Irish Abroad: Top 10 Irish Foods We Miss

Irish Abroad: Top 10 Irish Foods We Miss

Lately I have really been craving various Irish foodstuffs that I simply cannot get here. I decided to ask my wide range of expat friends (who now live in Canada, Dubai, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Poland, Japan and Myanmar/Burma and many more exotic locations) what Irish food they missed … [Read more...]

Happy Friendsgiving

Happy Friendsgiving

Thanksgiving came to Ireland this year and what an event it was! Except, rather than Thanksgiving, it was nicknamed 'Friendsgiving', instead. Everyone (table for 10!) brought a different dish ranging from Ratatouille, Sweet Potato,  Mac N Cheese to Bannoffee Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie and not … [Read more...]

Korea: What Grinds my gears

Korea: What Grinds my gears

Let me share with you the TOP TEN things that really grind my gears about Korea! If you look back through all my posts about te last year you will a whole lot of positivity praising Korean food, events, festivals, sights and of course the people. But every diamond has a flaw, so here is my list of … [Read more...]

Doesn’t matter if you’re black or white

Doesn’t matter if you’re black or white

No, this isn't a post about the late King of Pop, or some insightful post about racial oppression. This is, in fact, a little more light-hearted, although perhaps not as cheesy as those struck by cupids arrow may desire. Valentines day is always cheesy. The soppy poems, the chocolates, the public … [Read more...]

The Bul, The Dak and The Galbi

The Bul, The Dak and The Galbi

This is the first in a new series of posts entitled "The best of Korea" which I plan on posting weekly. Thanks to the great response to my post "The Food, The Bad and The Ugly", which was about the "not-so-good" dishes they serve up in this fine nation. This first post will be all about what I LOVE … [Read more...]

Slaughtered Alive

Slaughtered Alive

***Update*** The Taebaek Snow festival and Hwacheon Ice fishing festival have been cancelled do stop the spread of the disease. Over 1.8 Million pigs have been buried alive in rural regions of South Korea in an attempt to stop the spread of Foot and Mouth Disease. This is reportedly the worst … [Read more...]

Kim Jong Il looking at things

Kim Jong Il looking at things

So, I came across an awesomely hilarious blog today. Like Ronseal, it does exactly what it says on the tin. Kim Jong Il Looking at Things is a photo blog of North Koreas undefeated, satanic leader Kim Jong Il well... looking at things! What is crazy is that he seems to be touring the country and … [Read more...]

Frustration Station

Gah. Korea really drives me crazy sometimes. It's not that there is in fact anything wrong with Korea, I just get frustrated that Korea isn't more like home. Which is stupid, I know. But when you are tired and hungry and are walking around the supermarket for what feels like hours and can't find ONE … [Read more...]