The Buddha Smiled is a world citizen with a distinctly Indian flavour. Thanks to daddy ji's job, he grew up in 4 different continents, went to 10 different schools, and speaks about 6 different languages (2 fluently, 2 reasonably well, and 1 appallingly - apparently his accent is that of a Colombian hooker asking for money after a job). He also has a fictitious Polish grandmother, Ida Rosenberg.
Having worked in banking in the City of London for four years, he finally had enough in March 2009 when he managed to get out with his soul intact, but with highly irregular sleeping patterns and a terrible spending habit. After travelling various parts of the world, including a month in Europe with a backpack and Eurail pass, and several more in Asia, he returned to London and to work in November 2009, and since then has been trying to kill himself via alcohol poisoning.
Not sure what this life stuff is all about, he's working off the principle that not committing genocides would be a good start.
He is wondering whether it would be possible to take over Laos and run it as a personal fiefdom.
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