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Life in South Korea amid rising tensions to the north

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(CBS 8) - The rising tensions caused by North Korea's recent nuclear threats have the world watching to see what the country's next move will be.

But for people living in South Korea, it's been a part of their daily life. San Diegan JT Warren is one of those people, calling South Korea home for the last three years. He teaches English and just got married. Warren says despite the threats coming from North Korea, life is pretty much normal for them. South Korean's are used to the threats coming from the north.

"Everyone over here is pretty much desensitized to it. I've lived here for three years and even I'm desensitized. I don't feel scared here," continued Warren.

However, he mentions that as the threats from the north continue, some are starting to buy extra supplies like water and stock food.

And the south is starting to talk about the possibility of war a little more.

Warren also says watching U.S. news online makes him more nervous about the situation.

"I think I actually feel more scared watching those TV shows, they make is seem like war is basically imminent. Whereas over here, it's kinda like I said, it's normal and you know people are going about their daily lives and it's normal and natural," added Warren.

Warren lives in the southernmost part of South Korea on an island furthest away from the north, so he adds that he feel a little safer being so far away. He also feels safe knowing that the U.S. is an ally of the south.

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