Monthly Archives: January 2023

A small personal history of eating

My family has always been obsessed with food. It needed to tasty and cheap, and bonus points if you knew or liked the people providing it. Combining our Asian heritage with our Asian thrift meant that our favourite restaurants were … Continue reading

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2023 in lists: concerts & shows, theatre, books, movies and TV

A work in progress … Movies (seen on TV, probably on a streaming service, or on an airplane) Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery: What I liked about this was how purely entertaining it was. It had no pretensions except … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: MarketingHQ – 10 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Marketing

Originally posted 29 October 2013 on www.boldface.com.au: Marketing has strong links to copywriting and editing. Marketing copy needs to read well and be edited so it’s error-free. Copywriting needs to have basic marketing skills to understand who the target audience … Continue reading

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I switched web hosting! Part 1. Leaving Site5.

So, my yearly web hosting expires in February. I’d finally noticed that for the last many years, the price for web hosting on Site5 is much higher than other competitors. My problem was that I got it, and then just … Continue reading

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Book review: ‘A Little Life’, revisited

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara My rating: 4 of 5 stars Spoiler alert: I assume that you have read A Little Life already and like me, are reading more about it to help you make sense of it! Please … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara My rating: 5 of 5 stars I posted this review on Goodreads in January 2016 (such a long time ago) and was surprised to see recently that I never posted it here on my … Continue reading

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Who blogs?

Originally published 10 September 2015 on www.boldface.com.au: Is blogging important these days? In the early days of blogging (and Wikipedia tells me that blogs emerged and became popular in the late 1990s), it was all about making a statement, building … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hetty Lui McKinnon’s Tenderheart

Tenderheart: A Cookbook about Vegetables and Unbreakable Family Bonds by Hetty Lui McKinnon My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m not sure I’ve done a book review of a recipe book … but why not? On Goodreads, I see that … Continue reading

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How to refill a long lighter

(Originally posted 14 December 2017): Does anyone else have this problem? I’ve never liked cigarette lighters. I spin the little metal dial, get the flame up, and then when trying to light my tea lights (which is the main reason … Continue reading

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That old ‘ise’ vs ‘ize’ chestnut

Originally published 12 September 2013 on www.boldface.com.au: I love my new career as an editor and copywriter. Looking at the ins and outs of language and how it changes with time and geography fascinates me. Raised in Canada, of course … Continue reading

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