Monthly Archives: November 2017
‘No-one can make you feel inferior without your consent’, Eleanor Roosevelt once famously said. It’s a great quote, but it can be hard to live by. Sometimes, feeling inferior just happens, even when you’re trying to fight it off. I’ve recently had a few days that have left me feeling small, and it can be really […]
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Hankies: Following Up
So, a few weeks ago I did some super-scientific research about people’s opinions on hankies. Most of my survey subjects gave hankies a firm no but indicated potentially being open to trying them in the future. I myself was also inclined to saying no initially but indicated my intent to give the humble cotton hanky a fair go. […]
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Review – Justice League (2017)
Honestly, the most surprising thing about Justice League (2017) is that it has taken this long to get made. DC Comics movies have had a long and illustrious career, from Richard Donner’s Superman (1978) to Tim Burton’s Batman (1989), but the world’s most famous superhero team was beaten to the screen by Marvel’s Avengers in 2011, and now, six years after Marvel’s heroes teamed […]
The Adelaide Language Festival: Where You Should Be This Wednesday
Have you ever wanted to learn another language? Maybe you thought about studying a Diploma in Languages at the University when you started but didn’t want to add an extra year of study to your program. Maybe you’re like me, and you’ve never been able to settle on which language you’d like to learn. Perhaps you’re already multilingual, and you’d like to add a new […]
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Can You Eat Cheaply on Campus?
As students, we tend to be pretty short on cash pretty much all of the time. On campus, there aren’t a lot of cheap options for students for lunch. While we have some delicious and healthy food options available, they come at a price that limits most students to buying one meal a week, if […]
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“What’s Your Driving Passion?” and Other Scary Questions
I would wager that almost every university student despises the following question: “What are you going to do after you graduate?” When people ask me, I usually reply in one of two ways.
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What’s the ‘Correct’ Way to Netflix?
I’m a long-time believer that to Netflix is, obviously, to watch every episode of something back-to-back while you wear your pjs and ignore your responsibilities. Some people might argue that Netflix and Chill requires a second person to be present, but I believe that the classic Netflix experience requires solitude. (This may just be because […]
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The Power of a Professional Headshot
I did something extremely embarrassing recently. I replied to an email that I’d been ignoring for over a month. I intended to reply much sooner, I swear; I’m not a monster. It was just that I was meant to reply with a picture of myself, and that turned out to be a much more difficult […]
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Review – Happy Death Day (2017)
Time loop stories might have existed long before 1993’s Groundhog Day, but nowadays that film’s title is an easy shorthand for any story where a character lives out a length of time over and over again. This isn’t an unusual trope, of course, and it feels like any sci-fi or fantasy tv show that lives long […]
Response to Fi’s True Crime Podcast Post
Fi recently wrote a post on True Crime podcasts. When I saw that the post was scheduled, I couldn’t wait to read it. If you’re a podcast person, it’s probably a given that you get excited when you find another podcast person. More people should be podcast people! While I’ve never been a true crime […]
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