A year on the road exposed us to many delicious dishes in Asia. My own delicious dish, Kristen, has somehow miraculously managed to stay slim and gorgeous while I have taken on a barrel like shape and are preparing myself for several bouts of serious dieting once we get back to Sydney, Here are some […]
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The glamours of the KM Kelud on parade for you.
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I was wandering peripateticly (as you do,) and came across this staircase, it looked green and inviting so I accepted the invitation and up I went I did. Past this beautiful flower and this sleepy guy, (sssshhhh, come on, lets tippy toe past him). Up up to the corner and around the bend, walking, walking, […]
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Kristen is still away grieving with her cousins and Aunty. I’m suddenly all on my own, a callow youth of barely 60 summers, lost in the big steaming megalopolis of KL. It sometimes makes me feel like this, While at other times it’s more like this, But bless the cotton socks of the Bukit Bintangians. […]
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A bar, somewhere in Malaysia. The Tiger was flowing, the whisky and water was going down nicely. Surprising No ? We in the West have been told over and over again that colonialism was an unalloyed evil that we should be thoroughly ashamed of. Not so, it seems. Warning. A political diatribe follows. If […]
Read More Colonialism (according to some of the formerly colonised) and some freedom of speech issues it raises.
Can erstwhile PM and full time nerd K Rudd be following us ? Is he in deep cover throughout SE Asia on some covert mission for the UN trying to scrape those last few votes together ? Certainly at one stage he seemed to be taking on the physical shape of Gareth-Gareth Evans, Australia’s other […]
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We’re hooked on the Bengali writer Amitav Ghosh. We love the way he seamlessly weaves bizarre (but largely true) history, colourful and enormously engaging characters, exotic countries, elaborate customs and endlessly fascinating linguistics together to create an intricately woven fabric that shimmers and glistens and changes even as your eye takes it in. Once again […]
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