Kevin in Liberia

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I know not which is most profitable to me, health or sickness, wealth or poverty, nor anything else in the world. That discernment is beyond the power of men or angels, and is hidden among the secrets of your Providence, which I adore, but do not seek to fathom. ~ a prayer by Blaise Pascal

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Gareth, Scarred for Life

The last little story that I need to mention is pretty disturbing and something that I would never wish on myself or anybody else. Gareth ran upon quite the party at the Thai restaurant that changed his life forever. Who would ever expect to see a bunch of Asian guys dressed up as women celebrating a “Thai holiday.” That sounds to me like a bad excuse to dress up as a woman. Gareth and the guy he was with ended up getting free food and whatnot. I think the Thai girly-men did that just to make sure that their customers wouldn’t run away. I have just included a picture for your entertainment. And who says Liberia isn’t interesting at times?

3 Comments:

  • At 6:54 PM, Blogger Gaillie said…

    The girly-men did this to prevent the clients from running away??

    Poor Gareth! I hope he doesn't have nightmares about this for time to come

    I was hoping you weren't going to say that the men were dressing up like women to remind them of the war days... Now THOSE are memories that no one wants to remember!

     
  • At 2:33 PM, Blogger Gareth Evans said…

    This was a realy interesting night. I just couldnt believe I was in Monrovia.

    The free drink and food helped make me feel a little more comfortable with the lady-boys.


    Kevin, I really like your blog, keep it up.

     
  • At 6:22 PM, Blogger jonathan boettcher said…

    Ga-reth! Ga-reth! Ga-reth!

    Sounds like goodtimes, though perhaps a bit sketchy... I always wondered about that group. Haha. Free food & drink? mmmm.

    Keep up the blogging Kev, it makes for great reading, me wishing I were still in on the fun!

    cheers,
    -Jonathan

     

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