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Motorbike 101 – Just Go

November 19, 2010


“This is the brake,” Chi said, squeezing the brake levers to demonstrate. “Yep, the same as a bicycle,” I said. “On this bike you have to hold the brake to start the ignition,” Chi continued. Suddenly things seemed much more complicated than I expected, especially as I’d asked for an automatic motorbike so I didn’t […]

Testicle Face

November 9, 2010


“What do you call those things on that guy’s face? Testicles?” Darling Man asks with a puzzled frown. “WHAT???” “You know, in that movie we saw last week,” Darling Man says, stroking his chin like he had a Ho Chi Minh beard. “That guy had testicles on his face.” “WHAT???” I say again. “I have […]

Testing Times In A Singapore Surgery

October 19, 2010


I’m sitting in the doctor’s waiting room, feeling like there’s an anvil on my chest. A gravity-defying anvil that maintains its pressure, no matter whether I lie down, stand up or prop myself up on cushions on the couch. A lady was yelling into her mobile phone. A baby was snoring on her mother’s lap. […]

Toilet Torture in Kathmandu

October 9, 2010


Halfway up the many steps of Kathmandu’s Monkey Temple, Rachel and I looked at each other in horror. “Oh God,” she said, and clutched her stomach. “Me too,” I said, clutching mine. And we started to move a bit quicker. Somehow the diarrhoea that had dogged us for the entire 10 hour bus trip up […]