Kuta…the Curate’s Egg

Kuta, Perth’s northernmost suburb, has been a happy playground for Aussies this last half century gone. It started to go off full tilt about the time the Americans landed on the Moon.  Now the Jews have crashed onto the Moon and the Chinese are up to something inscrutable on the dark side and still the […]

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Bali Hai

I tried to think it over but the words got in the way These words say it much more better anyway. Most people live on a lonely island Lost in the middle of a foggy sea Most people long for another island One where they know they would like to be Bali Ha’i may call […]

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Monkey Forest Road

Man, there is a forest FULL of #*@$%*! monkeys here…and people actually go to look at ‘em ? Not me though, I’ve read “Me Cheetah” an epic tell-all roller coaster ride of an autobiography which lays bare the dark and hairy soul of these our simian cousins. Besides, there was more than enough wildlife to […]

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Balinese Honky Tonk

OK say what you will but I think that this restaurant troubadour is the Balinese combination of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, (except he sings better than the former and plays better than the latter.) Sorry about the image, I couldn’t lighten it.  

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The Age of Aquarius

Also known in 1973 to the wags of Year 10 Purple (the opportunity class) at Christian Brothers College Wakefield Street, as The Age of a Hairy Arse. Plenty of Aquarian’s here in Ubud,  but not many hairy arses.  Possibly due to this sweet but mysterious process. I don’t know.  I’ve led a sheltered life, Adelaide […]

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Ubud 7 am

Early morning in Ubud.  My complimentary breakfast (it always looks up at me, winks suggestively and says something like “Who’s a pretty boy then” or “lookin’ good this morning Tiger”) wasn’t ready just yet. So  I stumbled onto the footpath of the Main Street to see what I could see.  This is what I saw. […]

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