• Selling

    Selling

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    I have always found the concept of selling uncomfortable but the truth is that we’re all selling, all the time. Whether we’re asking for a pay rise, ‘promoting’ ourselves on a dating site or simply getting dressed in the morning, we’re all sending very clear message about our worth. This is where things get tricky. [...]

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  • Cha ching

    How to travel on a shoe-string budget

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Organising the funds to head off and travel with can prove hard enough, so if you find yourself struggling for cash as your tour the world; you are not alone. We have all been there and largely it is a case of ‘learn by doing’, so to speak. Tips can be especially useful as well, [...]

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  • Jerk

    A better class of jerk

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    So I dated a really lovely guy for a while there. He was intelligent, worldly, classy and fun. He was passionate and chatty and we had heaps in common. It was going really well. That is, until he decided to get back together with his wife, thus contravening the dating rules for men in a fairly [...]

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  • 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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Selling
Jul
25

Selling

I have always found the concept of selling uncomfortable but the truth is that we’re all selling, all the time. Whether we’re asking for a pay rise, ‘promoting’ ourselves on a dating site or simply getting dressed in the morning, we’re all sending very clear message about our worth. This is where things get tricky. [...]

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Cha ching
Jul
25

How to travel on a shoe-string budget

Organising the funds to head off and travel with can prove hard enough, so if you find yourself struggling for cash as your tour the world; you are not alone. We have all been there and largely it is a case of ‘learn by doing’, so to speak. Tips can be especially useful as well, [...]

Read More
Jerk
Jul
21

A better class of jerk

So I dated a really lovely guy for a while there. He was intelligent, worldly, classy and fun. He was passionate and chatty and we had heaps in common. It was going really well. That is, until he decided to get back together with his wife, thus contravening the dating rules for men in a fairly [...]

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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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