Book cover of The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen

The Surgeon

THE SURGEON by Tess Gerritsen, 2001, Ballantine Books I came to discover author Tess Gerritsen when I read The Sinner a few years ago and instantly I became a fan of her characters Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles. However, this book has Rizzoli but no Isles but it still has the same kind of Gerritsen Read more about The Surgeon[…]

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On What Grounds

On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle (2003, The Berkeley Publishing Group) I started to like Cleo Coyle a few years back when I first read “Through the Grinder“, the second book in her Coffeehouse Mystery series. Aside from the mystery story, lessons about coffee and a few tips and recipes are found in the book. Read more about On What Grounds[…]

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Heneral Luna

Heneral Luna (2015, Philippines) For many years now, I seldom go to the cinema to watch movies. I’m more of the loner who is contented in watching them on video at the comfort of my home. So most of the time, I haven’t watched the movie other have watched over the weekend. Although I’m late, Read more about Heneral Luna[…]

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A Successful Mix of Horror and Comedy

Pee Mak (2013, Thailand) My husband and daughter asked me to join them watch a video one Saturday morning. It was a horror comedy film directed by Banjong Pisanthanaku, the same director that brought us the chilling suspense Shutter. The film is a retelling of an age-old folklore, Mae Nak Phra Kanong. The story is Read more about A Successful Mix of Horror and Comedy[…]

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Millenium Actress (2001, Japan)

I thought I lost my DVD copy of Millenium Actress (2001, Japan). But Volts found it among the pile of old VCDs, thanks to him. This is one of the few films I’m not tired of watching over and over. The story is about Genya Tachibana who is shooting a documentary about a former actress, Read more about Millenium Actress (2001, Japan)[…]

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The Last Call

THE LAST CALL by George Wier Bill Travis was a financial consultant, divorced, no kids, just a single guy living a single life. Monday morning as he drove to his office, he saw a beautiful girl driving a roadster along the Austin traffic. Little did he know that she would be his client that morning, Read more about The Last Call[…]

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Comrades: Almost A Love Story

COMRADES: ALMOST A LOVE STORY (1996, Hong Kong) I fell in love with this film when I first saw it back in 2001. And it’s good to see it again after fourteen years. This Peter Chan film stars Maggie Cheung and Leon Lai. Leon Lai plays Li Xiao Jun, a naive immigrant from mainland China Read more about Comrades: Almost A Love Story[…]

Book cover of Doctored Evidence by Donna Leon

Doctored Evidence

DOCTORED EVIDENCE by Donna Leon (2004) I have bought this book years ago and it stayed on my bookshelf gathering dust. Since I resolved to read more frequently this year, I grabbed this book and read. It is about a murder of an old woman living alone in Venice. Her only son died five years ago and Read more about Doctored Evidence[…]

book cover of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE by Agatha Christie (1939) I’ve read this book for the second time for the simple reason that I wanted to revisit Agatha Christie‘s works lying on my dusty bookshelf. The story is about ten people of different professions and social status who received an unusual invitation from a certain millionaire named Read more about And Then There Were None[…]

book cover of DMQZ by Quinn Fleming

DMQZ

DMQZ by Quinn Flemming (2013, Amazon Kindle) What would the world be like after a virus that originated from a dormouse spread and killed millions of people instantly and left some ‘resisters’ (those who were infected by the virus yet are still alive)? It divided New York into Safe Zone and the Quarantine Zone. The Read more about DMQZ[…]

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A Good Learning Experience

  VICTORIAN PHARMACY (2010, BBC) While searching for videos or infographics to be posted in one of our clients’ social media, I stumbled upon this British documentary entitled Victorian Pharmacy. It consists of 4 one-hour documentary about pharmaceuticals during the reign of Queen Victoria. Shot in Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire, the documentary re-created Read more about A Good Learning Experience[…]