02 April, 2016

shoe crush

02 April, 2016

shoe crush

It is not what you think. I actually crushed my shoes. All 3 boxes FULL of them. I reversed down the drive way. ….and drove over them. It was completely my fault. I am in the process of moving out…so have been storing my goods at ‘Sheth Shack Storage & Co’ (aka my parents house). After removing my entire shoe collection from the boot of my car…I got distracted. (Note: Admittedly, this type of ‘distraction’…

12 May, 2015

My day as the….. Invisible Woman.

12 May, 2015

My day as the….. Invisible Woman.

Friday was a really strange day... NOTE:  I was not wearing black. My summer tan is starting to fade. All these 'episodes' occurred in well-lit areas. Morning: As I was walking to work...a guy ran literally ran STRAIGHT into me. Bumping of body parts. A complete collision. He mumbled; “I am so sorry, I just didn’t see you there” Was I invisible? My office building automatic doors didn’t open for me. In a mexican-wave style, I frantically…

27 September, 2014

Too much of a…Tassel.

27 September, 2014

Too much of a…Tassel.

Growing up I was obsessed with the dusty-pink tassel ropes that were tied around our curtains.

As I got older and learnt how to untie knots (to my mum's dismay), I'd untie the tassel ropes and walk around the house with them draped around my neck. Sounds slightly dangerous.....but all I wanted to do was 'wear' the tassels. Yes, I was a slightly strange kid. But, it just made me so happy. Secretly...one of the key reasons I…

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…

01 July, 2014

What a tool… It’s is ‘Nikita’ not ‘Makita’

01 July, 2014

What a tool… It’s is ‘Nikita’ not ‘Makita’

Last Friday night…it happened again. Setting: In a Sydney bar, the noise level is very high. Unidentified Man [approaches me]:  "Hey girl, what is your name?" Me: "Nikita" Unidentified Man: "Oh cool, like the power tools…you know, give me my makita back mac?" Me: "No, not Makita…N-I-K-I-T-A" Unidentified Man: "Ohhh like as in La Femme Nikita or [breaks into song] "Hey Nikita is it cold In your little corner of the world" - you know the Elton…

26 January, 2014

Ring my bell.

26 January, 2014

Ring my bell.

The plan was to meet my friend at her house and then walk up King street together to grab a coffee. Her house is located in cute lane way in Newtown (opposite the kitchen of Dominos Pizza). Her house does not technically have a front door (the front segment is commercially-leased out and is currently a beauty salon). Her house does have a high back gate (comes complete with tangled barbed wired). I scanned her…

01 January, 2014

#Rewind2013

01 January, 2014

#Rewind2013

2013...what a year! For me, it was defined by a massive amount of discovery. Self Discovery. Discovery of new places. New people. New interests. Throughout the year, I was continually pushed outside my comfort zone. Without getting too cheesy (ewww- the thought of cheese actually makes me feel slightly nauseous...had way too much cheese and wine last night!), here is a list of 27 things I discovered in 2013... I discovered.... 1. The deliciousness of kale chips…

28 December, 2013

Tandoori Turkey.

28 December, 2013

Tandoori Turkey.

Without fail, each Christmas...a plump tandoori turkey is placed on our table. 100% fusion. 100% delicious. We take tandoori chicken to the next level. We also sprinkle garam masala into our fruit cake. And make hot chilli prawns instead of the traditional cold pre-cooked ones. We slightly 'indianify' everything. We can't help ourselves. This year was no different. The tandoori turkey was one of the best yet. Marinated and cooked to perfection (Great Team work…

21 December, 2013

My Highland Fling.

21 December, 2013

My Highland Fling.

I was a prefect. I never got a detention. I played sport. I debated. I was in mock-trial. I actually loved.... school. And yes...I was not a loner, I did have plenty of friends. I guess you could call me a nerd. A teachers pet. I just loved the rules. The routine. The familiar safe environment. One of my greatest memories of school was being in the choir for 13 years. Yes…for 13 years I…

15 September, 2013

Breaking News.

15 September, 2013

Breaking News.

It has happened five times in the past 3 weeks. No exaggeration. Two iphone screens. Two mugs. One antique bottle (which I bought from NYC). Glass seems to be breaking all around me. I know I am clumsy. But this feels like a joke. I am starting to wonder whether I am carrying around some bad ju-ju vibes or something. The theme of glass re-emerged on Wednesday night. But this time in a more positive…

30 June, 2013

Concrete Jungle – where dreams are made…

30 June, 2013

Concrete Jungle – where dreams are made…

  I came face to face with concrete very early on in life. And not by choice.   At age 2, (in true ‘red bull’ spirit) I attempted to ride my tricycle down a flight of stairs …. and laded face first onto the concrete landing.   I split my head open and still today have a scar on my forehead. (No.. its not cool like Harry Potter's...its actually blue in colour and just acts…

13 June, 2013

My sister has gone bananas.

13 June, 2013

My sister has gone bananas.

She may be younger to me, but in so many ways I look up to her. She is ambitious. She has patience. She is disciplined. She is gorgeous (both inside & out…she is commonly compared to 'Frida Pinto'). And now, she has just landed her DREAM job – she is going to be a maternity & peadetrics dietician in one of the best hospitals in Brisbanel. QLD the state of Bananas. Quite fitting really. Sounds 100%…