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Korea unveils new cruise missile on Armed Forces Day

There has been quite a lot of military activity over the past few days, especially in the air space between Seoul and the DMZ where I live, with many military helicopters flying the route daily. I wasn’t sure what was…

Huge Fire in Itaewon – South Korea’s Expat Hotspot

A lot of images have been shared on various social media sites this morning, such as twitter and facebook, relating to a huge fire which broke out in the early hours of Monday morning in Itaewon, the foreigner district of…

A Balloons Eye View – My GoPro Adventure

A Balloons Eye View – My GoPro Adventure

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know that last Thursday I lost my amazing GoPro camera, after attaching it to 23 helium balloons, and watching in dismay after the wind snapped the rope and it floated high…

Who is Joseph Kony?

Who is Joseph Kony? Kony is a Ugandan guerrilla group leader, and head of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA is known to have abducted and forced more than 30,000 children to fight for them, turning young boys into child soldiers and…

Kim Jong il Dead

Breaking news from the BBC (HERE) has just announced that Kim Jong Il,69, the ruthless dictator of North Korea has died. He is reported to have passed away while travelling on a train earlier today. I wonder how this monumental event…

Racist Woman on Tube

After just watching this TRULY DISTURBING video on YouTube, which was secretly filmed on the tube in London, I am left feeling both angry and sad at the world. The video is of a young English woman with her son on her…

11-11-11

The 11th day of the 11th month in 2011. No, not the end of the world. Nothing nasty like that. Quite the opposite actually, especially if you are a lover of chocolate! I always though Arthur Guinness day was the…

The right kinda wrong…

“The images of others are always selective. They often only serve to confirm the images  that one has of oneself”. This was the question posed to our class today, in relation to television images of people in humanitarian crisis situations.…

Radioactive rain; Unwanted superpowers

“The acid rain is coming teacher. Am, Am, we will get Am and DIE!!”, my students shouted at me today. (Am is cancer in Korean btw!) “The bad rain from Japan is coming,” they persisted as I blew them off…

Safety issues at Doctor Fish

While I myself had not had the opportunity yet to experience Doctor Fish (despite there being at least 2 in Seoul), both my parents and many of my close friends have tried it. People mainly go for the giggles (it…

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