Back to the Present
I’ve been reminded recently by a friend about the importance of staying in the present … … and how sometimes if your mind is already in the future then perhaps it is better to fast forward to the future so you can get back to the present. Anticipation is one thing. To look forward to something is a treat sweeter than spontaneity, despite the immediacy of the thrill fulfilled. While...Read More
Botox, yeah baby!
Excuse me if I don’t smile for the next 4 months I’ve just had my face selectively paralysed in the name of beauty, the pursuit of youth, and most importantly because it was something I hadn’t tried before. Actually I’m joking, not about the Botox, but about being able to smile. I can still smile. A doctor friend who youth-ens, beautifies, and generally clarifies people’s...Read More
Laidback in Laos
In a poetic tale of hedonism, guest writer Aram McLean recounts drunken days & free-loving nights in Laos and still manages time to experience the country’s raw beauty. The way is a mix of clay, mud and manure, making a soup of epic slime. Leeches roam the path. And they jump! Yes, jump. Curling their bodies like some blood-sucking mutant of an inch-worm, they hurl themselves at our bare...Read More