Sunday, February 5, 2023

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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The world is a scary place. That's what I keep hearing. I do however belong to the most dangerous, destructive species on...

‘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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