The 2003 Canberra bushfires: how do we remember them?

On 18 January, 2003, many lost their homes and for some, the ones they loved the most. The Canberra bushfires were devastating and saw the destruction of livelihoods and nature. With those left to pick up the pieces and gain the courage to stand up again. Since then, many have rebuilt, trees have been panted, animals have come and gone, while the remnants of memories live on. How have we recognised, remembered, and reflected on these events?Continue readingThe 2003 Canberra bushfires: how do we remember them?

Justin Bieber’s Justice Tour: what to expect

Justin Bieber will this year be returning to the global main stage of concert touring with his stomping, special guests, and song dedications. After five years and two albums, Justin will be in Australia from November to December and The Owl’s Erielle Manlulu runs through what we can expect.Continue readingJustin Bieber’s Justice Tour: what to expect

BLΛƆKPIИK ‘The Album’: expectations vs reality

BLACKPINK’s ‘The Album’ was an underwhelming collection of songs. For an album released 4 years after their debut, The Owl’s Erielle Manlulu expected a whirlwind of artistry and creativity which showcased each of the members’ talents, while honing in on the individuality of each of their styles. The reality, however, was quite different.Continue readingBLΛƆKPIИK ‘The Album’: expectations vs reality

My name is Erielle and I did not like ‘The Little Mermaid’

My name is Erielle and I did not like The Little Mermaid. As a kid, I remember cringing at the thought of the 1989 film. But as an adult I have come to love it, memorising and singing all the songs.

Thinking back, I was always annoyed at the villains in the movie but also Sebastian’s nagging and the Prince’s oblivion. Each day I would meet someone new, the film would almost always come up. “Oh Erielle, like The Little Mermaid?!”. “Yes”, I say. And that conversation repeated itself many, many times over the course of my life.Continue readingMy name is Erielle and I did not like ‘The Little Mermaid’