ROCK! Insipid light of the late afternoon thunderstorm grey greets me as I turn into the driveway of my potential future home. A typical Malaysian red-brown smear of heavy raindrop soil wash smothers the drive entry. All washed from the almost nude lightly sloping front yard. Kuala Lumpur rain only needs 1 degree of fall … Continue reading Rock It!
(Illustration by Maggie Chiang) It was not supposed to be here. Somewhere else had always been the intention of this loose rapid mind. It could have stayed locked and frozen in the time-vault of gone thoughts and memories. But no, it seeps back to the conscious to manifest again. It manipulates and empties the mind … Continue reading It.
Selfishness drove me to grab the last chilled from the Fridge, Apple. The rest of the family had beaten me to all the others. Unknown to me they had been selfishly guarding a secret that they were plainly at pains to keep! Crunch coefficient running around 95-98%. Sweetness rating: "When too much Sugar just isn't … Continue reading Selfish not Selfish
Our human nature is what? To hate, despise, be greedy, to be ‘righteously’ correct, ignorant, selfish, irrational, fanatical and pessimistic. It is also to love, respect, learn, cooperate, help, listen, rational, be accepting and optimistic. Which appears to be easier? At this time, observation leads to the former being easier. The spread of vitriol in … Continue reading Fragments
ASHRAM Part 2 SOMETHING FOUND So much style and flow! Always seem to have the Butt stuck out! Not too sure about the colour choices though! The writer celebrating his 50th birthday with a fun surf at "Toms" in Perth. (Photo: Les Round) Moving to Perth in Western Australia, being no more than 5-10 minutes … Continue reading A SPORTING CHANCE 4
ASHRAM Some people say it is not the destination that counts, but the Journey itself. In this case I respectfully disagree. Car park view at the end of a long and winding dirt road of an uncrowded (2 people out) Southern Tasmanian surf spot on Bruny Island. Sitting out the back of the wave, looking … Continue reading A Sporting Chance 4
"Ave a Go ya Mug" The above title is quintessential Aussie slang often yelled out by Cricket spectators at Batsmen that are particularly slow in scoring runs. England's all time greatest most boring batsman - Geoff Boycott must have heard this thousands of times on Aussie cricket tours. Damn he was hard to get out … Continue reading A Sporting Chance 3
NO TALENT WINNERS David vs Goliath in which the small, ignored and supposedly no talent runt defeats the ultimate champion of pedigree and reputation. Whether this fable is true, it does not matter. The moral is that if you battle for the right cause, and your heart and resolve are true, then many obstacles can … Continue reading A Sporting Chance 2
Beach Sprint relay at Aus Surf Lifesaving Championship Perth WA. My daughter Alice closest to the camera - we blitzed em! (If you have never tried tit - run in sand. Not that easy!) The first in a regular rambling series of life’s ups and downs according to the Sporting Gods. A sporting life it … Continue reading SPORTING CHANCE
I was born of Music and Dance. Music and dance is me. Every pore of being, every DNA strand has a hook line, riff, drumbeat and vocal imprinted from before and beyond birth. I am no different from the rest of humanity. Music is in us all from primitive human banging a Mammoth bone on … Continue reading Bust a Move