No explanation necessary. Love this.

nytimes does cheesy too.

Now, i know we are no where near fathers day but i was browsing the nytimes archives today and found this piece on fathers and it was so cute and fun i had to blog about it
The Op-Ed editors asked eight artists for portraits of their fathers along with a talent they haven't but their fathers have acquired.

Chip Kidd - as an engineer, he can juryrig anything


Harrison Haynes - He can sing and play the drums at the same time.

i loved them so of course i had to do my own, thanks to my snazzy iphone paint app and my oh so obvious skill on tiny screens so came this masterpiece on the left. haa.

Kamaia: He can tie every knot in the book and is the first to have a first aid kit on hand, he carries one with him. all the time. not kidding.

{images via Op-Art}


christmas love

Merry Christmas all!
lots of love,
four year old me


google, we are no longer pals

Confession: i suck at christmas shopping.
birthday presents, i'm a total pro
it would seem december and me just aren't
the best of friends right now
and my gift buying is suffering for it.
I even googled 'christmas presents for mum' and did they deliver? No.
Back to the drawing board i go...



current favourites.

I won't lie, I had alot of time to waste before work tonight and as a result along came this little ol' playlist
Down below are some of my -as the title of the post says- current favourites but I saw a theme coming on, stuck with it and added some oldies.
Happy Listening!

Things to remember

1. Everyone feels like everyone else, just not at the same time.
2. People are unpredictable.
3. Letting go is better than maintaining control.
4. Absolutely nothing good can come out of overthinking things.

I have another title for this list, 'things I need to do' don't know how number 1 & 2 would factor under it but I am defintely an over-thinker. Bad.

{friends for keeps}


Clean White Love.

Lisa Mitchell is really doing it for me lately...
I also have a sudden urge to purchase red gumboots, just me?


sunday mornings.

Flipping through my notebook before church today i came across a scribbled out quote from earlier this year;
''For what we love determines what we seek. What we seek determines what we think and do. What we think and do determines who we are -and who we will become''
- Dieter F. Uchtorf
{spoken at october's general conference, see more here}

Had me thinking s'all....


i'm so sorry, but mercury was in retrograde?

Lazy's unite!
Someone out there in internet land has made cards for you!*
Hallmark really should take these under consideration,
many, many times have i wanted to wish someone a 'very merry nap'
and this could be just the ticket.

*okay us, whatever!

{via ffffound}



yesterdays news

Spent yesterday at Phillip Island, reading Yen, making sandcastles {with tunnels!}, eating lemon tart from 'Aunty Bess', watching lifesavers do their thing and enjoying good company.
Shame i didn't take a camera..
but i did go to country road later and buy a one-piece! i was weary to get one - seeing as the last time i wore a one piece i was 11, and in the swimming club... but it's super cute and was 25% off. SCORE.

How adorable is that Jumpsuit by Arabella Ramsay or the white cropped top from Fleur wood? *click pic to enlarge*

{Yen Scans from this month's issue. i love yen.}


The other night i caught the film 2012 with Marie and Karolina and let me just say..


and that if i hope to survive this film i must do one or all of the following:

1} Become a geologist/politician/ridiculously rich russian aristocrat
2} Listen to Woody Harrelson; even if he's a crazy forest-trolling loon.
3} Learn how to fly
4} Move to Africa

It's that simple.


from a mess to the masses!

I'm trying to avoid overloading this with vimeo/youtube vids & music posts
{two things i clearly adore and my number one reason for wasting time}
but this was just too awesome to pass up.

it all started with this 80's collab with Phoenix's Lisztomania, then came this, and most recently..

Bopping along and flailing your arms around is the only way to do it.

Letters to crushes

I came across this site dedicated to unrequited love and anonymous letters
a little gag-worthy in parts and others so, so sweet- i've already got my favourites:


October 24th

red-haired boy in the supermarket,

you’re my favorite. i like that you stock the milk aisle. i like that you look at me a little when i pretend to deliberate between 2% and skimmed.

i like your hands. i sometimes pretend we’re married. and i kiss you when you’re off to work, to stock the milk.


— green-eyed girl in the supermarket

March 5th


i like it when you ramble.

— him

December 22nd


I was so distracted thinking about you this morning that I accidentally brushed my teeth with face wash. It was worth it.

— K

Beautiful Losers.

Just my luck for this to catch my eye and realise that there was a screening.

In Melbourne.

Last Month.



fun fact #23

i'm a sucker for blouses and floral apparel. it's true.
{EDIT: have you seen Nadinoo's boutique? oh internet, you know me so well}

Meanwhile i'm being anti-social and spending this last friday alone {family plus nz travellers in tow will make the next two weeks verrry cosy at home} watching fallon, eating the leftover goodies vesna and stephanie left here last night and listening to my new favourite place on ze web.

awkward turtle.

now this is just downright disturbing..
reeeally? you couldn't get ANOTHER costume mr. easter bunny, really?


uber creepy and hilarious all at once, my favourite combination.

insomnia or daytrotter?

I don't know why but it seems lately when music is paired with illustration i get a wee bit giddy

{J. Tilman, Death Cab for Cutie, Mason Jennings, Sea Wolf, The Submarines & Fleet Foxes}
a little like this i s'pose with bios and song meanings generously attached.
i'm in love, and as a consequence cannot stop clicking through them all...
Must. Sleep.


