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Aug 18, 2019 18:53:18

A sea of stars [1]

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Tim Subiaco

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Where the hell is Tahiti? If you open up a map and throw your finger to the middle of the pacific ocean you might find it. 


Why did I go? Because it was there.


I knew I had to get back home to Malaysia before heading back to Oslo and from Providence it would be a hell of a journey. I could have broken it up by going through LA or something but I figured I’d seen what I came to see and eaten the bryani I’d wanted to eat. 


I bade Umar goodbye. It would probably another five years until I would see him again. The tightness in his hug implied that would be the case. We had grown up, earned money and built some sort of lives for ourselves in America and Norway but we stood on the soft shifting ground of an immigrant‘s life in each of our places. 


That hug was a hug of two sailors on their separate boats, bobbing and drifting apart. We would go our own ways,  become stronger and meet again under a different sky, I promised him. He nodded, lost for words only the second time this trip. 


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    @timsubiaco

    Hi, I've been sending some of your posts to my brother for the longest time. He'll read the posts I share, but he doesn't go around reading your other stuff. And I think that might be because the reading experience is not so great on here.

    I really like your stuff and was wondering if you wanted to team up to publish your work in a kind of visual web experience. We could begin with just one of your stories that you've already written and make it an 'episode'.

    [email protected]

    Abe avatar Abe | Aug 25, 2019 15:46:42
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      @abrahamKim Hey Abe, I just want to say thank you. I really didn’t expect to have anyone read my stuff let alone follow it. Your words really humble me.

      I think that would be really cool. I would like to complete my first draft, I’m about 80% there by my reckoning. After that I would like to do a second draft to say all the things I haven’t had a chance to say yet.

      I don’t really blame your brother, this is incredibly rough and frankly not readable :)

      You’ll know when I get to the end of my story. From there the editing and the second draft begins and maybe then we can discuss something :)

      Tim Subiaco avatar Tim Subiaco | Aug 25, 2019 23:08:21
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      @timsubiaco

      haha no I didn't mean that my brother couldn't keep reading due to your writing. I meant it due to the hard nature of navigating between posts on this UI.

      okay looking forward to our future discussions :)

      Abe avatar Abe | Aug 26, 2019 13:09:33
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