Death by Poop (냉방병)

Other than to crawl to work and hope for the best (I have no choice!), it is advisable I don’t leave my bed…so I thought I’d shoot a video just so I have something to do while I lie here regretting my life choices.  You can read more about the madness here…if you enjoy grimContinue reading “Death by Poop (냉방병)”

When MERS Attacks!

My boss sent me a rather rushed message last night regarding my work for the next day, the gist of which was; no school tomorrow. Please stay home.  This is because South Korea is on high alert at the moment, especially in my close area, due to the recent outbreak of the MERS virus*. This is pronounced like “Merris” forContinue reading “When MERS Attacks!”

Genius on the Subway!

As we all probably know…it’s often a challenge to get a seat on the subway, especially at rush hour! But this young genius had the answer… Spotted somewhere near Seoul – proven way to be guaranteed a seat! Brilliant! http://www.facebook.com/storytimewithjohn http://www.youtube.com/storytimewithjohn101 Please buy my collection of stories! Get it in paperback here – or on Kindle here! ALL proceedsContinue reading “Genius on the Subway!”

Umbrella Please!

I should probably preface this by pointing out that (in my experience) Koreans are an amiable, friendly, and warm-hearted lot! But naturally there’s always the bad apples…and I met one on Saturday night… The setting was central Itaewon, it’s a very ‘foreigner-friendly’ place, which isn’t particularly my bag – but I was out with friends, and we were heading to theContinue reading “Umbrella Please!”

I’m Kim Yuna!

The kids always ask me what my Korean name is – and so I always wind them up by saying it’s Olympic gold medalist “Kim Yuna”…they get freaked out, and I act all surprised as to what the problem is… “WHY?! Huh?! What do you mean?! My name is Kim Yuna!” …well yeah, suppose I should haveContinue reading “I’m Kim Yuna!”