• This guy. Wow.

    Does fate need a helping hand?

    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    By Astrid Overstun When you’re setting out on a date there are about 1001 things that can go wrong. We’ve all sampled a few of them – let’s not get bogged down in the messy details – sometimes, for whatever reason, things don’t work out as you’d hoped. Let’s talk about the positives instead. From [...]

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  • Seems totally fine to conduct a meeting in the doggy position. I mean, that's yogic, right?

    Dear Aunty Em

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    Dear Aunty Em, There’s this girl at work who I have been flirting with forever but I don’t know whether to make a move. All I know is that we want very similar things in life right now, and we get along pretty well. We chat a lot and she came to me for support [...]

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  • Travaasa Hana

    Hawaii-dote

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    Feeling worn out? Beaten up by life? Hawaii will knock the cynicism right out of you. They have this thing called aloha. It’s a greeting and well-known tourism slogan but it’s also so much more. Aloha, as explained to me by Lily, the cultural advisor at Sheraton Kona on the Big Island, is all about [...]

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  • Corsica

    The best holiday destinations for relaxation

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014

    With the everyday stresses of modern life, sometimes we just need to get away from it all and put our feet up in a location that’s far from home. While a holiday spa might be a fun short term solution, there’s nothing like a complete change of scene to help you forget your troubles. If [...]

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  • Quitter

    Rest and reprieve

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    I have decided to give up. To quit. To stop. I am exhausted. I have been having some increasingly obnoxious health problems which I can only conclude is my body’s way of saying, ‘Not waving, drowning’. So I have quit internet dating and I have stopped drinking coffee, two highly addictive behaviours that have brought [...]

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This guy. Wow.
Nov
20

Does fate need a helping hand?

By Astrid Overstun When you’re setting out on a date there are about 1001 things that can go wrong. We’ve all sampled a few of them – let’s not get bogged down in the messy details – sometimes, for whatever reason, things don’t work out as you’d hoped. Let’s talk about the positives instead. From [...]

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Seems totally fine to conduct a meeting in the doggy position. I mean, that's yogic, right?
Nov
19

Dear Aunty Em

Dear Aunty Em, There’s this girl at work who I have been flirting with forever but I don’t know whether to make a move. All I know is that we want very similar things in life right now, and we get along pretty well. We chat a lot and she came to me for support [...]

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Travaasa Hana
Nov
18

Hawaii-dote

Feeling worn out? Beaten up by life? Hawaii will knock the cynicism right out of you. They have this thing called aloha. It’s a greeting and well-known tourism slogan but it’s also so much more. Aloha, as explained to me by Lily, the cultural advisor at Sheraton Kona on the Big Island, is all about [...]

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Corsica
Nov
11

The best holiday destinations for relaxation

With the everyday stresses of modern life, sometimes we just need to get away from it all and put our feet up in a location that’s far from home. While a holiday spa might be a fun short term solution, there’s nothing like a complete change of scene to help you forget your troubles. If [...]

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Quitter
Nov
4

Rest and reprieve

I have decided to give up. To quit. To stop. I am exhausted. I have been having some increasingly obnoxious health problems which I can only conclude is my body’s way of saying, ‘Not waving, drowning’. So I have quit internet dating and I have stopped drinking coffee, two highly addictive behaviours that have brought [...]

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Wild
Oct
9

Suffering in the wild

There’s this idea that travel is for fun; a hedonistic activity to be enjoyed. No. Some journeys are filled with sacrifice, pain and spiritual awakenings. We get sick. We get lonely. We get lost. I went to see the film Wild based on the book by Cheryl Strayed. It’s an autobiographical story about how Strayed hiked the [...]

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add as friend
Oct
7

Dear Aunty Em

‘How many dates is acceptable before you friend request … or do you even?’ – Friendly Fire Dear Friendly Fire, Before I can answer your question, I need to define the use of the word ‘date’. By date, do you mean a civilised coffee enjoyed in public? Or do you mean five bottles of wine [...]

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Douchebaggery in motion
Oct
3

Internet dating communication tips for guys

I have received some batshit crazy messages from guys recently. I signed up to Plenty of Fish for a bit of a laugh and YIKES, I have never been sent so many dick pics. Terrible dick pics with mop buckets in the background. Guys, pay some attention to the mise en scene! Mop Dick, as he [...]

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wabi-sabi
Oct
2

Wabi-sabi: Embrace it people

‘Wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centred on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is ‘imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete’. Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes’ – Wikipedia This relates to everything. To [...]

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Horse
Sep
30

Light and easy

I was a bit down for a while there (see: the ‘I’m so fucking lonely’ post). That was cheerful. I felt like all my efforts were wasted and everything was futile and that life was just one enormous GYRE of CYCLICAL MISERY and DISAPPOINTMENT. But then I got drunk with my friend Jo and she revealed the [...]

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