On Rugby rivalries

A lot’s happened in the last 17 years. Except for…

Dear 17-year-old Australians,

on behalf of all New Zealand.

You’ve seen a lot of things in your lifetime;
The birth of the smartphone
The growth of the internet
Social media
The first Australian female Prime Minister
Five other Australian Prime Ministers
Royals that won hearts
‘Royals’ that won Grammys
The first photograph of a black hole
A global recession
The first solar-powered flight around the world
Pluto losing its planet status
The reinvention of safety videos
The car that drove into space
The first Dreamliner taking flight
3D printing
Water found on Mars
A total lunar eclipse
The world’s first flying couch
Birth of the 7 billionth person
A reality star becoming a President
Driver-less cars
Marriage equality
The world tipping ice on itself

You’ve never seen Australia win the Bledisloe Cup. We plan on keeping it that way.



On Swag

ਜੰਤਾ ਜਾਣ ਦੀ ਰਕਾਨੇ, ਸਾਡੇ ਪੱਕੇ ਨੇ ਯਰਾਨੇ
ਜਿੱਥੇ ਵੀ ਮੈਂ ਲਾਈਆਂ ਨੀ ਨੇ ਯਾਰੀਆਂ
ਗੱਲ ਦਿੱਲ ਦੀ ਨਾ ਕਈਏ, ਤਾਂਇਓ ਦੂਰ-ਦੂਰ ਰਈਏ
ਠੱਗ ਹੁੰਦੀਆਂ ਨੇ ਸੂਰਤਾਂ ਪਿਆਰੀਆਂ


Check ਕਰ ਮਿੱਤਰਾਂ ਦਾ swag ਬਿੱਲੋ
ਗੱਡੀ ਤੇ ਕੁੜਤਾ-ਪਜਾਮਾ ਦੋਵੇਂ black ਬਿੱਲੋ
ਜੱਟ ਦਾ attitude ਭਾਰੀ ਇਹਨਾ ਸਾਂਭ ਸਕਦਾ
ਨੀ ਤੇਰਾ Gucci ਆਲਾ bag ਬਿੱਲੋ


Janta jandi rakane, sade pakke ne yarane
Jithe vi main layian ni ne yaarian
Gall dil di na kahiye, taion door door raie
Thug hundian ne soortan payariyan


Check kar Mitran da Swag Billo
Gaddi te Kurta Pajama Dove Black Billo
Jatt da attitude bhaari ehna saambh sakda ni
Tera Gucci aala bag Billo

Thank you, Sunshine


I forgot the prairie because it stood
so still. I forgot the clouds because
they were always moving. I forgot
the taste of water because it lay quietly
inside the taste of everything.

I forgot a childhood when it disappeared
through a hole in itself. Later, mushrooms
emerged from the damp soil.

The way to keep something is to forget it.
Then it goes to an enormous place.

Grass grows to the horizon like hair.
In the sky the clouds go on naming
and unnaming themselves.

– Jenny George

Source: Mnemonic – Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”

― Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them

Source: Quote by Christian D. Larson: “Promise Yourself To be so strong that nothing …”