Category Archives: Culture

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 Penny Drops

The ‘Bulldog Spirit’.  In just two words, so much of the British national character is understood.  Even as a Brit, it is difficult to know where to begin with an explanation of this phrase, so far-reaching is it’s meaning and … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year in Korea Pt. 2

Before I go on, I should just point out that there’s not going to be any dragons.  I’ve had to put the idea of seeing men ornately dressed as mythical beasts behind me for now and I hope you can … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year in Korea Pt. 1

Preparations are underway in Korea for tonight’s Lunar New Year celebrations.  I have to get into the habit of calling it the ‘Lunar New Year’ because I asked Mr Kim what his plans for “Chinese New Year” were a couple … Continue reading

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