Those of you who managed to catch the first Chapter "The Seven Minute Cure" will be wondering: Is the Cockroach Catcher famous as Barbados is for the British Celebrities? Well, let the truth be told, Am Ang discovered Barbados long before the celebs. He is still very fond of it though he tends to visit when the celebs have left and he can have the beaches to himself. His favourite beach is Accra Beach. There he has seen hatching turtles marching into the ocean, the few that remains of course.
In Barbados, the Cockroach Catcher also picked up golf, the only addiction where there is no cure, no rehab. None required anyway. There too he rediscovered his childhood love of snorkeling and he later marvelled (in his book of course) at the way mankind took the better part of two decades to come up with a new snorkel design and lamented the sluggishness of medical progress.
Barbados is also the place that has the second highest number of centenarians per capita. Is it the fish they eat, the slower place of life or is it something that we have come to avoid, sunshine? In the end genetics probably prevail; but one cannot let what is written in one's genes dictate one's life.
J. D. Bernal, Professor of Physics, Birkbeck College, London, FRS ( 1901—1971), known for pioneering X-ray crystallography, once said,
“There are two futures, the future of desire and the future of fate, and man's reason has never learnt to separate them.”