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8 November 2011 / leggypeggy

Poor John disappearing into the sunset!

Where's Poor John?

I’ve said before that Poor John has a tendency to walk nonchalantly in front of me—far, far in front of me—and often with his hands clasped behind his back. He assures me that ‘they help to propel him forward’. 🙂

Of course, he almost never looks back. If I were to be kidnapped and bundled into a strange car, he might not realise it for hours.

Even when I got hit by the motor scooter in Hanoi and ended up with a huge black eye, he didn’t see what happened. Just the other day, he admitted that he heard a small yelp—still doesn’t know whether it was from me, the woman who hit me or someone in the crowd—and turned to find me face down on the road.

So today, as part of a walking tour of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, we visited the beautiful brick Jamek Mosque in the centre of town. There’s a strict dress code at the mosque and even men are required to don a long robe.

I’ll write other blog entries on the walking tour and mosque (both highly recommended), but for now I have a question. Can you pick which tourist is Poor John striding ahead of me? Yep, I thought so.


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  1. Zarinah Adam / Nov 9 2011 3:34 am

    Oh Peg, is it because poor John knows that you will (majority of the time) be fine and you’re so busy looking at all the detail of things that it makes you lag? Or is it that his just an arse? I’m pretty sure it’s the former. xo


    • leggypeggy / Nov 9 2011 9:58 am

      He’s just too inquisitive and so always in a hurry to get where he’s going. 🙂


  2. Louise M Oliver / Nov 9 2011 10:47 am

    Peggy, if You want people to distinguish between three similar, but slightly different, objects you have to make it a tiny bit challenging. Gee, I don’t know. There are two people with dark hair and one shorter person with grey hair with his hands behind his back. Could that be Poor John? We’ll just have to wait for the next instalment.


    • leggypeggy / Nov 9 2011 11:34 am

      Oh gosh, Louise! I knew you’d figure it out in the end. 🙂


  3. RON CROSBY / Nov 9 2011 11:30 am

    Oi wait for me,again.


    • leggypeggy / Nov 9 2011 11:33 am

      Ron, as you can see, some things never change. hehehe


  4. Kim Keagan / Nov 9 2011 9:46 pm

    it’s okay John we still love you


  5. DILKASH SHAYARI / Oct 26 2015 9:17 am

    Nice Sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Brian Lageose / Aug 4 2016 3:44 am

    Poor John is scurrying to meet me so I can slip him some cash for more arcane and ribald photos of you doing things that you shouldn’t. I’m the short one on the far right…

    Liked by 1 person

    • leggypeggy / Aug 4 2016 9:02 am

      You must be mistaken. Poor John can’t scurry when his hands are behind his back. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person


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