In Editorial/ Interviews

The Conversations #2

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (JUNE 2015)

“My mother always told me that I was too young to be getting married, but I didn’t know better, I was only a teenager! When I finally divorced with my wife I lost everything. I lost my house, I lost my car, I lost my job, but I didn’t care – I just wanted my son. Family law is tricky, you see. You always get out what you put in and she put in a lot of money, hired top-notch lawyers and everything. She even got more days of custody over my son! Ah well, at least I don’t have to pay tuition fees for the fancy private school she sent him to. Don’t get me wrong. I would if I could. Heck, I still give him a hundred bucks every time I see him and he always tells me, “Mum told me not to take money from you because you’re poor.” I can’t believe that! If I want to give money to my own son I should be able to. Anyway, after the divorce I thought I should do something good with my life. Something that would make me feel better. That’s when I started playing table tennis here every afternoon til night. At first people wouldn’t take me seriously, I mean look at me – I’m fat! But soon I got real good, hey I know how to curve the ball now, and nothing makes me happier than winning a game. Do something you’re good at. Just do something you’re good at.”

“Okay, I’ll let you take a picture of me, but you have to promise me that you’ll set up one of those Internet dating profiles for me. Let all your friends know that I’m single and I’m looking for a girlfriend. I want a really hot chick, man. Also make sure to let them know that I’m a really good guy and, if you get with me, I’ll treat you better than any other guy you’ve ever been with. Guaranteed.”

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