Monday, June 18, 2018

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....

The Decline and Fall of the Human Species: Empirical Proof!

I was sitting at the local Family Mart, having a drink and watching the world go by. A few friends paused to say hi...

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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...

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...

Winter in Seoul… and a Korean Mystery

Ok... So, it has been brought to my attention through the magic of Facebook that it is snowing here in Seoul. I guess I...

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