Sunday, September 23, 2018

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...

Things Koreans Like

One thing I will never really get is why so many of my Korean friends 'like' so many things on Facebook that I could...

Google Searches

One of the interesting things about operating your own website is that you can see some of the search terms that have led people...

Happy Chuseok!

It is that time of year again when the world comes together to celebrate Chuseok, the Korean thanksgiving holiday. The Korea Times today gave...

Korea: Where Everything is Famous

Famous 'fɑ̃-məs (adj): known or recognised by very many people. As is well known by everyone everywhere, everything in Korea is famous. Some non-Koreans, upon...

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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...

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...

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...

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