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Poor man’s prawn makes a kingly impact

By Fri, Oct 09, 2009 12:03AM UTC

SOME forty summers or so ago, my uncles and cousins used to bring me along Silway River at the foot of the hills in Lumakil in Polomolok, South Cotabato. That was before war broke out between the ‘Ilagas’ and the ‘Blackshirts’.  Before cheap perfume bottles were transformed into amulets. My

Korean professors chime in on English village issue

By Thu, Oct 08, 2009 8:09PM UTC

A few posts back we featured a report from KBS on the English village in Paju and the lack of English a Korean reporter found during his visit there. The Hankook Ilbo has a page today on the opinions of a few professors on what role the villages should play

More South Africans in ESL

By Thu, Oct 08, 2009 8:08PM UTC

As this article very accurately observes, the number of hagwons — private teaching institutes — in Korea are skyrocketing, and the amount of diversity in the English teaching population is increasing as well. I’ve heard anecdotally that black people are being hired much more often now than in the past.

Why is coffee a regular drink in South India? Few facts about Indian coffee industry.

By Thu, Oct 08, 2009 12:08AM UTC Why is coffee a regular drink in South India? Few facts about Indian coffee industry.

Coffee always piques my interest. There is something about it. Be it drinking it or reading about it. I am always up for a good hot coffee.   I also found out that coffee is a staple drink in South India and North India drinks tea more often. There is

Asian film and Hollywood glamor in Pusan

By Wed, Oct 07, 2009 4:22PM UTC

HONG KONG — One of Asia’s top film festivals will kick off on Thursday with a focus on regional cinema and a touch of Hollywood glamor. The 14th Pusan International Film Festival in the South Korean beach resort town will kick off with the world premiere of “Good Morning President,”

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