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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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2001: a voyage in time

For this week’s post, we turn back the clock…to 2001. Two decades seem like a long time but they sure pass by quickly. Before we teleport to twenty years earlier, let us consider the status quo. The coronavirus remains the … Continue reading

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Ozark (2018) reviewed

I’d been streaming Ozark for some time and have wrapped up the viewing early this week. The series derives its title from the Missouri Ozarks, where a family of four converge to launder money. Jason Bateman stars as Marty White, … Continue reading

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April (2021) reads

This April has been throwback month for me. Stephen King’s Later is the first entry on the list. While it was set in the present, as noted, the title is part of Hard Case Crime. The next read is Baldacci’s … Continue reading

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White Tiger (2021) reviewed

Oscars weekend is here, and today I’ll review one of the nominees. The White Tiger is up for Best Adapted Screenplay. The movie is derived from the Aravind Adiga novel. While the book was released in 2008, the film version … Continue reading

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Jaunting through Top Ryde City (NSW)

Recently, we visited Top Ryde City. I’ve been there before. In 2018, I watched four films at the centre, including Ant-Man 2. Top Ryde is much similar to Westfield Eastgardens; there are neither train nor metro stops nearby. West Ryde … Continue reading

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Fargo (2014) reviewed

Subsequent to my bingeing of Atypical, I have since been devouring Fargo. The series takes its name from the Coen brothers movie circa 1996 and is set in Midwestern America, including Minnesota, Kansas, North and South Dakota. Noah Hawley is … Continue reading

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Mac OS Big Sur reviewed

Last weekend, I finally made the move to the latest Mac Operating System (OS). Until then, I’ve been using Mac OS Catalina. My Mac came with OS Mojave pre-installed but even when Catalina was out, I took my time. Some … Continue reading

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Atypical (2017) reviewed

I’ve been streaming this series lately. I had just finished both seasons of Imposters when I thought of giving Atypical a chance. The Netflix Original ties in nicely with my latest finished read. Both House Rules (Picoult) and the former … Continue reading

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Westfield Sydney: the shopping axis of the Emerald City

This week, I’m going to write about Westfield’s flagship store in the heart of Sydney. The current iteration is quite new, having only been constructed in 2010. The centre is part of Pitt St Mall, the pedestrian shopping mall known … Continue reading

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