Dateline: April 30, Kabul, Afghanistan
Well things have changed for me yet again.
Recuperating from my broken leg in Yongbyon Hospital was a fun and it was such a high-energy place especially with the Juche plutonium reactor next door. However a bunch of thoughtful bigwigs of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea —maybe even Kim Jong Il himself— were having meetings with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and they came up with a gr-r-reat idea.
If they issued me a diplomatic passport from Jordan as a consultant to the Aga Khan Trust, so I could carry an unlimited amount of sealed diplomatic luggage on an Air Jordan to Iran free. They said I can travel first-class for absolutely free on a flight to Tehran, deliver a bunch of medical equipment for them and then continue on to surprise my biggest fan on 3Yen.com, Nori-chan, who works for the Aga Khan Trust in Kabul, Afghanistan.
To make a long story short, I got my free first-class ticket, which allowed me to leave North Korea without any trouble with my huge broken leg, cast which wouldn’t fit in standard coach seats. The flight to Tehran Iran was uneventful and I delivered the medical equipment without any problems, which they all said was great since using sealed diplomatic luggage saved them weeks of paperwork that it normally takes for transporting nuclear medicine materials. Then I continued on to surprise Nori-chan in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Dang, she was surprised when I arrived at the front gate of Aga Khan Trust for Culture in a Humvee. For some strange reason I was put in protective custody at the Kabul Airport by the UN Coalition Forces so Nori-chan was kind of pissed. She said the Afghans have a perfect saying for my situation: HE RAN OUT FROM UNDER A LEAKING ROOF AND SAT IN THE RAIN.