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  • Fly the friendly skies

    I felt sor­ry for the guy in the Air­bus office at Jakarta’s Domes­tic Ter­mi­nal 1, Zone C. There he was, in a grot­ty lit­tle, dark and rather dirty room just before the…

  • Here within my lonely frame / My eyes just hurt my brain

    These things are sent to sent to test us…. A cou­ple of days back we tried to buy some Shake­speare. We, nat­u­ral­ly, went to the only Eng­lish lan­guage book­store in Bali, Periplus.…

  • Marching backward, forward / marching till I die

    Cig­a­rettes have a strange place, almost esteemed, in Indone­sian soci­ety. Where­as the smok­er is large­ly a pari­ah else­where on the plan­et, not so here. Nobody thinks twice about light­ing up at the…