-A man, Ivan, returns to Manila, apparently without specific purpose. At the discretion of his wandering and its meetings, the writer ambulate in the fascinating mega city in search of its past and of the meaning of his existence.
Two Japanese men help a Vietnam war deserter escape from Japan for Sweden. They plan to fund the escape by selling LSD pills. After word of the drug deal gets spread around they find themselves fending off rival gangs.
Twenty-nine-year-old Ryotaro is underemployed, has no friends, hyperventilates and is awkward. Worse, he is also a virgin and never been kissed before. To remedy the situation he picks up a... See full summary »