Friday, September 25, 2020

On Soju

By Guest-ranter Rodthebod... Had to drink soju with business clients last night. It was my first encounter with soju since leaving Korea two years ago....

Bad Driving: It’s all Relative

I thought Koreans were bad drivers. Well...  they are (sorry 한국 친구들, but you guys are kinda unpredictable behind the wheel). I never had to...

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....

Koreans aren’t very Happy: Unextraordinary New Findings

After years of reports and articles suggesting that South Koreans aren't particularly happy, despite rising incomes, a new study conducted by the Department of...

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...

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