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A Horse is a Horse, Of Course, Of Course…

Got bitten by a relative’s horse recently after taking a selfie with it. Laceration on my right arm. I ended up at a Malaysian polyclinic for treatment.
The medical service in Singapore is very slow. So you’d expect Malaysia to be much slower. I mean really sloooooooow, plus their reputation for being too lax.
But I got the surprise of my life. I walked into a crowded polyclinic in a small Malaysian town. Lots of patients already. The staff seemed very calm (humored by my incident, of course).
So I registered, got an injection,met the doctor, ended up in another room for a dressing, got some medication after — and I was out in less than half hour.  I guess they won’t cast me as the next Lone Ranger.

 

 

Sheesha and Da Police

smoking-hookah

 

Did I ever tell you about the time several Singapore and Malaysian police officers were looking for me?

They went searching porta porta for me in Arab Street, a neighborhood famous for cafes, restaurants and sheesha bars.

I had waiters and customers rushing toward my face telling me several squad cars had arrived with men carrying Heckler & Koch sub machine guns, and it was an APB for a certain “Khaled Talib.”

Well, they found me – and it was a riot.

What did they want? An officer approached me and said he heard about my reputation in making good sheesha. So he wanted me to concoct a good one for the visiting Malaysian police commissioner.

I got permission from the cafe owner to serve the commissioner a specialty – apple and grape. He enjoyed himself.