Tuesday, June 6, 2023

The Decline and Fall of the Human Species: Empirical Proof!

I was sitting at the local Family Mart, having a drink and watching the world go by. A few friends paused to say hi...

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...

Winter in Seoul… and a Korean Mystery

Ok... So, it has been brought to my attention through the magic of Facebook that it is snowing here in Seoul. I guess I...

Korean Ajumma Secretly Training and Indoctrinating Foreigners!

A disturbing video has emerged of a secret ajumma training facility in Yeosu, South Korea. The short video reveals for the first time how these...

It’s Getting Tougher out There

A good friend of mine decided after a decade that he’d had enough of Korea and wanted to go home. That seems to happen...

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The world is a scary place. That's what I keep hearing. I do however belong to the most dangerous, destructive species on...

‘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...

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...

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...

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