Redhill

More and more recollections. Now I'm in Redhill where my other sister lives, and my older brother nearby. There was a Christmas dinner here ages ago in which I managed the cooking. Not very well but I used to enjoy cooking they tell me. Another thing to relearn. Redhill has expansive wilderness, very natural and [...]

Eltham

More recollections, now at my sister's home, a place I've lived many times since around 1985. I actually helped with the renovations, and the huge garden, so many memories. Actually most people here think my memory is normal, perhaps marginally lesser. Indeed they would know having collected me from Thailand in coma, bringing me back [...]

Paynesville

Well it's my home town Melbourne, where my immediate family live. Now I'm in Paynesville with my mum, a nice place, the best place in the world according to my father. I took a short walk home from the shop today. For most people a 5 minute stroll but it took me more than an [...]

Melbourne

Well I'm back at my favourite place in Melbourne, time to resume my writing. I've been coming to this particular place for years, it's now called Siglo previously the Supper Club. It's lost none of it's charm, maybe we can catch up here to remember the past. You'll have to prompt me. A place to [...]

Ho Chi Minh

Travelling again, another trip to Vietnam. Ho is very close to home, less than a  2 hour flight. Vietnam is one of my favourite countries in Asia although I like all of them in this region. For me Asia is better than my home country Australia because I suspect that many Aussies have doubts about [...]

Hokkaido

I travelled today to Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Time again to make records of my life so I don't forget. I was recently burned, it took me three days to remember how but not everything. This blog helps me very often with recollection, as I've said before outsourcing memory can be helpful. Well I've been to [...]

Ubud

Home again to Singapore after 5 days in Ubud Bali, not for too long, Japan again in two weeks and then I'm thinking Australia. The drive to the airport from Ubud was great, it gave me a better look at Bali which I like all over, even the roadside villages. The people seem most artistic, [...]

Dance

We went to see a Balinese dance last night, "the Mahabarata", an old Hindi story I was once interested in. Balinese dance is renowned and focuses on other things compared to western dance, eye and finger movement. Many of these movements should be looked for in the performance, eyes are difficult from beyond row 10, [...]

Ubud

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. We've been here before, I like it. Ubud is quite different to the Bali beach holiday popular in Australia, it has old world charm with temples. Still overrun with tourists you must use your imagination to try and depart the western world. But it has cues to make such an escape easier, [...]

AoNang

Dear fellow coma victims, as I've said before I suspect travel is very good for us. What I really mean is to do the things like we did before coma, stay active. Travel also presents the unusual which can be challenging, we need to be challenged. I'm in AoNang Thailand for another Christmas, at least [...]