Korea unveils new cruise missile on Armed Forces Day

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 happening until I was informed that today was the 65th anniversary of South … [Read more...]

Huge Fire in Itaewon – South Korea’s Expat Hotspot

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 Seoul. The story was also covered by 10 Magazine on their website HERE. It … [Read more...]

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 into the sky over county cork. (You can read about all the drama HERE.) What you … [Read more...]

Who is Joseph Kony?

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 forcing them to kill their own parents or face death … [Read more...]

Radioactive rain; Unwanted superpowers

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 quietly asking them to open their text books. With all the hype about the Nuclear fall in … [Read more...]

Safety issues at Doctor Fish

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 tickles...a lot!) and the experience but it is also supposed to be a great alternative … [Read more...]