Summer [loading]… (ft. Meg)

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As I write this post, I am officially finished my in-person university for this year! When I say ‘in-person’, it is because I do a course online that runs up until the 24th November. It is a bit of an inconvenience, but it is one unit and I really can’t complain when I have four and a half months off! Unfortunately, I haven’t planned any trips away, mainly because I want to keep saving for bigger travel goals I have for next year and importantly 2021! I am thinking of doing a short weekend away to Sydney over the break, but nothing is confirmed or booked. Either way, one thing I am excited to do is get back into blogging and taking photos! As literally everyone would know by now, it is my favourite hobby and it brings me endless joy! I love to express my creativity and certainly don’t shy away from it. Continue reading “Summer [loading]… (ft. Meg)”

My Top 25 Favourite Albums of The Decade (2010-2019)

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So, as we hit October 2019 we can pretty much see the decade slowly coming to a close. It was most certainly a very interesting decade indeed. Especially for music. This decade in music has been been quite astonishing, with more music being created than at any other time in history. I would actually love to know some statistics on that. Music is way to express our humanity and to bring us together. The lyrics and sounds that individuals can create, have the ability to echo a profound impact on society. Music has stood the test of time and looking back and reflecting on all that has come before us, is truly something beautiful. However, I shall give credit where credit is due because we have definitely seen some incredible art created in these recent years. This decade has seen the rise of pop to a new extreme, the creation of revolutionary modern rap, the exploration of new levels of R&B and so much more. Continue reading “My Top 25 Favourite Albums of The Decade (2010-2019)”

My Best Memories From New Zealand (A Photo Diary)

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Earlier this year I went to New Zealand. I had the most amazing time and made some great memories in a country I have wanted to travel to for a very long time. However, while I was over there I made a promise that I did not quite fulfil. I wanted to write daily blog posts. I think I made it to about day 6… I went for two weeks. Anyway, to make up for that fact and to have a place to store some of the memories from that trip, I thought I would compile some of my favourite photos that I captured while travelling. That is it. That is the whole post. I am so thankful to have gone on this trip. It taught me so much about travelling and I am so glad that I got to experience all the things I did. New Zealand, you seriously do have a part of my heart.

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No, Striking For Climate Is Not Just For Adults

This post hopefully needs no introduction. I am here to write a small essay on why I believe climate striking is most definitely NOT just for adults. Let’s start with a bit of history. In 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. led a march on Washington for jobs and freedom, in 1913 there was a Women’s Suffrage Parade, The Abolitionist Movement in the 1800’s, the March on Washington for LGBT rights and liberation in 1993. All of these historical movements made history and helped change social values by creating awareness. They all involved active demonstrations, protests or other forms of physical movement. In other words, they did not stand still. We are now living in a time where one of the greatest threats to our way of life is from our climate. The climate is changing at a rapid rate and with scientific backing and while public pressure continues, governments and politicians still remain polarized and passive. Continue reading “No, Striking For Climate Is Not Just For Adults”

In-Depth Album Review of Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’

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If a rock is what you have been living under for the past week, you may not know. However, if you are any regular human with an internet connection, you would have likely seen that Taylor Swift released her new album ‘Lover’, possessing 18 songs about the concept of love and all its various and beautiful forms. As a massive fan of Taylor and her music I was excited to hear the new songs but was worried considering the first two singles released ‘ME!’ and ‘You Need To Calm Down’ both came across quite lyrically amateur. Thankfully, all my doubts were proven wrong, as I simply cannot get enough of this new music! It’s a new, transformative era of Taylor Swift. One that has came about through maturity and as a result of the trials and tribulations undergone by Taylor, both privately and publicly in recent years. Continue reading “In-Depth Album Review of Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’”

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching HBO’s ‘Euphoria’

There is a new show in town and it is commonly known as ‘Euphoria’ and I am just slightly obsessed with it! The new HBO Drama created by Sam Levinson, stars Zendaya, Jacob Elordi and Hunter Schafer. It also features a stunning supporting cast of actors, which for many, is their first mainstream appearance! The show deals with a multitude of themes throughout its 8 episode run, including but not limited to; sexual repression, violence, substance abuse, depression & other mental illnesses and gender identity. It is a groundbreaking and confronting series for many reasons and breaks a lot of traditional barriers that previously produced teenage-themed shows did not engage with. Continue reading “10 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching HBO’s ‘Euphoria’”

My Thoughts On Instagram Removing The ‘Like’ Feature?

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Happy Thursday! It is unlike me to post a blog post on a Thursday. However, I thought I would just do a stream-of consciousness and blog about the new update that was introduced for trial in Australia this morning. It has been quite a contentious update which has had many people either wanting it gone as soon as possible or wanting it to become a permanent feature. My thoughts are quite mixed and I want to cover as many bases as possible in this post and hope I can do just that.

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New Zealand Travel Diary: Queenstown Day 5 & 6

Happy Saturday! This post is coming to you all a little later than expected, as I have been so busy! This post also begins our adventures in the wonderful Queenstown. We had a great time in Christchurch, although it ended up being a lot different than expected. It was really quiet and peaceful. It seemed as if people were in hibernation. I know that Christchurch’s peak season is not in the winter, but I did not expect it to be this quiet. Nonetheless, we made the most of the time we had in this city. Although, we certainly spent our fair share of funds on Ubers and Olas. Anyway, this was our next two days, which began where we last left off. Enjoy! Continue reading “New Zealand Travel Diary: Queenstown Day 5 & 6”

New Zealand Travel Diary: Christchurch Day 3 & 4

Happy Tuesday! I am now onto my travel diary for day 3 & 4 of Christchurch! These have been the best yet and have been so enjoyable (and also a little stressful at one point). Basically, the two main things we did both days were pre booked attractions and both lived up to the hype that was surrounding them on trip advisor! The Christchurch Gondola and the International Antarctic Center! These took up most of each day and so we didn’t really get around to much else, but the fun had on both two attractions made up for this! Hope this update is informative and enjoyable! We are having a great trip and I am so excited to see where the rest of this trip takes us! Happy reading!

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New Zealand Travel Diary: Christchurch Day 1 & 2

Happy Sunday! If you were not aware already, I am currently in New Zealand on holiday with one of my closest friends Annalise! We have been planning this trip since about December 2018, so it feels a bit surreal that it is finally here. The trip we have planned is a 13 day trip to the South Island of New Zealand. We begin our travels in Christchurch, where we are staying for four nights exploring, drinking and eating out. We then travel down to Queenstown by plane on the 26th of June. After we get down to Queenstown we have lots of plans including day trips to Wanaka, Milford Sound and Glenorchy and also exploring Queenstown itself. Finally after six nights there, we travel by plane again to Dunedin (located the furtherest south) for the remaining three nights! We then fly home back to Brisbane on the 5th July! Hope you enjoy reading about the details of my trip to New Zealand. I wanted to document the trip in detail every 2 days. Not only so I have a detailed memory of my trip stored in my blog for future reference but also to update my family and friends of what I am doing and how (and every reason why there jealously was well-founded). Enjoy! Continue reading “New Zealand Travel Diary: Christchurch Day 1 & 2”