>Just finished my first week in the new job. Commuting will take a bit of getting used to, even though I’ve been travelling at a time of year that’s less sardine-like than usual (school/uni still not back in session, and many folks still on end of year hols). Getting used to another bureaucracy is strangely fun, and getting to know a heap of new people is equal parts intimidating and exciting. I’m not a huge people person; I can be happily sociable, but too much of the chatchatchat is wearing. The job will entail a lot of meeting’n greeting. I kind of knew that, but the reality of it is just starting to sink in. I don’t mean this in a bad way, because I’ve been surprising myself with being OK with the ramped-up level of it recently.
Anyway, the point of this post is to share a link round-up!
- NEW ISSUE of Peril magazine – Issue #10 “Skin“. Features plenty of the good stuff:
INTERVIEWS with artist Gary Lee (by Owen Leong), the Fear of a Brown Planet lads (Aamer Rahman and Nazeem Hussain, with Lian Low) and Ai Haruna (sort of…by Benjamin Law);
WRITING by Jen Tsen Kwok, Thuy Linh Nguyen, Elaine Laforteza, Rosemary Johns, Lia Incognita, Komi Sellathurai and a selection of poetry edited by Miriam Wei Wei Lo.
- Fabulous things happening with Performance 4a in February:
Performance 4a and Belvoir are thrilled to announce a two week season of Asian Australian performance at Belvoir St Downstairs Theatre from 1-13 February 2011. An associated event of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival , the season features contemporary storytelling and performances to inspire! See Performance 4a’s website for details of the shows, and read the News section for more information including how to book.
- Excellent blog I’ve only recently started reading (which is criminal, really, considering he’s a good buddy of mine): Jen Tsen Kwok’s Borderless Democracy. It’s passionate, smart and enlightening. Go read it if you want to see what being an activist intellectual is all about.