[Pexers Write-Ups] A Soldier”s Story part 5: Summertime and the Living Not Easy #Waiting4KHJ #neverleaveKHJ #Justice4KHJ.
Summertime and the Living Not Easy
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Summertime is supposedly a relaxing period of time …endless sunshine fill the the surroundings except penetrate the thick layers of leaves on the trees, walks are leisurely made by the beach capped by sipping cool fruit drinks.
Hyun Joong would have preferred fishing , scuba diving, or just lazily being with his friends in Jeju.But he can’t do these now not even by next summer.
Instead he would be doing early morning joggings with the boys at Paju’s DMZ. Then after breakfast and fulfilling routine chores at the barracks go marching under the scorching sun. Do combat fighting drills on the ground,some days sharpening shooting skills but everyday inspection of perimeter barbed wire fences, lookout tower posts,and seeing to it the enemies are nowhere dangerously near.
Soccer remains the soldiers’ pass time. As well as the good old fashioned all-boys fun, impromtu singing and dancing.Reading one’s mails can be the best time of the day. Just how does Hyun Joong get to finish going over his fan mails?
Four years ago all of above were far away realities. Hyun Joong did his fan meets in Singapore under the auspices of Face Shop. Summer then was to look pretty, have mini concerts and launched his albums since that time.He was a busybody with all his international commitments as a Hallyu star.
Military service cannot be put aside any longer. The day of enlistment finally arrived. Included in the long haul are the cycles of seasons-Summer, Autumn,Winter and Spring. Hyun Joong as well as all the soldiers must be all climate, all weather ready.
Summertime’s hottest days will be approaching soon in Paju and elsewhere. While the soldiers and military administration will be business as usual as no time can they be at ease, the city itself is in a festive mood . The arts festival will be celebrated, the English village becomes alive and the Book city will attract visitors. The parks will be full of families with their grilling meat whose scents will be all over the place later to be eaten with the pungent Kimchi and other side dishes.It is also the time to eat cold fresh fruits in season.The DMZ will continue to bring in tourists.
While Summer is at the extreme spectrum of climate as is Winter, the soldiers will have to learn how to adjust to their vagaries. But what’s that to the danger of the soldiers’ mission ?
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