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Alighting from the ferry
All right, so the boys have finally reached China after a gruelling 19 hour boat trip. They arrive at the ferry terminal, and there are LOTS of Chinese fans waiting for them already (I’ve always been curious, how do these people know where and when to go welcome their idols?) The six guys are greeted by screams of OPPA!!~~ from the Chinese fangirls while heading off to the bus.
LSG: End of disgusie, end of disguise! (er, so the hat was supposed to be a disguise? Ah, LSG you are so cute sometimes.)
LSGuen: (We reached) Safely!
EJW: We got off the boat!! (HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!)
The boys gather in front of a map and start showing us where they are headed to. Now, they have to take the bus, through Changbaeksan maek (长白山脉)
KHD: So how much time will we take?
The other guys: 19 hours!
KHD: How much time?
The other guys: 19 hours!
KHD: We’re setting off today and will reach tomorrow, 19 hours.
LSG: We ARE taking 19 hours right?
KHD: Yes, that’s it. We’ll set off quickly, and get to Yongjong, where we’ll do some sight seeing and spend the night there, and its then off to Baekdusan.
And so they set off to Yongjong by bus.
On the bus
LSG: Wah… We are REALLY on our way (to baekdusan)! (laughing) Hyung, why are you going around barefooted?
Caption [Feeling as comfortable on the bus like as if it were my home] —> LSGuen
They look out of the window and start commenting about the sights. I’m not too sure, but it seems like they then started talking about how they (as south koreans) need a visa to travel back and forth the border but others don’t. Correct me if I’m wrong, since I’m really clueless about the historical and political background.
They start feeling sad.
EJW: My mom’s hometown is Pyong Yang. My grandfather, during the 6.25 battle, accompanied my mom and aunt and came to Namcheok..
I think KHD asks EJW if he still has any relatives there, and EJW says he’s not sure.
LSG: But I think that was to be expected back then (there were many cases like that).. My grandfather’s siblings are still living there (north korea?)
They all look really wistful and a little sad here. I think its a feeling that we will never understand unless we’ve been through it, being so close to your relatives, but yet not being able to see them as you wish, with so many barriers in between. Its tragic.
PD: Do you see the wire barbs?
KHD: Yes, yes, we see it.
PD: Its the (national) border.
The guys get all amazed at the close proximity they are to the border, and LSG comments that they are just around 30-50m away from it.
PD: The people you see working on the fields here, they are all North Koreans.
The guys are amazed again, and comment on how close they are, within the grasp of the hand. They then see a few tradtional korean houses on the way, and some people of course.
LSGuen: Yah! There’s a person there! There!! SONGSAENGNIM! (meaning teacher)
MCM: Ah, it’d be great if we could move slowly (so that they have more time to take in the sights)
The conversation then takes a turn and they start discussing a little bit of history, which I won’t go into. KHD though, said something that I thought was really nice. He commented that they wouldn’t have been able to see all that they saw on the bus ride had they taken the plane, and it was really the right choice on the PD’s part to make them take the ferry to China. Its true isn’t it? They may have complained about the tiring journey, but I’m sure what they saw on this stretch of road, they will remember for a long time.
Amnokgang, the Yalu River
KHD: Jiwon ah, we’re gonna see the broken bridge!
They arrive at the bridge that’s broken halfway. A little info on it from wikipedia: The “Broken Bridge” was built in 1909, (but) it was bombed and partially damaged in the Korean War around 1950 and has not been reconstructed.
LSG: It’s intact (in good condition)
MCM: Where does it end?
And the captions say [they see cheonhwakhi (broken bridge) now] [the Amnokgang bridge that is broken] [their faces stiffen] [and they all can’t say a word] [they get off the bus for a while]
So they all get off the bus to tour the broken bridge. It was quite touching, the entire scene, I guess I don’t have to explain much. KHD made all of them jump over the line, and they all started running towards the end of the bridge.
LSG (exclaiming): Woah! There’s Sinŭiju!
MCM: That’s Sinŭiju?
LSG: Is it really 100m (away)?
They seem to be all really affected on seeing the sights before them. Notice how parallel to the broken bridge, there’s another bridge that runs intact to North Korea. That’s the ONLY bridge left connecting the two countries, and is one of the few ways to enter or leave North Korea. Apparently trains run there daily. Wow, this is one big history lesson for all of us..
Lee Seung Gi 1N2D 20080706 Summary Part 1
July 9, 2008 by dindunz