Kentucky Fried Chicken does sushi! It’s fried! It’s an ill-conceived fusion of east and west!
Please note that two previously chuckle-worthy China-street-styles are now considered catwalk-worthy. “Double-pretty” patterns and “outdoor pajama wearing” are now officially in-fashion. The evidence: Saturday’s Guardian Weekend 11.02.12 pages 49 and 51 (reproduced […]
Roald Dahl (describing his sea voyage to East Africa to work for Shell) describes the “Empire-building breed of Englishman”: “I had never before encountered that peculiar Empire-building breed of Englishman […]
Sticking out like a sore thumb, somewhere near Huambo, Angola (2004). I formerly worked for a small NGO committed to alleviating rural poverty. This photo of my earnest, young, self […]
“Aren’t we the lucky ones?” A lovely passage from Martin Booth’s memoirs that reminds one of the good fortune of seeing and living life afresh, in a new place: “Escaping […]
“That which you call corruption I call influence.” – John Mortlock Calling all far-flung expats bemoaning local corruption and bureaucracy, I give you John Mortlock, “Master of the Town of Cambridge.” […]
As a current short-timer, I am counting the weeks until departure from England. Beginning to peel away from a few stale friendships while also already missing some dear ones. Knowing […]