Monthly Archives: February 2012

Massida! Pt.3 – Lotteria

At the moment, I eat out pretty much all the time.  It works out cheaper that way and it’s also quite a bit tastier than my own efforts with local ingredients.  I am by no means giving up on becoming … Continue reading

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Ridicurous Engrish: Shop No.5

Holy moley, it’s a health and beauty shop called ‘Tony Moly’. It’s quite an amusing name for a shop, especially because ‘Tony Moly’ is quite probably a reference to toning moles – ‘toneh moleh’ is more or less how a … Continue reading

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Brian with Coin

One of my students, Brian, photocopied his own face earlier today.  He was sent to the staffroom to make some standard photocopies and returned with a little something extra. He also included a 100₩ coin piece in the shot, which … Continue reading

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“Joke or no joke”: Update

A few weeks ago I wrote about the plight of the hapless Park Jeung Geun and promised an update if there were any developments – well, for the first time in 40 days (the day when he was arrested), he … Continue reading

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Ridicurous Engrish: Restaurant No.1


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The Fish and Chip Shops of Blackpool

Living in South Korea inevitably creates a sense of homesickness at points and recently I have been looking at my beloved grey hometown through particularly rose-tinted spectacles.  You might expect that this would take the form of missing people and … Continue reading

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The Most Expensive Cheese Grater in the World

Cheese isn’t really something South Korea has mastered just yet.  The fact that it’s pronounced “cheeg-UH” gives this away a little bit.  However it’s still absolutely ludicrous that a major supermarket chain charges 92,000₩ for this cheese grater – current … Continue reading

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Botchamania Article for Sabotage Times

Some of you may be aware of my appreciation for the internet phenomenon ‘Botchamania’ – and probably more of you will be aware of my writerly inclinations. I have combined these two things and written an article on my beloved … Continue reading

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Ridicurous Engrish: Shop No.4

Pretty sure the irony of this coffee shop closing down is more delicious than the coffee they once served.

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Ridicurous Engrish: Bag No.1

I like to imagine a drunk Piglet slurring this to Pooh after a night on the hard stuff (honeycomb).

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