Yahtzee

Went a lil “How Stella How Got Her Groove Back” on you the last time I wrote an entry and I can honestly say things have been on the up and up since then!  After 7 months out here, there are clear signs that I’m well and truly settled into Sydney:

1.  Falling asleep in the middle of a presentation whilst sitting next to senior management.

Ugh

Ugh

2.  Jumping out of a moving vehicle in a Where’s Wally costume on Halloween.

Before Jumping Out Of A Moving Vehicle

Before Jumping Out Of A Moving Vehicle

3.  Letting rip at work.

The dumbshitness of these incidents are old habits slipping through, which indicates I’m comfortable again! To celebrate this achievement/perversion and the closing of another year, I’m yet again serving you Oprah realness [as seen in 2012 and 2013] with the 2014 edition of Krit’s Favourite Things.  HOLLAH.

Theme Parks/Attractions

Featherdale Wildlife Park

Featherdale Wildlife Park

Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour

Turns out Sydney has some cool spots!  I love me some rides/action but my manager has forbidden me from any “extreme activity” or fake movie stunts after a couple of bumps…

Got stuck in a tube at Wet N Wild and had to wait for staff to pull me out through a little trapdoor.

Then there was the time I may have almost broken my femur doing a flip at Sky Zone.

Oh and I cracked my ribs after hitting a ramp my first time wakeboarding at Perth Wake Park cuz I didn’t know how to steer away from it but aside from that I had mad fun!

Uber

Best app I thrashed this year!  Their fares are cheaper than taxis, you can track your driver’s movements [especially helpful when you leave something behind], cats tend to be friendlier and they got water and snacks on deck.  My best Uber experience so far was when I hopped in this bootleg Cash Cab one night in West Hollywood [I was slightly intoxicated so please excuse that]…

Costume Parties

Something about dressing up brings out the beast in people!  Prolly the whole notion of becoming someone else [that’s what it is in my head at least].  I have a history of leaving costumes to the very last minute which results in scraping for options…

Cletus [White Trash Party]

Cletus [White Trash Party]

Jailbirds [J Party]

Jailbirds [J Party]

??? [Wellington 7s]

??? [Wellington 7s]

…this year…well this year was no different…running around, borrowing, grabbing whatever’s left like the Transformers mask at the $2 shop that hurt my face cuz it was made for a 6 year old.

Nerds [Auckland 9s]

Nerds [Auckland 9s]

Vatos Locos [Auckland 9s]

Vatos Locos [Auckland 9s]

Where's Wally? [Halloween]

Where’s Wally? [Halloween]

Babies [Wellington 7s]

Babies [Wellington 7s]

Elmo [Wellington 7s]

Elmo [Wellington 7s]

Optimus Prime [Dom Perignon Masquerade]

Optimus Prime [Dom Perignon Masquerade]

Competing

As kids my Mum forced us to play a sport every year cuz she said it teaches you things you can’t learn in the classroom.  I used to moan cuz my school only offered rugby and basketball and I was useless at both but I’m thankful for it now cuz she was right.  Teamwork, discipline, strategy, competitiveness – I’m always on the lookout for a good game to jump in on from the athletic variety…

Getting Electrocuted @ Tough Mudder [Auckland]

Getting Electrocuted @ Tough Mudder [Auckland]

City 2 Surf

City 2 Surf [Sydney]

Touch Rugby [Sydney]

Touch Rugby [Sydney]

Arms Dealers Touch Rugby - First Place! [Auckland]

Arms Dealers Touch Rugby – First Place! [Auckland]

Soccer Charity Tournament [Won $3,000!]

Charity Soccer Tournament

Charity Soccer Tournament

Charity Soccer Tournament

…to eating…

Breaking The Record For Eating Biggest Burger In 30 Minutes! [Ruby & Rupert's]

Breaking The Record For Eating The Biggest Burger In 30 Minutes! [Rupert & Ruby’s]

The Aftermath/Sprinkler Bum [Rupert & Ruby's]

The Aftermath [Rupert & Ruby’s]

…to the most impactful competition I took out this year, the MTV VJ Search

Kate & Krit [Announcement Party]

Kate & Krit [Announcement Party]

My Stories

A ritual I developed in Ohio where I had so much free time it wasn’t funny so every night I was knocking out season after season of any and every series on my MacBook – didn’t matter how horrible the show was.  If students tried to reach me in the evening I’d be like “this better be important cuz I’m watching my stories”.

