maybe not.
Daniel says this next photo is of the Korean TV station's program line-up for the following day. Note the militaristic and patriotic symbols in the lower part of the picture.
|North Korean TV's line-up for the following day|
That's it for now!
I'm so happy to have a foreign correspondent! Thanks, Daniel!