Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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...

Merry Christmas!

A couple of weeks ago billions of people around the world celebrated having a day off, in honour of the birth of Jesus Christ....

Shit, this guy is too funny… Here’s what the North Koreans...

A friend gave me a hand to translate the hilarious new North Korean "documentary" featured here (please click the post's title - not the photo). Best...

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...

Clickbait is Turning us All into Morons

Having spent seven years previously in South Korea, the Korea Times remains one of my guilty staples. It frequently fails to distinguish reality from the wonderfully random...

Latest Posts

Why are Americans Fatter than Europeans?

So, no newsflash here and definitely a generalisation, but Europeans seem on a physical level, substantially less, well... substantial, than we westerners. Recently after an...

Work as a Korean Film Extra

Most Commented

A holiday in Iran

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...

Random Stuff