Over the last 10 years, staff editor Jon Aspin has been producing ‘sparkling’ copy for everyone from mega rich beer companies and consumer electronics giants to local caravan dealers and Swedish Phd students. Born in the North East of England but raised in Australia, Jon has now worked on three continents, and remains curious about the others. Arriving in Vietnam 'on sabbatical' sometime during 2013, Jon soon got appointed ‘captain’ on a movie about a war and has tried not to look back since.
Even building site workers have to take coffee breaks. Jon Aspin catches up with lifelong construction worker, Hung, as he heads out for a coffee and a smoke. Photo by Francis Xavier. Translation by Vu Ha Kim Vy
As the ‘dining in the dark’ concept has become more popular, we set out to find out what would happen if we combined that with another always-trending topic — expat dating. Cupid played by Jon Aspin. Photos by Nick Ross.
Full disclosure readers; I might not want you to know about this bar. Let me explain why.
In February 1983, theatre bad-boy Tennessee Williams choked to death by inhaling the plastic cap of a nasal spray dispenser. He’d been in a seedy Manhattan hotel, and his gag-reflex was impaired by drink and drugs. To those who had long looked disapprovingly at this ‘laureate of lost souls’, it must have seemed like some form of poetic justice.
Following on from last month’s article about Dragonfly Theatre Company’s dinner-theatre event next month, An Evening with Tennessee Williams, Jon Aspin interrupts rehearsals to see how it’s going, and ask if he can score a last-minute spot in the cast. The answer? Not a chance