However, on this particular day, even these past-times were off limits.Observed on 9 September every year, Independence Day is a public holiday which marks the founding of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and its liberation from the Soviet occupation in 1948.While there were arcade type places where he would play video games, he says it would quickly get boring because the consoles were so outdated.
So much so that Kang would attend roughly three rallies for the supreme leader every year. But then in the summer it’s bad because it’s over 40 degrees.” On top of this, as a young teenager Kang would be sent to a village for 14 days of farming once a year.
“South Koreans eat cake but that culture came from America, in North Korea there is no cake.
But we would have food, drinking and singing and dancing all night and getting drunk and the party wouldn’t stop until sunshine”.
Watching pornography was another sexual activity which was a no go.
“I never watched porn there, it would have been really dangerous.