Sunday, September 23, 2018

Why do the Chinese hire Strippers to Perform at Funerals? …Because...

Someone once said that a poor man is crazy, whereas a rich man is merely eccentric. China has money. The new Chinese middle class, hundreds...

Kim Kardashian and the Saudi Prince

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia proudly embraces and cherishes wholesome family values. It promotes equality for all, with the understanding that equality is relative...

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,...

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...

K-pop Idols Survive Terrifying Attack in Mexico City

South Korea's plethora of boy bands have long been admired for their superior musicianship and artistic diversity, and the roughly 17,000 members of these...

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