Book Excerpt from Hot Spring

April 30, 2013 at 12:51 am Leave a comment

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Here’s an excerpt from comedy “Hot Spring.” If you enjoy the excerpt, then check out the other excerpts at the other tour stops. And if you’d like a chance to win a copy of the book, go to the bottom of the post and find out how you can participate!

Excerpt 7: The tourists take a drive in the city.

 Our limousine was shiny on the outside and clean on the inside. Master Gawd thought highly of its overall look.

“Even though it ain’t the red sporty kind, it somehow has this bigness to it that I like,” said Master Gawd, speaking to our suited driver. “I know this is the kind of car that can stand a few hard knocks and in a bang it will cause more damage to the other car.”

“Glad you like it sir. This German car, this one. Mercedes Benz.”

“These Germans deserve praise,” replied Gawd.

The driver had given us some bottles of water and hot towels as refreshments. On the way out of the airport, a tower with a large wide top end stood firmly at the front gate. Its pale grey surface was strongly lit and contrasted with the calm stillness of the dark night sky. A red light occasionally flickered at the top of the tower that made me somewhat nervous.

Gawd asked, “What is that?”

“Oh sir this one called Control Tower. Been here long time and all the visitors to Changi always talk about it. “

“Oh yeah, what does it do?”

“They signal to all the aircraft la, when to land, when to take-off like that. It is high up so that they can see everything. Last time I got one British guy who said that it looks like a shepter.”

Gawd asked, “What’s a shepter?”

“A stick. That one the king always hold.”

“I think he means scepter, Master!”

As I am bad with questions, I asked a really silly question that I should not have asked.

“At the top of the tower are thick blue glass windows that we cannot see through, even though it is lit up. If there are people inside, they must be very frustrated trying to look at us.”

“Ah, that one special window sir. They can look out, but we cannot look in. It’s like that one, always,” replied our brown driver.

For a while, we drove on quickly along a straight road that was lined with dark rows of trees. I started to open my bottle of water silently, and after I sipped it I thanked the driver for his thoughtfulness.

“Good for you sir. This one made in Singapore. Called NEWater.”

“What’s so new about it,’ asked Gawd.

“It’s not bought from Malaysia, haha. It really made in Singapore by high-tech. They use science and special machines to purify it, then can drink. Very safe, even our ministers also drink it.”

“That’s awesome, this high-tech water. If you didn’t tell me I wouldn’t even believe it! It tastes just like water!” replied Gawd.

“It is water what, haha,” said the driver.

“Where is it from?” Because I spoke in a soft voice, I think the driver did not hear me, so he kept silent.

Soon I could see more rear lights of cars on the road called expressway, and more tall buildings coming up on the right side, their lit windows forming regular patterns in the night sky. As we drove up a sloping road of a large bridge over a river, there was a colourful circle on our left.

Gawd asked, “Hey, look over there. What is that?”

Our brown driver turned his head to the left for a short while, and the car briefly moved. I felt nervous again.

“Oh sir that one is Singapore Flyer. It’s very fun. Can go high up in the sky, like flying aeroplane like that.”

“That’s cool. I wanna try that someday,” replied Gawd.

I mumbled, “When I sit in an aeroplane, I throw up easily. If it is like an aeroplane, then I think I better not try it.”

“No lah sir,” reassured our brown driver.  “It very stable one, my family and I went and it’s really okay. It not totally the same as aeroplane. Aeroplane take off and go to the sky rite? This one go round and round in a circle. It fun, and at the end everybody can go home. If it is really aeroplane we all be somewhere else, then how to come back to Singapore?”

After a short pause, Gawd asked, “There are lots of really tall buildings here eh? It’s quite awesome to see them all rising up all over the place”.

“Ah ya sir that is the Central Business District, with all the offices. The tall ones mostly banks.”

I noticed that on the left was an unusually big structure. “What is that super-big structure over there, the one that looks like three buildings joined together at the top? Is it a bank too?” I asked.

“Oh no sir. That one casino sir, not bank. Cannot be the same as bank la, must be different, if not we all in big trouble. Ha ha.”

“They look almost the same on the outside. So they must be different on the inside, are they?”

“I don’t know sir, I am Muslim, so I cannot go into a casino. But bank is ok for me. You are probably right, they are different.”

 About Hot Spring

god-chuck-ebook-cover-webuse-lgeThe Wonderful Adventures of Godfrey and Chucky

Godfrey is young, wealthy and able-bodied. He has all the women you can imagine, and unbelievably deep pockets. But Godfrey wants more. His Great Greatness wants to rid the world of a menacing scourge, and restore what is truly superior to an elevated position. Why would anyone stop him? Who could possibly stop him?

Chucky arrives as the new assistant, and tries to perform every duty that is handed to him. What challenges for a dull servant! Look at him muddling through! With passports of exclusive privilege, the two adventurers make a splash in tropical Langkawi, where the water is blue and the girls are brown. Then they rendezvous with the locals in Singapore, where pleasures are plentiful and multicolored. Food and money are found in piles. Life in a global city should be, possibly, one of uninterrupted leisure…shouldn’t it?

Desire is a seductively red piece of jade, which resides even in our dreams.

“I am a healthy, strong and sexy male with a life, most of it sex life.” – Godfrey Mann

“I did not know how to reply, since the words were difficult to speak.” – Chucky

Links

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17227290-the-wonderful-adventures-of-godfrey-and-chucky

Author Website: http://www.godfreychucky.com/

Buy from Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Wonderful-Adventures-Godfrey-Chucky/book-NQYQUKGIbUGq0zRHM-Jvag/page1.html?s=zqrnKeiLgkq5BRmcoIuP3A&r=1

Author Bio

I committed myself to writing playful and profound books for discerning readers of good taste. I hope to give to my readers delightful characters in moving scenes that will help all of us to appreciate life better.

I have lived in parts of Asia, USA and Europe, so I hope to combine these diverse experiences to craft some great literature.

Giveaway

If you can give an answer to one of the three questions below, you’ll be entered into a raffle for one of five eBook copies of Hot Spring. Please mail your replies to ddaiichi@gmail.com and put ‘Enchanted Book Promotions’ in your subject line.

If you can’t find your answer in the excerpt here, check out the other excerpts featured during the tour for an answer.

Godfrey and Chucky giveaway quiz
1. Chucky is Godfrey’s

  • a. Golf buddy
  • b. Temporary servant
  • c. Love interest
  • d. Page boy

2. What is Godfrey’s other name?

  • a. Godly
  • b. Goodness
  • c. Gawd
  • d. Godzilla

3. Where do Godfrey and Chucky stay in Singapore?

  • a. A Bed and Breakfast Inn called Geylang Eggs
  • b. A modern business hotel called Quickie Profits
  • c. A colonial style luxury hotel called the Raffles Hotel
  • d. A Chinese-themed luxury hotel called the Red Jade Palace Hotel

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