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24 December 2015

Air niugini's in-flight Magazine PARADISE

The world has never seen an in-flight magazine quite like it. Seat pockets were empty after every flight and AIR NIUGINI could not meet the written requests for back copies from those who had seen and heard about it.

So, they put together the handsome hard cover volume "Best of Paradise" comprising what they thought were the top stories from the first two years of publication. It sold like a bestseller and soon a second volume, "Paradise Plus", was published.

I have a copy of both and whenever I feel a bit "homesick" for New Guinea, I page through them and look at the pictures and read the stories. If you are lucky, you may be able to find a preloved copy on


21 December 2015

Hepi Krismas na Hepi Niu Yia


We have outsourced this year's Christmas Greetings to keep costs down.

To all those ex-Bougies who are still hanging out in Kalimantan "Selamat Hari Natal dan Tahun Baru"; to all our friends in Papua New Guinea "Hepi Krismas na Hepi Niu Yia"; to everyone else a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Christmas Party on Loloho Beach more than 40 years ago:

Please take some time out from all the merry-making and reflect on the many things you can be grateful for! And ponder again the age-old question,

"Why is a Christmas tree better than a man?"

Here at last is the answer:

It's always erect,
Stays up for 12 days and nights,
Has cute balls,
And even looks good with the lights on!

A very Merry Christmas to you all!

(This Christmas I'm putting Mistletoe in my back-pocket
so all the people who don't like me can kiss my ass!)

Your webmaster
Peter Goerman



And here's one for all you hopeless romantics out there to get you into the Christmas spirit of things:

A couple were Christmas shopping. The shopping centre was packed, and as the wife walked through one of the malls she was surprised when she looked around to find that her husband was nowhere to be seen. She was quite upset because they had a lot to do and she became so worried that she called him on her mobile phone to ask him where he was.

In a quiet voice he said, "Do you remember the jewellers we went into about five years ago where you fell in love with that diamond necklace that we couldn't afford, and I told you that I would get it for you one day?"

The wife choked up and started to cry and said, "Yes, I do remember that shop."

He replied, "Well, I'm in the pub next door."

10 December 2015

AIR NIUGINI Inflight Video