Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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...

Bad Driving: It’s all Relative

I thought Koreans were bad drivers. Well...  they are (sorry 한국 친구들, but you guys are kinda unpredictable behind the wheel). I never had to...

Useful Information for Newcomers

Luckily this morning my wife was given yet another informative pamphlet entitled “How much do you know about Korea?” containing all kinds of interesting...

It’s a Small, Small EFL World

During the last few decades an increasingly appealing option for young, adventurous, English-speaking westerners with no professional skills to speak of, is to spend...

South Korean Christian Webpage Unintentionally Links to…

Back in Seoul my colleagues and I were often perplexed by the Koreans' insistence on producing their own English language copy, for menus, brochures,...

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A holiday in Iran

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,...

‘This Isn’t Happening’. Prostitution in Korea. Does it actually exist?

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...

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...

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...

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