South Korea possibly attacked again as islanders evacuate

Just a few hours ago, explosions were heard at Yeonpyeong Island, journalist were ordered away. Is this a second wave of artillery?

Meanwhile North Korea calls for state of ultra-emergency:

North says Korean Peninsula in state of ‘ultra-emergency’

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Yonhap) — North Korea said Sunday that the Korean Peninsula is now in a state of “ultra-emergency,” as South Korea and the United States began massive naval drills south of the Yellow Sea border in a show of force against the North.

In a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency, the National Peace Committee of Korea, a propaganda organ of the North, denounced the joint exercise as an attempt to trigger a war against the communist nation. (Source: Yonhap)

It appears today South Korea might be under attack again:

(LEAD) S. Korea evacuates islanders on signs of N. Korean shelling

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s military ordered civilians on Yeonpyeong Island to evacuate to shelters, military officials here said Sunday, as signs of North Korea’s artillery firing were spotted.

“The emergency evacuation order was issued as of 11:18 a.m.,” a military official at the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said. “The military was also put on high alert.”

Signs of North Korean provocations were spotted as sounds of artillery fire were heard, the official said.

The South Korean island was shelled by North Korea on Tuesday. Two marines and two civilians were killed in the North’s artillery attack. Most of some 1,700 civilian residents on the island have already left the island, but some 20 residents are still there.

The emergency evacuation order came as Seoul and Washington started large-scale naval drills in a show of force against North Korean aggression. (Source: Yonhap)

South Korea and USA recently began war exercises at the Yellow Sea border. It has been speculated that this may provoke further action from North Korea which China warned against.

Some random photographs taken during Chinese New Year

I didn’t go visiting too much this new year, ’cause my mom’s got trouble walking. We did visit a few of my cousins’ place. This is my cousin’s baby. He gets attracted to everything except milk:

Baby wants Pokka Green tea so give it to him

(Baby wants Pokka Green tea so give it to him.)

I waved my phone in front of him, he wants to grab it too. And here’s a monkey plush toy looking rather happy as usual:

Wynn the monkey smiling at you

(I also saw Wynn.)

… Even in the year of the ox. And I saw this telephone and keep playing with it. This has got to be the lousiest expensive phone I have seen. It costs around 70 and you take 25 seconds to dial my cellphone provided you got all the numbers correct. What if you get it wrong? You redo! It’s awfully frustrated yet kinda special. I wouldn’t mind having this in my home actually. Pretty cool:

The old type of telephone

(The old type of telephone.)

To dial emergency number 999 is such pain in the ass. Here’s my cousin’s dog. It got a little pissed while being chained to the gates.

Cute dog that wears a red shirt

(Cute dog that wears a red shirt.)

What do you call the following fruit by the way?

Some strange fruit

Lunar new year’s really short this year. It’s busy busy busy again. The whole visiting ends. I wish we could do visitings in a slightly different way actually.