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  • Oh operator’s manual / I’d just fall apart without you

    God knows how many times I’ve been to Sin­ga­pore in the past few years, my over­flow­ing pass­port seems lit­tered with stamps from their reli­ably wel­com­ing immi­gra­tion staff (New Zealand could do well…

  • Step on the gas / And wipe those tears away

    Just a moment of irony. Hav­ing dri­ven from Dubai to Abu Dhabi on Sun­day (includ­ing being passed by a car, which we were reli­ably told, was a sil­ver Corvette – sol­id sil­ver…

  • 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…