"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." -F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
The nature of travelling means that you make friends you may never get to see again. Last month we had a goodbye barbecue for our friend from Tawain, Liang Yi. She was probably my best friend here in the first few months. This would be funny if you knew her. She's not the type of person to be hanging out with the likes of me; I'm rock and roll and she's Star Trek. Before she left she had a few laughs with all of us, I kind of told her this was the American way, grilling meat and drinking beer. Anyway I make a mean side of pork here.