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Finding home with The Hobbit

Finding home with The Hobbit “I often think of Bag End. That’s where I belong. That’s home. You don’t have one. It was taken from you but I will help you take it back if I can.” 2h45 minutes flew … Continue reading

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To let go or not

I miss my friend, my ex-friend. Seldom have I taken a stern attitude in a relationship to cut off someone but I did. It was inevitable and propelled by my personal crisis. Yann Matel said it best in “Life of … Continue reading

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Believing in the Life of Pi

So incredible is the story of Pi that also rightly puts in question the subject of “believe”. Life of Pi written by Yann Martel is the story of a boy named Pi (actually Piscine Molitor Patel) who found himself stranded … Continue reading

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The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim – our modern day Candide

It is a terrible thing when one’s privacy is open to ridicule. Indeed a terrible thing when your deepest fears and insecurities are the basis of someone’s chitchat and discussion. So here we go, with Mr. Maxwell Sim, who in … Continue reading

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We Bought A Zoo – Why Not?

“Their happiness is too loud.” 7 years old Rosie, played by the incredibly lovely Maggie Elizabeth Jones, said to her father in “We Bought A Zoo”. Incredibly as it may be, these 5 words drum out what has been my … Continue reading

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To greet or not to greet

Sitting in an empty chinese take-out restaurant near my apartment was an old lady on her own. She looked up at me when I walked in and smiled. For a moment, I had a flash thought that I had known … Continue reading

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To choose or not to choose

Sometimes I am convinced that life chooses you. I flirted with the idea that we choose life but never quite lived this idea. In French, I’d say, j’ai jamais assumé. Look around, life has chosen those who were born in … Continue reading

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