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

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The First World of Alto Palermo

The First World of Alto Palermo

I had my first date with an argentino at the Alto Palermo shopping centre in Buenos Aires. We went to the cinema complex at the top of the building. I thought we were seeing an Ashton Kutcher romantic comedy, but it turned out to be a Stephen King thriller about aliens. Is this a First…

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5

Dec

When Chita came to Perth

When Chita came to Perth

I’ve been looking for an opportunity to post about Chita Rivera. Stephen Sondheim’s death makes it time. I once paid $500 to spend 45 seconds with Julie Andrews. That was just for the meet and greet part. It was over $700 if you included the show beforehand. Chita Rivera’s one-woman show at His Majesty’s Theatre…

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28

Nov

Going to say I’d gone

Going to say I’d gone

I think JJ and I (in 2007) took the ferry to Staten Island so I could say I’d been there, and indeed to all five of New York City’s boroughs. Or maybe it was to take a picture of this: I’m less interested now in travelling to tick a box or complete a set. It’s…

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7

Nov

Argentine beef in a French restaurant

Argentine beef in a French restaurant

I’m at Brasserie Petanque, Buenos Aires, in 2007, with my Beef Bourguignon: Even better was Lomo Roll Dashi, a Japanese-Argentine dish, from the Dashi chain of sushi restaurants. Thinly sliced moist filleted beef from the Pampas, wrapped around spinach, oozing melted cheese, blended with mushroom, rice and onion. I don’t know why it was taken…

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31

Oct

Sunday night serials

Sunday night serials

One feature of growing up in the late seventies and early eighties was the Sunday night serial on the ABC, which we used to watch together as a family. We, the Accused was about the unhappily married school teacher in the 1920s who kills his nasty wife and runs off with a younger woman. For…

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24

Oct

Michael from Perth

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