Browsing Archive: November, 2013

Research -

Posted by Olivia Giles on Friday, November 29, 2013,
When my daughter was studying for her degree  Ahunga Tikanga  (Maori Laws and Philosophy) at Te Wananga o Raukawa.  She used the library in Brooklyn because she worked in the area.  One day an old pakeha man came up to her and asked what she was doing.  
When she told him he said...'It's too bad your Culture is dead.'
Shocked, she replied.  'Its not dead, you just can't see it, even when you're looking straight at it.'

We live by the same lore we always have.  Just the context of our lives ha...

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Short Story - Tom Cat

Posted by Olivia Giles on Monday, November 25, 2013,

A fat ginger Tom Cat lumbered in through the cat door and hissed at the woman standing at the sink scrubbing pots.  He hissed, calling her a filthy name that should have gotten him a good slap across the ears. Instead, she stopped what she was doing wiped her hands on a tea towel and bent down to stroke his head. 

He swiped his claws up her forearm drawing blood.  ‘Where’s my dinner?’ he screeched glaring at his bowl.  ‘This is third night in a row I’ve had to wait.  Don’t be su...

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Watson-HOW DARE THEY!!!!!!

Posted by Olivia Giles on Sunday, November 10, 2013,
     I am a 'Sherlock Holmes' Nerd.  Read every story, watched every adaptation be it movies or tv.       
     I LOVE 'Sherlock' and can handle it all being in modern day London, which is basically what the Basil Rathbone series did in the thirties.  Benedict Cumberbatch is how I see Holmes as on the page and he and Martin Freeman have magic chemistry.
     If pushed I can just manage to squirm my way through Robert Downey Jr's rendition because the guy is a great actor.  
But Elementary?  

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Posted by Olivia Giles on Monday, November 4, 2013,
Is anybody out there...there....there...there...

Obviously I am not a bloggist, blogger or bloggerist.  
I don't have the internal discipline to keep a diary.
I don't think my daily stumblings through the day coalesce in a way which is meaningful to anyone but me.
 Id be bored if I had to read about my daily exploits because there are many, many, days in which I do nothing, except stare at a screen grasping about in my massive vacuum of a brain, for something to throw o...

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 The Selfie collection
I have now disclosed my obsession with myself hahaha Actually these are photos I've taken over the last two years when I've felt so bloody sick I wanted to, literally, be asleep all the time.  
Instead I slapped on some lippy and took a pic of myself.  
Click pics for exciting *yawn* fun facts.

I just realised from the pics I have like three outfits.

Not good at keeping a diary, my brain is a bit too random but will have a decent go at it.   

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Olivia Giles Kia ora everyone, I am Olivia, I am a writer, and an artist, welcome to my hectic mad world.