Wednesday, January 22, 2020

So… What’s in the News Today?

A friend of mine who works at the Korea Times was asking me recently why I give the KT such a hard time. Aside...

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....

Remember when Kim Jong Il was the Wackiest World Leader?

  Once there was a guy called Kim Jong Il. the greatest guy in history, world champion of weird. He was arguably the world’s best-known demigod. Contrary to popular...

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...

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,...

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How Australia Dug its own Hole

That some guy in an Australian mine has somehow managed to run over his own truck, in another truck that kinda...

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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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