Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Inter Alia

Among other things, January saw me progressing from an attached room to C's little place in BB Halli, Karnataka of a population of 1000 ppl, to Manila, Philippines, where the food challenges the village coffee as the prime contender for the "You block the view while I dump the stuff down the drain" routine. The coffee actually was just filter coffee forcibly dumped into water where it - true to its nature, the poor thing - refused to pass on its soul into the water. 'I am not instant rubbi... " were the last words that would echo from the drain every morning.

But, that documentary belongs not here. I am in the land of the squid balls. Of islands and seas. And of creatures from those waters on dinner plates.