Hear, Hear!

and while i'm on the subject of US politics...

please & thank you.


dear 'international relations'

aka. AIR109 you may have bored me to death but alas, i'll say it
i miss you.

In other news, i caught 'Capitalism: a love story' with a few of the girls tonight. i'm no expert on US politics
{FUN FACT: i'm taking the class next semester} but I did not roll my eyes once at Mr Moores sarcastic tone or his baggy pants & baseball cap get up.
It might be 'cos i just watched a Bernie Madoff doco not so long ago but this did not make me yawn once. A big achievement since that's all i would do whenever economics would come up at school. or ever really. Or it might be that i had to pat myself on the back for knowing what the economist types were talking about.
Mr Lecturer would be so proud.

On second thoughts, AIR109, i think i can do without you for the next four or so months.


usb; the new mix tape

Yes i'm aware i may be a little late to jump on this bandwagon but a friend of mine recently handed me a usb filled with tunes {in alphabetical order of course} and i still haven't been able to listen past these guys.
A for Animal Collective.


...and while i have your attention please divert your eyes to radiohead.

why? i've watched it that many times it seems ridiculous i haven't posted it on this here blog already. yes, ridiculous.

four minutes and thirty-one seconds you won't regret. trust me.



call me macaulay culkin...

well at least for the next week. my family have all left me for the motherland this weekend, new zealand that is.
hello tv dinners, my name's kamaia.

{personal pictures from the local beach back home}


oh, nostalgia.

remember this little gem of a film?
childhood memories all wrapped into one seriously cool mash up.

this one is also pretty special.



babysit the kids tonight or city it up with the girls. yeaaah.
i'm thinking home.

{coolest one year old going around}
{ari, baden & noah*}
i love love love them.
seriously, who would even consider the other option?
*picture accidently deleted but i should note him too, sorry noah-noah!


colouring + charity = genius.

You may or may not have seen this book circulating the media {slash} internet of late but boy oh boy do I want one. Along with illustrator Andy J Miller, the Yellow Bird Project {'dedicated to finding cool, unique, creative, and musical opportunities to incite change'}
have created The indie rock coloring book'*
Colour in Devendra Banhart's bird-filled beard or connect-the-stars whilst doing your bit for charity and all for a measly $10. Sign. Me. Up
yes i'm looking at you Secret Santa...


{devendra banhart & the beard in the flesh}
*i'll ignore the lack of u in coloUr. americans...


story of my life

'Watch out for the road instead of thinking about John Mayer and pointing at old cars!'
-Dad; on the way down to Rye for lunch



seeing the orthodontist today! yep I have braces.
it's hiiiigh time I get these babies off but my ortho is a cruel man
who insists on torturing me and poking my oh so sensitive teeth.
I hate it.

{sources: google images & ffffound}

i may be stretching the truth a little

..but I have had this freeakin' flu for what seems like seven years. I can tell this because slowly but surely everything around me now smells like eucalyptus and/or vicks vapor rub.
In other news: 'This is it' was, and I won't be the only one to say this, ah-mazing. I love watching behind-the-scenes docos {E true hollywood story anyone? i'm secretly ashamed to admit that} and i'll be the first to put my hand up and say YES i'm the nerd who watches the making-of featurettes on dvds, so mj was a treat! watching him direct and perform was inspiring to say the least.
so in short. see it.

ps. lots of luck to marie for her english exam today :)


wham. bam. thank you ma'am.

I came across this pic, ahem mugshot of Mr. Bowie today and i'm not going to lie, I have loved David Bowie since I first saw him and those tights way back on 'labyrinth' when I was a kid
{it's on the favourite's list for sure}

He may be years older than my very own father {ew. don't go there} but he is amazingly talented and handsome to boot!
I might just go watch it for the 34982 time now...
'power of the voodoo, {who do?} you do {do what?} remind me of the babe'


pretty young thing.

Like almost everyone in the world i'm off to see the new mj flick tomorrow. I may even rock out a sequined glove just 'cos. The only letdown {yes i've already got a negative strike against TOMORROW'S activites} is that it's not in 3D you see the particular theatre I work at only just got a 3D-able screen and who wouldn't want to wear those bad boys down below?

not me that's for sure.

for starters..

Thanks to my five month hiatus from uni and the need to fill my time with something other than re runs of greys anatomy {love it} and facebook I have decided to take a leap and make a blog. I say leap because I’ve never been too good at chronicling my day-to-day activities- chronicling anything really is certainly no strength of mine, I was never one to keep a calendar and student planners would usually go out the window come first week back. In fact I think the longest time I had a ‘diary’ was two weeks, the average entry would usually go something like this;

Oh Diary (really future me reading this),

yesterday was the same as today, and why am I telling you this anyway, you should remember. Idiot!



Yep. A disaster! So let’s {you reading this, or future me if this doesn’t take off} hope that the above won’t get repeated again.

So here goes, I lived in a teeny tiny town all the way in New Zealand for half my life before packing up and moving with my family to Melbourne, Australia. As said up top I’m a uni student who earns cash by serving popcorn and other tasty tasty treats at the local cinema.

Good music makes me smile. Typos make me cringe -and this is my blog.