Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Decline and Fall of the Human Species: Empirical Proof!

I was sitting at the local Family Mart, having a drink and watching the world go by. A few friends paused to say hi...

Advertising in Australia

In 2006, an advertising campaign for Tourism Australia sparked international controversy, and was temporarily banned in the United Kingdom. The uproar? Well, at that...

Korean Celebrity Arrested for Drunk Driving: Claims Mistaken Identity

South Korean comedian and television presenter Noh Hong-chul has been arrested in Southern Seoul for drunk driving, the Korea Times reported today. 'I'm not that...

Merry Christmas!

A couple of weeks ago billions of people around the world celebrated having a day off, in honour of the birth of Jesus Christ....

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...

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