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2005 postcards

Wednesday
Jan 18,2006

Here are some snaps from our travels in 2005. Best is of Pavel in “Electric city,” Tokyo. Check the look of disgust brought on by the fact that none of the shops had gameboy advance games….still he got into gundams there. Wait, do I suspect you dont know what gundams are…?
Some of the pics are phone shots and hence a bit below average. Click HERE. The places are: Paris, Joburg, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Dhaka.

Wednesday
Jan 18,2006

George Soros
Three cheers for liberal billionaire George Soros. He goes to Sing and he speaks his mind: Singapore does not qualify as an open socieity. Read here.

As bad as Singapore

  • Filed under: sex
Tuesday
Jan 17,2006

Islam and Sex. Everything you ever wanted to know but were too afraid to ask. Check it out here. Singapore has some antiquated sex laws too…its not just chewing gum that is banned. If you chew anything else its also banned. Yup.

11th February

  • Filed under: Misc
Tuesday
Jan 17,2006

I got to my desk around 4.30am this morning. In front of my keyboard there is a pen in the shape of a syringe filled with what looks like blood and there is a Michael Sowa card of his painting “Spinne am Morgen.” It depicts a huge bulbous spider sitting on the wall above a bed with a couple sleeping blissfully. I am wondering…why the hell do i have such items on my desk? The answer is simple. My life has taken a totally surreal turn. I am no longer in control of anything and the absurdity of it all is quite something.

Sowa
Anyway, there is a date ahead of us. 11th February for the repatriation of my parents back to the UK. If that doesn’t break this strange situation I am in, nothing will.

Hello again

Monday
Jan 16,2006

Well my friend S quit the finance ministry and now she is working for the World Bank in South Africa. And guess what? Yup she has already managed to meet Evo Morales. I mean…what can i say? Well done? I hate you? I hope you took Misu along, S. The closest I will get to good old Evo is probably when I visit La Paz one of these days. Laura and I had every intention of going to La Paz on our honeymoon but there was a railway strike. So we spent a strange few days by Lake Titicaca in Puno (Peru). One night I thought I would annoy the chef and asked for something not on the menu - veal done milanese style. He said nothing and put the phone down. A few minutes later the tastiest veal Milanese ever arrived….