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...

Bad Driving: It’s all Relative

I thought Koreans were bad drivers. Well...  they are (sorry 한국 친구들, but you guys are kinda unpredictable behind the wheel). I never had to...

Happy Merry!!! (and a Frosty Cold Beer)…

Have a good day everybody, wherever you are. Stay warm, or cool, and spare a moment of quiet reflection for someone who may, or...

Call us Crazy lil’ Kim, but we Still ain’t Buyin’ it…

Surely it isn't just me... maybe it is. I'm starting to kinda almost feel sorry for the little fella. Most of us here on...

Once more for The Local

  Ok, so it’s been over a week now since I’ve been to the pub, and there can only be one person to blame. No,...

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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...

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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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