Is it time to panic?
I learned about the North Korean attack on the island of Yeonpyeongdo at around 4 o’clock in the afternoon. I was at work and I would check Pinoyexchange from time to time checking the news for the much-awaited SC resolution on Hubert Webb’s case.
What happened on November 23 at around 2:30 PM? The North Korean artillery attacked the island of Yeonpyeongdo, which is only about 13 kilometers from the mainland of North Korea. At around 11:30 PM, it has been reported that two South Korean soldiers died, 20 soldiers and civilians were wounded and one high school student missing. Residents were told to take refuge at the bunkers.
Friends and relatives have sent me messages. They are obviously worried about us here. After work, I dropped by Myeongdong to shop for orders. Life goes on in Myeongdong. The Lotte Department Store is so bright with its Christmas decoration. I didn’t bother to take a picture though since it was really late. I was hungry and eager to watch the news. Too bad my HTC Desire doesn’t have a DMB! My sister told me to fly to the US or the Philippines tomorrow. She was panicking.
KBS has announced a round-the-clock broadcast. They usually sign off at 1AM. I guess this is serious. Is it time to panic? South Korea’s “WATCH CONDITION” is currently at level 3 (important conditions of security threat). If it’s raised to 1, which means wartime condition then it’s probably time to pack all our important documents, jewelry and of course my two portable hard drives. In the meantime, I need to get some sleep since I have to go to work tomorrow.