Imagined landscapes

Kampung Tanjung, Kuala Terengganu The last time I was here, the house was shrouded in darkness. I could barely see the tail light of a motorcycle, streaking to a halt between the stilts. The house stood alone on an empty plot of land, or rather the land around the house had been cleared. I promised …

Wet, wet, wet in Tokyo

Reports of the impending Hagibis typhoon (October 12, 2019) reminded of when I was in Tokyo many years ago. I try to remember the scene. "Strong winds. A typhoon is expected to land in Tokyo tonight." said the woman inside the television, one of two objects didn't quite belong in a fancy jazz bar. The …