Year: 2013

Dylan’s quest to illustrate everyone from The Wire

Dylan’s quest to illustrate everyone from The Wire

Dylan and first I crossed paths in Tokyo in 2004 or thereabouts. We worked together teaching conversational English and he quickly made a name for himself with the illustrations he used to complement his teaching. I loved looking through his sketch books that were filled with quirky pictures inspired by his travels in Japan. He […]

My video from Minami Sanriku

My video from Minami Sanriku

Earlier this year I wrote a story to accompany the above video about my quest to reconnect with some tsunami survivors and it gives all the background I wanted to share about this episode. However, in the article I did not go into much detail about the difficulty of doing such a video. Carrying all […]

About a bridge

I’ve never been strong with dates. But, I think it was fifteen years ago that I received an old drawing of a bridge. The lady who gave it to me made me promise that I would take good care of it. So despite my numerous moves and stays overseas, I’ve always made sure that the […]

Malaria – a retrospective

Only fourteen more sleeps until World Malaria Day! How are you going to celebrate this special day? Me? I’m probably going to cast my mind back to late 2001 when I was living in Vanuatu and malaria decided to take me for a spin. What a ride that was. According to the World Health Organisation’s […]

Another year, another year-in-review video

The end of the year signals a time for reflection on the year that has passed. The media loves compiling lists at the end of each year so it was very little wonder that I created a year-in-review video for APN. Oh, 2012 was such an eventful year. We had Julian Assange holed up in […]