Today is Wednesday, a public holiday, hastily brought in to celebrate the coronation of the new King. As I understand it here in Malaysia each state has a King or Sultan that gets a chance at the national hot-seat every 5 years, and this time round it’s the turn of the Sultan of Kedah. The previous King, from the eastern state of Terrengganu, was Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin and the new dude is Sultan Abdul Halim who actually reigned before between 1970-1975.
Hopes of an early morning bike ride have been dashed by a murderous monsoon, that has engulfed our area of the city, and inundated our little balcony – scattering our poor potted herbs like skittles.
So I write about wine. Read the rest of this entry