Category: New Zealand
Experiencing Jim Beam Homegrown on Wellington’s Waterfront
Despite Homegrown having started in 2008, this was my first time being able to attend, and it was in one word: epic.
Ed Sheeran’s +–=÷× Tour in Wellington
Three shows at the Opera House. One massive concert at Sky Stadium. Similar set list, totally different vibe – and I was at both.
Grading to red belt
My goal for 2022 was to achieve my blue and red belts, and after a tough assessment on 10 November, I became 4th Kyu / red belt on 13 November.
Let’s all go to the zoo!
One of the most undervalued experiences one can have is a visit to the zoo. There’s nothing quite like an up-close encounter, and I’ve been lucky enough to experience a few over the years. Most recently with red pandas at Wellington Zoo.
Meet the Northern Spirit
Through work I’ve often had a lot to do with sporting teams – the Jets basketball team and Turbos rugby in Manawatu, Horowhenua-Kapiti rugby, Hurricanes, Chiefs, Mooloos, and the Northern Knights cricket team. Know what all these teams have in common? They’re all men’s teams.
Getting Lasik Eye Surgery
A few days ago I got lasik eye surgery. I’ve had a few people ask what it was like so thought I’d write about my experience. But first, some background. I’m short-sighted. If I held my hand out in front of me, everything went blurry at my fingertips. I got glasses when I was 12…
That Time I Saw Eminem
The moment I heard Eminem was coming to New Zealand, I was so excited! I’m a music lover – I enjoy so many different types and styles. I think one of the things that makes Eminem so great is that his music crosses boundaries and he mixes hip hop with pop and rock, rapping faster…
A Rat, Two Dragons, and a Horse walk into a New Year
Sun nien fai lok – Happy Chinese New Year! At this time of year a lot of people tend to look at their Chinese Zodiac, you may already know your animal, but do you know that you have four of them?
Living with an Invisible Disease
I live with Fibromyalgia. First of all, I’m one of the lucky ones. Some people can’t work and struggle with day to day activities. There are help groups set up with motivational messages and jokes, and plenty of stories of frustration and pain due to life with Fibro, one of many invisible diseases/ disabilities. It’s…
Well, Colour Me Pink, I’m a Cricket Fan
Rugby is my sport. Has been for years. I don’t miss an All Blacks game, I rarely miss a Super Rugby match, and I am forever playing virtual rugby. Over the years I have played hockey, gone to every home game (and the odd away) for my favourite basketball team, I’ve gotten up in the…