Friday, August 17, 2018

There is Nothing Good about Qatar (to say Otherwise is now...

I've never been to Qatar. I don't know much about the place, aside from what I've read, and most of what I'm reading isn't...

Just how Dangerous is Social Media?

Well... some of the world's brightest minds who were instrumental in its invention and propagation say the answer is, increasingly... "very dangerous". It is no...

Serious Journalism you may have Missed

This hilarious four-minute piece of inspirational investigative reporting out of North Korea finally shows the true state of the United States of America and...

What the Hell is going on at the Korea Times?

Yep, the hardworking folks over at the Korea Times, that supposedly real (just ask them) national newspaper, have done it again! Actually, to be more...

North Korea, Land of Unicorns

The magical kingdom of North Korea is a much maligned and misunderstood place, according to Ri Chun-hee. Ri, revered for her grace, style and...

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A holiday in Iran

The world is a scary place. That's what I keep hearing anyway, and right now, the omnipresent threat to my personal safety, freedom, employment,...

‘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...

The World’s Worst Mass Murderers

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...

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...

Christmas in Oman

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

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