Monday, March 4, 2024

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...

Drinking in Korea (some Sobering Statistics).

Three o'clock one Wednesday morning I was wandering through Seoul's recently pronounced "HBC Art village" (formerly unknown "Haebangchon foreign ghetto") when a familiar voice...

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,...

The Definition of Irony

I was having a beer at a local pub and a nearby table of fellow EFL teachers were discussing the definition of ‘irony’. Given,...

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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...

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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...

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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