At the end of a week which might fairly be described as tough, I am about to undergo the ministrations of Kak Sabariah, aka Noi's massage lady. I am facing this prospect with roughly equal amounts of happy anticipation and dread. It isn't easy to find words to describe the experience of a traditional Malay-style massage, as administered by a ruthless master of the art, so I won't try. But I will say that my life is about to get unusually intense for the next couple of hours.
Wish me luck!