Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Drinking in Korea (some Sobering Statistics).

Three o'clock one Wednesday morning I was wandering through Seoul's recently pronounced "HBC Art village" (formerly unknown "Haebangchon foreign ghetto") when a familiar voice...

The Definition of Irony

I was having a beer at a local pub and a nearby table of fellow EFL teachers were discussing the definition of ‘irony’. Given,...

Once more for The Local

  Ok, so it’s been over a week now since I’ve been to the pub, and there can only be one person to blame. No,...

North Korea and Pizza

There has been speculation in the news these last couple of days that North Korea may be planning its third underground nuclear test sometime soon....

Remember when Kim Jong Il was the Wackiest World Leader?

  Once there was a guy called Kim Jong Il. the greatest guy in history, world champion of weird. He was arguably the world’s best-known demigod. Contrary to popular...

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