Monday, June 30, 2008

Love Motel

Here are some photos from the fantastic Motel Show held at the Community Gallery last week, where 4 artists created 4 very different rooms.
On Friday night they held the Bellbird fashion show in the installation - it was so different and there was a great energy as the crowd chased the models around the rooms, as they got changed.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Grassy Grass

Here's Jodie on Jude Robertson's work Domain at the Art School 13+8 Sculpt. & E. Arts Exhibition.

I miss Art School!!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Modern Miss Goodies #2

The other day I ended my 10 year search for some earmuffs and got a sweeeeeet rabbit fur pair from my work, Modern Miss. Here are Max and I wearing them when our Blue Oyster board meeting got a little boring...Poor Max looks so tiredsies! I like how the earmuffs match his beard and so did he. I have my serious face on.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Nobody Belongs Here (on this blog) More Than You

My absolute IDOL is the amazing hot lady Miranda July who is the most amazing artist, author and film maker.

I first fell in love with her after watching 'Me,You and Everyone We Know', which is probably one of the most visually and conceptually beautiful movies I have ever seen. 
It's kind of funny that it's my favourite assignment, because I know for sure I'd never be able to take a photo of my parents kissing. (maybe if the world was ending - but only maybe).

Anyways, my love flame for Miranda was rekindled this past weekend when lovely Lei gave me her book of short stories 'Nobody Belongs Here More Than You'.
It so SO incredibly hilarious and ridiculous and full of warm fuzzy stories that makes me so happy that there are so many quirky fictional characters around.
So I've been reading creepy and fantastic 'American Psycho' during the day and this lovely book before I go to sleep.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Modern Miss Goodies

This wee Deco purse was made in Belgium and still has 3 tickets in the wee pocket to the the Opera at the Regent Theatre, Dunedin in 1956. Amazing!

Talkback Call of the Day #1: The Fish Murderer

Topic: "How did you kill your fish?"

Quite a boring topic really and not very exciting answers were coming in - until this woman called and described how she came home to find her husband next to the fish tank performing 'surgery' on one of the fish on a white towel.
He had found something white on one of its scales and was trying to cut it off.

It died.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Pre-Korea Cultural Findings: Poop Needle

Otherwise known as DDong Chim, this the act of anal finger thrusting. Performed on unsuspecting, unguarded anuses, it is extremely popular with the Korean kids.
If you’re interested in doing it yourself, it’s really quite simple. All you need to do is clasp your hands together, fingers interlaced, with your pointers sticking out together, like when you shot pretend laser guns as a child. When you see someone bending over or otherwise with their backs to you unawares just dive right in. You’ll be surprised at the success rate of such attempts. You see, at any given moment, not a lot of people are expecting to suddenly feel fingers in their butt.

(Thanks to for this insightful information and picture)

Bad Movie Times

Sex and the City.

It was horrific. 
A little piece of me died away as we sat through 2 and a 1/2 hours of sappy bullshit.


Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Today was the funeral of my Uncle George, who was such a lovely man and I think nearly every time I saw him he was in the garden. The silver lining of this is that my amazing Nana is over for a few weeks from the Gold Coast. 

Here is my Nana, my Aunty Myrl and George at my 21st in 2006.

My Korean C.V. - Woot!


I am currently writing the most bizarre C.V. for a teaching job in Korea. This C.V. is mostly based on appearance and I am guessing my 8 years working in the Selwyn College kitchen does not mean shiz as it is considered "low status". 
Here are the hilarious guidelines I have been given for my photo in which I should look colourful and vibrant:

  •   Wearing a black leather jacket was seen as a gangster and not trustworthy.
  •   Ladies with low cut dresses or evening party wear are seen as models or party girls and less than professional.
  •   A lady with what we would consider as modern short spiked hair was seen as very untidy. 
  •   A man with a bow tie on was seen as a low status restaurant waiter, therefore not professional.
  •   Any man with a shaven head is viewed as bald and we are asked if he can grow hair?
Anyway the quite awesome thing is that the agency I am going through is based in Dunedin of all places! So I met with Marilyn and Chris from World English Service ( last   week and in a month we will start getting it all sorted for me to leave in the October intake. The   only thing that may be a problem at this stage is that my degree is from a Polytechnic rather than a University - but as long as I have the word "Bachelor" on the certificate it should be fine. ( I hope - because I really am getting excited about this...) 

Harrow Kimchi?

Harrow: This is how I imagine Koreans to say hello
Kimchi: The only Korean word I know 

Harrow Kimchi!