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Football Girl #Multicultural Round

In the crazy world we live in, I love football, basketball and tennis. In that order of sports I like to watch. I would add poker too, but that isn’t a sport. So no one was surprised when I was invited to commentate in Vietnamese for the AFL Multicultural Round for the second time in row. The worst thing to happen out of it was a  friend’s wedding day clashed on the same night, and yes ladies and gentlemen….I ended up attending the ceremony but not the reception. Yes I didn’t attend my friend’s wedding, so that I could commentate a football game. I am tragic.     I was privileged to be selected to commentate, but also to be the POSTER girl for Multicultural Round. Interview with the AFL website “Community languages are footy’s new calling.” http://www.afl.com.au/news/2016-07-07/broadcasting-in-a-foreign-language-is-footys-new-calling   TV interview with Friday Front Bar with Andy Maher, Mick Molloy and Tegan HigginBotham for the FULL VIDEO click here.   TWITTER FanFare.   SBS Vietnamese Interview – Click here to listen.   See you next year! #Multicultural Round....

Response to #MyOvariesMadeMe

As a child I witnessed domestic violence, and I can’t remember how many times we heard yelling, mum crying, my sisters, mum and I running to our neighbour’s house and banging on her door in the middle of the night. I can’t count how many times the police came to our house, got us to pack our small bags and put us in safe havens. Our longest stint was 3 months, and I had to change schools, make new friends in a very white school (I was the only Vietnamese girl. This story is for another time.) and learn how to comfort my mother. In the end she kept coming home to him because it was the “best thing to do.” These memories are coming back to me as I write this. You don’t want to remember them but they are imprinted. This morning I woke up to the wonderful world of social media, and saw #MyOvariesMadeMe and Steve Price’s critique of Van Badham’s discussion on #QandA as “hysterical.” Why am I infuriated? Because I have heard this term and similar terms used on women and myself. I’ve watched the video three times this morning, and I thought why would Steve Price say, “hysterical.” Steve Price, your assessment of a human being, Van Badham, who was speaking openly hearted in response to a man sharing his sister’s tragic story, the culture of domestic violence and the value society categories women. Watch it here.  Steve Price leans in, “I just think you’re being hysterical.” Van Badham, “It is probably my ovaries making me do it Steve.” *MIC DROP* When will the majority of...

Nakkkked in the PAPER

Yes I made it onto the paper, and NAKED. Yes. and on the Front Coverish. Thank to the Leader Newspaper for their years of support. This kind of coverage is to dream of…from Springvale. If you want to get NAKED with go to...

Film Review – Still Alice… and Feelings

I just watched Still Alice. I had always wanted to see this movie after seeing the trailer. Julianne Moore is an amazing and compelling actor, and in the darkness of my plane seat, I cried. You can say I am a highly sensitive person. Yes I am. Emotional. I call it being emotional intelligent. Still Alice is about a neurologist professor who has a rare diagnosis of early Alezemiers at a young age. It was sad to see such a strong woman, an educated woman with everything in life, everything we all aim for. Love, marriage, children and career. Then it creeps and the brain starts to trick you. It was sad to see the disease weigh down, and loss of memory creep in. There was a poignant moment that Alice says, “I wish I had Cancer.” Why did I cry? Because even the most fortunate and most loved people in the world, tradegy transcends and we are faced with the challenges. I guess that makes the human spirit powerful. LOVE. FAMILY. holds us together. The thought that memory and knowledge can slowly disappear, loss of routine, loss of memories. That is my biggest fear, to my lose my memory. I too would say, I wish I had Cancer. (knock on wood) I still remember my first crush. My elation of buying my first car or falling in love over and over again. I’ve been lucky. I’ve been in love thousands of millions of time. I am a nostalgic person or as I say I have a sentimental heart, and this heart relies on these memories. I build memories...

Video: HomeTown – Springvale

A little piece of Springvale after I performed and co-Emceed the event for Lunar New Year. Side history: I grew up in this area for the whole of my 18 years. Every time I drive home to visit mum or for work, I get nostalgic because a lot of shit happened. ALOT. and it was great.  ...

Daily Telegraph Interview Jan 31st 2016- Ethnic Entertainment

I was recently interviewed by Jordan Baker from the Sydney Daily Telegraph regarding Ethnic Entertainment. As a female comedian funny person it was great to have a voice in the conversation. Thanks to fellow comedian Jennifer Wong for the hook up. My question is, if we took out the “Ethnic” out Ethnic Entertainment, what makes our story different from the Australian narrative? It is Australian. Sunday 31st of January 2016 – “WOG comics laugh all the way to the BANK.” www.dailytelegraph.com.au/…/56c6874ccb5f7d1627ae7b14295dc344 If you don’t have access., it is all good....