Dear Rosie,

Yesterday, I went to the Rialto and saw the New Zealand film Banana in a Nutshell and thought of you more than once.

It's a Documentary made by and about a young Auckland woman named Roseanne Liang. She is the youngest of three girls born to a Chinese couple who came out to New Zealand in the seventies to make a new life for themselves. It's about the struggle for them to give their children a new and better life, and wanting to hold on to their own culture and ways.

Roseanne Liang has made a touching, funny, delightful movie-going experience and I'm just so sure you'd like it as much as I did. You can check out what Tze Ming Mok says about the film as she's put a lot more thought into it than I.

love and cups-of-tea,