New Opium Traces Interview with Indonesian Author Eliza Vitri Handayani

Check out the latest Opium Traces article at PopMatters.com, my interview with Indonesian novelist Eliza Vitri Handayani…this is the first in a series of interviews with up-and-coming authors in Southeast Asia.

https://www.popmatters.com/eliza-vitri-handayani-author-interview-2531243069.html

 

 

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Interview with WLG and PB redux

Awhile back, the website China Underground interviewed Paul and myself about our translation of In the Land of Pagodas (find it here: https://drgblogsupreme.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/interview-with-wlg-and-pb-on-china-underground/

Now the good folks at China Undergound have included that interview in their new digital magazine, which can be downloaded here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14UfbS2wQ813BG87G0UPtkAr2FR0lQ9oU/view

Get it, dig it, feel it…then buy the book!

 

Jakarta on two wheels

Let’s face it, my commute kicks the shit out of your commute. Here’s a couple of videos from my daily ride shot on my new GoPro Hero5 Session, one from my bicycle and the other from my Honda scooter. Each one is in real time.

Other than walking, the best way to see the city is on two wheels so I’ll keep posting videos to my youtube channel as I make them.

Meanwhile, enjoy these two rides. About 20 minutes each, which is the same length as a “half-hour” American sitcom, only my videos are a thousand times more interesting than anything on TV and two-thousand times more interesting than 97% of all other videos on Youtube.

 

Pink Pills

For malaise in women of a certain age…

(from 1901 French newspaper advert)

Singapore Black at Singapore Botanic Gardens

Spotted on the shelf at the gift shop at the Singapore Botanic Gardens (of all places)…some noir with your orchids…

Apocalypse, American Style New Opium Traces article

My latest Opium Traces article on PopMatters offers a meditation on Francis Ford Coppola’s inconic film Apocalypse Now

This is the second in a two-part series on depictions of the American War in Vietnam.

Check it out here … then thank me later!

Singapore Trilogy at WHSmith

The publisher of my Singapore Trilogy, Monsoon Books, posted this image on their social media, taken at the new WHSmith bookstore in Singapore’s Changi airport.

Look closely at the top shelf, because all three books of my hard-boiled Malaya trilogy are represented….

Black, Yellow, and Red

Right next to my pal Tim Hannigan’s outstanding non-ficiton book on Raffles’ time in Java, also published by Monsoon.

Buy my books from Monsoon here

Check out my interview with Tim here

Keep your groove going here

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