Friday, March 22, 2019

So, the North Koreans have Shut Down the Kaesong Complex. Is...

Short answer: No. Slightly longer answer: Well, who the hell knows? One thing is certain here on the peninsula as of this hour. If the South...

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....

Merry Christmas!

A couple of weeks ago billions of people around the world celebrated having a day off, in honour of the birth of Jesus Christ....

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,...

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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What True Class Looks Like: the Incomparable Waleed Aly

In March, 2019, an unhinged Australian slaughtered 49 worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Just hours later, a visibly emotional Australian television...

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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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