“There is nothing better in life than commitment to personal development and lifelong learning.”

 Lailah Gifty Akita

Thanks for visiting. This is a personal non-work blog in my own name. I started this as a creative outlet during Melbourne’s Lockdown, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic…sparked by the novel coronavirus SARSCoV2.

At the end of the day, this blog is about making sense of this unprecedented experience and learning and growing from it. I’m a big believer in lifelong learning although I did not expect that the teacher, in this instance, would be a global pandemic, the likes of which we’ve never seen before.


I shouldn’t have to say this, but experience suggests otherwise. Please respect the copyright of content published here. All writing, unless otherwise attributed, is original and by my own pen. Photos are either my own, or licensed images, or available under a creative commons non-commercial license. If you wish to re-use content, please put your request is in writing, with acknowledgement that proper attribution will be included in the republishing, and a link back to this website.

Please note that any family images I may use here, including the non-identifying image of a family’s ‘feet’ standing on the shoreline of a beach, are family photos and are not available for use.


I hold a bachelor’s degree in communication studies, journalism major (Auckland University of Technology, NZ, 2001). My degree study programme included digital technology and multimedia papers, as well as public affairs, television and radio journalism and writing papers. Other than my degree study, I’ve also done professional courses in coding apps for mobile and a crash course in data science. I’m largely self taught.

Multimedia – Digital Tech

Multimedia and digital technology remain one of my key personal interests since my degree study began at the start of the Internet revolution and the social media revolution. Back then, Facebook was initially a chat channel for university students and graduates only. There was a clear separation between work, study and personal lives at that stage. I was part of that cohort but now Facebook is obviously a very broad-based platform.

This site, which I’ve built, helps me keep my web tech skills up to date as well as provide a creative outlet for the communicator and writer behind the site. Changes happen fast with web and digital development.

If you experience any IT tech issues when you’re viewing this site, please let me know. So I can address it. I love solving a problem.

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Stay Safe. Take Care.

“Learn as if you might live forever and you’ll live as if you might die tomorrow.”


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