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Self on curing flu

You go to bed, wrap up warm, and drink a bottle of scotch. Technically it’s meant to be half a bottle, but I wanted to make absolutely sure. I cancelled all calls, put the Don’t-Disturb docket on the latch – and I was sleeping like a baby well before ten.”

John Self, protagonist of Martin Amis’ novel, Money on his so-called “miracle flu cure” [See: Martin Amis, Money]

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Nguyenchinh
Nguyenchinh

Free bottled water is served ice-cold máy trợ giảng camac (reminding tipplers of their favorite drinks) and the snacks — medium-sized packets of Bread Pan or biscuits depending on supplies — are just right for the trip

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Nguyenchinh

In any case, refreshments offered onboard are nothing to  xe đẩy hàng sumo scoff at since it’s better than the crap served on local airlines

Nguyenchinh
Nguyenchinh

Anyone will accept anything as long Máy bơm nước as its free. (Which explains why online porn is so popular. But that’s another story.)

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Nguyenchinh

find yourself cruising along the North  Thang công nghiệp Luzon Expressway and you’re itching to tell your Facebook friends about it, you know what to do. Tip: buy life insurance beforehand.  

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Nguyenchinh

At least on  thang chứ a việt nam day trips. (No such provision was announced during a midnight trip I once took.)

But I was unable to test the stability of the connection or the 

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Nguyenchinh

On the overnight bus back to Manila, we Máy mài đa năng were on warp speed.

During a short but failed attempt at sleep, I closed my eyes, making a 

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Nguyenchinh

On the overnight bus back to máy trợ giảng shupu Manila, we were on warp speed.

During a short but failed attempt at sleep, I closed my eyes, making a mental note that we were in Pangasinan. A few minutes later, we were 

Robert JA Basilio Jr.
Robert JA Basilio Jr.

Seriously getting the hang of it. In a Prais Review interview, Amis says that there are two kinds of writers, the one who tells stories and the one who plays with language. I'm enjoying the show as far as Money is concerned. Looking forward to the BBC production. :)

Karl
Karl

Read this book, although I can't for the life of me remember how it ended. I just remember the narrator to be a narcissistic asshole. hehe