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No Touch Monkey - Ayun Halliday

Posted by travelingchinese on 4/7/2009 at 00:44

I am reading this now - hilarious backpacking short stories by Ayun Halliday. It was published in 2003 - and some of the stores are from the 90s - so I wouldn't use it as a travel guide - just a great read.

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Posted by travelingchinese on 4/7/2009 at 00:45

Sorry if I wasn't clear - "No Touch Monkey" by Ayun Halliday.

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Posted by BruceMoon on 4/7/2009 at 08:54

"No Touch Monkey"

I wonder what the title means?

Long ago, when younger and in the army, the Sargeant would awaken us at reveille (ie. early morning) with wakey, wakey, hands off monkey.


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Posted by neosho on 4/7/2009 at 23:29

Now that's funny. LOL

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Posted by MADMAC on 5/7/2009 at 21:52

When I was in my wife's village long ago, I was feeding a money a banana and then gave him the rest of my coke. He downed that thing like a veteran. Very funny watching a monkey drink out of a coke bottle (It only had a little coke in it - I didn't want him to get more hyper than he already was). Then he sat on his haunches and started chatting away with me. I wish I could speak monkey, as I was really curious what he was saying. I suspect it was something like "Give me some more coke damnit!" My wife took a picture of me handing him a peanut and it looks exactly as if he's shaking my hand in the photo.

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