My cut thumb

Silly cut thumb

I managed to cut my thumb on what my husband mockingly describes as a butter knife. In my defence, it was a picnic dinner knife that has a sharp serrated edge on it. However, I have no defence for thinking it was a good idea to wipe it with a paper towel – those things…

Kids in Vietnam

You know you’re Asian when…

OK, I’m definitely Asian, but raised in New Zealand with mostly Kiwi influences – against my parents’ wishes of course. And now I’m married to a Kiwi and with two little half-lings. So in case I forget my roots, here’s my list (a cut-down list) of ways to tell you’re Asian: Your name is hard…

Feet after sutures have been removed.

Frankenfeet

On  1 March 2013, after almost two years since my doctor’s referral, I had surgery to correct my bilateral hallux valgus. A bunionectomy – or as I like to call it a Bunion Removal Procedure, or BuRP if you will. I got my sutures (stitches) out a couple of days ago. It felt so good…

Weezer is coming to New Zealand

On 11 January 2013, Weezer will be playing in Auckland at the Vector arena. It’s been 16 years since Weezer first toured New Zealand. I missed out the first time because I was just a poor school student and hadn’t yet decided that Weezer would be one of my favourite bands. I am not going…

Cameron's new past time

Happy Mothers Day

Neil: Abby, can you say “Happy Mothers Day”? Abby: Ummm… No. (Runs off to watch TV) So after my eldest decided that Wonderpets was more important than greeting her mum in the morning, the hubby set out to make some pancakes for breakfast – vegan pancakes. I’m not vegan, but Cameron suffers from eczema and…

Last month

Wow, I’ve just realised that I haven’t posted anything in over a month! So here’s the haps in a nutshell (or eggshell as you may) Actually sold a decent amount of Rainbow Shuffle shirts. Spent my first day without Cameron – 6 hours at an overlocking course. Started making more of an effort to get…

Have I created a meme?

Originally called “Rainbow Shuffle”, my original shirt design created in 2010  has been posted around the Interwebs with names like Unicorn Itch, Unicorn Scoot, Unicorn Butt Scoot, Unicorn Shute Scootin’ and so on – but the Rainbow Shuffle by any other name is still the Rainbow Shuffle. For some reason (possibly since someone posted it…

Is summer over?

It’s the first of March and it doesn’t quite feel like summer anymore. It’s been grey, wet and a bit chilly. Or maybe that’s just Wellington weather for you. Lucky for us, we have a north-facing backyard and lounge, so even when we’re cooped inside, if it’s sunny then at least it’s warm during the…

Cooked my cooker

So I melted my rice cooker today… I needed a place to put it and it ended up on the stove top, which is usually fine except I forgot to turn off the burner first. I blame it on my lack of sleep, for which Cameron is to blame as he kept me up from…