Ireland, as drawn by Korean Kids

Ireland, as drawn by Korean Kids

My first class of the day is with 2 very cute Korean brothers who come to me simply to improve their English conversation skills and to expose them to a native English speaker. They will be moving to China soon as their father's got transferred there for work and they will be attending an … [Read more...]

Penang Street Art

Penang Street Art

While traveling around Malaysia for 3 weeks in July, Penang was always high up on my list of places to visit. Many of the guidebooks describe it as the 'pearl of the orient', a crossroads between Eastern Asia and Western Asia with an eclectic mix of Indonesians, Indians, Chinese and Malay people … [Read more...]

Thongs, Spots and a New World Record!

Thongs, Spots and a New World Record!

Just before lunch time today, over 300 people painted themselves into the Guinness Book of Record here in Cork, setting the new Body-Painting World Record! The event, which was organized by Cork Body Painting set out to break the previous 5-year long record of '264 bodies painted' held by an … [Read more...]

The (Irish) Sea of Nakedness

The (Irish) Sea of Nakedness

I will never forget the day I got naked with a few thousand other brave souls in Dublin harbor. It was for a Spencer Tunick Art Installation and was right up there with some of the wackier things I have done in my life. Standing knee deep in the freezing, Irish sea or laying down on the hard, cold … [Read more...]

Long Lasting Locks of Love

Long Lasting Locks of Love

One of my first days in Korea I visited Namsan mountain and N-Tower and came across this huge collection of multi-coloured padlocks attached to every visiible bit of fence. Over the years these 'Locks of love' left to express peoples long lasting love for eachother have built up to an enormous … [Read more...]