Another fascinating read, Derek. Thanks.
I like the taxi-grocery concept. If the rest of the Korean bodegas go out of business, I can see that catching on in NY.
Derek, I wouldn’t have thought any photographs of East Timor could make me smile, but I sure do like those cocks, as well as the other images — and, as always, your reflections.
You know, back in the 1970s, the day before Indonesia invaded Timor, Ford and Kissinger were in Jakarta hobnobbing with Suharto. Yep.
Oh, and congratulations to the winner of the Carasso Prize.
Thanks, re: Carasso. Yeah, pretty cool. And 100k euros!
I’ve heard about that re: Timor & American fear of communism. Typical gringo move. It’s strange here, feels like a pre-teen country at that awkward phase where it doesn’t know what to do with its life, or that is barely aware of its place in the world.
And thanks SC & Rick for reading.
oh, and btw, the word in Tetum for ‘sheep’ is ‘bibi malay”, which means ‘foreign goat’. Or gringo goat, as malay is what they call us gringos/mzungus/farenji, etc.
Bibi malay: goat with no sense.
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