Lunch with Sutrisman (far left) last month

About a month ago I helped out New York Magazine with a piece they were pulling together on Uber taxi drivers around the world. Witnessing so much resentment on display at some US election campaign events lately I couldn’t help but think of one of the drivers I interviewed.

Dr Sari doing the rounds at Badung market in Denpasar.

Dr Luh Upadisari plucks what looks like a small football the colour of a tree frog from an embankment of fruit, holds it at nearly eye level before swinging around to me declaring, “that will be ready to eat by tomorrow”.

Almond croissants are my weakness. The glass counter of treats at Starbucks is a magnet for me. It’s Thursday morning and after a long battle with my better angels, I rule the croissants out. I settle down with a brewed coffee instead. My usual.