The Israeli in Bangkok

He pursed his lips to the side, letting a smooth whispery jet of smoke escape from his mouth. His eyes were on me as he took another drag of the hookah, blew a couple of perfectly formed Os, and handed over the ornate gold pipe. I watched as they hung in the air, dissipate, his […]

The Filipino Physio

We sip our Red Horse beers at a bar in Puerto Princesa. A cover band plays, and the lead singer is a fair skinned, willowy Filipina with flowing black hair in tight, white mini shorts. She sings with an American accent. The crowd, seated around dozens of wooden circular tables, seem reluctant. It’s too early, […]