Tag Archives: Australia

Chinky Rice Bowls – Part One

Part One: Shock discovery of chinky rice bowls We were shopping around QVB in Sydney and a colourful and swanky shop caught our attention. We went inside and laughed at all these gizmo and homeware styled gifts till a friend pointed out “OMG! look at that Suzie.” Lined up are rice bowls stylised as cute […]

Getting Bleach

Have you ever watched Whiteland? It’s actually called ‘Wonder land’ but I like to point out how very generally plain and white Australian tele are. There’s a lack of cultural diversity found on commercialised Australian television. Shows like Neighbours and Home Away projects a ‘White Australia’ and doesn’t necessarily show who we are today. It’s […]

Alienating Encounters

About two weeks ago I was fortunate to be on a twitter curator for @WeAreAustralia. We had some really hearty chats about ‘casual racism’ and these are the comments/inspirations that came out during the week. Have you had some recent alienating encounters?

Changemaker festival 2013

The moment I realised I became a changemaker was when my art project, The Two Chairs, evolved to being an antiracist organisation. The last eight months have been a whirlwind of action and momentum. Through crowdfunding with Pozible and StartSomeGood, I was able to connect with likeminded people and create other various collaborative projects. This […]

Bazza’s Day Out

Bazza is my 18 year old mate and he knows that I like to see more of Sydney. We decided to check out Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi. He cracks me up so much. Not only is he a ice cream fanatic, he likes to share his opinion about everything. This is some of […]

Crowdfunding: Start Some Good

Vibewires interviews Suzanne Nguyen about my crowdfunding project for The Two Chairs. Part of the interview talks about how TheTwoChairs came be. Here are Top 5 Tips on how to run a successful crowdfund campaign: 1. Plan it It’s essential to do some legwork. Have some flyers ready, promote it beforehand. Find pledger to help […]

Comic: Radio secrets

The Story Collector meets all sorts of interesting characters. Some people cannot help themselves from revealing a secret.

Where are you Realllyyyy from?

Inspired by my experience on the question “where are you from?” Read my latest response and see why it is kind of racist. -sn 2013

Everyday racism as an Asian Australian

Being an Alien in Your Own Land I was born in Australia to parents who arrived as refugees to Australia and escape the war in Vietnam. I considered myself to be more Australian and I have encountered everyday racism. When we hear the word ‘racist’ or ‘racism’, we often visualise images of bigotry at its […]

The Story Collector & The Coffee Queue