Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Day We Blamed it on the Weatherman

I admit using a B*Witched reference to title this post is rash. As far as songs go the 1998 ‘smash hit’ was disappointing lyrically and musically, however I cannot think of a song that sums up this particular day any … Continue reading

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The Day We Ploughed a Field with an Ox

Just an everyday occurence. The field needed ploughing and the ox was available. Who are we to stand in the way of a plentiful rice harvest? Sometimes, you’ve just got to do what you’ve go to do.

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The Day of the Extra Curricular Email

This student is smart. She speaks English to a very high level for her age group, largely as a result of watching endless, episodes of American TV dramas for which she professes her love for daily. She is in several … Continue reading

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The Day Snacking Became Fishy Business

We landed in Incheon Airport, South Korea. We were hungry. We invested in a few snacks for the bus journey to our onward destination. We were half asleep and overwhelmed. Choosing snacks was not high on our list of prorities. It was … Continue reading

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The Day The Ocean Called.

What you can’t see from this photograph is exactly how many people are actually in the sea. There are a lot. More than a lot. Hundreds, thousands perhaps. All floating in matching, bright yellow rubber rings less than 50 metres … Continue reading

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The Day We Saw Nanta

What was not to like? Seeing Nanta in Myeongdong, Seoul was excellent. If you told me that I would be over the moon to see corny, participation theatre when I lived in the UK, I would not have believed you. If … Continue reading

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The Day Men Failed to Impress.

The realisation that bad chat up lines are universal was priceless. This discovery was made one evening in Daechon beach on the West coast of Korea. A friend and I had just finished dinner and walked along the beach to an outdoor bar … Continue reading

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The Day of the Yoga Lesson

A group sat in the sun by the river enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon. A trio of young boys appear and demonstrate how not to cross a river, how to trick foreigners into giving you food with a sympathy enducing look and how … Continue reading

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The Day Dinner Came Fresh Off the Tree

Lettuce is great. Vegetables are great. The leaves are the best part part of Korean BBQ, after the meat. There is nothing better than beef, fresh off the grill wrapped in a crisp, lettuce leaf. Delicious. But the line has to … Continue reading

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The Day of the Cruise

The weather was looking much better than the day before, we were up early and ready to do some serious sightseeing. We bought our tickets for the ‘Daechon Cruise’ just before a tour bus rolled in. Not thinking much of … Continue reading

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The Day We Hunted and Gathered

When I say we, I mean he. He hunted and gathered. I tried. On Namhae Island on the South coast of Korea we had the chance to try fishing with our bare hands. That’s another lie, we were provided with thin, work … Continue reading

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The Day Knife Drive By

What a treat to see this utensil truck speeding along with knives clattering and jumping into the air as they attempted to make their escape. It was unnerving to say the least to cycle behind this beast. When the driver stopped, climbed … Continue reading

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The Day at Aqua World.

Having done a gruelling hike in the humidity the previous day, nothing seemed more appealing than a nice, relaxing dip. We’d spent the night in Danyang and ventured towards Aqua World for out first Korean swimming pool visit. We paid our extortionate entrance fee and changed. … Continue reading

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The Day Dinner Was Alive.

I wouldn’t say I was a fussy eater but I am by no means the world’s most adventurous eater either. When we decided to move to Korea, getting along with the food was genuinely my biggest concern. My love for … Continue reading

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