Monday, June 18, 2018

The Mega-Shopping Districts of Seoul

I never really got the Korean specialist mega-shopping districts. I couldn’t see the economic sense of entire malls, or suburbs(?!) where every store sells...

The Seoul Subway System… the World’s Best?

Recently the good people at jalopnik.com declared the Seoul subway system to be the world’s best. I’m not sure who exactly grants the authority to...

The Korea Times (They are a-Changin’?)

The always informative and never ridiculous beacon of global journalistic excellence, the Korea Times, recently ran a piece entitled 'Gay hating lawmakers; slut-shaming 'Slutwalk''....

The Inevitable Psy Post

A couple of months ago, my father, who takes great pride in having never owned a mobile phone or credit card, and has never...

Miss Korea: One of These Things is not like the Other…

Ok, so like most K-dwellers, K-friends and K-watchers, I've seen the .gif going round showing this year's Miss Korea contestants. I hadn't seen this...

Latest Posts

Trump can be Tacky Anywhere… a weekend in Manila

The young women come out at night to sell themselves, or more accurately, rent themselves. Some are too young... and some of them are...

What Youtube has Done

Korea versus Japan

The Commonwealth Games

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