Friday, December 14, 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...

Starting Over… Again.

Even for people used to living in cultures other than their own, where sometimes practically nothing seems to make sense, shifting to a new...

Miss Korea: One of These Things is not like the Other…

Ok, so like most K-dwellers, K-friends and K-watchers, I've seen the .gif going round showing this year's Miss Korea contestants. I hadn't seen this...

Remember that time when we all Celebrated Pride?

Just a few weeks ago, hundreds of millions of people were super-excited about the new and improved rights of gay couples, as decided by a...

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,...

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