Monthly Archives: September 2015

Preloading for the World Cup

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A very wise woman on Twitter said in reply to something I Twote: @KStew70 It sounds like the pre-Ramadan stock-up by Middle Eastern expats….I need to head eastwards. — aluap (@kiwipaula) September 19, 2015 This is true. The context of our conversation was the beginning of the Rugby World Cup 2015, and the way rugby is tied to alcohol consumption…. Read more »

MasterChef New Zealand: Thus Spake Marco Pierre

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It’s episode 11 on season six of MasterChef New Zealand, and while at times it’s been a slog getting to this point, it seems that now the personalities of the judges are starting to evolve, finally. Ha ha. No, seriously, there are some spunky contestants, the spunky Lily, the spunky Hayley and the spunky Glenda balance out the drab but… Read more »

Facebook Activism: Will You Share This?

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I joined Facebook in 2007. Back then it was all about finding old friends—since sites like FriendsReunited and Old Friends were in vogue, and I believe that in some ways this was the start of the “Hey, look what happened to my life, I won!’ ethos of the early 21st century. But it was all about putting fish in other… Read more »