A short journey from Ho Chi Min City to Hanoi left me hungry for more. The contemporary art world there swamped by imitation and mimicry is actually very healthy and friendly. Ive planted seeds in both these cities regarding the possiblitiy of group shows including both Vietnamese and Melbourne artists. Late 2001 will see the outcome if all goes as planned. At the moment Ive relocated to Bangkok - the the guesthouse of Charlee Sodprasert who is a local watercolour artist as well as a very charming guy. He has small studios ann rooms for renin a very quietpart of dizzy Bangkok.I can recommend them highly. (Tel: 66-2-8620056, 66-2-4389653 Fax: 66-2-8620074) I will busy myself here with drawings and preperations for the Hong Kong show in early Jan. I will also eat huge quantities of green paw paw salad.