Wednesday, September 18, 2019

If Koreans had Guns…

Before coming to Korea I imagined a lot of people bowing respectfully to each other, and quietly and studiously going about their business. Inwardly...

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....

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...

Obama Again!

Yes, Barack Obama has been re-elected President of the United States, this time (as already stated hundreds of times) the lesser of two evils...

What Youtube has Done

As a toddler exploring the world (the house) my daughter went through a short faze of swiping every flat surface to see what would...

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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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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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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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