Friday, December 14, 2018

Almost Close Encounters with Korean Girls

My friend Dave was out for drinks with another friend last weekend in Bundang, just South of Seoul, where a rather friendly, attractive young...

The Definition of Irony

I was having a beer at a local pub and a nearby table of fellow EFL teachers were discussing the definition of ‘irony’. Given,...

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...

Driving Badly around the World

Each country has a unique driving culture, with its own unique, culturally specific means by which its people might go about getting themselves killed. The way people drive...

The Acid Bar, the Cock Lady and wonderfully random Korean attempts...

  I came across this bar in Ilsan, outer Seoul a few years ago. I liked the name of the place almost as much as...

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