Is it possible that I got it wrong about Korea? Specifically, that it’s really easy to get with women if you’re white? Whilst there are those who would say otherwise, here are a few reasons why it’s actually hard, really hard, to get even a date here as a foreign male. The culture is totally… Continue reading Sexless Korea
How long did it for you to become disillusioned with South Korea? For me, the moment came when I attended my company dinner in March. They got us to come to a big wedding hall venue near Somyeon. We were told to arrive at 5:30 but had to sit around for hours while they kept… Continue reading Getting disillusioned with South Korea
You know I’ve been in Korea for over five months and although I love nearly everything about living here, there’s just a few things that bother me. Most of them I can deal with. But the number one problem is that in Korea the group is everything. I knew this before I came but I… Continue reading 1 is the saddest number
For my first few weeks in Busan I was starting to worry whether I had made the right decision to come here after all.. The experiences I was having weren’t anything special , after an number of fairly disappointing restaurant visits, I decided to cook most of my meals at home. I tried a few… Continue reading My trip to a Korean Hostess bar
Actually its already been longer than a month since I moved out here from England, but only a month since I have actually been working. Rewind: I made the move out here to work for a Hagwon (teaching adults English) because I wanted to see the real Korea, and live in a foreign country. I… Continue reading 1st month in Busan
A city I have always wanted to visit. A place about which so much is known but little is understood. Here is an account of how I spent my first days there and some of the things I got up to. We got up early on Sunday to visit the Tsukuji fish market which is… Continue reading Tokyo Diary
What’s your reaction when you see a good looking woman? Maybe you celebrate the fact that you have seen someone very special. Or rejoice in seeing someone who brightens up your day. If you’re like me, you feel a mixture of attraction and depression. Its usually based on the feeling that you’re never going to… Continue reading Is she really going out with him?