Auto-Ethnographic Reflection Report

Introduction: Autoethnography is a challenging research practice, as it is often too easy to fall into a comparative mind and not fully appreciate the culture on its own, this bias will cloud the authentic experience. Throughout the course of the semester for BCM320, I have felt quite uncomfortable with the autoethnographic process as I have … Continue reading Auto-Ethnographic Reflection Report

Weaving Cultural Connections Through Braids: An Autoethnographic Project

2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 1 …over and under.... creating the braid...forming a strong hold... Braiding for me is a hairstyle I forced my mum to learn when I was in primary school, it helped me look fashionable and keep my wild hair tamed (if only slightly). I have never really thought much more about … Continue reading Weaving Cultural Connections Through Braids: An Autoethnographic Project

No Pro-Gamer but Nostalgic Nonetheless (Hi-Score Girl, 2018)

source: Japanese  This week's viewing was a Japanese TV show called 'Hi Score Girl' (2018), I loved the fact we were able to experience live tweeting a show rather than film, although we binged it and it were as if it was a film, it was just so different from the other weeks. And the … Continue reading No Pro-Gamer but Nostalgic Nonetheless (Hi-Score Girl, 2018)

Were Relationships Sweet Enough?Cake (2018)

  source I must admit this week's filming threw me off, unlike the previous two weeks, I struggled with the film and felt lost throughout. Firstly, I have no experience with the Pakistani culture, and I think the only thing I can tell you about them is that they like cricket. Where my mind goes … Continue reading Were Relationships Sweet Enough?Cake (2018)

Hell Has No ‘Furie’ (2019) Like A Mother Scorned

What do I know about Vietnam or what interactions have I had? What can I list? The beautiful hand-craved chest in my Nan's lounge room depicting a typical Vietnamese town centre Vietnam War My friends who are Vietnamese and hearing them speak to their parents in Vietnamese That one episode of Top Gear where they … Continue reading Hell Has No ‘Furie’ (2019) Like A Mother Scorned

Married At First Sight (MAFS) Indonesia? (Love For Sale, 2018)

I was born in Australia. Mum in England and Dad, Germany (although he is actually Scottish- long story). Growing up, I binged British shows, I can discuss English royal families and have travelled around most of the United Kingdom and Ireland. source This is my cultural background. (Me in London, England. Feb 2020) Looking to … Continue reading Married At First Sight (MAFS) Indonesia? (Love For Sale, 2018)