Best Things: 2015

My year in media. More to come in the final days of 2015.


Movies: Birdman (2014), Boyhood (2014), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Whiplash (2014), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Inside Out (2015), The Martian (2015), The Lobster (2015)

Oldies: Before Sunrise (1994) / Before Sunset (2004) / Before Midnight (2013), Strangers on a Train (1951)

TV: Doctor Who Series 9, Hannibal, Twin Peaks

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Books: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, The Secret History by Donna Tartt, Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov, I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

Singles: “Hotline Bling”, Drake; “On My Mind”, Ellie Goulding; “Eventually”, Tame Impala; “King”, Years & Years; “Still Want You” Brandon Flowers; “High by the Beach”, Lana Del Rey; “La Lune”, Madeon feat. Dan Smith; “Hangin'”, Bastille; “Powerful”, Major Lazer feat. Ellie Goulding; “I Bet My Life”, Imagine Dragons; “Jungle”, Drake; “Greek Tragedy”, The Wombats; “Happy”, Marina and the Diamonds

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Albums: Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind; Disclosure, Caracal; Halsey, BADLANDS; Florence and the Machine, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful; CHVRCHES, Every Open Eye; Jamie xx, In Colour; Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly

Concerts: Too many! Bastille @ Taipei International Convention Center, Mumford & Sons at The O2. Honourable mentions: Disclosure @ Ally Pally, OK Go @ National Taiwan University Sports Center

Nights Out: Dance Rock Taipei @ Revolver, FKJ @ The Wall, Pomo @ Korner, Darius @ Barcode, “The Owls Are Not What They Seem” Twin Peaks-themed bar by Lemonade and Laughing Gas


People I’ll miss: David Carr, Leonard Nimoy, Jonah Lomu, Catherine Coulson, Omar Sharif

Breakup I may never get over: Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield

Places: Czech Republic, Austria, Taipei (because I was sad to leave), Yunnan

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Artists: Gustav Klimt, Alphonse Mucha

Things I wrote/created/made:


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