The Truth about the School Musical

It was there on that auditorium stage, with the curtains slowly opening, when it finally dawned on me. This was it. My final musical, and the final performance that I would give during my high school career. Continue reading The Truth about the School Musical

An interview with Christina Leung

Ms Christina Leung is currently a Principal Economist at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER).  She has over fourteen years’ experience and has worked at ASB Bank and the Reserve Bank as a Senior Economic Analyst. She is a well-known economist, with her expert opinion appearing in the New Zealand Herald, TVNZ, and even The AM Show. When asked about her motivations for … Continue reading An interview with Christina Leung

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE REVIEW – theatre as told by those who love it best

I’m hesitant to characterise the performance of The Drowsy Chaperone I witnessed on Friday night as anything less than an experience — this is not just a musical which expects you to be a lazy audience member, who sits back and is absorbed purely by the degree of drama or flash of colours. Despite a deliciously raucous, immersive score and an array of finely sequinned … Continue reading THE DROWSY CHAPERONE REVIEW – theatre as told by those who love it best

The Deadly Side Effects of Attention

Attention to our generation is similar to a drug. It’s intoxicating, tempting and addicting. We’ll do crazy and out of character things to gain just a fraction of it and those who have tons of it already; we couldn’t be more jealous. Throughout our youth, we are told time and time again to ‘express ourselves’ and to ‘say what’s on your mind’. In the long … Continue reading The Deadly Side Effects of Attention

Did I Peak As A Child?

For the past few months or so I’ve been experiencing a strange falling sensation; like watching myself plunge through an endless sky in ultra-slow motion, there’s a deep, sinking feeling in my stomach which continues to get lower and lower, although never enough to hit the ground. It took me a while (along with one particularly lengthy, introspective, water-wasting shower) to realise that this powerless … Continue reading Did I Peak As A Child?