This Weeks Observations


Who have I come to love most in Korea? Well it’s the cycle shop man who’s unswerving efficiency and constant smile is an antidote to the thieving bastards who constantly seek to disembowel my trusty Kia Soul bicycle!

What made me smile most this week? It was the senior teachers at my school pushing themselves to victory in the Chungju High School teachers volleyball competition at the 10th attempt. Our extremely vocal drum led support may have helped nudge them the extra 10% that sealed a famous victory against arrogant, over-confident serial winning opposition.

What made me angry this week? It was another senseless loss of life in a country that pays only lip service to health and safety then defaults to national mourning rather than acknowledging its ridiculous incompetence.