Category: Movies & Television

Allegro con brio

I was never a musician, and was never trained as a musician. Which is why when I heard about the word allegro con brio today, which means ‘at a fast tempo, and with spirit’ (literally, ‘with brilliance’) my heart swells. It is not because it is a foreign word, although I have an affinity to […]

Calling bullshit

I have a habit of downloading Kindle book samples so I could read the first few pages before buying its physical copy (if I like it), but I was so deprived of a good book to read I just decided to purchase one, and now currently am regretting it because I am 6% through and […]

I am experienced enough

I think about this scene where Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doing this speaking into existence thing from the documentary Knock Down the House all the time, particularly when I feel I do not deserve good stuff or I feel terribly nervous about embarking on new things. I may also have been practically shoving this link to […]

Robots are not coming for your job

I had been watching this anime series on Netflix called Aggretsuko, which tells of Retsuko, a seemingly timid office worker (anthromorphised by a character of a red panda) who goes to karaoke after work to belt out metal songs out to her heart’s content whenever she’s stressed. She briefly dated a tech mogul (anthromorphised by […]

Hope in the collective

I just finished reading Angela Davis’ Freedom Is A Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement and I must say, what an eye-opening read. Most of my reads are enlightening in many ways, but this book — which is a collection of interviews, essays, and speeches from activist and icon of the […]

On The Good Place

I just sat the other day thinking, “Man, I miss The Good Place.” On Malaysia’s Netflix, the series is only available up until two seasons — and suffice to say, I have watched them all. During my trip to Melbourne, I got too excited upon finding out that Season 3 was already up on Netflix […]