Living with minimal conveniences and having to make do with whatever is at hand must be especially difficult for those who have always led an easy life and take everything for granted. It is only when one is without, then one can fully appreciate even the simple things in life.
I think the ‘Human Condition’ is a good show which carries a valuable life message for everyone. Perhaps more people should go through a brief period of living without certain conveniences and learn to appreciate what they have. Much more than that, it could help us to be more resilient and resourceful, be more selfless and caring for others and to realize our inner strength. And most importantly, to never give up.
This clip link is for the part where Heo Tae Hui, Bong Tae Gyu, Hyun Woo and Kim Jae Young makes a trip to the village convenience store to get some food while Sang Hyun and Eun Ji Won tries to set up their makeshift stove in the house. As the 4 men tried to shop within their budget and with minimal waste, they had an unfortunate mishap with a broken egg and had to clean it up with their bare hands.
This part shows how Sang Hyun and Ji Won struggles with their makeshift stove.
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The challenge finally begins …..
The men finally gets to see the inside of the house which must have been a shock as there’s nothing much in there ….. no furniture, stove or gas and a dusty bare room, simply nothing. There’s not even a proper place to sit and where are they supposed to sleep?
So what to do now? Sang Hyun seems a bit down as they sat on their luggage to figure things out so the other members try to cheer him up.
They will split into 2 teams …. with Sang Hyun and Tae Gyu taking care of cleaning and cooking while the other 4 men go out to search for flooring material.
As they checked out the place, they found a sweet potato drum which Sang Hyun suggested to install inside the house to serve as a stove after connecting the smoke exhaust pipe to the outside.
Fortunately the men managed to get some plastic foam insulation from a kind villager which they could use as the floor material for the room.
Time for a nap after all the hard work. Sang Hyun was the only one who had brought along a sleeping bag.
While the other men leaves for the village to get food for dinner, Sang Hyun and Ji Won got busy with their make-shift stove installation. The plan is to connect the smoke exhaust pipe through the opening of the interior wall of the toilet and extend it outside through the opening on the opposite wall.
But it isn’t as simple as it looks. Either the available tubes were too large or too short so he had to hunt for the correct size tubes to fit the hole and connect them together.
This connecting piece is too short to join the pipe on top and also too small to fit the larger opening of the drum.
Unfortunately there seems to be a leak somewhere as there’s a strong smell of smoke. Sang Hyun thinks it’s probably from this connection so he got some wet clay to patch up the opening.
With the men back from their grocery shopping in the village, it was time to start a fire to cook dinner. Some of them had difficulty with chopping up the logs but Sang Hyun finally managed to accomplish the task. Even then, it was really frustrating when they couldn’t get the fire started even after trying hard over an hour.
Finally Sang Hyun suggested using a candle and even then, it took a while before they got the fire burning.
For the cold and hungry men, this must have been the best meal ever. Thanks to Tae Gyu’s mum, they had delicious kimchi.
Cough cough …… how are they going to sleep tonight? More challenges coming up in the next episode on 10th January.