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Australia Day 2020

Today, the twenty-sixth of January, marks the national celebration of Australia Day. The date has traditionally been a hot one, as it occurs in the middle of summer. The twenty-sixth is a designated public holiday in all states and territories … Continue reading

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New decade, new reads

Since my last list over a month ago, I have masticated a further three books. The previous catalogue was my ultimate of the old decade. After the turn of the New Year, this marks the first reading list of the … Continue reading

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City of God (2002) reviewed

I watched a few films over the holidays, with City of God probably being the best of them. Nominated for four Oscars in 2004, including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, the picture presents a raw and gritty portrayal of … Continue reading

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Post 1.2020

This marks my first post in the new decade. Previously, I managed to create one hundred and eighty-four posts, most of them in the last three years and change. It’s a brand-new year and with that comes new goals, new … Continue reading

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Where to Invade Next (reviewed)

For the last post of the year, I’ll be dissecting my second Michael Moore film. I’ve had this doco in my sights and finally consumed the feature just recently. Where to Invade is an ambitious production that has the viewer … Continue reading

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Sydney metro unveiled

Last weekend marked a milestone in the New South Wales (NSW) government’s infrastructure projects. Before the last state election, the Liberal government had made a lot of promises but there was no ribbon cutting yet. Since then, they have opened … Continue reading

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Born to write (updated)

Years ago, I penned the About Me section of my blog. Titled ‘Born to Write’, the 200-odd words captured who I was back then. It’s time for a re-write.  Topher Ong is a young writer from Sydney, New South Wales. … Continue reading

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