Monday, January 22, 2018

Merry Christmas!

A couple of weeks ago billions of people around the world celebrated having a day off, in honour of the birth of Jesus Christ....

Miss Korea: One of These Things is not like the Other…

Ok, so like most K-dwellers, K-friends and K-watchers, I've seen the .gif going round showing this year's Miss Korea contestants. I hadn't seen this...

Things Koreans Like

One thing I will never really get is why so many of my Korean friends 'like' so many things on Facebook that I could...

South Korean Christian Webpage Unintentionally Links to…

Back in Seoul my colleagues and I were often perplexed by the Koreans' insistence on producing their own English language copy, for menus, brochures,...

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...

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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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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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