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Actually when I arrived here I promised myself I would leave within 5 years as I didn't want to end up like my mates. They were on a downward spiral and they came here with UNTAC and somehow stayed on. Unfortunately most of them are dead now, or moved on and died, and if I hadn't cleaned my act up a few years ago, I think I would have joined them.
According to the proverb: The pun is mightier than the sword
In one sense I'm glad my almost decade long living relationship with Asia came to a forced end due to financial irresponsibility, otherwise I'd almost certainly have joined many at the end of the line.
Tis a lesson well learned and I look forward to returning with a much better understanding of my weaknesses and how the region can entice them out to play very easily. Never have I understood the term moderation more than I do now.
The idea that seeing the world is going from place to place to look at obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds.