German/Swiss/Malaysian border

Last week we went out exploring for some new local food areas. We’d found a nice little pocket recently, roughly 10 minutes walk away, which had a few Middle-Eastern places, one or two Chinese places, and a handful of higher-end restaurants including Italian and Japanese. But this time, we decided to try the street that runs...

Bali 01 & 02

The two things I’ll remember the most from last weekend’s trip to Kuta Beach in Bali are the sunshower-like spray from the breaking waves, and Jimmy’s Bar. 01 Years ago, when I used to surf regularly, I’d find myself in the ocean not long after daybreak. This is generally when the wind is gentler, blowing offshore...

Cover: Donnie Darko

I watched Donnie Darko (the original cut) again. It is such a good movie. If you haven’t seen, I urge you to see it soon. Ensure you do not watch the director’s cut before you watch the original; a few things are better in the director’s cut, but on the whole it gives you a far inferior experience.

Wolfsschanze

On a recent trip to Poland to attend my cousin’s wedding, Kelly and I made a stop eight kilometres outside of Kętrzyn to see Wolfsschanze (The Wolf’s Lair). In short, it was one of Adolf Hitler’s HQs and where much of the invasion of Poland was planned. It was also the location of an accidentally foiled assassination...

MANZA ‘Bad Taste’ Party

Boo! Here’s a sincere word of advice: DO NOT LOOK AT THE ABOVE PICTURE. Last weekend MANZA put on a drinks night with the theme of ‘bad taste’. It was a good opportunity to drop some inhibitions and meet some new people. This, surprisingly, wasn’t too difficult, even for someone looking like a porn director and...

Separation

A quick note I’m going to begin separating the single-photo posts on this site from the main posts. What this means is that individual photo posts will not be displayed on the home page or the RSS feed, they’ll only exist in the photography section. Instead, I will begin a series of monthly posts (my brain is yet to hatch a...

Cover: Sopranos

Just finished watching the Sopranos (for the third time). This time around I noticed things I’d missed the first couple of times. ====== Don’t read on if you haven’t seen the Sopranos before====== Things like number of times Chris almost parts ways with Tony, and how much of an arsehole Tony actually becomes as the...