A Thoughtful Gift

A simple Vietnamese aluminium coffee filter and a package of chon or weasel coffee, the Vietnamese version of Kopi Luwak, from my buddy Nyit.

A simple Vietnamese aluminium coffee filter and a package of chon or weasel coffee, the Vietnamese version of Kopi Luwak, from my buddy Nyit.

Not all who wander are lost (Tolkien) and not all who declare themselves to be simple are necessarily simple.

But I am indeed a simple man. I believe in certain basic fundamentals.

Simply, I believe in friendship (backed with action of course – if you claim to be a friend but can’t even be bothered to wish me a simple “Merry Christmas” or  “Happy New Year” then that act speaks for itself).

I believe in being filial and being respectful and appreciative of one’s parents and elders.

I believe in not bettering ourselves at the expense of others.

I believe that fortune favors the brave.

I believe in picking myself up after a stumble and if necessary I will do it again and again.

I believe in free speech but I also believe that freedom of expression doesn’t mean open season on anyone and everyone.

I certainly don’t want on my hands, the blood of those who have died because they were gunned down for drawing blasphemous cartoons intended to offend religious sensibilities.

So for a simple man like me, a recent gift of coffee from Phu Quoc, presented by my buddy Nyit, has touched my heart in more ways than one.

In addition, it speaks volumes about Nyit’s character.

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