Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Thank you friends… and thank you Korea!!!

Dear everybody, We've had an amazing run here on the wackiest peninsula of them all, and had a great time recently writing this silly blog...

Conversations with Online Scam Artists: The Fake Hooker Scam

I've had a few interesting chats lately with people attempting the infamous 'Nigerian 419' scam, and one rather pushy individual in Mali who has...

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...

Saudi Women permitted to Run for Political Office! Wait, but… oh.

Elections and voting are relatively new concepts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (the only country actually named after the family who owns rules it). Municipal...

The Definition of Irony

I was having a beer at a local pub and a nearby table of fellow EFL teachers were discussing the definition of ‘irony’. Given,...

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