Back at work with one company now. It's a foreign bank. They were the first to introduce work-from-home policies. They were also the first to start back at work, although there are a lot fewer people in the office now. The big Korean companies conti...

Unlike in the west, where after marriage we choose ourselves how we want people to refer to us, wives in China never take their husband’s family names, for example Xi Jinping and Peng Lijun. During Gu Kailai’s trial for murdering Neil Heywood, her h...

The Chinese have a saying “挂羊头卖狗肉”, or hanging a sign up for lamb and instead selling dog. What this means in practice is that companies hire a (white) person for show to make it look like they’re international, or doing what they’re supposed to d...

Day 3 (Wednesday)—Continued checking our temperatures all day. Range was between 36.8 and 37. Normal. My throat was still a bit sore; decided I definitely need to shout less at Dora. We all left together in the morning—Yonguk for work, Dora and I f...

If anyone is interested about life in Seoul during the Chinese Coronavirus pandemic, below is a small snapshot.

Day 1 (Monday)—woke up with a slight fever and sore throat. Temperature ranged from 37.4-37.7. Normally I wouldn’t even take Tylenol, bu...

I first heard of Bhutan ten years ago while watching a Taiwanese drama called Meteor Garden. In addition to the predictable set of characters: rich, evil mother, headstrong son, poor but worthy girl, there was also a Bhutanese princess.

While the...