bits & pieces

Image: Askew One

Askew One – Smoke Signals Exhibition: I went to Askew’s opening of his Smoke Signals Exhibition on Friday, and I implore you to leave the house, and check it out in real life. The majority of the art works are really large (taller than your average person) and it needs to be experienced up close to truly appreciate the months of work that have gone into these paintings. The above picture is my personal favourite of his works, and looking at it in the gallery made me think of comic book art. See the exhibition at The Australis Room, 36-38 Customs Street, showing until the 22nd of March. Learn more here.

The OHS Cooks Islands Group at Polyfest 2001 (me in the middle, lolz)

Polyfest: I went back to the Polyfest for the first time in about 10 years to watch my nephew on the Samoan stage for St Paul’s College. It always blows me away the creativity that comes out in this competition, especially on the Samoan stage. The Samoan stage is always pretty crack up too with plenty of humour thrown into the dances – the sasa is always my favourite part. It was funny to go back and see that nothing had changed at all, except my age! The last time I went, I was competing on the Cook Islands stage for Onehunga High. And by competing, I really mean participating haha. Coconut bras for the win!

Subaru Impreza Commercial: Remember when I talked about being stoked about getting a TV commercial after getting back from NYC? The TVC is out now! (I’m at the very end).

Thugged Out Since Cub Scouts: Katherine and Isaac hooked David and I up with a Thugged Out Since Cub Scouts tee, which came with lil personalised notes and all! As Isaac, and Nate Dogg, said, ‘it ain’t no fun, if the homies can’t have none’ – true dat. brrraaaaaat brrrraaattt!

Ruby Red in Mangere Bridge: I’m pretty much die-hard Hong Kong Bakery when it comes to eating in me ole’ hood Mangere Bridge but over the last few years a couple of cafe’s have cropped up in the township, which seems to have made that particular area of The Bridge a lively hub of activity. It’s only taken me over a year to try it out, but today I went to ‘Ruby Red’ in the bridge and was impressed. The tableware was super cute, polka dot tea-cup sets for example, the coffee was decent and the food yum. It’s nice to know if Hong Kong bakery is sold out of cheesebread and coconut buns, I finally have a Southside cafe option to satisfy my hunger.

5 Responses to bits & pieces

  1. George D March 17, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    Coconut buns from HK. Breakfast of champions. And Lucky Horse for lunch.

  2. hungryandfrozen March 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    So cool about the TVC, being last person on is best because you’re more memorable than when you’re in the middle 😛

    Polyfest was rad, I didn’t stray from the Maori stage area but could hear beautiful sounds from all over the bowl. Wish I’d had more free time…any free time…to look around town, that piece by Askew One looks incredible just here on the computer, can’t even imagine its momentum full size.

  3. nikaugabrielle March 18, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    Yum! Ruby Red looks so good. And yes, Askew’s show is so sick! Good on him and that space is pretty mean!

  4. Natasha March 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    i just got back from askew’s show and maan it was crazzyy!!that same piece you have posted reminded me of the same thing, comic book art.


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