Twitter Tweets

A series of tweets, with a bit of after-the-event editing, on single topics – for example, live commentary on an event. One-off tweets on a single topic are filed under Asides.

The as-it-happened commentary on South Korea’s defeat at the hands of Croatia, live on Twitter (Craven Cottage wi-fi permitting)… 2:09pm #koreaVcroatia kicks off… Come on Korea! 2:11pm A rainy but lively Craven Cottage: 2:14pm Son Heung min with a wide long shot which makes the crowd go wild! 2:14pm A narrow misses header from Ivica […]

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The Royal Wedding – the Tweets

by Philip Gowman 29 April 2011
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Ambassador Martin Uden blogs about the view of the Royal Wedding from South Korea http://t.co/RNKAQo5 via @AddThis # North Korean Ambassador Ja Song-nam has been invited to the Royal Wedding http://bit.ly/ljPJmJ # ROK Ambassador Choo Kyu-ho will also be at the wedding. At least the Royal protocol people got that bit right. # Nice to […]

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More buzz about Please Look After Mom / Mother

by Philip Gowman 17 April 2011
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Please Look After Mom seems to be the latest hot translation. Amazon are already telling me I would like it. http://bit.ly/gPTvD3 # I know which edition I’d buy Guess which translated Korean novel will be BBC Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime in early June. You only get one guess. @KTLit # KTLit: lol “mom?” lklinks: […]

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Little Angels and big frustrations

by Philip Gowman 2 October 2010
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26 Sept 2010: Updated information about how to book for Saturday’s Little Angels performance: http://bit.ly/cc6n4w # 29 Sept 2010: Still waiting for my Little Angels tickets. I wonder if they will arrive? Has anyone got theirs? Mysterious impersonal booking system grrrr # 30 Sept 2010: The most annoying thing about the Little Angels ticketing system […]

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DPRK in the Football World Cup

by Philip Gowman 27 June 2010
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“North Korea will receive at least US$10 million from FIFA for fielding its national team in the World Cup” says the Chosun Ilbo http://bit.ly/bccbuj. That should keep its nuke programme going for a while… # An amazing invention by the Dear Leader: the invisible mobile phone. http://bit.ly/cT9Aw8 # British blogger in Pyongyang reports on the […]

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Where to watch the World Cup

by Events Editor 6 June 2010
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I seem to be spending all my time responding to email requests and queries about Koreans in the World Cup. No time to write. # If anyone knows where all the London / New Malden Koreans will be gathering to watch the World Cup, let me know # Apparently some Koreans will be watching Korea-Spain […]

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Royal Ancestors – the tweets

by Philip Gowman 9 May 2010
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8 March: Just heard some good news. Time to start planning a trip to Seoul in early May # 13 April: Really looking forward to my Korea trip later this month. Jongmyo rituals in Seoul and springtime herbs in Sancheong, Gyeongsannamdo. Perfect. Provided the volcanic ash lets up.# 18 April: Will the 30 April Indieful […]

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Kim Jong-il’s Comedy Club – the tweets

by Philip Gowman 15 February 2010
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It’s not often that Twitter is alive with Tweets about a documentary on BBC4, but Kim Jong-il’s Comedy Club was special. Here are some of them. LKL: Game for a laugh? Don’t forget Kim Jong-il’s Comedy Club tonight, BBC4, 10pm http://bit.ly/bT9eZE # LKL: Wow this documentary is bizarre!! # Alex_Hoban: @lklinks you’re telling me…! Alex_Hoban: […]

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Tweeting the KAA October performance

by Philip Gowman 19 October 2009
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19 Oct 2009: Photos from the Korean Artists at the KCC event (16 October) are up on Flickr http://bit.ly/1qhGtz. Thanks to Mr Lee Hyung-wook of The East # 17 Oct 2009: Totally relieved that the KAA event at the KCC is over. I think it was a massive success. Well done all. # 16 Oct […]

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Troubles with the Petal

by Philip Gowman 18 October 2009
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12 Sep: The only way I’m going to be able write anything on There a Petal is to leave it to the last minute and rely on the deadline pressure for inspiration. Having now read it three times I have no angle on it at all. 10 Oct: Really struggling to write 2,000 words on […]

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