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At last: My perspective on our loss, and FINALLY… an All Black win!

Oct 24th, 2011 3 min read

I’m back! Apologies to everyone who tweeted and mailed to ask about my absence on here for the past two weeks. I was simply too heartbroken about the Springboks’ loss to write anything worthwhile and man I tried, but all that came out was blog posts that sounded like a heap of sour grapes. I decided, in stead, to take some time out and get…

Day 32: “Kia Ora” – or “Awê!” – from Tidal Waves

Oct 8th, 2011 1 min read

Very pleasantly surprised by the French win tonight, allez les bleus!!!!! I’m delighted with the fact that I was wrong about today’s predictions, but here’s hoping I’m right about tomorrow’s games: Bokke & AB’s. Now, on to more important matters: music. Kia Ora, as you might know by now, is not just the name of a show on SuperSport. It’s also Maori for “Hi /…

Kimbra. Remember the name.

Oct 6th, 2011 1 min read

She’s halfway between Amy Winehouse and Bjork, but she’s from a tiny island in the bottom right corner of the world-map. That’s Kimbra. If you haven’t heard her featuring on the Gotye song “Somebody That I Used to Know” yet, invest some bandwith right now to educate your ears to the beautiful and haunting sound. (If you’re impatient – she’s the angel who starts to…

Day 30: Kiwi church says “Pray like it’s 1987”

Oct 6th, 2011 1 min read

The Kiwis take their rugby VERRIE seriously. Even the dominees are in on the Rugby World Cup fever. That’s an actual sign outside an actual church called St Matthews In-The-City here in Auckland. Yes. Do you also spot a hint of the Shroud of Turin there? Besides the fact it might be a leeeeetle blasphemous, Matthew Pearce pointed out another creepy fact. Matthew means “gift…

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