Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Winter in Seoul… and a Korean Mystery

Ok... So, it has been brought to my attention through the magic of Facebook that it is snowing here in Seoul. I guess I...

Conversations with Students

I recently became a member of my class' whatsapp group where I get some weird and funny stuff sometimes, about all sorts of things....

The Seoul Subway System… the World’s Best?

Recently the good people at jalopnik.com declared the Seoul subway system to be the world’s best. I’m not sure who exactly grants the authority to...

On Aging Gracelessly

I used to go to wild parties with wild people. I stayed up all night. I drank too much and participated in all kinds...

‘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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