I Got Knocked Out Cold By A Punk Hoody Kid

October 2, 2012

This one time… I was about 20 years old and at the  huge Bethlehem School Gala day in Tauranga. A van load of us made the trip over from Rotorua (about an hour away). I was just casually strolling through the crowds with a mate of mine and bumped shoulders with a guy coming in the opposite […]

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Ken Follett Novels: Is There A 100 Percent Club?

July 4, 2012

Ken Follett is one of my favourite authors. My mission is to get into the Ken Follett 100 percent club. The club doesn’t exist as far as I can tell, so I’ll be the only member to start with 🙂 He’s written 31 novels to date, 21 of which he is proud of, 10 of […]

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Confession: I Only Have 4 Skills

March 12, 2012

It’s true. My confession to you today is that I only have 4 skills. Skill #1: I Can Read Being able to read is my first skill. I read a speed reading book 4 years ago and it changed my life: 10 Days to Faster Reading by Abby Marks Beale It increased my comprehension from 60-70% […]

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What Exactly are you Dunkin Donuts?

February 23, 2012

Guest post written by my brother, Tim Nesdale Dunkin Donuts has arrived in New Zealand but very recently, my home in Hamilton.  My wife asked me to dunk down (see what I did there?) on my lunch break and go get a menu so that she can browse all of their delicious treats.  Prior to […]

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As You Age, Every Year You Need 5 Minutes Less Sleep At Night

February 13, 2012

Up to the end of my teenage years I needed 9 hours sleep every night just to function during the day. In my mid twenty’s at university (yes, I went late) I noticed that I needed only 8. And now, in my 30’s I need only 7.5 hours. I’m sure you’ve heard that many active […]

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What If You Could Control Cinema Session Times?

January 23, 2012

I go to the cinema about 3 or 4 times a year. The primary reason is that the pre-set evening session times are annoyingly inconvenient. Movies that start at 6pm is no good. It’s too early because I’m starving when the movie finishes at 8pm. 8pm is too late for dinner! And cramming dinner down before […]

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Piz Buin SPF30 Allergy 200ml Sunscreen Back In New Zealand?

December 27, 2011

This summer I ran out of favourite sunscreen, Piz Buin, and to my dismay I found out that it is not sold in New Zealand anymore! I even contacted SC Johnson (the importer) and asked why. They sent me an email saying “sorry, we weren’t selling enough so we cancelled the product line”. I couldn’t […]

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What’s Your Favourite Way To Drink Coca Cola?

December 3, 2011

Here’s a list of my 3 favourite ways to drink Coca Cola Coca Cola 250ml Glass Bottle Crown Cap My #1 favourite because: Glass keeps the coke super cold The contour of the bottle not only looks elegant and sexy but is functional too because it pours the coke pleasantly down your throat You need […]

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12 Reasons Why I Am Anti Smoking

September 30, 2011

Before I begin this rant, I want to be clear about something: It’s not just the act of smoking I find revolting, it is the people who smoke that I really hate. Some may say “they are helpless victims under the spell of a powerful and addictive drug”. To that I say: “Do we all […]

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Why Is All Food Tasting Bitter? It Could Be Because You Ate Pine Nuts A Few Days Ago. Pine Mouth

September 14, 2011

This one time I noticed that everything I was eating that day was tasting very bitter. It started with breakfast. My cereal with fruit and yoghurt on top was tasting bitter. At lunchtime, my sandwhiches tasted bitter. That night, my dinner tasted bitter (even though it was chicken cooked the way I always cook it). […]

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