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Wild
Jan 21

I sped through the book "Wild" by Sheryl Strayed. It was soulfull, thrilling and triumphant. I loved it. I lent it to a friend and after reading only a chapter he questioned the author's right to complain over such a matter as her mother dying, and the validity of her suffering which consequently…  Read

Best Reads 2013
Feb 25

Even though it’s already two months into the new year, I’ve been inspired to write about my favourite reads of 2013. Since seeing my sister’s ardent year to year record keeping of read books, I started my own little list. Each year I managed to read a pitiful 13 to 15 books at the most. The…  Read

The place beyond the pines
Jun 17

I was interested to see Place beyond the pines, from the director of Blue Valentine, Derek Cianfrance. The stellar cast was enticing enough, Ryan Gosling who seems to be in everything recently, Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper and the two younger budding actors Dane DeHaan and Emory Cohen. Spoiler Alert:…  Read

Before Midnight
Jun 11

It was 2007 and there was a sale on at Soundz, a terrible music chain in New Zealand and the competition for the music shop that I worked in at the time. I was rifling through the DVD bin and still in the midst of my Ethan Hawke crush after watching Reality Bites. His name jumped out from a DVD…  Read

Sundance film shorts at Mindpirates
Mar 14

Last night I attended a screening of the Sundance film festival shorts organised by Mind Pirates in their cozy projector room. It was an interesting experience. There were to be two screenings due to the popularity created by the Facebook event. A screening at 7pm and a second screening at 9.15…  Read