Boy Oh Mauboy!

Hey hey!

I’ve had an awesummi run at the Belvoir Theatre, with the variety show About Face. It’s a real privilege to be a part of something that has skilled dancers and singers. I’m just telling jokes haha.

Last night, Jessica Mauboy was in the audience. *swoon* I was so starstruck!



I’m busy working on my keynote speech for a PD day down in Melbourne. The focus is on Asian-Australian texts, so I’ll be talking about my own journey of how I became a writer. I’ll also be giving a tiny sneak peek of Connerd. Well, I’ll be talking about it hehe. It’s about a kid named Connor who is a skilled drawer and manga artist, but he’s pressured by his mother to be the top of the class.

Which leads me to this book…

I’ve started reading it and it’s fascinating to say the least. Has anyone read the book, newspaper article or heard the buzz on the radio? I guess Connerd’s going to be the kid’s response to a ‘tiger mother’. Connerd was based on a time in my life where my parents wanted me to jump on the academic bandwagon. Now I’ve always loved schoolwork (nerd nerd nerd) but after going to tutors and doing extra homework, I started to resent it.

All of these feelings are captured in Connerd, just 4 more months away (shameless plug 4329)

2 more shows to go for About Face. Stay tuned for more photos (or join my fan page on Facebook)

O.W



About the author

I'm an author, stand-up comedian and teacher. My books include Thai-riffic!, Con-nerd, Punchlines and The Other Christy. I'm a massive Nintendo fan and love eating burgers. Follow me on Twitter or Instagram @oliverwinfree

1 Comment

  1. Jen says:

    12/02/11 @ 5:32 am 

    I read the newspaper article on the tiger mom. Was quite interesting as her kids turned out quite well but from all the reader remarks people just loathe her and think it would ruin the kids and make them anti-social which I don’t think was accurate. I don’t approve of her methods but I can’t say she is a bad mum, after all, her daughter played at Carnegie Hall!

    My mum attempted to be a “Tiger Mom” but it didn’t work out because she was always working and unable to supervise me. When I had piano lessons I reached an agreement with my tutor, basically I would read magazines on my bed and he would play music for an hour. My mum couldn’t figure out why I only learnt a handful of pieces in two years…