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Rouse Hill, NSW: a gem on the fringes of Sydney

Recently, I celebrated mi cumpleanos. I wanted to go somewhere different, but no ideas were jumping at me. I had heard about Rouse Hill before and decided to give it a try. Prior to my birthday, I’ve never visited the … Continue reading

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La nina reads

This summer has been unseasonably milder. The heat came in spots, with cloud cover and showers taking its place. The cooler temperature and occasional rain could be attributed to La Nina. Regardless, the first month of the year saw me … Continue reading

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Egpytian Revolution: Ten years on

This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution. While the widescale protest commenced on the 25th of January, the coup lasted until the eleventh of February 2011. For two weeks, the nation held the world’s attention. The protesters … Continue reading

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Narcos: Mexico (2018-) reviewed

A while ago, I reviewed Narcos. That series featured the War on Drugs, as the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) contended with Colombian lions. The first two seasons focused on the hardworking agents in their bid to bring down Pablo Escobar, … Continue reading

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Tenet (2020) reviewed

My last movie review has been a while ago. Since dissecting Parasite (2019), I have streamed many films and have borrowed my share of DVDs. Earlier today, I’ve finished watching Tenet. The latter is Christopher Nolan’s latest entry and his … Continue reading

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Bondi Junction, NSW: pride of Sydney’s east

This past week, we visited Bondi Junction. The suburb is a train ride away from the city centre. The journey takes about fifteen minutes. The transport interchange is the gateway to iconic Bondi Beach, which is a further bus ride. … Continue reading

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Fincher-nomics: My top 5 films

David Fincher is one of the biggest helmers in Tinseltown (LA). In a career spanning four decades, he has been nominated for thirty Academy Awards, including twice for Best Director. Fincher is noted for his psychological thrillers, plot twists, and … Continue reading

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Holiday reads

The Yuletide season saw me eclipsing Educated, Tara Westover’s biography. Recursion (Blake Crouch) followed. Another nonfiction title (Emmanuel Acho) rounds out the trio of reads. In all, I have read six more books than 2019. Most of them were crime … Continue reading

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Daredevil (2015) reviewed

Today we’ll be tackling arguably the finest Marvel series on Netflix. While there are a number of Marvel iterations around, Daredevil’s production, scope, action sequences, and characters set it apart from the field. The programme forms my holiday watch; I’m … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

A few weeks ago, my dear Aunty Ellen passed away. She was seventy years young. I’ve heard second-hand accounts about her, most of them painting her in a good light. She grew up with my mum, as they were first … Continue reading

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