I am currently in the land of the Free. We've flown 14 hours to have a holiday in Washington DC and New York City with the family. It is amazing... I've never been in this part of the US before and it is everything popular media promised us it would be. Washington DC has amazing…Read more Pokémon Go and Reality
Certain parts of the internet has been buzzing today because someone called ProudGamer8 tweeted at Richard Dawkins about Ahmed Mohamed and Dawkins is resolutely standing his ground. In case you've missed it all, Ahmed is a 14 year old kid who was arrested for possessing what looked like dodgy electronics. He took it to school,…Read more #IStandWithAhmed and *that* clock
So this link came across one of my newsfeeds today. Yea, it's an American context, about American-Asian kids going to American colleges. However, it's not the first we've heard of such a thing, here in Aotearoa anyway. There was this gem from 2010 in our very own Herald. Why does this bother me? Well i'm a…Read more The Bamboo Ceiling
So my last post said that it was probably gonna be one of two. How right I was! I guess it's not really psychic ability, more like I know how lazy I am 🙂 In fact, this post wouldn't have happened at all except that I read an article which reminded me of something that…Read more Glad to be home!
Listened to the Wonder Rose Rice commercial for the umpteenth time today. For those of you that don't know (and really, why should you) it's a new brand of rice for sale in NZ. Apparently it comes with quite an aggressive marketing strategy, I've hardly heard ads for any other rice brands! Also it's available…Read more Bubbling racism…
I read one of those typically funny posts on the internet today... you know, one of those funny lists of a whole bunch of strangers saying really stupid things (the link is below to the particular one I read, if you are interested, do it, it is quite entertaining) and I thought to myself, well,…Read more Face… Meet palm
Having worked till the wee hours of the night on my literature review (which will hopefully, fingers crossed, form part of my Masters next year) I thought I'd reformat a teensy bit and post as a blog post... so enjoy... PS: Yes, this is academic writing, so it has proper referencing... refer to Bibliography at…Read more Race or Religion? Is there a difference?