Sunday, July 21, 2019

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...

The Mega-Shopping Districts of Seoul

I never really got the Korean specialist mega-shopping districts. I couldn’t see the economic sense of entire malls, or suburbs(?!) where every store sells...

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...

Conversations with Online Scam Artists: The Nigerian Scam

Recently I've been engaging with online con artists. It occurs to me that these ridiculous scams, such as the 'Nigerian 419' scam must actually...

What the Hell is going on at the Korea Times?

Yep, the hardworking folks over at the Korea Times, that supposedly real (just ask them) national newspaper, have done it again! Actually, to be more...

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Eating in Korea (and why I never Cook)

I'd heard of a Korean city that is famous for its food. I didn't think much of it. Pretty much every city, suburb and...

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A holiday in Iran

The world is a scary place. That's what I keep hearing anyway, and right now, the omnipresent threat to my personal safety, freedom, employment,...

‘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...

The World’s Worst Mass Murderers

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...

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...

I had a White People Problem in Africa

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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