04 August, 2016

my first time.

04 August, 2016

my first time.

awkward. sweaty. anxious. yes. I am talking about the first time... ...that I wore a sari. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was 2002. It was Diwali. I was listening to Destiny's Child whilst cleaning my room. Mum barged in... 'Beta, let's dress you in a sari tonight - you are old enough...come on I will find you a nice one to wear'. (Note: Prior to this, I had always worn a lengha choli - comprises of…

16 July, 2016

looming on the horizon…3-0…

16 July, 2016

looming on the horizon…3-0…

The big 3-0 is looming on the horizon... Yes. I weaved the word loom intentionally into that sentence. And yes. I weaved the word 'weaved' into the above sentence as well. Anyways, my 30th birthday is looming on the horizon. In less than a week - my twenties will over. finished. complete. goneski. Usually in the week leading up to my birthday I get nostalgic and have started limbering up for my annual 'birthday splits' (see…

15 September, 2015

Touching you….touching me.

15 September, 2015

Touching you….touching me.

Fingers. Digits. Phalanges. Whatever you call them…I believe that if you stare at them long enough….you realise how weird they actually are. Long things…just hangin' off your hands. Even the word sounds quite strange…say it three times. I dare you. finger. finger. finger. see...it sounds weird. They swipe our screens. They tap at the keyboard. They can create music. They can create art. They can even reveal a lot about your personality and future (according to palmistry…

20 July, 2015

My list: 29 things in 29 years.

20 July, 2015

My list: 29 things in 29 years.

In three days I will turn 29 years old. I did the maths. It means I have one year left of my 20‘s (...give me a break numbers aren’t my forte, hence why I repeated Year 1). I know age is just a number, but as my birthday looms on the horizon (yes, the weaving pun was intended) I decided to do a bit of a ‘stocktake’ of my 20s. DISCLAIMER: this entire post is…

15 June, 2015

A night at the Genius Bar.

15 June, 2015

A night at the Genius Bar.

1 week. 1 iphone. 1 apple mac laptop. 1 drink bottle. 4 trips to the apple mac genius bar If you read in between the lines, you can perhaps work out that I drowned two pieces of technology on two different occasions... in one week. (Note: My drink bottle which was involved in both incidents, is now in the bin). I know that I am fortunate to even own these items and that I should…

21 April, 2015

Unexpected Chapters.

21 April, 2015

Unexpected Chapters.

Saturday mornings. During Winter. Somewhere between the hours of 10am - midday (depending on my Friday night antics)- you find me sitting amongst the second hand books on the very top level of Berkelouw books in Paddington. Majority of people stop on the second level, preferring to sip their lattes whilst seated in a comfy leather couch, overlooking the hustle and bustle of Oxford street below. Not me. I order my coffee and head straight…

15 March, 2015

Love thy neighbour.

15 March, 2015

Love thy neighbour.

I can’t change a tyre. I wish I could. It would have been a handy skill to have this week. A nail wedged itself into my left back tyre. A bright yellow car with a completely flat tyre - it looked like something out of a cartoon. My first reaction was to call.... Dad (Yes, I know…I am a grown adult – but he always knows what to do in these situations) But…I quickly remembered I…

14 December, 2014

Dad…and his FOUR ladies.

14 December, 2014

Dad…and his FOUR ladies.

He deals with four (very dramatic) women on a daily basis. He has learnt to respond to our emotions, moods and general female erratic behaviour. He is our first call when we get into some sort of ‘trouble’ (directional troubles, car crashes, opening jars, killing spiders, visa issues– you name it…he is there to help us). He has sat through endless hours of conversations about hair removal, eyebrow shaping, Sex and the City, fashion faux…

17 November, 2014

Human-KIND.

17 November, 2014

Human-KIND.

This past week has been the best. I feel so lucky. Two strangers performed random acts of (weaving) kindness. They expected nothing in return. They had no agenda. They just renewed my faith in humanity. Unexpected. Pure. Generosity. Act of Kindness #1: The very talented designer, Samorn Sanixay generously gifted me aHUGE bag leather offcuts for me to work into my weaves (Honestly, do yourself a favour and check out Samorn's beautiful leather bags, clutches, scarves and homewares…

09 October, 2014

Riding Solo

09 October, 2014

Riding Solo

I have always loved amusement parks. Especially the rides. Growing up, I was blessed to have been able to visit Disneyland, Wonderland, Movie World and Wet n Wild. I used to force my sisters come along with me, until one of them was.... sick. This time, exactly a year ago, I went to a Charity event at Luna Park. It had been years since I had last been on a ride. Within 10 minutes of stepping…

01 September, 2014

Embracing my inner Hip Hop.

01 September, 2014

Embracing my inner Hip Hop.

I've been wanting to go for months and months. I've been waiting/begging friends to come with me (mostly they are too 'nervous' or it is not their 'thang' - fair enough). I've recently been acting like a gangsta in really inappropriate situations (ie. my response to requests at work - "Sorry gurl I can't follow up... ain't nobody got time for dat" or to my barista...."your kicks are soooo fresh son"). And the real clincher….I've been…

21 July, 2014

Birthday…splits.

21 July, 2014

Birthday…splits.

Birthdays. Yes it is just another day. A personal choice - some prefer to fly 'under the radar' and not let anyone know, some like to throw extravagant parties and some even celebrate it for an entire month in advance (notably, my own mum who was born on the leap year and insists that we celebrate for the entire month of February just to compensate for her not having an actual birth 'day'). Which ever…