Monday, June 18, 2018

Conversations with Online Scam Artists: The Fake Hooker Scam

I've had a few interesting chats lately with people attempting the infamous 'Nigerian 419' scam, and one rather pushy individual in Mali who has...

Happy Merry!!! (and a Frosty Cold Beer)…

Have a good day everybody, wherever you are. Stay warm, or cool, and spare a moment of quiet reflection for someone who may, or...

Welcome to HBC

“Are you decent?” my wife yelled from the front door. This isn’t an unusual question when she turns up at home with company, and fair...

Travel Safety Tips: When Not to Flip the Bird

Giving someone the finger is never a polite thing to do, no matter the reason or how much of an idiot the recipient may...

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...

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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...

The World’s Worst Mass Murderers

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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