Sexless Korea

Is it possible that I got it wrong about Korea? Specifically, that it’s really easy to get with women if you’re white? Whilst there are those who would say otherwise, here are a few reasons why it’s actually hard, really hard, to get even a date here as a foreign male. The culture is totallyContinue reading “Sexless Korea”

Is she really going out with him?

What’s your reaction when you see a good looking woman? Maybe you celebrate the fact that you have seen someone very special. Or rejoice in seeing someone who brightens up your day. If you’re like me, you feel a mixture of attraction and depression. Its usually based on the feeling that you’re never going toContinue reading “Is she really going out with him?”

The problem with Korean women

It had all started so well. Recently I got speaking to a nice Korean girl and we were getting on so well that we exchanged numbers and got Kakao talk ids. Instead of calling it a day we continued talking and I asked if she wanted to go on somewhere. The cinema was down theContinue reading “The problem with Korean women”

My first visit to South Korea

First, let’s get past the over-familiar, guidebook cliches written about South Korea: It’s a land of contrasts (often the first sentence of many travel guides); its one of the most rapidly developing of Asian countries (actually it was, but the economy has been slowing down in the last few years; the country doesn’t have anyContinue reading “My first visit to South Korea”

3 years in Koreatown

It’s now been more than three years since I moved from East London to London’s Koreatown and although I occasionally think about leaving, I have never made any serious attempts to do so. I’ve lived in many different places since I left home. But the first time I managed to feel that I lived inContinue reading “3 years in Koreatown”

Diary of a romance, part 10

Its been 6 months since I’ve been going out with Miho and I’m very happy that we’ve made it this far. Unfortunately Miho is going back to Japan next month because her visa runs out. August is flashing before me like a red light. I can’t believe I’m going to say goodbye to this lovelyContinue reading “Diary of a romance, part 10”

People aren’t as friendly as you think they are

And here’s why…. They say that they’re your friend but they’re never there in an emergency or when you really need them. They are constantly asking for favours but are never able to return the favour If you try to meet them somewhere they expect you to go along with whatever they have got plannedContinue reading “People aren’t as friendly as you think they are”