March 2017

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Lies, Distortions & Anti-Semitism

Does this look like a restaurant to you? I think that’s definitely part of the charm of this breakfast and lunch eatery in the CBD right in the middle of Grosvernor Place across George Street from the cool new Ernst & Young building. It’s a very urban location with tables underneath glass parasols.

The menu seems to have changed from what’s up on Zomato at the moment: simpler and less Vietnamese inspired dishes. This left my vegetarian dining companion with only one option, a pea burger ($15.50), which was sort of a pea omelette. She thought she’d asked for steamed vegetables and got a rather large serving of luscious-looking roast vegetables. I was concerned for her but she said it was tasty.

As for

The things that come into your mind in the middle of the night, such as 'what was thing about 'That's good, That's bad'?

Ah, here it is.

So yesterday London experienced an act of terror, amongst the stories of courage, heroism and the best displays of humanity
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It’s just a phase – A sentence many of us have heard at least once. For me, it was the sentence I had heard the most since I came out as Bi at 15.The first person to ever insist that I was just going through a phase left me confused and anxious about my feelings. That person was me.My first crush was in grade 1 on my teacher. At the time it never occurred to me that my feelings “were wrong” as it felt like the most natural thing In the world. It wasn’t until grade 4 when I developed my second crush on a a girl in my class that I started to question myself.I can’t like girls. It’s not normal.So one day while sitting in class, I decided to find a cute boy to get me on the right track. I set my sights on one not even 5 minutes later and spent the next 2 years convincing myself that I liked him.Crazy, right? Yet it seemed more normal to ...

Some might say that a month’s holiday is treat enough and to an extent they’d be right. But in the last couple of months I have bought things to take on the trip to Europe. One of those things was a PRVKE 21 camera bag and backpack combo from WANDRD. Now I’m not sure if their kickstarter campaigns didnt raise enough for enough vowels in their names but it raised enough to create a great backpack. It’s not a cheap little purchase especially once you factor in shipping to Australia but it arrived last week and it is going to be brilliant. Everything else I’d found up to this point was either a great backpack but rubbish for cameras or the other way around. Check out their page and see for yourself.

Today was another little splurge. I had toyed with the idea of buying a cheap selfie stick for the


Every now and then I have to admit I struggle to find things to post about on this blog. When work is busy and I’m coming home with not a lot of brain space left or too tired or frustrated about whatever, trying to string coherent sentences together doesn’t always work. Normally I would revert to posting some photos of a beautiful naked man for you to all enjoy.

Tonight I’m taking another approach and handing the reins over to you, my lovely readers. As you might know I’ve started a youtube channel and have been a little slack with doing any vlogs or behind the scenes videos. To kill two birds with one stone I’m going to do a Q&A vlog where I answer questions from you guys. As you all know, I share quite a bit on this blog but there

Yesterday, I wore my blue and white striped long-sleeved shirt. The first long-sleeved shirt I have worn in weeks.

Mikki Howard sang the songs of Billie Holiday got me off and walking.

The rain fell in a fine mist, it never let up. And by the time I got to Albert Street, I was sick of it. A B-Class was the first tram to appear around the corner, followed by another. A chock a block full B-Class. Oh? Damn! Risking a fine and all, as we are three stops from the free zone. Still, less likely to get caught in a tram stuffed full of people, I guess. I will sweat in there, however, so full of people. As we all know, I have a low threshold to heat and sweating. I needed to stand by the door. I stood just inside the front door, so that way, at least I get the fresh air when the doors open at each stop.

The fat Asian girl (Am I allowed to say that? I’m allowed to think it, surely?) with headphones stood next to me. She gave me a look, when I let ...

The SympathizerThe Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I told two friends that I was reading a book about a Vietnamese spy living in America after the Vietnamese war and that it was really funny, and they replied in the same way, ‘That doesn’t sound funny’. And indeed, the central drive of the book, the questions and most of the scenes that make up the narrative are very dark indeed.

But the protagonist IS very funny, in a dark way, with such wit and incisive, cutting observations. It’s a complex reaction: laughter and horror all