Saturday, 6 April 2013

(Day 260) Hwaseong Immigration Detention Center Day 10 (Part 2) D-2


2 eggs
soy milk
Lunchrice & kimchi
soybean & spinach soup
tater tots
Dinnerrice & kimchi
kimchi/tofu/egg soup

One of the most interesting things about the immigration detention center is the diversity of people and religions and how this small group reflects the real world in the eastern hemisphere. Out of 17 people in this cell, half of them are Chinese and there is 1 person each representing other countries, with 4 coming from the Indian subcontinent. I'm the token imperialist. Three of the four Indians are Muslims, the other is Hindi, but it’s not the one you'd expect it to be-- the one from India, but is instead the one from Nepal. Another strange twist is the one most likely to be Muslim, the Iranian is a Christian, as is the Nigerian, but the Iranian is more devote. The Chinese are all communist heathens and mock the Muslims as they perform their daily prayers. And then there's me. I am actually more anti-religion than anything else, but if I were to choose, I would choose a Buddhist-like philosophy.

I spent most of the day trying to sleep in an effort to make it pass by faster. No such luck. Time is still crawling by at a snail's pace. Maybe a bit slower than that.