Do cockroaches have souls?

Sure, it's not an experience I especially enjoy. It's repulsive, to be honest. Every time I see one I get a little tingle of eew that reverbrates through my spine and down to the tip of my fingers. By now I know they're definitely not as shocking to find in my house as rats, and after watching … Continue reading Do cockroaches have souls?

New Year on Phu Quoc

Long have I wanted to visit this island, of which the reputation is on par with paradise itself. As a big fan of islands myself, it was with grudging resolution that I stopped my bike in Ho Chi Minh city back in March 2015 (gasp! Almost a year already!) to look for work as my … Continue reading New Year on Phu Quoc

Appearance is everything

I grew up trying to stay under the radar. Being a shy and not-so-big kid who didn't exactly excel at sports, I just wanted to avoid people's attention. I was afraid of bullies. I had curly hair. I was suffering from nervous twitches - in the face nonetheless. Somehow I managed to never get a … Continue reading Appearance is everything