Traveling diabetic #2


Jan here.
Beer. The double whammy of carbs and alcohol. Nectar after five hours of pavement pounding in the heat and humidity. Nothing that could compare to the iced coffee at The Coffee Factory, with its ice foam, which in reality was ice-cream, that slowly filtered its way into the black coffee, at which point I stopped drinking. The iced Jasmine tea, refreshing and delicious.
Scrambled eggs and bacon to start the day with a typical Vietnamese dinner at Mon Hue. Pho, with beef bits. Infused with lime, ginger, and chili flavours. Served with a plate of fresh green bits, which I ate separately and did not add to the Pho. I left the noodles and skirted the meat bits. Far too frightening to negotiate.
Water melon (less than 60grams) my new favourite.
36 hour train journey North next.
Blood sugars
High 7.8 mmol/L
Low 4.4 mmol/L

Author: Jan Raats

Be inspired by the high-energy art of award winning artist, Jandre. An emotional artist, the influence of the Impressionists on his Representational style is evident from his limited pallet of colours, however, it is to Kandinsky that he looks for his inspiration where objects depicted arise out of pure emotion. In this focus on form and colour, he asks questions of the viewer to see beyond the mere representational to the emotional signal contained in clusters of line and colour, reinforced by ridges of light made possible through his technique of painting with his fingers, imparting his emotions directly onto canvas. Traveling extensively, his material is taken from his environment, dominated by his work as a humanitarian – most recently with the United Nations in South Sudan - in post conflict, emergency response, and in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Awards and Exhibitions 2016, Special Merit Award Winner and Honourable Mention 'Art of outstanding quality', LST Open Art Exhibition 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011 and 2009 Honourable Mention London International Creative Competition 2008 Finalist at the Thapong Botswana Artist of the Year 2002 Finalist at Patchings, Nottinghamshire Selected for the Permanent World Children’s Exhibition in Toulouse France. Several group and solo exhibitions (Cape Town)

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