Wednesday, September 18, 2019

“It’s a Bloody Big Mango”: News from Australia

The first time my wife traveled to Australia she was a bit surprised by some of the normal Australian stuff going on around her... 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...

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This morning, a beautiful young blonde woman, two presentable middle-aged men and one crusty old bastard screamed over each other on television for eight...

Egyptians Locate Missing Train after Eight Years (?)

I've always liked trains, since I was a little kid. I was transfixed by their immensity. I would always count the carriages as they...

Why do the Chinese hire Strippers to Perform at Funerals? …Because...

Someone once said that a poor man is crazy, whereas a rich man is merely eccentric. China has money. The new Chinese middle class, hundreds...

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I'd heard of a Korean city that is famous for its food. I didn't think much of it. Pretty much every city, suburb 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...

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...

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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