Mōrena and Malo e lelei! Kō Sara toku ingoa. This is my #introduction.
I’m pākehā and Tonga living in NZ.
I can’t believe I get a scholarship to agonise about what the meaning of “community” is for 2 weeks. Honestly, going to uni and not being in debt is blowing my mind. #PhD
I am really enjoying doing my #PhD but I feel like I k is less now than when I started. Is that normal?
Well, my MH has taken a bit of a knock because I did a thing and some people didn’t like the thing and now I have to roll back the thing but the people who didn’t like the thing are still angry about the thing. The annoying thing is, I didn’t have to do the thing and I still think the thing I did was the right thing to do. Thanks brain.
A week into my #PhD and I have gone from thinking “gosh I am doing well” to reading a Mason Durie article and article and thinking I am a total fraud and never going to be able to write or think anything useful.
London bombings, LiveJournal
17 years ago I was in London when four suicide attacks were carried out on the underground. I was working between Farringdon and Kings Cross. I was already at work when the news started coming through. All mobile phones service stopped. We tracked our friends’ safety using LiveJournal. I logged into and reread the comment threads. It was like being back there again in real-time.
At #kawaiicon2 with my niece. Her first conference. I’ve spent years training her for lockpicking for hm this.
selfie / student life / PhD
Picked up my student ID from the only uni building that looks like a wing of Gormenghast. Tomorrow morning I start my #PhD.
There are NZ opposition MPs out on social media celebrating the decision in the USA. Our opposition leader openly believes #Abortion is murder. It's mistake to think the next election is about tax cuts rather than full blown conservatism. This is a conversation we must have now
apparently there are yet more people to submit to about BDMRR? https://www.dia.govt.nz/bdmreview---recognising-gender-on-birth-certificates
I’ve registered for me and my niece to go to #kawaiicon and I couldn’t be more excited to go full nerd with her.