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I'm a 25 year old English bloke and I live in Jakarta. It's a bloody great town.

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» Hidden Treasure

Baghdad Booty
About a week before I arrived in Baghdad, the hotel I was going to stay in took eight direct hits from some big Russian rockets. I got assigned a room next door to one of the rooms that got hit. You could see where the missile had come in through the blast shield, through the window, through the wall of the bathroom and had detonated in there, blowing the wall down and turning the previous occupant (who'd been asleep) into a series of tea-coloured stains splattered all over the walls and the ceiling.

Ah but what booty he did possess, whoever he was: Two entire cardboard boxes filled with FHM, Maxim and porn. We also used his room to evade the stupid security rules and hold clandestine parties. We called it the Rocket Room.
(Fri 1st Jul 2005, 4:59, More)

» Petty Officials

Port of Entry
My son was born in Indonesia. It took us a month to get him a passport and then we had to get him an Indonesian visa. Not only did we have to pay a fine for that month, but we had to specify his port of entry on the visa form. Thank god it was a C-section or I don't know what we'd have put.
(Fri 28th Mar 2014, 15:08, More)

» The last thing that made me cry

I lost 33 of my staff in one week there. Then I got emailed footage of three of them being executed. So I got outstandingly drunk and wept like a banshee. I am not in the army.
(Thu 14th Apr 2005, 12:33, More)

» Near Death Experiences

I just
moved to Baghdad last week
(Sat 27th Nov 2004, 14:04, More)

» Random Acts of Kindness

Every day
I try to help a stranger every day. Lost tourists, harried mums, people with too many bags trying to get up long flights of stairs, there's always somebody who needs some help. Keep doing it even if nobody ever helps you.
(Wed 15th Feb 2012, 8:59, More)
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