How To Live With Less In A Consumer Culture

We are all consumers in one way or another. Whether that may be in materials, books, films, art, food, electricity, water, social media, news, internet, advertisements and so on. However, how much and how often we consume things over another varies depending on our behaviour, habits, lifestyle, interests and so forth. The power of marketing … More How To Live With Less In A Consumer Culture

Look At What Someone Does, Not What They Say

The words Actions speak louder than words makes me think of something my Mother always reminds me of. It’s easy for good talkers to make something sound attractive, but it’s the actions that really show someone’s expression, love, and character. Someone could be very charismatic in their words, but may not be very kind. Someone who … More Look At What Someone Does, Not What They Say

Philippines Travel Diary: Boracay Island & Manila

The Philippines was such an amazing trip. When I was leaving Taiwan, it was around 20 degrees, and landing in Manila, it was around 30 degrees. The sky was a beautiful blue, and as we head back to my friend’s place, there were so many Christmas decorations everywhere. You could really feel the festive feeling … More Philippines Travel Diary: Boracay Island & Manila

Being Asked The Question ‘Where Are You From?’

Curiosity is often one of the main reasons one asks about a person’s ethnicity. ‘Where are you from?’ is one of the most common questions that many cultural minorities are asked. When I was younger, I would always respond with ‘I’m from Auckland.’ As I got older, I began to respond with ‘I’m from New … More Being Asked The Question ‘Where Are You From?’

New Zealand Ethical Fashion: Maggie Marilyn

Maggie Marilyn is a New Zealand based contemporary fashion brand that launched in September 2016. Maggie designs pieces that are not only effortless and beautiful but are considerate of being an ethical and environmentally conscious brand in the fashion industry. The brand works with local manufacturers, and skilled craftsman that make up the small and innovative … More New Zealand Ethical Fashion: Maggie Marilyn