Wait, is Coachella a music or fashion festival?

For the past few years, there’s been a rising trend with Coachella- most of the coverage is about what you should wear, what people are wearing, which celebs have been spotted and what they’re wearing and doing. Aside from a couple of mentions on Instagram about Alt-J’s performance and purposefully visiting Rolling Stone’s website, I saw pretty much nothing covering… Read more →

On buying a bicycle (it’s complicated!)

  Please support my journey by donating towards the cause I’m cycling for (200dhs+ gets you a postcard! Details here).   I finally bought a bike over the weekend so I can start training for The Great Asian Cycling Challenge. The last time I owned one was over 20 years ago in Melbourne; my dad bought it for me from a garage… Read more →

On cycling for a cause

This year I will do probably one of the toughest things in my life: cycling 450km from Vietnam to Cambodia. I am both excited and terrified; 450km is a lot of ground to cover, and I’ll be cycling for about 8 hours every day over 4-5 days. I have not owned a bicycle since I was a kid, and the last time… Read more →

On changing habits

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit. After taking a long hard look at my life, I realised all the bad habits I developed in my 20s were catching up to me and if I was going to make it to 40 or 60 in one piece I needed to make some real lifestyle changes.   So over the past three months, I’ve started eating clean and… Read more →

A decade of blogging

  It’s been a decade since I first started blogging, and even though the archives only go back as far as 2008, the older posts still exist on my iMac drive but I took them down since they were written before I put my name on the blog. How much has changed since then!   The funny thing is, since I switched… Read more →

Movie Review: 300: Rise of an Empire

Eight years after it’s predecessor comes the Gerard Butler-less sequel to the epic 300, and with a little less gore and a little more dialog. Rise of an Empire isn’t really a sequel though; it’s more of a prequel, explaining everything that lead up to what we saw in the first movie, then showing what happened after King Leonidas and… Read more →

Conversations: Oscars 2014

Before heading to the premiere screening of 300: Rise of an Empire (check back for out the review soon), I made a stop home. Since everyone online had been talking about the Oscars, naturally it would be the one conversation I’d have with The Sister that evening… Me: “Hey, so did you hear about the Oscars results? 12 Years A Slave… Read more →

Movie Review: RoboCop (2014)

How do I put this; it’s a movie that you would probably watch on TV while you’re channel surfing and there was nothing else to watch. If 2 sequels and a TV show since the original movie didn’t take off, did they really think a remake of the original movie- and a PG-13 version at that- would take off? Even… Read more →

Movie Review: Winter’s Tale

I was actually really looking forward to this film, but boy was I disappointed. The film starts 100 years ago and is about a one Peter Lake (Colin Farrell) who’s basically a thief and has a falling out with his former boss- and demon- Pearly Soames (Russell Crowe). He is then rescued by a white horse that miraculously jumps over… Read more →

Movie Review: Captain Philips

This review also appears on Movie Blogbuster. This is the ultimate pirate movie. It’s easy to imagine pirates wearing eye-patches, puffy shirts, having a hook for a hand and wooden stump for a leg shouting ‘arrrghhh’. But this is the real world, and Jack Sparrow’s pirate ways don’t even come close. The film is based on the true story of Captain… Read more →