Friday, December 23, 2011

Pop Up Restaurants

A restaurant goes out of business and the landlord is finding it difficult to lease the space - so they rent out to people on a short term basis at lower than normal rents.

Hey presto, you have a pop up restaurant!

Monday, December 19, 2011


I am back on FB.

A couple of reasons:

1) I want to keep in contact with people better, especially those in Indonesia

2) /All/ the free internet PCs in Changi airport had people logging into Facebook. Just goes to show you...

Private Equity

I leave a vibrant Jakarta for a miserable Dublin.

This morning a retired doctor is telling me how screwed Ireland is over a coffee in Dublin. He tells me how the English are doing their level best to bring the Euro down, intimating the the prime minister is in cahoots with big financial interests in London.

He looks for some confirmation from me, I only mutter indecisively.

Conspiracy theories are something I used to hear in Jakarta, now I am listening to them in Dublin. I suppose there's less time for a good yarn when everyone is making good money.