Jennifer Wong Has a Go

A column for ABC Everyday

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Why novelty is extra important during COVID times

How long can I keep a supermarket basil plant alive?

How waking up an hour earlier can impact your day

What’s it like to start wearing makeup later in life

I tried drinking 8 cups of water a day for a week

Land-lover tries dragon boat racing for the first time  

Can practising gratitude really make us happier?

Is Nigella’s sandwich loaf the easiest bread to bake at home?

Could I eat the recommended amount of fruits and veggies each day?

What happened when I tried to eat lunch away from my desk for a week

How hard is it to go to bed an hour earlier each day?

I tried walking 10,000 steps a day. Here’s how it went

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Illustration: Luke Tribe

Ten things I’m slowly learning while recovering from depression – ABC Everyday

An illustrated guide to BACE self-care – ABC Everyday

The importance of seeing a psychologist who understands your cultural background – ABC Everyday

How drawing cups is helping me keep it together during the coronavirus pandemic – ABC Everyday

Words that bring people comfort, especially during the holidays – ABC Everyday


Photo: Matthew Poon

Collecting your family’s recipes before it’s too late

How immigrants brought new foods and ingredients to Australia

Everything you need to know about lamingtons, the most Australian cake

There are ANZAC biscuit rules, so what can be changed without upsetting people

Umami is said to be our fifth taste. Here’s how to add more to your cooking


Photo: Jennifer Wong

Iraqi refugee artist Sameer Dakhil draws inspiration from new home in Australia

Randa Abdel-Fattah spins Islamophobia into Aussie teen romance

Australian Graffiti: Disapol Savetsila’s debut play finds magic in a country town 

Helen Tzarimas: The newsreader who inspired a work of art for the Archibald Prize

Chinese Culture

Photo: Lin Jie Kong

Lunar New Year: What is it and how do people celebrate?

8 Lunar New Year foods and why they’re lucky

What Lunar New Year means to six Australian families

Mid-Autumn Festival: Mooncakes keep changing, but one thing stays the same


Photo: Sonya Gee/Luke Tribe

Why coronavirus isolation is the perfect time to try, and maybe fail, at something new

How to make the most of your local library during the coronavirus pandemic

8 lessons from Home Alone to help you master coronavirus isolation

Coronavirus: finding joy with hobbies the year that fun was cancelled

How drawing cups is helping my keep it together during the coronavirus pandemic


Photo: Rupal Bhatikar/Luke Tribe

What it’s like changing careers to run a family restaurant

Can you learn to be funny?

Want to express your love but not sure how? Here are 21 ways to start

Great books for kids aged 8-12

Swapping a corporate career for culinary school in your 30s

Hate ironing? Here’s how to avoid it for good

The facts about the face roller beauty trendy