On an extraordinary evening, each food course – typically Jamaican of course – was paired with an Appleton rum.
Fush? Let me explain. Foreigners like to mimic the way we Kiwis pronounce the letter ‘I’ as a ‘U’, so that to the non-Kiwi ear ‘Fish and Chips’ sounds like ‘Fush and Chups’.
As if by provenance to prove Raoul Spanger’s sentiments on the renewed desire for travel, a Singapore Airlines A380 loomed magnificently behind him. It was coincidental but the symbolism was ripe and the choreography perfect.
So here’s a way to save your company expense on that next long-haul flight and support the travel retail industry’s recovery. Simply fly economy and buy loads of chocolate at duty free before you board.
Despite the fact that large swathes of the world aren’t exactly rolling out the welcome mat and COVID rates across the Mainland remain very high, make no mistake, the Chinese are coming.
Of course, the exchange didn’t end there. The said dander was by now scaling the upper face of the Matterhorn in full anti-China rant mode.
Talking Heads and talking points. Road to Nowhere and Flights to Nowhere. I’ve been everywhere, man and it’s a long journey home. There are some great contenders for a travel retail anthem.
I think we have all felt that lonesomeness. I sometimes think I have lost my way in life through leaving on too many jet planes. Failure on so many personal levels dressed up in a tinsel-thin costume as professional success.
The Duty Zero by cdf arrivals store is testament to the fact that you don’t have to be big to be beautiful. Besides all the mainstream Cognacs and blended whiskies – and these categories contain some surprises too – there’s a really eclectic offer across this compact store.
I’m lucky to have lasted this long without picking up COVID. Lucky and careful. But how can you be careful amid all those hugs, kisses and handshakes that go with the terrority of attending international events?
With the dual red bars on the testing kit shining every bit as brightly as any of the neon signs around my Interim Bureau in Bangkok’s Watthana District, I don’t expect to be joining the hubbub below anytime soon.
My throat feels like I have been dining on sandpaper and as a result I have a voice that makes Lee Marvin’s almost death rattle version of Wand’rin Star sound like it’s being sung by a boy soprano.
Yes, spectators were meant to don masks when not eating and drinking, which as many of them never stopped drinking meant they did not have to wear them at all.