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Midway through a first date.

I am watching what must be a first date. I am in a country where I do not speak the native language and I am relying on my senses. I … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Public Swimming Pools

Cast your mind back to the hot summers of your youth…  where splashing around at the local pool with your mates, trying to impress cute girls by bombing into the … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

7-Year Marriage

There is a song. It is called ‘waiting on the world to change’. It is a song by John Mayer. I personally think it is a great song. Many things … Continue reading

April 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Physical Appearance

Do you ever look at a photo of an old friend or an ex partner or someone else and think, wow I didn’t realise that person was so attractive or … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

I hate “30 is the new 20” articles

I read stuff. Headlines more than articles, tweets more than headlines. I see things like “30s are the new 20s” and I don’t read on. Maybe I should have because … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Aim small, miss small

Can you grapple with something intangible? I guess you can, right? You wouldn’t be literally grappling with it, as many Americans would have you believe, but you can still grapple … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Life’s real 1%

I know, what I know to be true, is true. With that said, I felt it might be a good time to develop an idea that I have touched on … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Easier said than done…

I don’t know whether it is the hurt from the fallout or the love lost. I can’t displace the loss. Whenever I am reminded I feel a sharp and crisp … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Travel Young

“There is something effortless about our youth. An exuberance that cannot be quelled nor quantified. A perception so bereft of corruption that it radiates amid unrest.” With that thought, a … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Surviving Exam Day

After six obligatory years of education at an unnamed secondary school and another five voluntary years of study at an unnamed university, I gathered an array of knowledge and techniques … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Having Sex in a Car

Having sex in a car – it seems easy enough in the movies. Rizzo and Kenickie had it figured out with their 25 cent insurance policy in Grease, eternal bridesmaid … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Writing an Essay for Uni

The first essential step to writing an essay is to sit down and read the topic. After this, put the piece of paper away and forget about writing anything until … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 7 Comments

Letting go and moving on

We have touched on falling in love, happiness and self-identity. Perhaps to end this little mini series, we should talk about moving on.   Moving on sucks! Moving on is … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Happiness

What is happiness and how can I get it?   Let’s start by working what it is NOT first. Happiness is not 2 weeks in Fiji or waking up in … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

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