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AuthorMiyuki Mcguffie

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May 26, 2008

There are two things I never knew existed until I moved to Wellington. Food elitism and regional discrimination. In my place of work these two prejudices go hand in hand. About a month ago on one boozy weekend I did three things: fell asleep wrapped around a toilet bowl (some would say passed out but […]

May 19, 2008

My friend Alice moved here from Napier all but a few weeks ago and she might be moving back. I told this to my coffee coach Jack (I’m a constantly ‘in training’ barista) who let out the most exasperated sigh and asked, ‘why??’

May 12, 2008

Here’s a riddle: I’m sitting on a faux leather couch in front of a gas burner fire with an endless stream of pizza being served to me on a platter. Where am I? Heaven?

May 5, 2008

What has happened to me? As I sit on the sofa eating chocolates my boyfriend is on a bus back to Napier. It’s raining outside and I’ve got Sex and the City going on the DVD player. When did my life become such a cliche? It’s enough to make me cry. Wouldn’t that top it […]

April 28, 2008

So the holidays are over and it’s back to the ol’ lecture hall. For you guys. I’m not at uni so I don’t identify with those age-old clichés you always hear about: first years… and… like I said, I’m not at uni.

April 7, 2008

Hi Wellington I’m new in town. You’ll recognise me ‘cause I’m the one waiting for the green man to cross the road. I’m the one driving the wrong way down Victoria Street (seriously, there were cars coming in the opposite direction – you’d think someone would have tooted). I’m the one who dares enter Te […]

March 24, 2008

I was saving the following realisation for the punchline but I might as well put it out there now: Koala Park Sanctuary wasted a lot of my limited time in Sydney and all because their brochure said “sustainable”. I am a sucker.

March 17, 2008

I haven’t actually spent all that much time in Wellington so far. For the last week I’ve been jetsetting from city to city- Sydney and Auckland specifically- to see Incubus and the Chemical Brothers.

March 10, 2008

Almost a week ago we finally moved to Wellington. Our first night at the house was spent sans furniture but on the booze so it was a good night had by all really. Except for Rochelle who went to bed early only to be intermittently disturbed by door slamming (why, I’m not too sure), heated […]