Watching My Stories

Watching My Stories

Been far busier since I moved back to New Zealand/moved to Australia but I haven’t been able to break the habit!  This year it’s been all about “Sons of Anarchy”, “How To Get Away With Murder” and “American Horror Story” [there’ve been a few more but I’m too ashamed to mention them at this stage].

MTV

I’ve gone into great detail before about what this opportunity means for me so I couldn’t write this without dropping MTV!  Getting better with interviews, photoshoots and red carpets with each day!

Tomfoolery

Tomfoolery

ScHoolboy Q

ScHoolboy Q

Common Kings

Common Kings

Common

Common

Charli XCX

Charli XCX

VJ Search Photoshoot

VJ Search

Giving It LL Cool J Realness

Giving It LL Cool J/Puffy/Blackstreet Realness

MTV Pop 20 Shoot

MTV Pop 20

Pow

Pow

Glue Store Campaign

Glue Store Campaign

Glue Store Campaign Launch

Glue Store Campaign Launch

Pow

Pow

On A Bus!

On A Bus!

Cleo Bachelor Of The Year

Cleo Bachelor Of The Year

Cleo Bachelor Of The Year

Cleo Bachelor Of The Year

First Red Carpet! ["Hercules"]

First Red Carpet! [“Hercules”]

Who Sexiest People

Who Sexiest People

UNIQLO Opening

UNIQLO Opening

With Kate! [Elle Style Awards]

With Kate! [Elle Style Awards]

ARIAs

ARIAs [Sydney]

MTV VMAs

MTV VMAs [Los Angeles]

We’ve got the meanest offices here and around the world too!

808 Party

808 Party [MTV Australia]

Cake Cake Cake

Cake Cake Cake [MTV Australia]

Otila @ Nickelodeon [Sydney]

Otila With Some Presents! [Nickelodeon Australia]

Alicia! [Nickelodeon New York]

Alicia! [Nickelodeon New York]

1 Of 200 Floors [VIACOM New York]

1 Of 200 Floors [VIACOM New York]

Aziza! [VIACOM New York]

Aziza! [VIACOM New York]

Forrest Gump Bench [VIACOM New York]

The Orignal Forrest Gump Bench [VIACOM New York]

Grown heaps since I started so keen on seeing where I’ll be at with it all by the end of year!

Retreats

Whether you’re recharging or reflecting you can get quite a bit done on them.  Huge fan of getting away from it all for some peace and quiet.  Had my little goal setting bush walk at the beginning of the year…

Goal Setting Retreat [New Zealand]

Goal Setting Bush Walk [New Zealand]

…followed up by a getaway on a pretty farm with no reception in the wops…

The Farm!

The Farm!

…and when I can’t do all of that, there’s always the quick fix on the beach at the asscrack of dawn.

Morning Run With Rebecca

Morning Run With Rebecca

Not all my retreats have been soul searching hoohas.  For me, they’re also about escaping your day-to-day routine and this year I managed to do just that in the form of a family outing in the NASCAR pit stops with Michael Jordan…

NASCAR Races [Miami]

NASCAR Races [Miami]

Michael Jordan!

Michael Jordan!

Family Catch Up [Miami]

Family Catch Up [Miami]

…and a reunion with my college friends at Yankee Stadium for the 150th Lehigh Lafayette rivalry game, 40,000 strong.  I studied at Lehigh University and was employed as a graduate assistant at Lafayette College so being the turncoat I am I was cheering for whoever was winning.

