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This is my first piece for Plumae, a writers club for literary migrants in Kuwait. The assignment was to write a couple of epistle poems.
An Epistle Poem to my Ambassador, Robert Tyson
Bob, I'm reassured
To have an ambassador with a name like yours
A lot has happened in the time I have been here
I have seen many things
Travelled to many countries
Skied the axis of evil, ...
... playfully withholding the tickets. She noticed his broad hands. He was wearing Old Spice, a quaint choice. His intent was completely clear but, somehow to her on that night, probably because she'd never been propositioned so hilariously straightforwardly and also because she found herself sinking involuntarily into his green eyes, this one seemed less than half obnoxious. Explaining to her friends soon after they'd found a place to park in front of the screen that she needed to find ...
... across the road from the concrete watch tower and head up the hill on the tarmac road. Once at the top of the ridge we will head rightwards, to this Return Waypoint: 29.446523° lat, 47.732402° long. There are two small hills at this location. The Return Waypoint is on top of the left one. You must go to the top. See photo in this blogpost. This ...
... and felt they were the types of people who could finally inspire Khmers to take control of their lives.
Last night I went to the reopening of Q8 Books. By the way, another one, Better Books, was shut down a few months ago due to holding a banned book (possibly Paradise Lost). Anyway, Q8 Books are now at a new location, bigger and better and run by a lawyer! At the rather fantastic opening ceremony ...
... of the most intense, impressive displays of skill you can imagine. I've only mentioned kilns so far, but glass blowing is another main way to make glass art. Imagine this. The artist gets a metre long metal tube. A gob of molten glass is attached to the end of it. They then insert this into a white hot furnace, rotating the rod to make the glass hot again. Then comes the awesome bit. The glass artist then takes it out of the furnace, puts the other end of ...
Other places to stay in Salmiyah
Al Taoun Street, Salmiyah | 3 star hotelfrom $362
Marina Mall, Arabian Gulf Road, 446, Salmiyah | Hotelfrom $384
Arabian Gulf Road, Salmiyah | 4 star hotelfrom $126
Qatar Street, Salmiyah | 1 star hotelfrom $124
Building 17, Street 1, Block 5, Salmiyah | 3 star hotelfrom $253
PO Box 3700, Salmiyah | Hotelfrom $140