©2019 by Melicacy.

June 8, 2019

The following is a personal reflection on Auckland University of Technology (AUT)’s ‘Diversity, Power and Discrimination (SOSC787)’ paper.

Having born and lived in a rather patriarchal and meritocratic society with high power distance for the majority of my life, I have...

May 23, 2019

May 24, 2019 -- Wynyard Quarter's Miss Clawdy launches a new food menu that intensifies its focus on Southern American traditions, quality, and comfort.

It dispels the common perception that American food is just hamburgers, hotdogs, and pizza.

Southern food with a...

January 23, 2019

What will the earth pig year bring for us in year 2019? 

The dog year is coming towards its end, and another zodiac animal pig will soon arrive. The animal, pig, is traditionally symbolised for intelligence, relaxation, caution, joy, honest, knowledgeable, smart, kind,...

November 26, 2018

 Image: Photographed by Melicacy for Hilton Auckland

The ability to understand and gratify consumers’ palates is a key factor in the success of hospitality establishments. The following is a study on the concepts of “omnivore’s paradox” and “principle of incorporation”...

November 25, 2018

Cocktail features Plantation pineapple rum, lime, mint, and ginger ale

Having born and lived in a rather patriarchal and meritocratic society with high power distance for the majority of my life, I have always accepted that people in positions of power achieved and dese...

November 24, 2018

My foray into public relations writing has been challenging yet invaluable. As a member of the media who regularly receives media kits, I never realised how much effort it takes to compose a news release —until I had to pen it myself. Particularly, the intimidating tas...

November 22, 2018

Starting with a long, slow warmup... she runs her tongue up and down... and licks gently... Lowering her head, she takes it further in... Tingles of pleasure rush through her... She brings it to the back of her throat, with her tongue still roaming... Slowly raising ba...

October 23, 2018

Refreshing Mai Tai with an Asian twist (from Bellini, Hilton Auckland): Chilli infused Absolut Vodka, kaffir lime leaf infused Havana Club, lemongrass syrup and soda 

Gender is key to how we identify people, organise relationships with others, and develop meaning t...

September 23, 2018

*This piece was submitted as a school assignment to Auckland University of Technology in September 2018.

Plastic Colonialism  

Plastic colony… Establishing permanent occupancy on the land I thought belonged to my breathing companions and I. Exploiting the limited re...

July 4, 2018

While many commercial food photographers bank on substantial lighting equipment to deliver their works, I choose to photograph food under unadulterated light. Lighting can be a struggle for many budding photographers. Without doubt, light is the primary reason for an i...

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