Lehigh Lafayette Game 150

Lehigh Lafayette Game 150

New York City Takeover - Lehigh Lafayette Colours On The Empire State Building

New York City Takeover – Lehigh Lafayette Colours On The Empire State Building

Shalena & Brenda [Lehigh Lafayette Game 150]

Shalena & Brenda [Lehigh Lafayette Game 150]

Kristin & Leilani [Lehigh Valley]

Kristin & Leilani [Lehigh Valley]

Lehigh Lafayette Game 150

Lehigh Lafayette Game 150

Lehigh Lafayette Game 150

Lehigh Lafayette Game 150

Yvette & Kester [Lehigh Lafayette Game 150]

Yvette & Kester [Lehigh Lafayette Game 150]

Wrap'd Tight [Lehigh]

Wrap’d Tight [Lehigh]

Can’t forget the brief but much needed stopover in Detroit to see my students from Lourdes.

Tayler, Xavien, Krit, Frank & Eucinia [Detroit]

Tayler, Xavien, Krit, Frank & Eucinia [Detroit]

Service

There’s a Samoan proverb that goes ‘o le ala i le pule o le tautua’ – the pathway to leadership is through service.  If you’re not passing on what you’ve got then what’s the point, right?  I’ve had a blast getting involved in different projects this year…

Lecturing [University Of Auckland]

Lecturing [University Of Auckland]

…teaching at the institute I graduated from…

University Of West Sydney

University Of West Sydney

…continuing the student talk circuit…

McHappy Day!

McHappy Day!

Charity Soccer Tournament [Won $3,000!]

Charity Soccer Tournament [Won $3,000!]

…participating in charity events…

Recording The Australian Cancer Research Foundation Advertisement

Recording The Australian Cancer Research Foundation Ad

Present Giving [Sydney Childrens Hospital]

Present Giving [Sydney Childrens Hospital]

…and volunteering!

Christmas Day [Porirua]

Christmas Day [Porirua]

Mum Getting Amongst It [Porirua]

Mum Getting Amongst It [Porirua]

Miki The Dishwasher [Porirua]

Miki The Dishwasher [Porirua]

My biggest highlight would be spending Christmas day back home in Porirua with my Mum and my brother Miki and coming together with our community to put on a feed and give presents to over 300 people.

Visitors

I love getting visitors!  I’ve been too lucky to have literally hundreds of people host me all over the world throughout my life [I know it can be exhausting as hell entertaining guests!] it’s only right I open my home to others and show them around.

Emiliano

Emiliano [Sydney]

Puni With The Edemas [Sydney]

Puni With The Edemas [Sydney]

Ryan! [Sydney]

Ryan! [Sydney]

Marlena!

Marlena! [Sydney]

Ben With Dwayne Photobombing [Sydney]

Ben! [Sydney]

Lu'isa & PJ [Sydney]

Lu’isa & PJ [Sydney]

Leilani @ Home With The Family [Porirua]

Leilani @ Home With The Family [Porirua]

Leilani With The Tongan Zombies Before Getting Evicted [Auckland]

Leilani With The Tongan Zombies Before Getting Evicted [Auckland]

Leilani @ Kerosene Creek [Rotorua]

Leilani Talking With The Locals @ Kerosene Creek [Rotorua]

Kalala The Cutie

Kalala The Cutie [San Jose]

Leini & The Kids [Sydney]

Leini & The Kids [Sydney]

Tila & Austin's Fake Interview [Sydney]

Tila & Austin’s Fake Interview [Sydney]

Thanks for making time for me!  If there’s one piece of advice I got this year it’s to keep your family close – that extends to everyone I love.  Let’s keep it going in 2015!

Krit & Austin

Krit & Austin

Peace, Love & Hair Grease. Krit

4 thoughts on “Yahtzee

  1. That last picture melts my heart!! You had a big year! So glad you’ve been able to adjust, thrive, and shablam in your new environment! Here’s to no evictions in 2015 *clink clink*

    • Snap! It prolly would do mines too if Austin’s smile wasn’t so fake. Nah but thanks again for coming out – remember when we went to Te Papa and the kids had their faces right up against the screen and I wanted to strangle them? The highlight of your visit is still getting me evicted.

  2. What an amazing past 12 months you have had… It has been awesome to see you continue to grow and mature while keeping a firm sense of who you are and maintaining your values! But in saying that I really want you to start developing your career… Honing and refining your acting/presenting/writing skills so that you can propel yourself to the next level (yet again)… 2015 bigger.faster.stronger

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