Monday, December 17, 2018

Soju

A few of us welcomed a new young colleague to Korea, with several bottles of soju. I was the instigator. We chatted and drank...

When Life Gives you Lemons… Squeeze ’em in your Eye

During the summer break I sprained an ankle. I was out of town, and hosting an old friend visiting from abroad, so I thought...

Gyeonggi English Village – Day 37

The children’s music blared as always from the as yet un-vandalised loud speakers that lined the pathway down the hill. I sipped my coffee...

Tourism in Cambodia: Genocide and Broad Smiles

‘Tuk-tuk?’, a toothless middle-aged guy beamed at me the moment I stepped out of the guesthouse. I smiled back and told him I was...

Do you know the Jesus?

Twice again today I was asked this socially and grammatically awkward question on my way to work. Preachers are fairly common on the Seoul...

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