Should I share my exam marks with others?

It’s exam time. You’re stressed and it is hard going. You put in your best effort and hopefully feel some relief when it’s all done—but then the conversations with classmates start. Initially it’s all subjective, ‘how do you feel you did?’, ‘Were you happy with your exam?’, ‘Were the questions what you expected?’ You get…

Fush and Chups in ‘Straya: Unexpected Culture Shock

Our Kiwi family has been living in Australia for just over four months: 139 days of enjoying consistently warmer weather, glorious beaches, excellent gelato and an abundance of charcoal chicken outlets. Culturally the two countries are pretty similar: notably relaxed, egalitarian and fun-loving. However, there are a few tiny differences; a couple of things about…

A Father’s Vengeance

Gladiator, The Punisher, Taken, The Patriot, Collateral Damage and Max Payne are all films about a father’s revenge. There is something powerful about a revenge story. In each of these stories the hero reacts as enemies harm his family, and he plots and exacts his vengeance on them. I don’t know about you, but when…