Category Archives: Personal

Graduation Day (Photoblog)

Congratulations to my kid sister for finishing high school. I’m so proud of you, Rene! And, boy, what a relief, hey, Mum? Proud of you too! All photos were shot on 35mm film, using my little Ricoh camera. Check out Lucky35, a vintage film … Continue reading

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Othering vs. belonging: The search for representation & safe spaces

I attended the SUDS Writer’s Festival Panel: Race and Representation in Australian Theatre and Beyond a couple weeks back. We covered a lot of ground on the night, including topics such as migrant guilt, using stealth to promote onscreen diversity … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a long week + a podcast recommendation

I’m developing a bit of a reputation of being a know-it-all at work. What is the difference between written Cantonese and Mandarin? Where is Ciudad Juárez? What does the word ‘toffee’ have to do with football? These are apparently questions … Continue reading

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Balancing personal projects with full-time work

Since leaving uni and entering full-time work, I’ve definitely gained more respect for the inherent scarcity of time: You might (for the large part) have the power to decide what job to take, who you see on your weekends, how much you want to save and spend, but there’s only so much you can do in a day, a finite number of people you can be. Continue reading

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Late to the boat

Over in Mexico and Guatemala, I was Japanese or otherwise mistaken for a being a local. In China, they ask me pointedly: “你看起来中国人但是你不是中国人” You’re not one of us, but you look like one of us… Likewise, the Germans: “If you’re … Continue reading

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