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Above the fray

Well, here I sit on the roof of my apartment building, watching the chaotic scene four stories below. I’ve been meaning to bring m y laptop up here to document the goings-on below and finally remembered. The laptop light I … Continue reading

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Tale of the bacon

It was a sweet, sweet gift. Quite unexpected and it’s implications did not register with the giver. It was just a throwaway comment – “Do you like bacon?” – during the course of a discussion with the┬ájust-returned-from-Sydney landlord about rents … Continue reading

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I tried, at least

This whole thing about adapting to the culture, the food, the this and that, can only go so far at times. Take for instance today’s attempt at making fish head soup. The name itself has frightened me away from trying … Continue reading

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