As you all know, I came to New Zealand strictly so that I would be able to start a blog. However, it did occur to me that while I was out living a blog-worthy life I may just in fact learn more about different cultures and become a better more well-rounded individual. And it happened folks, I am now officially a cultured, classy broad.
|Much like my good friend Jim here.|
How did I come across my new-found cultureness? Well, the week before we left for South Island was dubbed "Auckland Week". It was a whole week (really two days) dedicated to learning more about the city and it's history. On Monday we hit up the Auckland Art Gallery (art = classy) and on Tuesday we went to the Auckland War Museum (museum and art gallery = double classy). I loved it.
Classy, well-educated people like myself like to take pity on those that are less so, and since you can't be in New Zealand to become cultured like me, I will bring the culture to you. You're welcome.
Here's what I saw:
|Giant inflatable flower chandelier. This is pretty to look at, therefore I deem it art.|
|Dude, she's just not that into you.|
|The blonde-haired sister is being forced to read one of the dark-haired sister's many love letters out loud to her. Story of my life.... ;)|
|I'd watch that movie|
|I am right there with you sister|
|Nice try, boys.|
And this guy in the corner busting a move:
|"Shakira is breathing down my neck... and I just want to DANCE!"|
|As I was taking this picture in order to make fun of it on my blog, one of the girls said, "Hey, he looks like my dad!" Thankfully she was joking.|
|"That's not art, but keep trying!"|
|She's getting pretty good at scribbling and shapes.|
|Brilliant. How long could this have possibly taken to make?|
|Forgive my friend, she's obviously not as cultured as I am yet.|
|Ultimate Mirror pic!|
Alright, alright... in case any of you were expecting real culture out of this blog here it is. We went to a Maori cultural performance and these are some of the pieces they performed at it. They were so good! Enjoy. (and if you're like me and too lazy to ever let videos load, just watch the last one.)
This is the best one. At the end the men start doing a haka, which I'm sure everyone thinks they know how to do because they saw it on Forever Strong. This is better. Way better.
When they finished their performance, one of the men came to give us a tour of the rest of the museum. Dressed like this:
So until next time, I'll just be here in New Zealand keepin' it classy.