Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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...

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...

Aliens from Planet Gootan: Crisis Alert!!

            It came to my attention a while back that quite a few people are interested in the ongoing developments regarding the arrival of aliens...

Korea: Where Everything is Famous

Famous 'fɑ̃-məs (adj): known or recognised by very many people. As is well known by all people everywhere, everything in Korea is famous. Surprisingly however,...

So… What’s in the News Today?

A friend of mine who works at the Korea Times was asking me recently why I give the KT such a hard time. Aside...

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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...

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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