Category: Nostalgia

TVNZ Test Pattern - The most watched late night TV program - ever! 0

Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3

I’m not a TV blogger but often something I watch will inspire me to think of a blog post. If I was to graph my TV watching in hours over time there was a...

Snowed In ? 0

All-Time Top 10: Board Games

It’s the middle of winter and as you look through the window of your cabin you can see there is four foot of snow and there is no sign of the flurries ceasing. Luckily...

Pan Am - edit 0

The Death of an Airline

510 Passengers, 27 crew, 600 million worth of hardware and thousands of paying customers. That is what Malaysia Airlines have lost since March. In terms of losses for a single airline there is little...

I'm getting closer to the 30 dwellings mark. 0

Moving Out

Well now, that move wasn’t as easy as I thought. I am now staying at the in-laws’ pad. And while this is a great place rest up while the kids finish their school year,...

phantom - edit 0

All-Time Top 10: Comic Book Heroes

Now that I’m a ‘serious’ writer I’m not supposed to talk about pop culture and the 80’s and celebrity gossip and the like. No, it’s all high-art for me. None of that cheddar and...

All-Time Top 10: Movies That Scared Me 0

All-Time Top 10: Movies That Scared Me

When I wrote the Fear Factory entry I focused on fears caused by watching a movie and the idea that the strong visuals we experience whether they be real or on television stay with...

One Night in Pyongyang 0

One Night in Pyongyang

I always find myself on the wrong side of a debate. No I’m not talking about quarrels with the wife or even explaining to the kids every single morning why it’s important to go...

Class of ’86 1

Class of ’86

I received an email not long ago asking for stories and fond memories from my old primary school on Waiheke Island – Te Huruhi School. This year Te Huruhi celebrates it’s 25th Jubilee. Although...

The Age of Memory 1

The Age of Memory

I’ve recently hounded both my parents to provide their take on an incident in 1981. I was five years old at the time and although I have lasting memories from that age, a clear...