Every time I started to feel weary from school work, I was transported back to the world of , where a devastated Liam sat devotedly by the bedside of his comatose wife only to learn of a secret past marriage of hers to a certain gorgeous celebrity – a man he’ll have to consider allowing into his life to bring his wife back. But this drama and power-of-love stuff got me through that day. Since then I have read 9 ½ of Hannah’s 20 (I think) books and even got to meet her in person after her recent publication of This story about a feral 6-year-old who appears to have grown up in the woods and her relationship with the child psychiatrist who tries to bring this child out of her shell made my heart swell and took about a few gazillion tears from me.
Uriminzokkiri posted this short video of rush-hour traffic in Pyongyang (You Tube): I will leave it up to the reader to determine if the video was staged.
What is more interesting to me is to see the variety of vehicles used in the shots.
Without having any special data on the DPRK’s cola market, I would speculate that KKH promotes competition between the different soda producers to increase efficiency and profits for the ultimate goal of improving the positions of her discretionary official and unofficial budgets.
As an aside, earlier this year Here is a 30 minute video shot in Pyongyang–nearly entirley in the dark. The video caption reads: “We were touring the 3 Revolutions Exhibition in Pyongyang in 2009, when our elevator lost all power and 11 of us were stuck in blackness, hanging by a North Korean thread.” 1.
A multifunctional super-antioxidant health drink “Pirobong” is a drawing card in the world market. Though in the past there were few producers of carbonated drinks in the DPRK (Ryongsong Food Factory, Kyongryon Patriotic Soda Factory), the DPRK seems to have moved away from near-monopoly production to a more competitive industrial organization in the production of soda.
The company will steadily increase investment in the development of new brand of drinks and further promote exchange and collaboration with partners across the world. Kim Jong-il’s sister, Kim Kyong-hui (KKH), is director of the Light Industry Department in the Worker’s Party and as a result holds all colas in her job portfolio.
Neither of those was awful, but compared to the intensity and character development in some of her later books, these just don’t stand out.
Interestingly enough, while all these books I’ve mentioned here are contemporary women’s fiction, Hannah started out writing historical romances!
), however, they appear to be manufactured by different companies.