Monthly Archives: August 2012

A girl named Lynne

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I’ve been having some very personal problems lately. I miss my daughter so much. It’s her fourth birthday soon and I haven’t seen her since she was a tiny baby with breathing tubes in her nose, because her mother ran …

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Show offs

I was at dinner, and I was enjoying my pizza and my red wine and a smoke after dinner, when I heard this American guy at the next table talking for ages about the complexity of translating different languages and …

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Sunset Boulevard

There is a bar I’m very fond of on the front esplanade in Vung Tau called Sunset Boulevard. I like it because it’s not full of hookers, in fact it’s normally close to empty most nights. It has a good …

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Bui Vien late at night

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I love Bui Vien. I also hate it. And I love it. Here’s a photo of it in the wee hours of the morning after everything’s pretty much closed down and the only place still open is GO2 Bar. You …

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Suki Mae

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I mentioned there was a woman up the street who had a little store who wrote cute little inspirational words on small paintings. She wanted 300,000 for a very small picture around 25x25cm, but I thought it was ok. But …

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A Tim Tam by any other name would taste so sweet

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Are you Australian ? Yes ? Then you love Tim Tams right ? You like plain ones, or one of the specially flavoured ones, or else you love sucking your coffee through them. But good ol’ Arnotts Tim Tams are …

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A day at home

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I stayed home today. Not literally. I’ve done that before once this week. I mean I just hung around my block, and went no further than the one adjacent. I got up really late today. Finally catching up on that …

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đá cầu is not an olympic sport

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Vietnam don’t seem to care about the Olympics. It received so little attention here that I didn’t even realise the games had started until I happened to be reading the Australian news and realised that day one had already passed …

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