About Charles


Greetings from Sydney, Australia. I started this blog in 2007 to publish reviews of  books and  films I have seen. Since then I write about many more subjects. I use the blog to pass on information and my learning experiences to others. You will also find some articles of a more autobiographical nature as well as glimpses into my musical tastes.

I live in Sydney, am married to a beautiful Japanese lady with two wonderful daughters. My interests include music, piano playing, technology,  cooking (Chinese, Indian, Italian),  English language, public speaking, Toastmasters, Asian culture (especially Japan), cinema, personal development, productivity and making friends with people from around the world.

9 thoughts on “About Charles

  1. Alan January 9, 2007 / 9:55 pm

    Hello Charles

    Your blog looks like fun.

    Keep at it.


  2. Phil J. January 27, 2007 / 11:09 am


    I don’t know how you find time to do so much!

    As always, I admire your “renaissance” approach to life. You are an inspiration.

    Keep up the good work.


  3. Hilary February 2, 2007 / 7:46 am

    Hey Charles.. i have to agree with phil above… how on earth do you fit so much into your life??!! i feel like a vertitable sloth in comparison. Well done on another great burst of creativity!

  4. the retrospective entrepreneur April 3, 2012 / 5:18 pm

    Hello Charles, happy to have stumbled upon your blog whilst looking for fellow bloggers
    of an autobiographical nature. I am enjoying your writing and was fascinated by your old ledgers (got knows what gems inhabit my own loft, that’s a project awaiting me). Regards

  5. Laura November 3, 2013 / 3:34 am

    Just found your Blog, Charles! :-)

  6. Ali January 17, 2015 / 12:18 am

    Hi Charles. You are the man I have been looking for.I want to store the popular Indian music of the by gone age, ie from my youth! To classify in a table that names the titles, composers, lyric writers and names of the movie and the decade they belong. Each table will belong to a specific decade. I want to store it in my computer.
    I am not an IT man so whats the simplest way to do it. Thanks if you can help.

  7. charuzu January 17, 2015 / 7:26 am

    Ali – Thank you for your comment. I would recommend you use Microsoft Excel or a Google spreadsheet to store the information about the music. Create columns for the year, title, composer, lyric writer, movie and other notes. Then you can extract with filters, and sort the information.

    • Ali January 17, 2015 / 2:52 pm

      Hi Charles
      Thanks for the swift response. You are a great Aussie from down under.
      Unfortunately you are knocking the stuffing out of our cricket team, not great for us!
      Wish you good health. Ali

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