It was ‘one of those weeks’. The kind that would have driven me to distraction had it not taken place in a laid back country where things go wrong, people break rules and old hands simply shrug and smile, saying, ‘that’s Malaysia!’ And though our problems were all car-related, instead of driving me mad, after three … More That’s Malaysia!
My parents both use the phrase I’ve put here for the title of this blog – I’ve arrived, and to prove it, I’m here! I looked it up on Google and discovered that it comes from a 1950’s radio show called Educating Archie. Regardless of the roots of the phrase it’s been swimming round my … More I’ve arrived, and to prove it, I’m here!
Sinking in One year on I hold out my arms tip back my head and float, at last, on my South China Sea. Now aquamarine, bejeweled island of treasures flour-fine sands stamped black with feathered palms. Malaysia. Now you hold me in your hands, becalmed. At peace. I’ve sunk down into ‘settled in’. I sigh, … More Sinking in
It’s been weeks since I willingly watched dawn slowly scale the limits of this world yet today I find a cooler air licks at my calves as I sit back and see what magic may unfold. The monochrome cityscape rises tall and cold behind this palm, acacia green, birdsong simmers in the trees, lines … More The sun also rises
On my previous post I wrote a very sad poem that elicited lots of soothing comments here and on Facebook. The weird things is that however emotional I may have felt when I wrote the poem, I felt better immediately I had done so. Also, my life did a 180 degree turn within seconds. I … More WWWhat it’s really like being neWWW