Archive for 14/06/2013

The Why About This

I do look forward to Fridays, well actually Wednesdays, unless your in Australia and then it’s Thursday, anyway it’s Friday Fictioneers time! Where a wonderful group of international and talented writers take part in a writing challenge. A “flash fiction” (100 words or less) piece, based on a photo prompt. If you enjoy writing I encourage you to give this one a try. Just click on the link and the hostess, the talented Rochelle will provide all the information needed.

This weeks photo prompt is:



My Offering:

“Do the socks match?”

“Excuse me?”

“I asked if the socks matched!”

“No, I heard you. I don’t get your point of reference.”

I’m a photojournalist. After the police remove his body from your piano … player? She nods and he nods back and continues. “I’ll be doing a piece about the utterly incredible, and totally unbelievable, set of circumstances…

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Just imagine.

Imagine (Nation) – Imagi(N)ation – Imagination.

I love how my name fits in to this word so effortlessly. I tend to imagine things quite a lot. Stuck in between surreal and ordinary moments. I’m living a simple life while dreaming of future achievements… all stimulated by my imagination 🙂

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Artful Minds

Of all of the classes we have instructed so far, this one had to be my favorite.   Week after week, Maria & I had wondered when was the right time to introduce Collage to the kids.  We didn’t want it to be a gluing activity.  We wanted them to understand the additive process of Collage, yet encourage them to keep the subject of their work unstructured and personal. As we were all working together, some of the kids referenced our very first color theory class & the color wheel. It was a heartwarming realization that they are absorbing our weekly classes.

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Door Knob

The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other’s welcome
and say, sit here. Eat.

You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you have ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.

Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

Derek Walcott (Love After Love)

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101 Books

Despite Robert Penn Warren’s—how shall I put it?—verbose style of writing, I’m really enjoying All The King’s Men.

The novel focuses on the dirtiness of politics, but it really has a little bit of everything—and so much insight into the human mind, as might be expected from a novelist who is also a famous poet.

Last week, I shared a great piece of dialogue about political speeches between “The Boss” and his right-hand man, Jack Burden, who is the narrator of the novel.

Today, let’s take a look at a passage about a totally different topic. This one, which comes from Jack Burden’s perspective, reflects on the nature of parents and their relationships with adult children.

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The Style Voyager

Mint01Mint06Mint05Mint02Mint03Photographs by the best mom on earth.

Zara top and skirt, Topshop necklace, & Other Stories sandals, Hong Kong boutique jacket and clutch, Edge of Ember cuff.

I titled this The Dream Outfit because I literally dreamt about this outfit before actually finding all the items in the market. It’s a combination of everything I love – mint and gold, flowy chiffon, sportswear elements, wooden sandals, more mint and more gold… Perfection. What’s your dream outfit for summer?

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Architecture fills our eyes with man made structures of boxes, spires, and circles.  The creativity of our species rises from the ground and surrounds us with jewels of steel, wood, and brick.  Buildings are characters in our life stories.  They offer shelter for our souls, alter the weather, and hide our deepest secrets.

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Yesterday after 4 internal interviews with an international recruiting firm; I accepted their offer to work in the CBD here in Perth.

I’m thrilled!  I did not expect my transition from country to city to be this quick or smooth.

Now, about interviews…

How do interviews make you feel?  How do you prepare for an interview?

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Here are a couple of things I do to “prepare” myself for a corporate interview:

1. I spend time ironing and choosing my most “authoritative” classy outfit.  My go to is a simple shift dress, heels (not too high!) pearls (or small earrings) sheer leggings and because it’s winter I also wear a cardigan.

I know it get’s hot here in Australia, however I do think leggings/hose are important especially in a corporate environment.  Bare legs are such a no-no!

2. I take time to style my hair, and put on simple makeup.

3. I put on…

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