Tuesday, December 6, 2022

So, the North Koreans have Shut Down the Kaesong Complex. Is...

Short answer: No. Slightly longer answer: Well, who the hell knows? One thing is certain here on the peninsula as of this hour. If the South...

Robot Grabs and Kills Factory Worker: It Has Begun

Well, it has finally happened. I often start with a joke, but I'm not going to take an easy free swing at German engineering and...

Why New Zealand is just… Awesome

OK, so New Zealand is an awesome country. This isn't such a well kept secret anymore. It pops up favourably on those online 'best...

Korean Celebrity Arrested for Drunk Driving: Claims Mistaken Identity

South Korean comedian and television presenter Noh Hong-chul has been arrested in Southern Seoul for drunk driving, the Korea Times reported today. 'I'm not that...

Quick Thinking Pilots avoid Disaster

Pilots of Oman Air were lauded for their "...quick thinking and professionalism", last week by the Times of Oman news service, quoting a tweet...

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‘This Isn’t Happening’. Prostitution in Korea. Does it actually exist?

A young Korean friend asked for a little help with a short essay he had written for his university English class. We chatted over...

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By this title I don't mean of course to speak of people who decided for whatever reason to go on a killing spree but...

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It may not shock to hear that life in the Middle east is a touch different to that in the west. We all know...

I had a White People Problem in Africa

I finally stepped out of the airport, breathed the fresh air and looked up at big, blue African skies. Three seconds later I lowered my gaze and...

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