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Posts tagged with “This Week I Quit”
3
Jun

The concrete footpath outside the post office was a harsh place. Every weekday afternoon, before 2.50pm, I would be waiting there, usually alone, for my daughter’s school bus. This shadeless corner of the city was warm even on a Hong Kong winter’s day. But in the summer it was oppressive….

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6
Feb

For the first time since the age of nine I’m not watching this year’s Super Bowl. This long, unbroken streak contains a lot of memories, but the way the experience has changed suggested it was time to rethink giving up a day of my life to this distant sporting spectacle….

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21
Dec

2016 has been a shit year. From the ongoing tragedy in Syria, to Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, and the deaths of so many our favourites artists, like Prince, Bowie, and Leonard Cohen to name just a few, it’s felt like a relentlessly awful year. Even our favourite YouTube…

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4
Dec

Many of the things I’ve quit recently have been big, gnarly, emotionally draining experiences. (like Late Night Satire, Being a Film Critic, Discussing Identity Online). So I’ll admit when it came to pick something for this week, I was looking for some low hanging fruit, something a little easier to…

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This Week I Quit Satire
15
Nov

My youth was marked by a “golden age” of TV and satire. A lot of the best satire came from the UK. Some shows highlighted the absurdities of everyday working life, a line we can draw from the great Fawlty Towers and The Young Ones, to more recent offerings like…

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6
Nov

The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival was on this past week. For the past three years I’ve covered the festival, seeing 3-4 films a day, attending press conferences and writing reviews. But not this year. How I Became A Film Critic The Society For Film was a film review podcast…

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11
Oct

Yes, this has to be the most cumbersome title in this series. Or, as Homer Simpson might say, the most cumbersome title so far! You might ask, Fernando don’t you really mean you started to weigh yourself, or aren’t you just trying to justify the cool new “internet of things”…

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quit-metrics
30
Sep

This week I quit reading the metrics, managing the data, and looking at the analytics on all my online interactions. I felt fantastic about last week’s decision to quit Snapchat, right up until I got to describing my feelings about Instagram. Then I had a weird sensation in the pit…

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Quit Snapchat
19
Sep

This week I quit Snapchat. For some of you, the only surprise will be my having had a Snapchat account in the first place, since there’s a (misguided) perception that Snapchat is only for teenagers. But, quite a few artists and creatives I follow (like Chase Jarvis and Jimmy DiResta)…

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Social media
13
Sep

This week I quit Tumblr. OK, it doesn’t feel like that much of an achievement. I only remembered I had a Tumblr account because of an inane email from them this morning, reminding me to check out a whole bunch of Tumblr feeds that were totally unappealing to me. As…

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