frantic silence outside the delivery room of a birthing clinic in
We waited for my Friend Nam's baby to be born.
Now Nam's been my best mate since I was 5 years old and since he'd
chosen to have his first born baby in a third world country I thought
the least I could do was come along and support him.
Baby Nino was born at 21.58 local time and weighed in at a mighty
3.045 kilos,(I'll check that cos it might be wrong).
Now since I've been out here one of my other best-friend's Steve has
also had a baby.
Baby Dylan' came into the world at some point last week, (sorry Steve
I don't know times and weights, it's all a bit confusing since I
stepped through the stargate).
Anyway what that means is that I'm witness to 2 of my best friends
going through the same process on opposite sides of the world.
And believe me, as close as these two's birthdays are, their
childhood's are to be a long way from similar. In fact I think Lakeside
Phnom Penh's about as far from North London as you'll ever find. Both
geographically and socially.
The two will no doubt grow up to have different views of the world.
Hopefully both will have the same view of there hirsute comedy pseudo-
Good luck to both of you
anytime I can help just let me know.
Uncle Berko (the godfather).
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