2652
389 [ads-wpsitecount text="on"]

A unique view of the strange and spectacular world through the eyes of Michael from Perth

Only Spellcheck, which has put a red line underneath ‘succulently’, is immune to their aroma.

Star Wars at the Teatro Colon

Star Wars at the Teatro Colon

I am an example of the success of Star Wars. I’ve never been a fan, yet I saw the original 1977 film twice as an eight-year-old at the Hoyts Cinema in Wanamba Arcade off Hay Street Mall in Perth: once on a school excursion organised by our music teacher Mr Southwell. Three years later, I…

Read More

1

Mar

Return to resurrections

Return to resurrections

Yesterday I saw resurrections both in the afternoon and the evening … … plus two creations … … at the Tierra Santa religious theme park in Buenos Aires. I also bumped into another Adam and Eve … … and became a centurion. I’d been there before and was ready to make fun of it, but…

Read More

17

Feb

Pride in the air
TAGS

Pride in the air

Air New Zealand now has a Pride channel in its in-house entertainment. A good way to spend eleven hours from Auckland to Buenos Aires. Or would have been, if the woman sitting next to me hadn’t been so much fun to talk with. Instead, the Pride channel will be something to look forward to on…

Read More

9

Feb

A taco worth tasting

A taco worth tasting

Aidan Jones sounds like a suburban Adelaide middle-class name, but this talented comedian is the product of a backpacker fling that his Adelaide middle-class mother had with a Colombian. Or is he more like the stepfather who helped raise him? I’ve heard talks on nature vs nurture before, but until now, they never involved the…

Read More

26

Jan

My letter to Nestor

My letter to Nestor

Dear Nestor, I never thought that when we posed for this photo, it’d be the last time we’d ever see each other. You were seventy-five when we lost you last year. You still had lots of living to do, but I’m glad the cancer got you quickly, because you would have hated years of lingering…

Read More

22

Jan

People the Madres admire

People the Madres admire

The Madres de Plaza de Mayo started out as women in the late 1970s publicly questioning Argentina’s military government over what happened to their children who’d been taken off the streets and never seen again. I’ve visited their centre in Buenos Aires mulitple times. In more recent years, this map dominated one of the walls,…

Read More

19

Jan

Michael from Perth

A unique view of the strange and spectacular world through the eyes of Michael from Perth