Dreaming of Asia

Stolen kiss. Grandson G. at the Peranakan Museum, Singapore, 2017. Asia eluded me. I was born in the Far East but left too young to really remember. I was then raised in Africa. Spent the rest of my life between Europe and the Americas. And I’m sorry to say, the evolution of Africa and Latin…

Breaking news: Hydrants invade Asia

“Morning Scotty. Morning everyone. Apa kabar?” “Morning Captain. What news ? Not good, I’m afraid. Just got a report on a possible alien hydrant invasion in Asia.” “Bad news indeed. What is the source?” “Our agent in Kuala Lumpur, Captain.” “Stéphanie Lung? She IS our best agent in the region. What evidence did she send?” “A…

Asia Time Patrol. Penang

“Scotty, do you think you could fly us “in time” for my uncle’s wedding?” “Which uncle, Captain?” “Great-uncle René Onraet. One of my grandmother’s little brothers.” “The one who was Inspector general of police in Singapore in the thirties? When and where was the wedding, Sir?” “According to family history, he married Muriel Burghore in…

Time patrol Asia

Guang-xho (Canton) Airport. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” Campaign to stop the buying of ivory and – hopefully – end elephant poaching. First time we set foot in Mainland China. Impressed. Close to 40,000 kilometers round trip, more than 60 hours flight. Four or five countries plus stop-overs, this trip to Asia…