I have returned from the orientation day of my Graduate Diploma in Teaching wondering to myself what the use of an orientation day is, especially when most of the day was not spent orienting. As clichĂ© as an Oxford definition might seem, the meaning apparently intended by the Faculty today was the process of familiarising a … Continue reading Orientation

Review: Jungle Solid Conditioner

Strange as it may sound, we have had so much rain in the last week that Auckland is facing its worst (clean) water crisis in 24 years! In spite of this, George and I ventured through the storm to the other side of the city on Sunday to visit our favourite Lush store at Sylvia Park and … Continue reading Review: Jungle Solid Conditioner

Review: South of the Border, West of the Sun

Title: South of the Border, West of the Sun Author: Haruki Murakami, trans. Philip Gabriel (2003) Publisher: Vintage Random House It is not often that you come across a book as powerful, seductive, and unsettling as South of the Border, West of the Sun. The novel follows an only child, Hajime, through adolescence and into adulthood, and … Continue reading Review: South of the Border, West of the Sun