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Book review: Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi My rating: 4 of 5 stars The experience of reading ‘When Breath Becomes Air’ is a strange one. You start with the end, and know that an articulate, passionate and caring man has … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Zambo, Surry Hills

We were lucky enough to try Zambo for Valentine’s Day dinner. It was a fun night out, seeing the wide variety of couples that Surry Hills encompasses. I’ve been wanting to try Zambo for a while. What a change from … Continue reading

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Movie review: Miss Sloane

I was just musing to my better half: when did TV become better than movies? The question was in relation to what I think is stunning: the series, The Crown, as well as the start of the second season of … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Old Town Hong Kong Cuisine, Chinatown

  In the movie ‘Miss Sloane’, they show the title character not cooking for herself and viewing food only as fuel by eating at the same casual Chinese restaurant. ‘How do you always eat here?’ asks another character, implying that … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: S’Age Bistronomy, Crow’s Nest

It was a fun little adventure to head up from Surry Hills to Crows Nest on a Tuesday evening for dinner at S’Age Bistronomy. Billed as Japanese with French influences, it’s located on a corner on Pacific Highway, formerly Waqu, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Great Wall

I suggested Lion and my friend said he can’t stand anything with Nicole Kidman in it. I suggested Hidden Figures and he said that he’d read a review with the lead actor that said they’d really sanitised the book it … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: BBQ Galbi, Waterloo

Why go to a Korean BBQ restaurant and not have the BBQ? Any number of reasons, really. Korean Fried Chicken. BiBimBap. Well, that was our decision on a quiet weeknight. This is a pretty charming and casual place in a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Shinmachi, Newtown

Shinmachi advertises itself as Japanese Tapas. I think it was called Wagaya and changed to the present incarnation around April 2016. David and I popped by here on a Saturday night after seeing the bizarrely not terrible movie, The Great … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Crown St Grocer, Surry Hills

Crown St Grocer is a bit of an institution, selling high-quality and slightly expensive Italian food and deli products. They have a great range of cheese. And the coffee is just fine. What better outlook on a morning in Surry … Continue reading

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Movie review: Moonlight

I’ve heard rumblings of Moonlight for many months now, since movie critics started mentioning its first appearances in movie festivals. And then suddenly it was being nominated for major awards, appearing in all of the end-of-the-year top movie lists, and … Continue reading

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