The Little Things

I always love finding surprises in books. Subtle little jokes or references slipped in to make you laugh. It makes the book just that little more enjoyable, and you feel as if you have been let in on a secret, even though almost everyone will probably get the joke. I recently read book I picked…

How to Deal with Awkwardness

Have you ever been thrust into an awkward situation where you feel completely out of place and want to just curl up into a ball and ignore the world? Yeah, I know the feeling. As an introvert, and a naturally awkward person, it happens to me on a very regular basis. I avoid talking to…

Sleep is Not for the Weak

As someone who has spent many days with barely-open eyes and a drip-feed of coffee, let me tell you that sleep is a highly valued commodity. When you’re a full-time student who also tries to maintain a social life and have a part-time job, sleep is necessary for survival. People always joke that ‘sleep is…

Free Time and What to Do With It

For someone who thrives on productivity, spare time is a novel concept. As soon as I run out of things to do, or finish university for the year, I find myself floating, lacking motivation and binge-watching television shows I’ve already seen a thousand times. It’s easy to tell yourself that you’re going to be super…

Skittle Shots

If you have every been to university, or to any party, you’ll know that shots are kind of a big deal. They are a quick, but nasty way to get drunk very quickly. Generally made from pure alcohol rather than being mixed with other liquids that water down the strength, shots can be very dangerous…

Review: Stranger Things 2

As someone who very desicively avoids the horror genre, I was always wary of Stranger Things. When the first season came out, I stayed away for as long as I could after hearing all about how freaky it was. But this didn’t last for long. Stranger Things is just one of those shows that drags…

Bye Bye, Brisbane!

After more than two years in the sunny state’s capital, I am finally moving again. As the second major Australian city I’ve lived in, I have to say that Brisbane does alright. It’s not as big or as shiny as Melbourne and Sydney. It has a more homely, rural feel to it. The people are…

My Thoughts: The Handmaid’s Tale

Based on the incredibly popular novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is a modern adaptation of the book, a fitting choice given the current political landscape. Women live in a dark and gritty reality where they are to blame for all human suffering. Infertility is now widespread throughout society, causing the Church to rise…

The Great Debate: Coffee vs. Tea

There has always been a great debate over whether coffee or tea is the better choice of beverage. Although I am personally biased towards tea, I understand the merits of both. Tea Is generally considered to be healthier for you. Particularly herbal teas such as camomile, or lemon myrtle. Even green tea, which does have…

One Girl, One Cup

I know a lot of people get squeamish talking about the bodily functions of females – periods in particular. It just makes some people want to run and hide. Although once it would have made me awkward talking about ‘girl’ stuff with anyone other than my friends, I am well past caring about it anymore….

Say Yes!

Why anyone would ever feel they have the right to stop two people who love each other from getting married, I will never understand. If you live in Australia right now, you might understand why this issue is so relevant right now. While everyone is preparing to vote on whether same sex couples should be…

The Land of the Hipsters

The city where everyone inhales more coffee than drugs, and hipsters can be spotted on every graffitied alleyway corner. If Sydney is the city of business, then Melbourne is the city of art. Frequently experiencing cold, rainy, and windy weather, Melbourne is not the city for the faint-hearted. It is highly likely that during your…