Author Archives: topherdman

Remembering Harry

July 15, 2011. Almost nine years ago this weekend, the final instalment in the Harry Potter saga hit theatres around the world. I remember it like it was yesterday when my pal and I saw it at the cinemas. After … Continue reading

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The Good Place (2015-2020) reviewed

After summiting Parks and Recreation, I was looking for a new series. Enter The Good Place. The show is a light-hearted take on the afterlife while also incorporating elements of philosophy. The cast features the talented Kristen Bell as Eleanor, … Continue reading

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The meaning of life

Life. We see it. We experience it. We feel it. When I was a senior in high school, my mentor (Bro) tasked each of us to write about the meaning of life. Every graduating student that year was allocated one … Continue reading

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June 2020 reads

Another couple of weeks have passed and the mercury in Sydney has fallen. I’m glad to have gotten some reading done. Since my last catalogue, I’ve dealt with Harry Hole number 5 and breezed through Anh Do’s memoir. Michael Connelly’s … Continue reading

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Ford v Ferrari (2019) reviewed

My last three posts have all been reviews. I started off by appraising a doco (The Last Dance). I went on to evaluate a TV series (Parks and Rec), before sharing my last three reads. This week I’m going with … Continue reading

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End-of-season reads

While putting together my previous reading list, I mentioned that I was already tackling Relentless. That was three weeks ago. I’ve since finished the nonfiction title, before trekking Nesbo’s 695-page Nemesis. In under a week, I’ve likewise knocked back Grisham’s … Continue reading

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Parks and Recreation (2009-15) reviewed

Some time ago, I discovered this show named Parks and Recreation. I was searching for a new series to explore when I came across this talented office ensemble. Amy Poehler spearheads Parks as Leslie Knope, the perky deputy director. She … Continue reading

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The Last Dance (2020) reviewed

When I ponder His Airness, the first thing that comes to mind is not his vicious throwdowns, his trademark fadeaways, or even his thick crunch time portfolio. Funny enough, a game that happened in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is … Continue reading

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Mid-autumn reads

As the title suggests, this reading list was spread through parts of April and May. I devoured at least two of these books last month: Dynamo and Gone Girl. However, I finished the latter in early May. Regardless, only Redbreast … Continue reading

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Lessons from mums

Today, 10 May, is Mother’s Day. While admittedly low on ideas, I’ve decided to earmark this week’s post as another tribute to mums. We are still in the midst of the pandemic. Most Australian states may have eased their restrictions. … Continue reading

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