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“First Love” is not my first love

Here is another review of Jo Hyun Jae’s drama “First Love” (2003) where he played #2 actor after being #1 actor in “Love Letter”.   1,182 more words
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'The Facts Of Life' by Somerset Maugham

The Facts Of Life by Somerset Maugham, 1939

The magic trick:

Providing a counterpoint to the world of P.G. Wodehouse

This is pleasant, light-hearted comedy; fluff, if you will. 309 more words


O Henry's Full House

Issued on dvd in the Silver Screen Collection this compilation of short story adaptations, features and shorts was Fox’s answer to Gainsborough’s portfolio films of Somerset Maugham stories. 922 more words

World Cruise, Pago Pago

This was our second time to American Samoa in Pago Pago and I did a tour last time so we decided to just wander into town. 217 more words


The Moon and Sixpence

Whenever someone in my circle tells me their favorite book, I go out and read it. Best case scenario, I find a great new writer. Worst case scenario, the book sucks but I have gained some sort of porthole to the workings another person’s psychology, which appeals very much to my sneaky, voyeuristic personality. 561 more words


Review of Elia Kazan's 'Arrangement'

I first read the novel when I was in college and it seemed to be a cool book as the author, tired of his ‘arrangement’ of life, seems to genuinely love a women with an independent mind.

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A Brief Rodomontade

Recently I read Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham. That’s one smart fella. While reading the book I ran into a number of words I did not know, so I made a note of them in my phone. 254 more words