Sunday, September 23, 2018

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...

Conversations with Online Scam Artists: The Fake Hooker Scam

I've had a few interesting chats lately with people attempting the infamous 'Nigerian 419' scam, and one rather pushy individual in Mali who has...

Conversations with Online Scam Artists: The Gold Merchant

Lately I've been in contact with a number of highly dodgy people who have collectively promised me (among other things) many millions of dollars,...

Conversations with Online Scam Artists: The Nigerian Scam

Recently I've been engaging with online con artists. It occurs to me that these ridiculous scams, such as the 'Nigerian 419' scam must actually...

How Rolf Harris almost Ruined my Life (aged 8)

Rolf Harris (iconic Australian composer, singer, artist, television presenter, childrens entertainer (hmm)) has been arrested this week (again), and this time convicted on twelve...

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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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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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