Topic: North Korea
Sam-Jung Photo Finishing, a small venture company based in Kuro, southern Seoul, was awarded the most coveted photo/printing contract in Asia yesterday. The company's CEO, Mr. Hong Chul-won was, in his own words, "overjoyed", "ecstatic", and "wearee dwunk" after Pyongyang announced his company to be the winner in the race to bring out the next generation of Kim Jong-Il memorbilia (not to be confused with the flower, Kim Jong-Ilia).
The contract worth up to 250 million US, or roughly 2% of the North Korean economy, authorizes Sam-Jung as the sole provider of Kim Jong-Il posters, stickers, buttons, lapel pins, golf club covers, stationary, rice cookers and another 243 officially sanctioned products. Asked how his company, a start-up with absolutely no experience or printing facilities managed to secure the coveted contract, Mr. Hong was a bit loose with words after several poktangju (boilermakers). "Let's just say I've flown to Geneva more times than a Swiss Air stewardess. But it was well worth all the trips."