Monthly Archives: December 2016

2016 in lists (art, books, entertainment, shows)

Concerts & Shows Defying Gravity, Theatre Royal: A collage of Stephen Schwartz with the composer on stage at the end of the show himself, it was really amazing to see top Broadway performers letting loose with these songs: Sutton Foster … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires Food Diary: El Preferido de Palermo

So, food blogging while abroad… It’s interesting to see which websites have a presence in which countries. Zomato, my preferred restaurant review site, doesn’t cover Argentina, so I’ve posted a few reviews up on Yelp. Yelp doesn’t cover Uruguay, so … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Cafe Rumah, Surry Hills

So I see from the other reviews here that I’m missing out on trying some excellent Malaysian snacks. So, that’s what I’ll do the next time. In the meantime, I’ve had coffee here twice, and it’s very good. And the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: My Duo Pie Chain, Ultimo

My assumption is that ‘chain’ meant that this is a chain of snackeries from somewhere in the world. I asked the guy behind the counter where the chain was from, and he said ‘China’. But since I can’t find anything … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Jarern Chai Boon Cafe

The idea of a cool fusion Thai cafe in the middle of an excellent Thai grocery store is pretty appealing; when the folks bringing it to you are Chat Thai, that’s even better. I think that’s the reason why I … Continue reading

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Paris Food Diary: Le Servan, the 11th

Let’s take a little step back to May to report on an interesting ‘neo-bistro’ in the 11th, right around the corner from the last AirBNB we stayed in Paris near Bastille. I am a sucker for NYT food reviews, and … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: The Reformatory Caffeine LAB, Surry Hills

I pretend to know something about coffee, but it’s basically a visceral experience for me. Most coffee in Sydney is delicious. Occasionally, something about the flavour or temperature will make me think, ‘This is a really good coffee’. Sometimes, there’s … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Edition Coffee Roasters

Just over a year ago, I proposed Edition Coffee Roasters for a coffee meeting because it seemed to be exactly between Surry Hills and Potts Point… My coffee was delicious. The freshly baked cinnamon buns smelled too heavenly to pass … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Cape Comorin, Cremorne

Basic, tasty Indian food. We were on the way to see the worst movie ever made (‘The Room’) at the Orpheum and needed somewhere to eat. There are quite a few restaurants on that strip of Military Road, so we … Continue reading

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A song (and video): Someone to Fall Back On

The first time I heard Jason Robert Brown’s ‘Someone to Fall Back On’, I thought ‘I want to learn how to sing that.’ A much admired Broadway composer, this was on his 2005 album ‘Wearing Someone Else’s Clothes’ and shows … Continue reading

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