Monthly Archives: April 2011

Motorcyclists and other pesky things …

“I have of late been praying to and propitiating the God of Uneven Pavements.” “The God of … ?” “You heard me. Uneven Pavements. You know, what Indonesians call trotoar and Americans prefer to call sidewalks, the raised things down … Continue reading

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In Search of McJava

Some years ago I was in the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore for visa purposes. Reaching the front of the queue, I put my passport on the counter in front of a young Singaporean Indian staffer who picked it up and … Continue reading

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The Late 60s Remembered

Les √©v√©nements de Mai 1968? As the month draws to a close and this now slightly rheumy-eyed soixante-huitard draws towards his own kind of close, hoping it is still a fair way off, the memories come into focus. The glistening … Continue reading

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