Reviewing The TV Series I Watched In Quarantine

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As restrictions begin to ease in Australia and people are starting to get back to certain parts of their livelihoods I thought I share some of the entertainment I have consumed during the past 2 months in isolation – and boy, have I consumed a lot. I thought I would start by sharing the TV series I consumed over the past two months and then write a separate post on the films. Quarantining has allowed me to really immerse myself in lots of entertainment mediums and I have found some new favourites in all categories from my many late-night binges. Here are all those series I watched, rated and reviewed: Continue reading “Reviewing The TV Series I Watched In Quarantine”

Soundtrack To June (Amplifying Black Voices)

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Today I thought I would post anther monthly soundtrack post. Firstly, because it is easy to write and I have been feeling super drained and unmotivated to write recently and secondly because I wanted to put together a playlist filled with only black POC artists. It is so important to honour, listen and amplify black voices now and continually. While so many people have shared their favourite documentaries, films, organisations to support – I thought I would give a list of music created by black musicians, who so beautifully tell their truths and stories through song. Continue reading “Soundtrack To June (Amplifying Black Voices)”

Permission To Unfollow Anyone You Want Too

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This a public service announcement. We are already in our fourth month of the year! This year is both flying by and slowing down, with the current pandemic at large. I am turning 20 this year… I know, crazy right. There are still so many things that I want to achieve before this year ends and many goals I still want to smash (particularly the goals around my mental state – since a lot of my physical goals have been put on hold). However, I thought that I would write about a topic that has been on my mind in recent weeks. It came up in my thoughts whilst I was browsing through Twitter, actually. A post came up about refusing to let negative energy drag you down during quarantine (not sure exactly what it said, but it was along those lines – or at least the concept was). It got me thinking; what small changes can I make to my life that can release negative energy that surfaces in a time like this. Continue reading “Permission To Unfollow Anyone You Want Too”

Soundtrack To March

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I haven’t done a music post for a LONG time, so I thought what better time to make a monthly soundtrack post than now! New music has been rapidly flooding into my Spotify playlists recently with so many new albums and singles being released over the past couple of months of 2020. There is also some incredible music from some incredible artists, that is yet to be released during this upcoming month. Nonetheless, I am intrigued to get some new songs for my playlists and hopefully inspire you to add some too! Enjoy these ten I have chosen to include!

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Oscar Best Picture Nominees 2020: My Thoughts and Reviews

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AWARD SEASON. If you know me, you know this is my favourite time of the year! It is the time I find some of my favourite movies and get really critical on what I like and don’t like in film. It is a time where we reflect and give praise to the best in film and TV from the past year. 2019 was a pretty dry year for me, in that I did not spend a great deal of my time watching movies or TV. My number of movies watched during the year was down significantly from 2018. I am not really sure why if I am honest, I guess not as many movies took my interest as they have previous years and those which I did, were often those which I found out about after their cinematic release. However, just because my year in film wasn’t as exciting, that doesn’t discount the great year in film that was had in 2019. Continue reading “Oscar Best Picture Nominees 2020: My Thoughts and Reviews”

My Grammy Hopes & Predictions 2019/20

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So basically I am not going to lie to you. I was under the impression that the Grammys were much later than today! I had hoped to write this post as the date was approaching… although my first mistake was failing to actually check the date that the ceremony was being held. Nonetheless, I will keep this short, because all I really want this post to be is a place that has my hopes for the 2020 Grammys and who I would love to see win, before the winners are actually announced. Continue reading “My Grammy Hopes & Predictions 2019/20”

Looking Back on 2019 & Looking Forward to 2020

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We are now in the new year! I am still taking stock and trying to comprehend the past 12 months of 2019, give me a minute! Nonetheless, I was definitely ready to enter another wonderful 365 days of fresh, beautiful experiences. Like most people, the beginning of a new year for me can be very daunting but exciting simultaneously. Daunting because I think there is definitely a great deal of pressure and exceptions placed on you going into a new year (and for us now, A NEW DECADE). A pressure to set goals, change habits and leave certain things behind in the previous year. To add to that pressure, the stress of busy schedules during Christmas and having only a few days between Christmas and New Years Eve can be overwhelming for most of us. And exciting because it’s a new year that offers us a new start, a fresh beginning and the ability to reinvent ourselves. Essentially, it symbolises transformation and growth and I think that is why so many of us resonate with the idea of stepping into the new year! Continue reading “Looking Back on 2019 & Looking Forward to 2020”

My Top 20 Favourite Albums of 2019

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As December begins, it becomes clear that the end of 2019 is approaching us very fast. Now, you may be wondering why I am releasing this blog post now considering December releases are still to come. I decided to leave of December releases since there is only a few that I know about and I don’t want my bias towards certain artists to affect my current listing of albums. So, I decided I would omit December releases for now and maybe edit some into the list at a later date if I feel the need too. Although, I am satisfied with my current top 20 favourites from the rest of the eleven months of this year that have flown by. Continue reading “My Top 20 Favourite Albums of 2019”

In-Depth First Impressions Of Harry Styles’ ‘FINE LINE’

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After months of waiting (not so patiently) for this release, it’s finally here! Harry Styles has released his heavily anticipated second album FINE LINE. Now, when I tell you this was my most anticipated release of 2019, I mean it. Harry Styles is one of my many inspirations and idol figures. He embodies everything I aspire to be. He values kindness, respect and inclusion and I think these values get lost sometimes in the music industry, as it gets more and more saturated. He does not involve himself in drama, stays relatively off social media, values his close friends and lives his best and most authentic life. I think everyone can take a few pointers from that, especially going into the new year of 2020 in 2 weeks time! So what better way than to celebrate Harry and this album than to do a full in depth review (exactly like my review of Lover).

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How Important Is Representation in Music and Film?

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Representation. Representation? What exactly does that mean to me? Well, representation to me, is to be seen. In film and music this involves how a community is portrayed through the two mediums. When strong representation is said to exist, there will likely be different and diverse storylines being told about people of all diverse nationalities, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, genders and more. Additionally, it encompasses showcasing mental health and other struggles that individuals and communities face and projecting them to a wider audience. The concept is relatively simple but it can be difficult for some people to see the clear link between representation and the positive impact on the individual. I am here to explain… Continue reading “How Important Is Representation in Music and Film?”