Category: London

Who will watch the watchers? Report from the Chinatown store detective

Oh, hai. It’s been a while I guess. I got distracted studying maths in the library.

No, really!

I’ve started an MSc in social research methods, and it includes… maths. And it turns out I’m worse at maths than I remember. I remember being great at maths. But back then, computers didn’t exist, and neither did puberty. So I may fail quant. But qual is pretty sweet so far (leaving more time for maths homework). Here’s my ‘participant observation’/ethnographic homework for my qualitative research methods class. I decided to follow white people around London Chinatown. Continue reading

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POETRY HULK SMASH

So today is National Poetry Day in the UK. Happy National Poetry Day! And by ‘Happy’ I mean ‘Fuck’. Because I wanted to be sincere and generous of mind on National Poetry Day, but instead I listened to some actual poetry and started smashing things. Like, in my mind. And by ‘smashing’ I mean ‘being really mean and sarcastic’.

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Some things may not be where they were

It was 2009 when I moved to London and finally decided to overhaul my website with WordPress, because it would simply be too embarrassing to leave it one second longer. (It had been puked onto the internet one night in 2007 with the help of a Dreamweaver tutorial template for an imaginary hotel that could only have housed the hopeless and destitute.)

Instead, I worked, lazed around, facebooked, got married, tweeted, had a baby, and mislaid my career.

Now, rather than attempting the impossible task of devomiting my flat, it seems the perfect time to return to the public internet to devomit my website.

Some things may not be where they were.

If you can’t find a resource or document that was up previously, you can contact me here.