What Peggy Oki Can Teach Us About Goodness

What Peggy Oki Can Teach Us About Goodness

In our search for goodness on the journal today our mind wanders to the jagged shores of California, sun-kissed and bathed in warmth like the spine of a great lizard, where artist, former professional athlete, and activist Peggy Oki lives. Oki was born in California after her parents fled Hiroshi...
The Ponytail Poor-man's Winter Sport

The Ponytail Poor-man's Winter Sport

Winter sports should be for everyone, and learning how to longboard is best when it's cold enough to be wearing heavy clothing, because you could be falling quite a bit! Wrist guards, helmets, knee pads, and elbow pads are highly recommended for beginners, and sensible folk will want to learn on a.…
Dusting off Wong Chuk Hang

Dusting off Wong Chuk Hang

Over the last century as most of Hong Kong blossomed into a dependably concrete city, a small district called Wong Chuk Hang, anchored on the southernmost portion of the island, remained out of sight and out of reach. It was rural farmland for most of the last century, transitioning briefly into an.…
In light of Sylvia Earl

In light of Sylvia Earl

It’s important to have heroes. Heroes nurture our souls with their wisdom and bravery, and provide clarity in an overly complicated world.
Ponytail Culture Club: The Big Picture

Ponytail Culture Club: The Big Picture

By no means is this a light read, but the beauty of this book is that it continues an important discussion about the great mystery of the Universe. Author Sean Carroll takes us through the prerequisites of understanding how the conversation about the laws of the Universe, and how they have evolved, to give us the rightful tools that every human being deserves.
ERIC'S FUNNEST THINGS IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

ERIC'S FUNNEST THINGS IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

Over the holidays, our editor-at-large Eric Kvatek went sniffing for goodness in Austin, to bring you this funnest list of his favourite hangouts in Texas\' colourful capital. Come on a ride through the sunny city with us, stopping along the way for the most important things like breakfast tacos at \'Juan in a Million\', digging up military surplus, a dive bar with 365 days a year Christmas decorations, and a show at Continental Club.
PONYTAIL CULTURE CLUB / DEADLY CHINA DOLL (1973).

PONYTAIL CULTURE CLUB / DEADLY CHINA DOLL (1973).

Introducing a brand new segment to Ponytail Journal, Ponytail Culture Club, where we review specially selected films, novels, podcasts, and art that have been curated just for you. Kick off is the raddest kung fu film, ’Deadly China Doll’ starring our martial arts hero, Angela Mao.
TRIPPIN’ THROUGH LONDON WITH KIRO AND ERIC.

TRIPPIN’ THROUGH LONDON WITH KIRO AND ERIC.

Our pal and editor-at-large Eric Kvatek takes us on a tour of London with his buddy Kiro to show us how to experience the city from all angles. Expect all the best vintage, tasties and colourful people who make London the super fun capital that it is so proud to be. What a trip!
48 HOURS IN SAIGON.

48 HOURS IN SAIGON.

Saigon is a hustling and bustling city that is full of entrepreneurial spirit. The coffee fuelled hub is loud and chaotic but this is all part of the charm that takes you on an adventure every trip. Lauren shares her ultimate 48 hours in the wild and wonderful city.
THE JOY OF SUN SALUTATIONS WITH YUKI.

THE JOY OF SUN SALUTATIONS WITH YUKI.

This is an exploration of that yucky business called anxiety and how to set yourself on a beautiful, yet mysterious pathway to self exploration with yoga. Ponytail friend and yogi Yuki Matsui will guide you through a sun salutation: the start-line to the most powerful tool to self recognition, and self acceptance.
OUR FUNNEST GUIDE TO KYUSHU, JAPAN.

OUR FUNNEST GUIDE TO KYUSHU, JAPAN.

There’s something about Japan’s geography that lends itself to the world of fantasy. If the snowcapped peaks of Takayama are akin to the north wall in A Game of Thrones, then Kyushu is something like the stretch of land between Rivendell and Mordor, with its fantastical floating waterfalls and spewing volcanoes. This week on the journal, we’ll zip across Kyushu from the jagged cliffs of Takachiho gorge to the southern coast where the sea meets the sky, to see if we can find a little bit of magic to bring back home.

NOWNESS SMELLS LIKE SWEET, SWEET GOODNESS.

For almost all of us, being present is one of life’s great challenges. Today Lauren tries to compartmentalise our demons of the past and future, so to catch the sweet smell of nowness at its freshest moment.