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Share A Thousand Pictures Do Not Tell A Story
2013-11-30 14:04
Recently, a friend of mine got back from a trip to Europe. We ordered our coffees and as she took out her iPad, I eagerly awaited seeing a handful of interesting shots from Spain, France, Switzerland . . . Two hours later and we had only hit the three-quarter mark of those photos. She had literally taken thousands! I stumbled out of the café irritably with a headache and bleary eyes. When I got home I looked at my own stack of travel photos. Yes, I too amguilty of shooting far too many ...
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Share If I Were Balinese, I'd Kick Australian Out of my Country
2013-11-24 19:51
Oh. My. God. That's what I think when the news shows scenes of "schoolies" (the Australian rite of passage from school into adulthood, celebrated with insane amounts of alcohol and parties) tramping all over Bali in Bintang shirts and flip-flops, spilling theircocktails all over another country's soil. "Schoolies" or "Leavers" is great - when it's confined to our own country. They're our kids, so if they want to booze, find romance, dance, party and get wasted for a week, they have e ...
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Share I Feel Like Chicken Tonight
2013-11-23 20:55
I Feel Like Chicken Tonight
I used to love eating meat. Now I am a vegetarian. Why? I'd always thought about being a vegetarian but thought there was no way I could ever give up meat. One thing that stuck in my mind was the followingBuddhist quote: "All living things fear being beaten with clubs. All living things fear being put to death. Putting oneself in the place of the other, Let no one kill nor cause another to kill." (Dhammapada 129) The following photos are of my little bird, Calypso. We never think of ...
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Share The Perfect Woman
2013-11-21 20:35
Australian women are meant to be bronzed goddess's, so, like every other 20-something year old female, I'd diligently apply my Nivea fake tan on my body every summer. Imagine my surprise when I am trawling the supermarket in China for soap when I happen upon whitening lotion. By Nivea! After I got over the shock of it, I quickly snapped a photo and showed it to my family and friends back in Australia. The unanimous response was "Why would anyone want to be white?" I'd never received positi ...
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Share One Cup of . . . Hipster?
2013-11-21 08:09
Before I went to university, I worked as a barista and entertained myself by matching customers to their coffees. I found that certain coffees often lend themselves to certain qualities in their drinker. Have a read and let me know if you agree / disagree, or have something to add: Cappuccino: Bubbly and ready for some gossi ...
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Share What if Australia had One Billion People?
2013-11-19 20:52
I am not a scientist, nor am I armed with a stack of books and statistics to prove any of my observations. These are purely my own insights from what I have experienced. I am Australian and in Australia we care about the environment (apparently). We're not like big, bad China who has choked up our planet. Or so we think . . . I've been wondering recently about what would happen if Australia had a population of 1.3 billion people (56 times the volume of people we currently have). In my opinio ...
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