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, b...

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...

Whenever I think of Thai food, I think of green curry. So, I was somewhat surprised when my Thai classmate said Tom Yum Goong and Green Papaya Salad are most common.

Papayas are not my favourite food. I have memories of eating papayas at every me...

Honduran food contained quite a lot of coconut milk. After watching a video that made making your own coconut milk look very easy, we (stupidly) decided to try. I should not have forgotten the old saying that things which look easy rarely are. The...