If you're looking for a good indie action comedy, I highly recommend "The Legend of Baron To'a." It's ostensibly about a niche ethnic group--Tongans--but the movie has universal resonance. The dry and witty sense of humor is hilarious, and there's a good twist at the end. The movie follows the classic arc of the hero's… Continue reading Watch: The Legend of Baron To’a
An Pho is, as far as I know, the only pho (pronounced "fuh") restaurant in Suva. It's located on the second floor of the Garden City shopping complex. We stopped by for a satisfying lunch last Saturday. While the interior is inviting with its modern decor, we chose to sit at one of the few… Continue reading An Pho Restaurant, Suva, Fiji
"Greenlights" by Matthew McConaugheyIf you told me five years ago that I'd be reading a book written by Matthew McConaughey, I would've been hard-pressed to believe you. But read his book I have. The prose is so pleasurable that I read it in just a few sittings. The writing flows smoothly, and the stories are… Continue reading Books: ‘Greenlights’ and ‘I, Claudius’
A review of a Chinese restaurant in Suva's Garden City plaza.
Ji's is a popular spot, known for it's hand-pulled noodles. You can watch a guy in the kitchen working the dough by hand. We went to the one in downtown Suva yesterday, and I was very happy with what I ordered for lunch: cold sesame noodles. The food came out quickly, and the dish was… Continue reading Ji’s Hand-Pulled Noodles, Suva, Fiji