Beyond Cheongnyangni 588, Seoul’s largest and secluded red light district, there is a Lotte Mart (Lotte being one of the dominant business giants in Korea, with products and services ranging from department stores, savings accounts, insurance, own branded chewing gum and petrol, and pretty much every tangible item that exists in Korea will have the Lotte logo) which contains a cinema on the top floor and as we discovered a few weeks back, an arcade just above. Needles to say, this renders the half hour subway ride to Jongno to play Time Crisis unnecessary. Here I am below, during my new weekly ritual, in which my fan club member base significantly increased, with two young Korean boys cheering on my awesome skills and pumping in 500W coins to watch me play. (Don’t worry, I reimbursed them at the end.) Began the process of homemade ginger beer, and had another coffee in the Bau Haus, and back to school on Monday where I looked on as my co-teacher labelled South America as South Africa on a world map, Norway as Ireland, and Papua New Guinea as New Zealand, for it would have caused embarrassment if I’d corrected him in front of students, and saving face is a big part of Korean culture. While we’re talking about Korean culture, today is White Day, a second Valentines Day with men giving gifts to women rather than vice-versa on the last Valentines Day.