The Life of an Anarchist Baker

So I like films. Like a lot. And sure, I can wax lyrical with Tarantino fans. And sure, I can sip away on bubbles with a bowl of cherries and spend lazy Sunday afternoons with a little foreign film, so don’t even get me started on Volver.  But I just don’t have it in me […]

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What you need to know about Charlie

Ok, I have a friend, right…. Charlie… When I hear a metal trolley wheeling its way down my street, I instinctively look over to check if it is Charlie passing through my ‘hood! The first time I made Charlie some fried beans and eggs and toast and a mug of Ricoffy, he told me, “God […]

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Harumi Kurihara… My Saviour! (Or, The Art of Simplicity)

I thought of an old blog post of mine yesterday, on a book reviewing blog I used to have, Attic Door Loves Books, during my student days, working weekends at Fogarty’s Bookshop. I thought it, now in these desperate times of inflation on the rise, all the more relevant… I hope you will take its […]

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The Case of a Good Book, in the Case of Laetitia Maklouf’s “The Virgin Gardener”

A review I wrote many moons ago on another blog site I created during my varsity days… Felt it fitting for this beautiful sunny day, surrounded as I am by lovely plants on my balcony… Thanks to this woman and her very special book… There are books that hold literary merit, that leave the mind […]

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An ode to hairdressers and good coffee

I have a hairdresser who has walked many moons with me over the years, and to whom I always return (whenever this penniless writer can afford such things like haircuts!!)…. She inspires me daily… With her can-do attitude… With her ability to avoid the evils of social media and use it for good (say, for […]

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