Category Archives: Literary

Being Donald Trump

Note: The cult favourite, Being John Malkovich, starring John Cusack and Cameron Diaz, has inspired the title of this post. More on that later. I was at my chiropractor the other day when we discussed the Emmy’s. I learned that … Continue reading

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Chinese dating

It’s one of the more talked about Chinese shows around, with over 50 million viewers tuning in each week. Add to that a massive online following, and it’s no wonder this programme is being touted as a ‘cultural phenomenon’. In … Continue reading

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‘Manok’

Note: For a change, I’ll write this post in Filipino (with just a hint of English) Naging guro ko siya sa Accounting noong nasa Pinas pa ako. Mahirap siyang makalimutan. Mahilig siyang gumamit ng ‘Yudi pungal’. Minsan naalala ko na … Continue reading

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Ooh, Harry!

About ten years have passed since the release of the last Harry Potter book. The Deathly Hallows, the seventh instalment in the series, hit bookshelves on 21 July, 2007. Pottermania truly took over then, with Harry Potter 5 (the movie) … Continue reading

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The North Korean Conundrum

We watch with bated breath for the next episode. Whatever happens, we’re doomed. On the blue corner, a hulking US President with plummeting approval ratings. His mere temperament is being lampooned each week on SNL (Saturday Night Live). On the … Continue reading

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Writing with a cause

Over a span of three weeks (the standard borrowing period), I managed to devour James Connelly’s latest novel. While a lovely read, the main thing I took from the piece is the legacy that the dying character leaves behind. In … Continue reading

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An ode to mothers

Mother’s Day, 2017. No matter how busy, occupied, or carefree you are, this event only happens once a year. Whether you’re in Patagonia or Parramatta, Melbourne or Manila, Ibiza or Bondi, we must remember the sacrifices of this special person. … Continue reading

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