Hello again. I’ve finally decided to post an update, after receiving several requests and check-ins over the past months that I hadn’t been on this page.

So here it is – I’ve been taking time off after a cancer diagnosis. This was news that I hadn’t expected to hear, ever, but you learn to play the cards you’re dealt. Starting May, I went for surgery and 6 rounds of chemotherapy, while holding down my full-time job that fortunately allowed me to work from home.

While I’d expected life to return to normalcy in December, my scans did not go the way I’d hoped. Work is on hold once again and I’ll be restarting treatment in January, with hopes that it will end in May with good results.

Till then, this blog shall be put to rest; I just prefer enjoying movies to writing about them for now. Speaking of which, in place of a full year-end round-up, I’m asking everyone to see Barbarian, See How They Run, and Fresh this year!

And for the audiophiles, don’t sleep on Larkin Poe’s Blood Harmony, Ibaraki’s Rashomon and Bomber’s Nocturnal Creatures. Of course I hadn’t forgotten Jack White’s killer double album release. I saw the man in the flesh this year and he proved that he is the very best.

Thanks for reading everything I’ve written all this while. For those who wish to connect, I’m still on Instagram and Goodreads sometimes, and Brimstone Tales occasionally.

I’ll see you when I see you!

14 thoughts on “Hiatus

  1. You’ve been missed and will be missed as you travel through the road to recovery, but taking care of yourself both physically and mentally has to come first. You know my daughter’s battle and she used to say be strong, especially when you feel your weakest, and take one day at a time. Best wishes to you Jade.

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    1. Thank you for all your kind messages during this time Tony, they mean a lot. I’m happy that we get to be friends through this blog. Talk soon, happy new year to you and your family!

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  2. I have greatly missed reading your posts and stories. Wondered how you were. So sorry to hear about everything you’ve been through and are still dealing with. I’ve been in hospital recently for another operation, which had some complications, so I’m resting up as well atm and box set binging my way through recovery as well. Wishing you all the best and hope things go well for your next round of treatment. Are thoughts are with you Jade, best wishes.

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      1. Cheers Jade, I’m on the mend, getting there slowly. Had nice Christmas with family. Wishing you a happy new year and here to a 2023 filled with happy times and places 🙂


  3. I would like to echo the thoughts of others here and I will keep you in my thoughts — It’s not much but it’s what I feel is the only thing I can do. Your blog has been one of my favorites but life has a lot of different branching avenues and it’s nice we all got to meet each other in this intersecting space for awhile.

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  4. Omg Jade!! Kevin and I have been so busy with stuff happening in our own lives (a massive move, sick parents…). I hadn’t seen any posts from you lately and wondered what you were up to. I am so sorry to read this! I hope you are on a journey to healing, my friend…


  5. I am very, very sorry to inform that Jade lost her battle against the terrible disease and passed away on 24 February. I am a friend from university who worked together with her on a few projects, and would wonder from time to time how she got on, but never made an effort to reach out and now I no longer can and I am truly sorry.

    May you rest in peace Jade.


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