I am, in many ways, and many instances, a cynic. It’s a combination of life experience and my inner scientist. I am snarky and sarcastic, and sometimes I don’t really think about the words that are coming out of my mouth until it’s too late. But despite all of this, I believe in magic. Not […]

TW: Depression I am tired. I am hungry, but I don’t want to eat – even though I know I need to eat. I feel like throwing up, but I never actually throw anything up. I want to cry. I want to stay in bed all day, but I know I will be miserable if […]

“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 […]

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 […]

I’m usually not one for new year’s resolutions, but I’m entering the first year of my adult life without any kind of solid plan, which is freaking me out to no end. (The first of January isn’t even the *proper* new year, because everyone knows Chinese/Lunar New Year is what actually matters, but I will […]

Here we are again, me and you, talking about issues of race, and the problematic political party that is One Nation. Today, I present to you Shan Ju Lin, One Nation’s candidate for Bundamba. Read more about it here, but essentially, Lin defends the comments Pauline Hanson made twenty years ago about Australia being “swamped […]

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 […]