Hey, gidday mates. Welcome to February. The first month of the year is officially over, taking with it all those well-intentioned plans to live life so much differently this time round. Did you know that gym membership levels rise by up to 50% in January? And that the second week of the first month of the year is the busiest week of the entire year? And that 80% of those new members are never seen again after February the 14th? The weakness of our very composition!Click to Continue!
I sat around the dinner table with my good friends Jenny (American), Olivia (Kiwi), and Jack (Kiwi), talking about Valentine’s Day last night. Jenny loves the 14th of February for all it stands for. We three New Zealanders weren’t so sure. “It’s a holiday created by Hallmark,” said Jack, putting on his strictly commercialism-hating-father’s voice. “It’s so embarrassing!” said Olivia. “It’ll always just be my Mum’s birthday to me,” said I. “You guys suck,” said Jenny.Click to Continue!
The Friendly Professor. Photos: Melodie Jeng Fun fact: Of my three best male friends here in New York, two are in desperate need of glasses but refuse to wear them because they haven’t been able to find ones that they like enough to rock in public. I go to movies with them and watch as they squint like the dickens in an attempt to see the giant, blown-up screen. I point billboards out and they laugh and say they have no idea what I’m talking about. I sneak up on them and it works every single time. The point I’mClick to Continue!
I spent the first four hours of Sunday morning on various Lower East Side/SoHo/Greenwich Village street corners filming cutaways, B Roll and flights of fancy with Jack Tame for our upcoming TVNZ series. It was fecking freezing – minus five degrees – and I was ill-prepared for the weather. So when I finally finished and stopped in at C’H’C’M’ to say hello to my mate Sweetu, coats were looking pretty damn attractive. I tried on a heavy olive green duffle in boiled wool, but it wasn’t quite what I was after. Sweetu had a beautiful unstructured corduroy sportcoat with aClick to Continue!