• Dumpster diving

    Broke ass blues

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Being broke sucks. I recently moved and subsequently paid a massive chunk of change in bond and rent. Five days out from being paid, I have a zero balance. What’s interesting is that I am neither starving nor particularly worried. Why? Because I am surrounded by immense support. I have food in the pantry, I have [...]

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  • apple

    Perfectly imperfect

    Monday, July 7, 2014

    I can’t think of anything more tiring than trying to be perfect. I was talking to one of my most inspiring friends the other night and she was saying that she worries about being too down-to-earth; too real. I know that feeling. When I worked in PR, I was one of the few people in [...]

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  • Courtney Love

    The luxury of time

    Thursday, July 3, 2014

    I get to do some pretty fancy stuff these days but, as I realised recently, none of it means a good goddamn if you’re too tired, sick and overwhelmed to enjoy it. I had a couple of weeks that were jam-packed with activities; things I would normally love like overseas trips, glamorous parties, 5-star hotel [...]

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  • Blue fish

    The power of context

    Monday, June 23, 2014

    Context is incredibly powerful in getting to know someone. That whole idea of a fish out of water applies here. To truly understand the fish, you need to know where it came from, how it evolved and why it’s the colour it is. Out of context, you don’t know whether the bright blue stripes mean [...]

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  • Marilyn Monroe

    Slut shaming

    Tuesday, June 3, 2014

    I, for one, am totally confused about the way some people deal with the issue (and act) of sex. Sex is just sex, right? There’s a reason it’s near the top of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Humans are hard wired to desire, seek and consummate sexual acts. Lately I have come across some pretty weird (I think) reactions [...]

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Dumpster diving
Jul
10

Broke ass blues

Being broke sucks. I recently moved and subsequently paid a massive chunk of change in bond and rent. Five days out from being paid, I have a zero balance. What’s interesting is that I am neither starving nor particularly worried. Why? Because I am surrounded by immense support. I have food in the pantry, I have [...]

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apple
Jul
7

Perfectly imperfect

I can’t think of anything more tiring than trying to be perfect. I was talking to one of my most inspiring friends the other night and she was saying that she worries about being too down-to-earth; too real. I know that feeling. When I worked in PR, I was one of the few people in [...]

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Courtney Love
Jul
3

The luxury of time

I get to do some pretty fancy stuff these days but, as I realised recently, none of it means a good goddamn if you’re too tired, sick and overwhelmed to enjoy it. I had a couple of weeks that were jam-packed with activities; things I would normally love like overseas trips, glamorous parties, 5-star hotel [...]

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Blue fish
Jun
23

The power of context

Context is incredibly powerful in getting to know someone. That whole idea of a fish out of water applies here. To truly understand the fish, you need to know where it came from, how it evolved and why it’s the colour it is. Out of context, you don’t know whether the bright blue stripes mean [...]

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Marilyn Monroe
Jun
3

Slut shaming

I, for one, am totally confused about the way some people deal with the issue (and act) of sex. Sex is just sex, right? There’s a reason it’s near the top of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Humans are hard wired to desire, seek and consummate sexual acts. Lately I have come across some pretty weird (I think) reactions [...]

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Dingo
Jun
3

House vs home

So I moved on the weekend. Another house but hopefully a home too. I struggle with the share house thing. I pay rent, I pay bills and I sleep and do laundry there. That’s pretty much where it ends. My work life is so busy that the thought of returning to a house where things are [...]

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Eastern and Oriental Penang
May
25

Kuala Lumpur and Penang

Malaysia really surprised me. I’ve always had a pretty foggy idea of what it would be like that involved orangutans and satay skewers but Malaysia – or at least Kuala Lumpur (KL) and Penang – are completely different to what I thought they would be. KL is completely modern. Unlike many Asian cities, it doesn’t [...]

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Loneliness
May
25

Loneliness

In the world of online dating, the one thing that stands out to me is how utterly lonely so many of us are. Behind the clever profiles and carefully curated photos, there is a deep longing for connection; not just romantic connection but human connection. I have noticed that people message a lot around bedtime. [...]

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surfers
May
15

Mushy men

So yesterday I was on a plane with a raucous group of blokes headed to Langkawi for a surf trip. These kind of people royally freak me out. They had Southern Cross tattoos, started ordering tinnies the second a flight attendant was within coo-ee and yelled to each other across the cabin. FUCKING FUCK, I [...]

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Dating
May
13

Dating lies

People have a lot of advice on offer for single people such as myself. Here are a few of my all-time favourites. ‘When you stop looking, you’ll find someone.’ Like when you aren’t looking for Wally? Or a car space? Or a pair of jeans that don’t make your butt look like a depressed pumpkin? Errr, [...]

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