Sunday, September 23, 2018

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...

Aliens from Planet Gootan: Crisis Alert!!

            It came to my attention a while back that quite a few people are interested in the ongoing developments regarding the arrival of aliens...

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...

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...

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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