Author Archives: topherdman

Fear Street Trilogy (2021) reviewed

As per my previous posts, this month has been lockdown in Sydney. I haven’t finished my latest read yet, but I’ve gone through a couple of series: The Mechanism, Atypical (season 4), and Dash and Lilly. My latest watch has … Continue reading

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An ode to the COVID epicentre

Have you been paying attention to the news? Then you’ll realise that this pandemic doesn’t choose At first, they made masks mandatory It was a nod back to recent restrictions The current wave began at Bondi Once it started, the … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: PNoy

‘To be understood or misunderstood is not so much a struggle as it is to understand or misunderstand the longing for peace in each man’s heart.’ Thus begins the late PNoy’s college yearbook entry. Here, he emphasized the consequence of … Continue reading

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Notes from (Sydney’s) lockdown

A flurry of COVID cases last week had prompted the NSW government to enact a partial lockdown last Friday (25th of June). This would’ve lasted a full week. The four councils included City of Sydney, Woollahra, and Waverley. This meant … Continue reading

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A Broadway Shopping Spree

Last weekend, we visited Broadway Shopping Centre. The mall is in the southern end of the Sydney CBD (Central Business District). Public transport isn’t as good as comparable centres downtown. Buses are the only proximate means; otherwise, you’d have to … Continue reading

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June (2021) reads

At the onset of winter, I crested a classic. It took me four days to finish the main text of Cat’s Cradle. I’ve had this book for a while now and I loved Vonnegut’s originality. I followed this up with … Continue reading

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June 2021 Long Weekend

Coinciding with the plummeting mercury is the long weekend. Aside from the usual two days to cap off the week, Monday represents a public holiday as this commemorates the Queen’s Birthday in our state. About three years ago, I wrote … Continue reading

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Hunter Connection (Wynyard, NSW)

Today we’re going to review a shopping and gastronomy hub in the heart of Sydney. Hunter Connection (HC) has a strategic location. HC sits adjacent to Wynyard train station, near the northern end of the Central Business District (CBD). The … Continue reading

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May (2021) reads

Autumn has passed in a whirlwind and winter is upon us. The time has arrived for another reading list. First off is Norwegian Wood, the book that made Haruki Murakami a superstar. This is more of a period novel, first … Continue reading

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A puppy’s (healthy) lunch

At the best of times, having pets can rejuvenate your life. They shine a light in the darkness and are your trusty companions. Therefore, giving them the right attention and proper nutrition is imperative. While they may be cute and … Continue reading

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