The Ketchup War

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The Ketchup War
Irish Girl meets Canadian boy. He has a band, she has a blog.... they both live in Korea now.
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Website Reviews » There are 26 reviews on The Ketchup War

Nicki O
12:04 PM November 17, 2012

What can I say? This blog puts a smile on my face whenever I stop by for a gawk. As a teacher, Quote Friday is a highlight - always good for a chuckle! Tuesday Timewasters is an invaluable resource for an amateur procrastinator like myself (am thinking of going pro soon). I'm sure if could cook I'd find Cooking in Korea just as useful. Perhaps the best thing about this blog is the writing - funny, lively and always engaging. Almost makes me wish I were in Korea myself. Keep it up!

Chris Sanders
16:37 PM November 17, 2012

My time is extremely valuable; I don't have time to read mere blogs. But I find the time to visit the Ketchup War throughout the week. Cat Week was awesome. Check this shiz out now!

Danny Muckle
00:23 AM November 19, 2012

I'm not one for blogs usually but The Ketchup War keeps pulling me in! We share a common interest in Timewasting! I also enjoying reading The Ketchup War's hilarious take on living and teaching in Korea. Perhaps my favorite part is Quote Fridays. I wish my kids were half as entertaining!!!

Ursula
03:10 AM November 19, 2012

This blog has a great sense of humor and high energy posts about everything under the sun. Some blogs are too limited in scope to only food in Korea, etc. but this one has just enough of the informative posts and great personal anecdotes. If you haven't read it yet, check it out!

Patrick
05:59 AM November 19, 2012

Quite simply the best blog I've ever read. Id have chosen 10 stars had you given me the choice.

Sarah N
09:06 AM November 19, 2012

Love love LOVE this blog! Quote Friday is most certainly my favourite part, with everything else coming a very close second!

Raj L
12:05 PM November 19, 2012

Absolutely fantastic, as a teacher in Bangkok I can relate to quite a lot of the random contributions from her class! Has me in stitches, Quote Friday is definitely a highlight :) Love it, keep up the good work.

Caitlin Gillespie
13:04 PM November 19, 2012

This is a great blog!! It is one of my favorites!

Ian
02:40 AM November 20, 2012

Every week I look forward to the hilarious quotes and timewasters. The cooking tips, and random stories are added bonuses! Funniest blog about expat living by far! Nothing comes close!

Cathy Daly
09:28 AM November 20, 2012

Love this blog quote Fridays are the best

Aimee
09:33 AM November 20, 2012

Great blog - keep it up :)

Mary F
10:37 AM November 20, 2012

This is a great blog... my favorite by far!

Mary Convery
15:12 PM November 20, 2012

Always look forward to Tuesdays and Fridays when I can read the blogs they make you forget about all your worries...best destressor you can have...keep it up.

Yaz
15:59 PM November 20, 2012

Love this blog, so funny, my fave is Tuesday Timewasters ;)

Josee-Anne
09:27 AM November 21, 2012

I love this blog! It's so hilarious and creative! Love reading it!

Sophe
01:51 AM November 30, 2012

Great blog! Love it! Hilarious and informative. I really like quote Fridays! Keep up the good work! It's great.

Melanie K
03:28 AM November 30, 2012

The only bad thing I can say about this blog is that it makes me sad that my students aren't nearly as funny and interesting! Excellent work. Quote Friday is a joy and the personal articles give great insight into life in Korea. It makes me want to visit!

Mia
04:44 AM November 30, 2012

This blog is hilarious, informative, interesting and extremely well written. A true to life account of what it's really like to be an expat in South Korea, a lot of wit without the bullsh.... A blog for people who don't necessarily read blogs :)

Stacey S
12:26 PM November 30, 2012

Jenny's blog gives the best insight into the awesomeness and the insanity that is living and teaching in South Korea. Plus, she is a lovely person, a great writer and nice enough to help me feed my Skin Food/ Face Shop addiction now that I don't live in Korea anymore. The Ketchup War is brilliant :)

Colin
13:42 PM December 04, 2012

Hilarious Korea stories -- You don't have to be an English teacher in Korea to appreciate this blog, but it sure doesn't hurt!

KASIE
14:35 PM December 04, 2012

So hilarious. Can't believe I haven't been reading this forever.

Sarah
03:25 AM December 10, 2012

The Ketchup War is a brilliant blog. I've lived in Asia myself so I really enjoy the hilarious anecdotes about Korean life. Tuesday Timewasters and Quotes Friday posts are also fantastic for entertainment whenever you've got some time to kill.

April Lynn
07:18 AM December 11, 2012

This blog is HIlarious! Everyone should read it, expat or not :)

Anne
12:57 PM December 11, 2012

Great blog! Enjoy it each week! :)

Skinny
12:59 PM December 11, 2012

Keep on rocking in the blog world!!

Bill
14:34 PM December 11, 2012

Love it! Really love it! Can't stop reading the timewasters and quotes each week!

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