Recently, I watched Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained. Both were amazing. In different ways. But amazing, nonetheless. One thing they had in common was Christoph Waltz, a German-Austrian actor.
Although we are celebrating the same thing, every Muslim family around the world has their own way of doing things.
I got the job! ... And then the seeds of doubt started to sprout.
But what about those movies that are actually good, the ones that are beloved, cult classics, even critically acclaimed - is it possible for a movie to be great if it has scenes that make no sense?
The last time I posted was on the tenth of March. Just before the whole world turned upside down. First with an unprecedented pandemic, and then with the murder of George Floyd and the re-emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement.
A few years ago, I did some time as a casual childcare educator. Wait that sounds like I went to prison. No, no. I graduated from a GD in Early Childhood Education, and before I worked as a kindergarten teacher, I worked in different childcare centres around Melbourne. Most nights, I’d get a text about … Continue reading “You’re Fired.”
I’ve been wearing glasses since I was only ten. I still remember the moment I realised I needed them. I was watching the AFL – I don’t remember who was playing; my memory isn’t that good – and I asked my mum, “What’s the score?” She looked at me funny, and said, “Why are you … Continue reading “I Can See Clearly Now…”
When I was in high school, my aunt’s uncle had a white van and he was basically my family’s bus service. By ‘my family,’ I mean me and my siblings, plus all of my cousins. Honestly, I think we all spent some time in that van – some of us for years, others for just … Continue reading “Eyes Wide Shut”
Eleven years ago, my family and I were having dinner at my uncle’s house. It was a great time. The feast was delicious. My uncle’s wife is a master of the kitchen. We left their house pretty late, for a Thursday night. Mainly because we only lived a street away. We were all exhausted by … Continue reading “Let it Go, Let it Go…”
Picture this: The year is 2004. Smartphones aren’t a thing, and Tamagotchis are what all the cool kids want. I was in grade 6, shy and always awkward, a total teacher’s pet without even meaning to be. Teachers just loved me, couldn’t help it. In years to come, I’d realise this is a contender for … Continue reading “Do you know the Muffin Man?”