Monday, December 18, 2017

Useful Information for Newcomers

Luckily this morning my wife was given yet another informative pamphlet entitled “How much do you know about Korea?” containing all kinds of interesting...

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...

Quote of the Day

Quick shout-out to a well-known bar owner in the increasingly well-known foreign enclave of Haebangchon, who facilitated yet another great night out at the...

How’s your Hagwon?

An Irish friend of mine was talking about his shambolic new English-teaching job at an academy in Suwon, just out of Seoul. After two...

Enough already with the spitting!

About five years ago I noticed a crowd of people staring disapprovingly at a woman who was behaving rather erratically in Insadong, Seoul. Clearly...

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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,...

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A young Korean friend asked for a little help with a short essay he had written for his university English class. We chatted over...

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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...

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...

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...

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