Category Archives: Blogging

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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Sydney Food Diary and Bloggers’ Party @ Belle’s Hot Chicken

So ChocolateSuze and Helen at Grab Your Fork have been organising events for Sydney Food Bloggers for a while… and I’ve never made it to an event. So, off to Barangaraoo on a hot, sunny Sunday to meet some foodies, … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Racism against Asian-Americans

There seems to have been an interesting ‘moment’ happening in popular culture in the United States. I’m sure that this has nothing to do with the fact that the two Asian-American contestants on the latest season of the long-running TV … Continue reading

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How to live: Projections and shadows

In conversation with this guy I was dating for not more than a few months, I did my regular joke/not joke, in response to something he’d said. ‘Projeeeecting…’, I commented. To my surprise, he said, ‘I have no idea what … Continue reading

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Home cooking: Locomoco

The locomoco is a Hawaiian invention. It involves plain white rice (variation: Japanese white rice) with a burger patty on top (or two), and then a fried egg on top of that (or two), and over the whole thing: gravy. … Continue reading

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How to live: Work is a four-letter word

My pal, Tim Mansfield, sent out a series of newsletters around the topic of feeling stuck. One of the posts that stuck in my brain was about work. Because all around me, friends ask: Am I doing the right work? … Continue reading

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How to live: get a Thai massage

Photo By Tara Angkor Hotel via StockPholio.net I’ve always enjoyed a professional massage, since the first time a friend Rita, who had trained in Swedish massage, introduced me to them (rather than the friends give friends massages that I’d done … Continue reading

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How to live: take what you please (an introduction)

As anyone can see, my blog, andyville, has been taken over by dozens of reviews of restaurants and bars. I enjoy my food blogging, and I don’t see it stopping in the near future. But I’m going to aim to … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Coco Vodka

So, the question was: Would this tropical-inspired drink banish the feeling of Sydney winter? It’s been cold and wet here and what surprises people who move here is just how cold 10 degrees can feel when there’s no heating in … Continue reading

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Paris Diary: Back Vélibing

I’m happy to be back on my Vélib in Paris. Away for a year, I renewed my card by internet, and the first time back I tried it, it worked no problem. As before, I find the bikes in great … Continue reading

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