Friday, December 14, 2018

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...

The Commonwealth Games

The prestigious and not at all irrelevant Commonwealth Games commenced once again on the Gold Coast, Australia in April, 2018. This edition of the...

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...

Time is Relative

Happy New Year, and to all a peaceful and prosperous 1439! This isn't a bit of cheap social commentary about life in the middle...

Happy Seollal

                      One of the many cool things about living in Korea, where nothing ever stops (there are other cities that claim to ‘never sleep’, but...

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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...

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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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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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