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I Gave Up Alcohol For One Year

Alcohol is interesting. Just the fact I’ve drunk many hundreds of beers in my life, when I don’t even really like beer. It says a lot. As a New Zealander, alcohol surrounded most of my adult life. When people celebrate, they drink. When they catch up with old friends, they drink. When Read more

All My Superheroes Are White

I know what it’s like, to grow up wanting to be white. I grew up in the early nineties in New Zealand. This was a time when it was normal for me to be the only Asian kid in my class, the only Asian kid on my soccer team, the only Asian kid in a school photo. My friends always looked at me Read more

Will I Ever Stop Travelling?

I’ve been getting this question a lot recently. Well maybe not a lot, but more than usual. I suppose I’m at that stage where it’s getting kind of weird to be on the road all the time. One or two years; that’s normal. You have some adventures, see the world, then go home Read more

We Should All Be So Curious

A few years ago, I spent some months learning to dance salsa in Ecuador. I spent every afternoon at a tiny dance studio, hidden in some guy’s apartment, and in the evenings they would take me out to salsa clubs to show off our moves. It wasn’t part of an organised Read more

Travel Has Ruined My Love Life

Love. What a strange word. For some it’s a prison. Others, bliss. And for some of us, we just really love pizza. Love happens. Everywhere. It makes the world spin, and it’s universal. We’ve all seen it. Beautiful, horrible and a real pain in the A, all at the same time. I Read more