Sumatra

006 LISTENup: The Flirt of the Forest

January 11, 2010

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] The LISTENup podcast series returns, with a sensuous foray into the Sumatran jungle, before catching a tortuous getaway bus out. Ant gets up close and overly personal with the People of the Forest, before sampling the rich palette of colours which make up this mystical Indonesian island.

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The Flirt of the Forest

June 9, 2008

It was a classic play; some would say a suave snatch, others, a seductive triumph. Each time I look back at the moment, I applaud and tip my crown in respect. I’m newly single, off women and emitting that couldn’t-care-less, rough attitude that comes with unkempt hair, sparse stubble, a loose tongue and yesterday’s t-shirt. […]

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Losing my Will

May 30, 2008

The bench was narrow, worn and hard; an echo of the staunch, motionless policeman who sat opposite me. His face was blank, while mine was stained with two hours of anguish. NewsFlashTV flickered muted news on a small screen placed awkwardly high on its rusting bracket – forty police officers were booking two irate female […]

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Spineless in Sumatra

May 23, 2008

The first time I simply traced my finger over the words on the screen, the second time I read the words aloud to myself. ‘We believe that terrorists continue to plan attacks, which could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.’ I scratched the crown of my head and read on, […]

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