Month: November 2016

Instagram fame, swimming with sharks, and Baldism: welcome to the world of Mansor Ash.

Grinning broadly he emerged from the trees. “There you are!” I exclaimed with an audible sigh of relief, still walking towards him. I had been going round in circles trying to locate Mansor’s location to no avail. He chuckled, as he approached, book in hand, just as he had made a point of showing on his Snapchat. “I have been here, waiting for you” he said in his pleasant Arab-American-y accent. Peering behind him, I scanned the area, I had been past this place three times… “You must have been in the bushes” I decided. He laughed further, “no, I was here, just there.” A sudden vision popped into my head; me, walking bewildered in circles across the screen of a hidden camera. This was a guy who’s social media career involved pranks after all! Interrupting my own thoughts of sudden YouTube fame, I spotted some picnic benches and motioned to them, “shall we sit over there”. “Sure” he complied as we made our way over. TDM: So what is this book you’ve been carrying …