When You ‘Literally’ Shouldn’t

Language is a funny thing. Most people have a general understanding of words and how to use them, while others dedicate their lives to researching and learning the history and nature of certain languages. While I wouldn’t necessarily fit myself into either of those categories, it does frustrate me when people misuse particular words. In…

Drool-Worthy Donuts

If you have ever had the pleasure of tasting donuts, then you will understand how mind-blowing they are. The perfect, sugar-filled creations have the ability to instantly change your mood from whatever you are feeling to ecstatic. As a food lover, I spend a lot of time thinking about food, and lately, I have been…

Penguins on Parade

Living in Melbourne gives you access to so many amazing places to visit. Victoria is a relatively small state, which means almost everything is within a few hours drive of Melbourne. I have now lived here for almost ten months, yet only recently went and visited Phillip Island, where if you have some spare cash,…

Things I wish I Had Known as a Child

As children, we like to think we know the way the world works, when really, we have absolutely no idea. Once you grow up you start to understand the mysteries of the universe, all those things you didn’t know as a kid suddenly make sense. Especially when we have been mislead or told lies to…

Books Worth Buying (For Writers)

As a book lover, I have read many books. Some for pleasure, and other for study purposes. As much as it may seem hard to understand, I do actually enjoy reading certain textbooks. I proudly like to call myself a grammar nerd, and thoroughly enjoy reading about grammar, punctuation, and other writing techniques. Yet sometimes…

How To: Appear Like You’ve Got it Together

Holding it together is a well known technique of adulthood. We often end up in situations that are incredibly stressful, yet we have to maintain our composure and ‘cool’ externally. This isn’t always easy when we feel like we’re falling apart faster than an overfilled taco. But, occasionally it necessary. You can’t exactly go to…

Vinyl vs. Digital

In recent years, retro has become the newest trend. Songs from the 80s are popular again, trends from the 90s are making a comeback, and records have made a resurgence as a popular way to listen to music. As someone who has actively tries to avoid jumping on every bandwagon that comes past, I didn’t…

The Balancing Act

University life is not always easy. Especially when you want to try and have a job and maintain a semi-decent social life. It’s even harder as a post-graduate student, when everything is harder and expectations are through the roof. And when you’ve been studying for almost four years straight, not including the twelve years of…

A Domestic Issue

For years now, I have been a passionate advocate for the prevention of domestic abuse and violence. As someone who lost a friend to the cause at the young age of fourteen, it has always been something that affects me quite a lot. And yes, most of the time it is the women who receive…

Back on the Grind

Since university has started back again for the year, so has the tiresome need to study again. As a post-graduate student I am well aware of the requirements of university, and by now know that the transition from leisure to study-mode can be gruelling if you aren’t prepared. University holidays can stretch for up to…