“Do you put your nationality on your resume?” “No, mum, why would I do that?” “Just so people know you can speak English, and so they don’t think you’re an international student.” “But they will know I speak English when I talk to them. I have an Australian accent!” “Yeah, but you know how people […]

What is the proper name for a sausage in bread when bought before or after voting at an election? How many packets of Tim Tams should you pack if you’re visiting friends overseas? Explain the difference between it’s and its. List your favourite Australian foods and explain why. Is China friend or food? Which is […]

So, it’s been a while. I can’t believe it’s already the second week of March – though I guess if I look back on what I’ve done so far this year, I… can. I’ve been doing a lot of writing. A LOT. It was the point of stepping back from studying, but it’s still a […]

This is just a short blog post to let people know what I’m up to – and why I may not be as active on this blog for the next couple of months. Even though I’m not going to uni this year, I’ve managed to corral together way too many things to do, so now […]

It’s been a hell of a year. In February, I wrote about how shocked I was at the progress I had made in my life since my (quite traumatic) breakup about a year ago. If only I could go back in time and tell myself that the rest of the year would be even more […]

One of my friends alerted me to the fact that one of my former teachers had passed away early yesterday evening. I knew she had been battling cancer, though I didn’t know much more than that, and I knew that we had been planning to catch up for ages – plans that seemed to always […]

And so it ends. It has been a long, tricky eight weeks. Eight weeks of trying to sort through political rhetoric, of trying to read between the lines. During these eight weeks, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were named the presumptive nominees of their parties in the lead up to the U.S. election, the U.K. […]