March 22, 2006
Port Moresby.

The victorious mood all over town concocted a pleasant irony.

Here's the scene: While at the gym, everyone--sweat and all saw Ryan Pini on TV swam for Papua New Guinea’s first gold at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Pini is PNG-born & raised Caucasian winning the gold. Indian & Filipino expatriates clapping in joy. Squash-crazed Malaysians shouting "Yes ayo!" in sheer delight. A Kiwi friend admitting he was teary eyed over Mr. Pini's win.

That you don’t see everyday.

21 March 2006