Happy 2016: Part 1

I write this while keeping an eye on my cat, because I think she’s scared by all the popping noises that are happening outside. Or maybe she’s just annoyed that I told her to get off the keyboard so I could log in and play computer games. In any case, I’m spending tonight in relative […]

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2015: A Summary

When you love someone, you give them a piece of you that can’t be taken back. In the same vein, you keep a piece of them that you can’t really give away. There are many reasons why the first half of this year was painful, but there are just as many reasons why what happened […]

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Obligatory Christmas ChitChat

Christmas has always been a little special to me, and quite honestly, I think a lot of that has to do with the carolling and the complexity of traditional songs (which have now been almost butchered to death by capitalism *shakes fist wildly*). It’s also one of the rare times where I can feel completely […]

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Meeting an Old Friend

It’s been a while, old friend. I want to say I don’t know how long it’s been, but I do know. It’s been about eight months. Give or take. I’ve known you for a long time, but I still don’t know if you’re my friend or my enemy. Maybe you’re neither – or maybe you’re […]

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2015: Shorthand

Don’t worry, there’ll be a lengthy rambly reflective post about this year soon, but seeing as though everyone and their dog is doing a ‘best *something* of 2015’ list, or something to that effect, I thought I’d kick off the summary season by doing one of my own. Best of 2015 Books read: Written on […]

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Take a Look at Yourself, Australia.

I was eleven when the Cronulla riots happened, and I probably don’t remember it as clearly as many others who were older at the time. I also wonder if I would have different memories of it if I had lived in New South Wales at the time. Nonetheless, I remember listening to the news on […]

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Loud Introversion

There’s been a flurry of discussion around introversion/extroversion of late, and some of this can, in part, be attributed to Susan Cain’s TED talk about the power of introverts. The definition of introversion has moved away from being, loosely, “people who like to be alone”, to one that focuses more on how fast social situations […]

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Change, take 2.

There are many things of which I am scared, and at the top of the list is a broad category labelled “everything I haven’t done before”. This includes stupid things, like applying to take annual leave, and more serious ones, like trying to figure out if/how a long term relationship will work. The next couple […]

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Scheherazade, re-written.

The One Thousand and One Nights, or at least one of the stories from this wonderful collection, is quite well known around the world, but its origins not so much. Very basically, it is a collation of stories as told by Scheherazade, an Arabic Queen. Legend has it that the King of the time, Shahryar, […]

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