Wednesday, 3 October 2012

(Day 75) Hwaseong Immigration Detention Center-day 62 C-21

sit-ups push-ups chairlifts
1 x 100, 2 x 50 2 x 35, 1 x 30 2 x 35, 1 x 30

Breakfast 2 hard boiled eggs
caramel flavoured bread
soy milk
Lunch rice & kimchi
fish with potatoes and sauce
egg in hot water
Dinnerrice & kimchi
cucumber kimchi
spicy chicken soup

In order to make time seem to go by faster I try to sleep as much as I can. The painkillers I take for my back help a bit and I can usually make it to lunch time. However, at night I end up staying awake later, so it doesn't really work at all. Everybody else is sleeping though, so it's nice to have the quiet time alone to read or draw.

The Russian kid got his walking papers. He goes back to Russia on Thursday morning.

If I'm not sitting at the table at 11:20 AM, someone inevitably tells me to get up for lunch. The act itself doesn't bother me so much as the enthusiasm behind it. The person telling me sounds so excited. Since it's now day 62 here at Hwaseong, but actually day 75 behind bars, I find it really hard to show any excitement for rice & kimchi for the 163rd time in a row. Every additional day increases the total by 2, so tomorrow I will have eaten rice and kimchi 165 times in 76 days. Needless to say, when I get out of here and essentially Korean itself, if I ever see rice & kimchi together again, it will be too soon.