Monday, July 16, 2018

Happy Chuseok!

It is that time of year again when the world comes together to celebrate Chuseok, the Korean thanksgiving holiday. The Korea Times today gave...

The Wonderfully Random HBC Fest

All types are welcome in the formerly little-known (which is kinda how the locals liked it) expat neighbourhood of Haebangchon (Freedom Village). Twice a...

Thoroughly Confused

If in Bulgaria a person slowly nods their head at you in response to a question, this means their answer is actually ‘no’. Conversely,...

East Asian Pragmatism

I love the far east. It's an overpopulated, wonderfully chaotic place where, if you happen to have the means, you can feel largely free...

Tony Abbot’s Health Scare: PM’s Chronic Irony Deficiency Affects Entire Nation

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was forced to postpone official engagements again this week to seek treatment for a chronic medical condition that has...

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