Sunday, September 23, 2018

Happy ‘Straya Day!

Most people spend their lives surrounded by family, friends and other culturally like-minded people, and never realise just how ridiculous everything and everyone around...

South Korean Christian Webpage Unintentionally Links to…

Back in Seoul my colleagues and I were often perplexed by the Koreans' insistence on producing their own English language copy, for menus, brochures,...

Serious Journalism you may have Missed

  This hilarious four-minute piece of inspirational investigative reporting out of North Korea finally shows the true state of the United States of America and...

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...

Starting Over… Again.

Even for people used to living in cultures other than their own, where sometimes practically nothing seems to make sense, shifting to a new...

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I had a White People Problem in Africa

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Christmas in Oman

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