Book Review: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Japan is a fascinating place, but it is also one that can seem rather… unusual to outsiders. Like how they’re insane sticklers for punctuality (the management of a train service issued an official apology ‘for the inconvenience caused’, after the train departed 20 seconds early). Or their crazy dedication to order and their need for conformity (there’s a Japanese saying that goes ‘the nail that … Continue reading Book Review: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Review: Cor Blimey, SS15 Subang – The Best British Fish N Chips In Town!

Cor Blimey! A British expression to express surprise – and an apt name for this fantastic chippy in Subang. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the place, and finally decided to drop by for lunch with N over the weekend. Forget about generic fish and chip joints in the malls, where they serve you soggy, reheated chips, and the fish taste like they’ve … Continue reading Review: Cor Blimey, SS15 Subang – The Best British Fish N Chips In Town!

Book Review: The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory

My first Philippa Gregory book was The Other Boleyn Girl. The acclaimed novel, which revolved around the life of one of England’s most infamous queen consorts –  Anne Boleyn – was jam-packed with tales of intrigue; of power hungry men (and women) who’d stop at nothing for influence and the throne, and of dangerous political games where love and family have to be put aside … Continue reading Book Review: The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory