“Do you put your nationality on your resume?” “No, mum, why would I do that?” “Just so people know you can speak English, and so they don’t think you’re an international student.” “But they will know I speak English when I talk to them. I have an Australian accent!” “Yeah, but you know how people […]

I’m usually not one for new year’s resolutions, but I’m entering the first year of my adult life without any kind of solid plan, which is freaking me out to no end. (The first of January isn’t even the *proper* new year, because everyone knows Chinese/Lunar New Year is what actually matters, but I will […]

This has been something I’ve been thinking about for a little while now, and aside from a short Twitter rant, I haven’t really felt the need to write anything lengthy about it. But in light of what happened this week in Moorooka, and the increasing amount of rhetoric I’ve been reading and hearing about (im)migrants, […]

For me, this is the *real* new year. Yes, I am a heathen who is governed by the moon. (Interestingly, my favourite Chinese festival is actually Mid-Autumn festival, and moon cakes are possibly the best edible treats in the world). I’ve always loved the stories that come with each festival, and spring festival (otherwise known […]

I was actually going to write and post this yesterday, but I severely overestimated my ability to be functioning after coming home from a lot of very nice Argentinian food and seeing the Basel Chamber Orchestra, so here we are. Yesterday was White Ribbon Day, a day that brings violence against women to the fore […]

If you’ve tuned into the news lately in Brisbane (and honestly, probably in Queensland), you would have seen that police are currently investigating the death of a little girl, Tiahleigh Palmer. It was first listed as a suspicious death near the Pimpama River, and late last night it was revealed that Tiahleigh, who had last […]