Another year, another ode, another opportunity to reflect on the last 365 days. If 2016 was my year of “re-awakening”, by 2017 I was well and truly awake. Up until I quit my full-time job late last year, the image that kept playing in my head was of me sitting in a waiting room, patiently waiting for my name to be called. This year I gained … Continue reading An ode to 2017
I’ve been living in London for 76 days now and it still feels like a dream. Not in an “I’m walking on sunshine” way where every moment of everyday has been perfect and unforgettable. It’s been a dream because I feel like I get to hit the refresh button and start anew. Hitting the refresh button is about leading the life you’ve always wanted to … Continue reading 76 days later
When you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place look a little closer squeeze a little tighter live a little brighter and you’ll always find the light x Grandma AL @Dia:Beacon Continue reading A walking cliché
It was great to get out of the city with my brother, Calvin. I had only been in New York for a few days but having visited the city numerous times, I was keen to see something new. Admittedly, I had only known about Storm King Art Centre after watching an episode of the hilarious, culturally on point Netflix show, Master of None season 2. Remember? The … Continue reading Adventures at Storm King
Her raspy, soulful voice sent shivers up and down my spine. The rhythmic drumming and sassy trumpets made my heart skip a beat. I died and went to heaven. I can vividly remember the first time I heard Amy Winehouse’s Rehab on the radio. I was in high school, driving along a busy road in my little red car. When that song came on I instantly … Continue reading Soundtrack to your life
Dear Diary… The humble teenage journal. So simple yet so effective at capturing the often intense emotions of teenage angst we all experienced at one stage or another. And oh so entertaining and cringe-worthy to read as fully grown adults who still feel like they don’t have their shit together most of the time. Like many, I mostly turned to my beloved journal after going through … Continue reading Diary of a fifteen year old
In Sydney, the month of March is associated with two things: the end of summer and Art Month. It’s no wonder the two happen in the same month. Nothing like a bit of art to help lift the depressing mood! Art Month is a city-wide festival celebrating local contemporary art and artists through a range of exhibitions, workshops, tours, art nights and talks. What I like … Continue reading Grandma AL’s Art Month Top 5
As a kid the possibilities seemed so endless. Everything and anything felt within reach. Breakdancer, artist and rockstar were all perfectly viable options to a five year old. But as we move into adulthood, the realities of life begin to set in. It’s no longer about chasing wild childhood dreams, but about developing and sustaining a solid career that will provide you with fruitful opportunities to progress higher and … Continue reading What do you want to be when you grow up?
And just like that another year has passed. But not without the usual bumps, kinks and bends in the road that make the ride all the more memorable. If there was one thing this year has been for me, it’s been a little bit of a reawakening. And not in a “take me to church” spiritual kind of way or barefoot yogi, “I only eat organically activated … Continue reading Ode to 2016
“The things you feel most embarassed about are the things most worth doing”, this coming from the man who lead the Torrence Community Dance Group to notoriety with an unforgettable dance sequence in Fatboy Slim’s Praise You music video, which he also directed. “The things you feel most embarassed about are the things most worth doing.” Spike Jonze isn’t just a creative force to be reckoned with, … Continue reading Keeping up with the Jonze.