Recently I have been giving thought to an auctioneers description of the property on Auction Day and the role it plays in the dynamic of the call…. Read More
Gather around children, and let me tell you about the reality TV shows you could be watching. Let me help you help yourself.
I shall divide the list into categories – reality TV is not a homogenous genre. Having said that, I don’t think there are any standard categories and I’m certainly not going to do research to find out if I’m wrong. So I’ll categorise these recommendations on me own self. My list includes panel shows as reality tv, by the way. Anything that is not fictional and scripted is reality TV to me. ‘Even news?’ you might ask. Yes. Especially news. But this is a list of feel-good recommendations so don’t you worry…. Read More
Hey! What are the best shows to watch when you don’t want to think too much or really commit yourself to caring about the fictional characters involved?
When I was in high school I used to look down on reality TV. I bought into my mum’s view that if there is nothing constructive that a show has to offer intellectually then it’s not worth watching. Oh, what a fool I had been. Mum has also played herself, since I caught her watching Married At First Sight one night a couple of weeks ago and now it’s a part of our weekly routine to watch it. Ha…. Read More
It’s time to talk about the real problems. We need to address the real issues.
Sometimes I like to reminisce about the good times, when I was young and innocent and lived in Europe; the land of beauty, history and culture. And good cereal.
When I was 19 I went on a gap year to Poland, Warsaw. The city where I was born an lived for the first 12 years of my life. I lived with my childhood friend in a flat still owned by my mother. I ate forest fruit and good bread for a negligible amount of money. A basket-full of forest berries cost around $4 Australian dollars. A loaf of the best bread you’d ever taste cost around 50 cents. Vodka cost, like, $7 dollars a litre. And yet it was the cereal that still brings a nostalgic tear to my eye…. Read More
Today I shall talk about the Holy Three of the book-lovers’ websites. I’m not here to spit on audiobooks or pontificate about the value of ye olde sacred physical texts; I prefer reading books to listening to them purely because I get easily distracted by my own thoughts when I use audiobooks and can never fully engage with the content the way I can when I’m focused on a page. This is starting to sound a little defensive, so let’s just say some people like their books on paper. I am one of them. If you’re also one of them but find printed books generally too expensive, keep reading…. Read More
Valentine’s day is in a week! And no, you’re not experiencing déjà vu, I did already write about Valentine’s last week. But it also occurred to me halfway through my post that a more informative and helpful article would involve a review of movies that you can see on the night. After all, movie night is probably a go-to choice for most couples on Valentines. Additionally, I have more authority on this subject, having taken multiple film and TV classes at Uni, so for once I might know what I’m talking about.I’m not sure yet if my list will include older movies that are not showing at the cinema right now (or on Valentine’s specifically). When it comes to writing, I can never predict myself…. Read More
Valentine’s day is upon us. In, like, 2 weeks. If you have a partner or a significant other you will have an opportunity to celebrate your coupledom on one of the most consumerist holidays of the year. Well, not holidays, given that it is a regular work/ school day. What it is however, is a very special day and whether you are or aren’t in favour of it, you must agree that it does come with a certain sense of obligation to shower your friend-you’re-attracted-to-and-are-dating with romantic overtures…. Read More
It’s Australian Open season. Or maybe it’s almost ending? Either way, there has been an alarming amount of tennis on TV recently. I have done my best to avoid it, yet even I’m aware of the tennis-adjacent gossip. Example – I know that Federer is being positioned by the commentators to be a wizened old man, one match away from retiring.
That’s a level of tennis-awareness I’m uncomfortable with…. Read More
It’s “back to school” time, so let’s get excited! Also, time to start planning ahead so that you can appr oach the new school year reasonably stress-free. You have probably seen a couple of “back to school” articles trending on social media or at least heard a couple of ads on the radio. You might even have considered using some of the hacks, tips, or “techniques to guarantee a successful school semester” reported therein.
My contribution to the topic will not offer any new hacks, but I will list and review for you some of the popular ones I’ve seen going around this year. I have steadfastly avoided coming up with original ideas by using the excuse of there already being a barrage of ideas online. And I’m nominating myself as the right authority to sieve through the “school hack” pool…. Read More