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Sticky sweet juices running down my fingers.  I lick my lips and smear my face with the back of my hand.  Whoever told me eating a mango for breakfast on the Hong Kong – Lamma Island ferry with just a pocketknife was a good idea?  And no napkins either!

The air is hot, pregnant with moisture, holding cloudburst full of the rainy season air.  And I sit on the lower deck satisfied, sweet and and watch as the constant breeze of the South Pacific dries the mango juice on my hands.

It is a brief respite, an enjoyable journey to start the day.  I have no desire to leave my island hideway to face the political backstabbing hordes of Hong Kong and the veneer of 2 faced “friends”.  How did I arrive in such a situation?

I wanted to change the world and somehow got bowled over by the first big wave of my career.  So naive!  So unprepared!  I was just a sweet plump mango waiting to be plucked, eaten and discarded.

By ingkavet

Andrew Ingkavet is an educator, author and entrepreneur.
His belief that learning a musical instrument builds skills vital to success in life has led to a thriving music school in Brooklyn, NY. Internationally, Andrew helps music teachers with the Musicolor Method, an online curriculum/training as well as a 5 star-rated book,The Game of Practice: with 53 Tips to Make Practice Fun. He is also founder of 300 Monks, a music licensing company.

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