On the Side of the Road, Next to a Bike

Photo by Adam Birkett on Unsplash You wake up on the side of the road lying next to a bicycle, with no memory and no wallet. What happens in the next hour? #642thingstowriteabout #creativewriting   Well obviously, I’ve been robbed. That’s the first conscious thought that pops into my mind. Alien abduction is out because I hear they …

Interview with a Year 12 Graduate

Image courtesy of Exodus Wear Over the last two months or so I've been tutoring some awesome Year 12 students in English and I thought it might be kind of cool to get them to answer some questions to tell us a bit about their experience of their final year. "So, tell us about Year …

Perilous Isolation

Image courtesy of ThorstenF My husband, Jacques, and I recently went away for the weekend to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. We missed both church services on Sunday and then, because it was school holidays, there was no prayer meeting on Tuesday or home group on Wednesday.  We had a wonderful time away (experiencing of …

Commoditised: Celebrities and the Tabloid Industry

This week Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they would be suing the Mail on Sunday and their parent company Associated Newspapers. Mail on Sunday is accused of unlawfully publishing a private letter from Meghan to her father - edited seemingly with the intention to vilify her. Harry’s suit is against Associated Newspapers and …

The Hollywood Formula

Christina Klein (2004, p. 361)describes Hollywoodisation somewhat bleakly, saying that “global Hollywood is gobbling up a seemingly ever-increasing share of the world’s film markets and in doing so is driving local industries to the brink of collapse and homogenizing the world’s film culture.” This is directly seen in the way that Asian films have taken …

The Recycle of Fashion

We live in a remixed world where the question constantly looms in the back of our minds: is anything original? Is it possible to create something new, or is everything just a rehash of what we've previously consumed? Because of globalisation, the flow of information is so rampant that copying and remixing is only increasing. Take fashion, for …